1. HV Inc. is trying to determine the optimal time to undertake a product expansion. The project will require an initial investment of $15M and the firm has a WACC of 3%. The expansion is estimated to last 8 years, and if it is undertaken today, the annual cash flows associated with it will be $2.25M. Due to anticipated product adoption throughout the industry, it is estimated that the annual cash inflows will increase by 2% annually. What is the optimal time to undertake the product expansion and what is its value to the firm?
2. PAC Corp. is going to purchase a new line of technology. It will cost $4M and will be salvaged for $0.5M in six years. Due to the advanced nature of the technology, it can be classified in one of two CCA categories, which have a CCA rate of 20% and 40%, respectively. Which CCA rate should you choose and what is the net benefit to the firm? Assume that PAC Corp. has a marginal tax rate of 35% and a WACC of 6%.