Assignment Andrew is a current student at SIBT. He is also a budding entrepreneur and while studying has thought of a business idea. He has a project in mind. The project will involve Andrew setting up snack vending machines in SIBT. For this, he plans to buy 20 snack machines. To ensure that his business idea is successful, he has gathered information helpful for him to consider whether the project is viable (i.e. money making):
Note: Each Group will be provided with different project numbers. Business set up cost:
- Vending machines cost $12,000 each;
- Funding for the machine will come from 25%equity contribution by Andrew as a business owner. He will borrow (debt finance) the rest from a bank.
Borrowing a business loan to help finance the investment project: St Thomas Bank has read Andrew’s business plan and for the loan proposes the following terms and conditions:
- A 8year loan with repayment instalments at the end of each year;
- Interest charged on the loan is fixed at an effective annual interest rate of 6%; To repay the loan, Andrew anticipates that he will be able to use the cash flow generated from the snack vending machine business. According to the Business plan the stream of cash flow from the snack vending project is as follows:
- $42,000 at the end of year 1;
- $42,000 at the end of year 2;
- $42,000 at the end of year 3;
- $42,000 at the end of year 4;
- $42,000 at the end of year 5;
- $42,000 at the end of year 6;
- $42,000 at the end of year 7; and
- $42,000 at the end of year 8
Setting up a business as a small company with ordinary shares. He would like to register the business and incorporate it as a privately owned company through share issue. The following is information relating to this:
- The business will have outstanding ordinary shares of 10,000 at $6 per share.
- The market Beta for a business investment of similar type is 1.4;
- The market risk free rate is 2%; and
- The expected market risk for similar investments is 10%.
Andrew realises that he has learnt valuation techniques that can help him work out whether his proposed Business Plan is a good plan. We are also curious to help Andrew identify the different valuation techniques and when to apply them to work out.
Please write a short story-line to make students understand that these are different forms of valuation tools.
Calculate profitability index for this project. Watch the following video to learn about how to compute PI PI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YE7e_YrMfs
Presentation: What is PI and how does it work for Andrew’s business?
Calculate payback period for this project. Watch the following video to learn about how to compute PBP PBP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGRYOr5QscU
Presentation: Accounting PBP does not involve TVM and is the most basic of Capital Budgeting tools.
Shall Andrew invest in this project?
Presentation: Create a drawing including all capital budgeting techniques used and explain which valuation result is seen as more favourable.