P12–14 Unequal lives: ANPV approach Portland Products is considering the purchase of
one of three mutually exclusive projects for increasing production efficiency. The
firm plans to use a 14% cost of capital to evaluate these equal-risk projects. The initial
investment and annual cash inflows over the life of each project are shown in the
Project X Project Y Project ZInitial investment (CF0) -$78,000 -$52,000 -$66,000 Year (t) Cash inflows (CFt) 1 $17,000 $28,000 $15,000 2 25,000 38,000 15,000 3 33,000 15,000 4 41,000 15,000 5 15,000 6 15,000 7 15,000 8 15,000
a. Calculate the NPV for each project over its life. Rank the projects in descendingorder on the basis of NPV.b. Use the annualized net present value (ANPV) approach to evaluate and rank theprojects in descending order on the basis of ANPV.c. Compare and contrast your findings in parts a and b. Which project would yourecommend that the firm purchase? Why?
*Please put in an excel file*
Answer:a Year X012345678 Y-7800017000250003300041000 Z-520002800038000 PVF-660001500015000150001500015000150001500015000 PV XPV YPV Z1-78000 -52000-660000.87719…