Determine which project is more lucrative - investment , Cost Accounting

The Zooline Company (Pty) Ltd is an American based company that focuses on the LSM 8 -10 markets. They do vehicle interiors, raise or lower suspensions and install top end sound systems and monitors in luxury vehicles. The company is considering expanding its operations, and it has the opportunity to acquire a Mauritian based company, LUI , or set up a new division in American in another state.

Money symbols:  $ = Dollars  and MUR = Mauritian Rupee

The relevant details for these two options are:

Acquisition (LUI, Mauritius)             MUR

Redundancy costs                          22 000 000

Cost of license (annual Cost)            900 000

Annual sales                                  18 000 000

Consultants fees (per annum)           4 500 000

Annual variable costs                      12 000 000

Annual fixed costs                          1 500 000


Set-up division (American State)                            $

Cost of land and buildings                                   16 000 000

Cost of machinery                                             13 800 000

Annual sales                                                     15 000 000

Annual variable costs                                          7 600 000

Annual fixed costs                                              3 800 000

Share of existing head office expenses                   1 400 000

Additional information:

-Zooline's current cost of capital is 10%

-The project is expected to have a life-span of 10 years

-The Mauritian cost of capital is expected to be 2 percentage points higher than in America throughout the life of these investments

-The current spot exchange rate is 1 $ = 3.6 MR.

- Ignore all taxes.


Make the necessary calculations for the two options and advise Zooline Company on which is the more lucrative of the projects purely from an investment point view. (Show all workings)

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