Assignment 2: Discussion Question

The finance department of a large corporation has evaluated a possible capital project using the NPV method, the Payback Method, and the IRR method.  The analysts are puzzled, since the NPV indicated rejection, but the IRR and Payback methods both indicated acceptance. Explain why this conflicting situation might occur and what conclusions the analyst should accept, indicating the shortcomings and the advantages of each method.  Assuming the data is correct, which method will most likely provide the most accurate decisions and why?

 

By the due date assigned, respond to the discussion question. Submit your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Start reviewing and responding to your classmates as early in the module as possible.

 

Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsQuality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions16

 

Quality of responses to classmates12

 

Frequency of responses to classmates4

 

 

Reference to supporting readings and other materials 4

 

 

Language and grammar 4

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