Create an Excel spreadsheet in which you use capital budgeting tools to determine the quality of 3 proposed investment projects, as well as a 6-8 page report that analyzes your computations and recommends the project that will bring the most value to the company.
This portfolio work project is about one of the basic functions of the finance manager: allocating capital to areas that will increase shareholder value. There are many uses of cash managers can select from, but it is essential that the selected projects are ones that add the most value to the company. This means forecasting the projected cash flows of the projects and employing capital budgeting metrics to determine which project, given the forecast cash flows, gives the firm the best chance to maximize shareholder value.
As a business professional, you are expected to:
- Use capital budgeting tools to compute future project cash flows and compare them to upfront costs.
- Evaluate capital projects and make appropriate decision recommendations.
- Prepare reports and present the evaluation in a way that finance and non-finance stakeholders can understand.