Accounting rate of return method, finance, Other Engineering

Accounting rate of return method
ARR method is also known as ‘Return on Investment Method’. Here accounting information as shown in the financial statement is the basis for measuring the profitability of an investment (I.M. Pandey, 2005).
Average Income
ARR = ________________________
Average Investment
Accept Reject Rule:
Accept if the projects ARR > Minimum Required Rate
Reject if the projects ARR < Minimum Required Rate (I.M. Pandey, 2005).
Merits:
1. Simple to understand and use
2. Readily calculated by referring to financial statements
3. Considered entire income in calculating the profitability
De-merits:
1. It uses accounting profits and not the cash flows in evaluating a project.
2. Time value of money is ignored as average income is taken (I.M. Pandey, 2005).
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