# Computing Net Present Value Using Table Values

I have two questions

Problem 1

You have an opportunity to invest in a business venture. It requires a \$250,000 investment on January 1st. You will receive \$70,000 in After-Tax Cash Flows per year on December 31st for 3 years.

At the end of 3 years, the project will be terminated, and all assets liquidated.

The net terminal value is \$80,000.

Although the sum of all these cash receipts is \$290,000, you realize that the Time Value of Money concept means that those future cash receipts are worth less in "today" dollars.

Therefore, for all investment opportunities, you use 10% to analyze the current (i.e., present) value of all future cash flows.

The Present Value factors at 10% are Yr 1 = 0.909, Yr 2 = 0.826, and Yr 3 = 0.751

Using those factors, what is the Net Present Value of this investment opportunity?

Problem 2

You have an opportunity to invest in a business venture. For just \$50,000 invested on January 1st, you will receive \$20,000 in After-Tax Cash Flows per year on December 31st for 3 years.

As you know, if all you cared about was a Nominal Payback Period of "less than 3 years" for your investments, then this would be a good investment since \$50,000 / \$20,000 = 2.50 years.

However, your financial advisor has told you to consider the "Time Value of Money" whenever looking at a potential investment.