The objective of a firm’s management should be to only undertake the projects that ________ the market value of

    1.
    The objective of a firm’s management should be to only undertake the projects
    that ________ the market value of shareholders’ equity.
    a. decrease
    b. increase
    c. do not change
    d. provide zero change to
    e. none of the above

    2. The decision rule that management should use with net present value (NPV) is
    to undertake only those projects with a(n) ________ NPV.
    a. positive
    b. negative
    c. indeterminate
    d. negative or zero
    e. none of the above

    3. The net present value (NPV) amount represents the amount by which the
    project is expected to ________ shareholder wealth (assuming positive NPV for
    this question).
    a. provide zero change to
    b. decrease
    c. increase
    d. provide zero change to or decrease

    4. Net cash inflows from operations can be computed in which of the following
    ways?
    a. Cash Flow = Revenues – Cash Expenses – Taxes
    b. Cash Flow = Net Income + Noncash Expenses
    c. Cash Flow = Revenue – Total Expenses – Taxes + Noncash Expenses
    d. all of the above

    5. Which of the following is not true?
    a. Multiple IRRs for a project may exist when the
    project’s required rate of return is high.
    b. IRR implicitly assumes that cash flows can be reinvested at the IRR
    rate.
    c. Ranking projects based on NPV is not always the appropriate way to pick
    which projects to undertake.
    d. When used to compare two projects, ACC assumes that a project with a short
    live can be repeated at a later date.

    6.
    Which of the following would not be expected to affect the decision of whether
    to undertake an investment?
    a. Income tax rates.
    b. Cost of capital.
    c. Sales reductions in other products caused by this investment.
    d. Cost of the feasibility study which was conducted for
    a project.

    7. The cost of capital does not reflect any market related risk of the project,
    or “beta.”
    a. true
    b. false

    8. In computing a project’s cost of capital the risk to use is:
    a. the risk of the financing instruments used to fund the project
    b. the risk of the project’s cash flows
    c. a risk free rate
    d. a historical risk rate using T-bills
    e. none of the above

    9. When a firm has to ration capital, it should:
    a. Fund the set of projects within the limits of capital
    that produces the greatest overall net present value.
    b. Fund the set of projects within the limits of capital that produces the
    greatest overall internal rate of return (IRR).
    c. Rank the projects based on net present value and fund as many of them in
    that order as possible.
    d. Rank the projects based on internal rate of return (IRR) and fund as many of
    them in that order as possible.

    10. If a project requires a $50,000 increase in inventory, this increase in
    inventory . . .
    a. represents a cash outflow for the project.
    b. represents a cash inflow for the project.
    c. represents a cash outflow for the project but must be adjusted for taxes.
    d. represents a cash inflow for the project but must be adjusted for taxes.
    e. should be ignored in the evaluation of the project.

    11. The ________ is the rate that prevails in a zero-inflation scenario. The
    ________ is the rate that one actually observes.
    a. nominal, inflation
    b. real rate, expected
    c. nominal, real rate
    d. real rate, nominal

    12. If the nominal cost of capital is 16% per year and the expected rate of
    inflation is 5% per year, then compute the real cost of capital (rounded to
    nearest tenth of a %).
    a. 11.5%
    b. 10.5%
    c. 8.5%
    d. 9.0%
    e. none of the above

    13. When a project has multiple internal rates of return:
    a. the analyst should choose the highest rate to compare with the firm’s cost
    of equity
    b. the analyst should choose the lowest rate to compare with the firm’s cost of
    capital
    c. the analyst should choose the rate that seems most “reasonable”
    given the project’s cash flows, to compare with the firm’s cost of equity
    d. the analyst should compute the project’s net present
    value and accept the project if its NPV is greater than $0.
    e. none of the above

    14. Which of the following statements is most correct?
    a. Sunk costs must be included in the project’s cash flow.
    b. R&D expenditures cannot be a part of the initial cost of a project.
    c. Opportunity costs are sunk costs and therefore should not be included in the
    cost of the project.
    d. Depreciation is not a cash expense.
    e. All of the above statements are false.

    15. Suppose the firm’s cost of capital is stated in nominal terms, but the
    project’s cash flows are expressed in real dollars. If a nominal rate is used
    to discount real cash flows and there is inflation (assume positive inflation),
    the calculated NPV would
    a. be biased upward
    b. be biased downward
    c. be correct
    d. be possibly biased; either upward or downward
    e. none of the above

    16. The correct method to handle overhead costs in capital budgeting is to:
    a. allocate a portion to each project.
    b. allocate them to projects with the highest NPVs.
    c. ignore all except identifiable incremental amounts.

    d. ignore them in all cases.

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