### Should the firm proceed with the investment

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Problem 1

Given that a company's risk-free rate is 1%, the S&P 500 average return is 6%, and a firm has a beta of 0.8, compute the Weighted Average Cost of Capital for the firm given that the firm can borrow from the bank at (on average) an interest rate of 4%. The balance sheet shows that there is \$300 million of shareholder equity, and \$100 million of long-term debt.

Problem 2

The same company as the firm in Problem 1 (i.e. assume the WACC that you have computed above) is now contemplating the following project that will generate the following cash flows:

Year                1          2          3          4          5

Cash flow        12        12        4          4          7

The initial investment is 33 (all number are \$ millions).

Should the firm proceed with the investment?

Does it make a difference if there is uncertainty regarding the cash flows: there is only an 85% chance that the cash will be realized. Assume that the cash flows are reduced by 15% accordingly.

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