Excelrite Case

You need to help EIS decide whether to go ahead with the Pathrite system or not. Provide all relevant information and analysis,including a computation of the net present value and internal rate of return of the Pathrite system project.

This case is about capital budgeting. However, some of the issues that you will need to grapple with are raised in the modules covering Stock Valuation and Capital Markets. Keep in mind that there is a lot of information in the case: regarding each piece of information, ask yourself whether it’s relevant or not and if relevant, how. Keep in mind also that cost of capital is a conceptual quantity that can be measured using several pieces of information. Capital Budgeting is not a mechanistic exercise, not in the forecasting of cashflows and not in the estimation of cost of capital.

Note that you should use the weighted average cost of capital formula to compute the cost of capital, viz. WACC = (proportion of equity in the firm’s liability structure)(cost of equity capital) + (proportion of debt in the firm’s liability structure)(cost of debt capital)(1-marginal tax rate).

The write-up should be in Word (with an accompanying Excel spreadsheet showing the computations)

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