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The term 'Capital Budgeting' refers to long term planning for proposed capital outlays & their financing.
It may be defined as “ the firm’s formal process for the acquisition & investment of capital.”
• It is the decision making process by which the firm evaluate the purchase of major fixed assets. • The investment in current assets necessitated on account of investment in a fixed assets, is also to be taken as a capital budgeting decision.
CASES OF CAPITAL BUDGETING DECISION 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Replacements Expansion Diversification R&D Miscellaneous
Operating Budget & Capital Budget
OB It shows planned operations for the coming period. It includes sales, production, production cost & selling & distribution overhead budgets. CB It deals exclusively with the major investment proposal. It assesses the economics of capital expenditure & investment.
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE BUDGET
1. It is a type of functional budget. 2. It is the firm’s formal plan. 3. It provides a guidance as to the amount of capital that may be required for procurement of capital assets during the budget period. 4. It is prepared after taking into account the available production capacities, probable reallocation of existing resources & possible improvements in production techniques.
Objectives of a Capital Expenditure Budget
1. It determines the capital projects on which work can be started during the budget period. 2. It estimates the expenditure that would have to be incurred on capital projects. 3. It restricts the capital expenditure on projects within authorised limits.
Types of Investment decisions
Tactical Investment Decisions
Strategic Investment Decisions
Importance of Capital Budgeting
Involvement of heavy funds Long-term implications Irreversible decisions Most difficult to make
Rationale of Capital Expenditure
Expenditure increasing revenue Expenditure reducing costs
Kinds of Capital Investment Proposals
Independent proposals Contingent or dependent proposals Mutually exclusive proposals
Factors affecting Capital Investment Decisions : 1.The amount of investment Computation of capital investment required: (i)Cost of new project (ii) Installation cost (iii)Working capital: Investment in a new project may
also result in increase or decrease of net working capital requirements.
(iv)Proceeds from sale of asset
(v)Tax effects (vi)Investment allowance: this is allowed to encourage
capital investment of the cost of new machined and equipment for calculating income tax allowances thus reduces the cost of the initial investment on the project.
2. Minimum rate of return on investment: It is
basically decided on the basis of the cost of capital.
3. Return expected from the investment
There are two ways to calculate: *Accounting profit *Cash flows The cash flow approach for determination of benefit from a capital investment project is better as compared to accounting profit approach on account of following reasons: o o o Determination of economic value Accounting ambiguities Time value of money
4. Ranking of investment proposals: necessary in
the following 2 circumstances:-
a) Where capital is rationed b) Where two or more investment opportunities are mutually exclusive.
5. Risk and uncertainty
Capital Budgeting Appraisal Methods
1. Pay back period method 2. Discounted cash flow method
I. The net present value method II. Present value index method III. Internal rate of return
3. Accounting rate of return method
The term pay-back refers to the period in which the project will generate the necessary cash to regroup the initial investment Or In other words ,the payback period is the length of time required to recover the initial cost of the project.
E.g. If a project requires Rs. 20,000 as initial investment and it will generate an annual cash inflows of Rs 5000 for 10yrs the pay-back will be 4 years. Payback period = initial investment annual cash inflow = 20000/5000 = 4 Unadjusted rate of return = annual return * 100 initial investment = 5000 /20000 *100 = 25%
When the annual cash inflows are un equal:
E.g. a proposal requires a cash outflow of Rs. 20,000 and is expected to generate cash inflow of Rs 8000,Rs 6000, Rs 4000, Rs 2,000 Rs 2,000 over next 5 yrs
Sol:The payback period = 4 as the sum of cash inflow is 20,000
year 1 2 3 4 Annual CF 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 Cumulative c f 8,000 14,000 18,000 20,000 18
Que : A co. requires an initial investment of Rs 40,000 the estimated net cash flow are as follows
10,000 15,000 10,000 4,000
Calculate Pay back period
Pay back period Initial outlay Rs. 40,000 Cash outflows for 5 yrs 7000+7000+7000+7000+7000=35,000
Balance outlay=40,000-35,000=5000 Cash flow for 6 year=8,000 PBP = 5yrs+5,000/8,000=5.62 yrs
Decision rule: If the payback period is more than the target period , then the proposal should be rejected.
•It is simple and easy and adopted by a small firm having limited manpower. • It gives the indication of liquidity . In case a firm is having liquidity problem , this method is good to adopt as it emphasizes earlier cash inflows. • It deals with risk too. The project with a shorter payback period will be less risky as compared to project with a longer payback period.
• It ignores the time value of money. e.g. There are 2 projects a and b , the cost of project is 30,000 in each case. The cash inflows are as :
year 1 2 3 Project A 10,000 10,000 10,000 Project B 2,000 4,000 24,000
• It ignores the return generated by a project after its payback period.
Discounted Cash Flow Method Or Time Adjusted Technique
A method of evaluating an investment by estimating future cash flows and taking into consideration the time value of money also called capitalization of income.
DCF method for evaluating capital investment proposal are of three types
The net present value method Excess present value index. Internal rate of return.
1. Net present value :
The difference between the present value of cash inflows and the present value of cash outflows. NPV is used in capital budgeting to analyze the profitability of an investment or project. NPV analysis is sensitive to the reliability of future cash inflows that an investment or project will yield.
• NPV= [R1/(I + k)+ R2/(1+k)2…………..+R n/(1+k)n]-I
where: NPV=Net Present Value, R= Cash Inflows At Different Time Periods, K= Cost Of Capital 0r Cut Off Rate, I= Cash Outflows At Different Time Period
ACCEPT OR REJECT CRETERIA NPV> ZERO ACCEPT THE PROPOSAL NPV< ZERO REJECT THE PROPOSAL OR WHERE PV>C ACCEPT PV<C REJECT PV Stands For Present Value Of Cash Inflows C Stands For Present Value Of Cash OutfLows
It is based on the entire cash flow stream rather than accounting profit and thus help in analyzing the effect of the effect of the proposal on the wealth of the shareholders in a better way.
Demerit Involves difficult calculation.
1. A co. requires an initial investment of rs 40,000 the estimated net cash flow are as follows:
1 7,000 2 7,000 3 7,000 4 7,000 5 7,000 6 8,000 7 8 9 10 10,000 15,000 10,000 4,000
Using 10% cost of capital (discount)determine Net present value?
Year 1 2
Cash flows 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 7,000 8,000 10,000 15,000 10,000 4,000
Present value 6363 5782 5257 4781 7347 4512 5130 7005 4240 1544 48,961 40,000 8,961
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total Initial outlay(-) Net present value
b. Excess present value index
•This is refinement of NPV method. •A present value index is found out by comparing the total of present value of future cash inflows and total of present value of future outflows.
Excess present value index formula
= present value of future cash in
flows X 100 present value of future outflows
Excess present value provides ready comparison between investment proposal of different magnitudes.
for example: project ‘A’ requiring an investment of Rs.100000 shows excess present value of Rs.20000,while another project ‘B’ requiring an investment of Rs.10000 shows a present value of Rs.5000.If absolute figures of net present value are compared, Project ‘A’ seems to b profitable.
From excess present value index method view
Present value index for ‘A’=(120000/100000)*100=120%. Present value index for ‘B’=(15000/10000)*100=150%. Now ‘B’ is profitable
(c) Internal rate of return method
IRR is that rate @ which the sum of discounted cash inflows equals the sum of discounted cash out flows. In other words, it is the rate which discounts the cash flows to zero. It can b stated in the form of a ratio: (cash inflows/cash
In this method the discount rate Is not known but the cash out flow and cash inflow are known. For example , if a sum of Rs.800 invested in project becomes Rs.1000 at the end of a year, the rate of return comes 25%, calculated as follows I= R/(I + r), Where, I=cash out flow i.e., initial investment. R=cash inflows. 36 R= rate of return yielding by the
•Since IRR is the maximum rate of interest which an organization can afford to pay on capital investment in a project, thus •A project would qualify to be accepted if IRR exceeds the cut-off rate.
When cash flows are uniform.
In case the two projects show uniform cash inflows, the internal rate of return can be calculated by locating the factor in annuity table II. The factor is calculated as follows: F=I/C, Where, F = factor to be located I= original investment C= cash flow per year
When cash inflows are not uniform
•The IRR is calculated by making trial calculations in an attempt to compute the correct interest rate which equates the present value of the cash inflows with present value of cash outflows. •In the process the cash inflows are to be discounted by a number of trial rates. •The first trial rate can b calculated by the same formula which is used for determining the internal rate if return when cash inflows are uniform. 39
Comparison of the rate of return approach and present value approach
The chief point of difference b/w the two are as follows
•The NPV method takes the interest rate as a known factor while IRR method take it as unknown factor. •The NPV seeks to find out the amount that can be invested in a given project so that its anticipated earnings will exactly suffice to repay this amount with interest at the market rate. while the IRR method seeks to find the maximum rate of interest at which the funds invested in a project could be repaid out the cash inflows arising out of that project. •Both the NPV and IRR method proceed on the 41 presumption that the cash inflows can be
Similarities in the result under NPV and IRR
Both NPV & IRR will give same result regarding an investment proposal in the following cases: (I) project involving conventional cash inflows, i.e., when an initial outflow is followed by a series of inflows. (II) Independent investment proposals ,i.e., proposals the acceptance of which does not preclude the acceptance of others
Conflict in results under NPV & IRR NPV & IRR give conflicting results in case of mutually exclusive projects, where acceptance of one project result in nonacceptance of the other project.
Conflicting results may be due to any one or more of the following reasons: •The projects require different cash outlays . •The projects have unequal lives. •The projects have different patterns of cash flows.
Accounting or average rate of return (ARR) method. This method judge the investment proposal on the basis of their relative profitability. Capital employed and relative income are determined according to commonly accepted accounting principals and practices aver the entire economic life of the project and then the average yield is 45
Calculation of ARR
1. (Annual avg net earnings/original investment) * 100. 2. (annual avg net earnings/avg investments)*100.( avg of earnings after dep and tax). 3. (Increase in expected future annual net earnings/initial increase in required investments)*100 46
The amount of average investment can be calculated according to any of the following methods
4. (a) original investment/2
(b) (original investment-scrap value of asset)/2. (c) (original investment + scrap value of asset)/2. (d) (original investment-scrap value of asset)/2+addl.networking cap+ 47
Accept or reject criterion
The different projects may be ranked in the ascending or descending order of their rate of return. Projects below the minimum rate will be rejected. Projects giving rates of return higher than the minimum rate are 48 preferred.
Replacement of existing asset
An asset or equipment may have eto be replaced before its useful life because a more economic alternative is available in view of constant technological development. This help in reducing the costs and increasing the operational efficiency. In this case it is necessary to49
Capital rationing is a situation where a firm has more investment proposals than it can finance. It can be defined as a situation where a constraints is placed on the total size of capital investment during a particular period. In such an event the firm has to select combination of investment proposals that provide the highest NPV subject to the budget constraints for the period.
Selecting of projects require the taking of the following steps •Ranking of the projects according to profitability index or internal rate of return. •Selecting projects in descending order of profitability until the budget figures are exhausted keeping in view the objective of 51 maximizing the value of the firm.