The objective of a firm’s management should be to only undertake the projects

    1. The objective of a firm’s management should be to only undertake the projects that ________ the market value of shareholders’ equity.a. decreaseb. increasec. do not changed. provide zero change toe. none of the above2. The decision rule that management should use with net present value (NPV) is to undertake only those projects with a(n) ________ NPV.a. positiveb. negativec. indeterminated. negative or zeroe. none of the above3. 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 tob. decreasec. increased. provide zero change to or decrease4. Net cash inflows from operations can be computed in which of the following ways?a. Cash Flow = Revenues – Cash Expenses – Taxesb. Cash Flow = Net Income + Noncash Expensesc. Cash Flow = Revenue – Total Expenses – Taxes + Noncash Expensesd. all of the above5. 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. trueb. false8. In computing a project’s cost of capital the risk to use is:a. the risk of the financing instruments used to fund the projectb. the risk of the project’s cash flowsc. a risk free rated. a historical risk rate using T-billse. none of the above9. 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, inflationb. real rate, expectedc. nominal, real rated. real rate, nominal12. 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 above13. 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 equityb. the analyst should choose the lowest rate to compare with the firm’s cost of capitalc. the analyst should choose the rate that seems most “reasonable” given the project’s cash flows, to compare with the firm’s cost of equityd. 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 above14. 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 woulda. be biased upwardb. be biased downwardc. be correctd. be possibly biased; either upward or downwarde. none of the above16. 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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