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crisa0702 says

How do I calculate the discount factor for a 12.5% discount rate? Thank you

John Moffat says

You use the formula that is given at the top of the formula sheet (depending on whether you want the normal discount factor, or the annuity discount factor).

I go through this in the previous lecture.

cediva20 says

Thank you for help.

One question though..in the test post the chapter I’m not understanding why 8% was used to arrive at the IRR of 18%. I did get 18% but this was done the long way.

Please assist

John Moffat says

I don’t know what you mean by ‘the long way’- there is only one way of doing it, making two ‘guesses’ and then approximating between them.

Since we had already been asked to calculate the NPV at 12%, we had one value. You could try any rate of interest for the second value – my answer tried 20%.

(8% is the difference between 20% and 12%).

cediva20 says

Thank you

John Moffat says

You have asked this question twice, and I have already replied to the first one.

Morganne says

This was very helpful thank u but can u work this question for me plz

An investment has the following inflows and outflows

Time Cash flow per annum

0 (20,000)

1-4 3,000

5-8 7,000

10 (10,000)

What is the net present value of the investment at a discount rate of 8% ?

Farzana sultana says

is the answer -97265

Farzana sultana says

sorry,the answer should b this one -36935.i made a mistake first time

Jide says

Hello Sir,

Question 2 in the test questions after this chapter asks for the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) with no other discounting interest rate, hence, the difference in interest rates cannot be determined. The answers at the end of the notes uses 20%. Is there a way to determine the interest rate to be used if not given? if so, how? and if not, how do I go about it?

Many thanks.

John Moffat says

No- there is no way to determine.

As I explain in the lecture, you make one guess and then make a second guess. Any two guesses will do.

umas says

can we use a cfa approved calculator for all acca exams? – Thanks!

John Moffat says

You can use any calculator, provided that it can not store or display text.

Here is an extract from the ACCA exam regulations:

‘You are not permitted to use a dictionary or an electronic translator of any kind or have on or at your desk a calculator which can store or display text. You are also not permitted to use or have on or at your desk a mobile phone, tablet, pager, etc of any kind. These are known as ‘unauthorised items’. Any kept in bags or briefcases must be switched off at all times in the examination hall.’

mry73 says

Sir could you please explain this

Q. The following information relates to a two year project

initial investment $1 million

cash inflow year 1 $750000

cash inflow year 2 $500000

cost of capital year 1 10%

cost of capital year 2 15%

What is the NPV of project (to nearest $500)

Thanks in advance

John Moffat says

You need to discount the time 1 flow using the 1 year discount factor at 10% from the tables.

For the time 2 flow you need to discount for 1 year at 10% and 1 year at 15%, so multiply together the 1 year factors at 10 and 15%.

sooner says

Thank you John Moffat. Thanks for the correction in spelling. Typo error and maybe exam pressure lol.

Have a bless Day .

sooner says

Goodnight John Moffat

Please walk me through this question: At an interest rate of 15% the net present valve of a project is $2,500.

At an interest rate of 20%, the net present valve falls to minus $4,000.

What is the Internal Rate of Return of the Project

John Moffat says

The net present value (not valve ), falls by 6,500 over a chang of 5%’s.

At 15% the NPV is 2500, and so we want it to fall by 2,500 to get an NPV of zero.

A fall of 2,500 will be 2500/6500 x 5%.

If you add this to the 15%, then you will have the IRR.

fizzanaqvi says

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fatso1 says

Please help me to solve this Question. An equal payments of $200 is deposited in an account every month for 6 years. Interest is 15% p.a which is Compounded every month. What will be the balance after 6 years?.

John Moffat says

You need to use the annuity formula to get the present value of 200 a month, and then you need to compound the present value to get the terminal value by multiplying by (1+r)^n

To get the present value you multiply 200 by 1/r x (1 – 1/(1+r)^n) and then to get the terminal value you multiply by (1+r)^n

(or you can do both steps at once by multiplying 200 by 1/r x ( (1+r))^n – 1) )

r is the monthly interest rate and r is the number of months.

fatso1 says

Thank you sir, now l can solve more complicated problems. God bless you.

Jade says

Can someone please help me, trying to procuce an investment appraisal for a project for my HND accounting exam. Can someone tell me if it is both fixed and variable costs that go in to get your cash flow or only variable? and also is depreciation of the machine included in this also?

Need reply ASAP.

Thanks

carlynspringer says

you must note that depreciation is a non cash component. It will not be in the cash flow.

John Moffat says

You only include extra (incremental) cash costs to the company.

So depreciation is never included – it is not a cash cost.

Variable costs will be included – they will be extra costs.

Any extra fixed costs that will be incurred by the company are included (but only if they are extra costs)

bellanystewart says

thank you soooooooo much !!!!!!!

nakeshia says

A project has a normal pattern of cash flows. If the company’s cost of capital decreases what would be the effect on the NPV and the IRR.

Would NPV & IRR stay the same?

Need urgent reply.

John Moffat says

The NPV will change – with a lower cost of capital, the NPV will increase (which is logical – with less interest cost the project becomes more worthwhile).

Try is yourself – discount at a lower interest rate and see what happens.

The IRR will not change – it is not dependent on the cost of capital.

Chang says

Great appreciate !!!!!!

sally925 says

Why isn’t the question he is reading not in the course notes???

sally925 says

Ok! I’m so sorry! It was my mistake. Found it!

tansi235 says

thank you sooooooo much…its really helpful

marembon says

On the test question 2 where is the 20% coming from.

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Is this John Moffat’s lecture?

admin says

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levarshaw says

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retha1955 says

Thanks. Great lecture. It makes things so much more understandable.