Outlines the right usage of gradual assessment for choices relating to capital financing and speculation uses. The Super Project case
Illustrates the correct utilization of
incremental evaluation for decisions pertaining to capital funding and
Profit and Loss
Return on New Funds Employed - 10-Yr. Avg.
PayBack Years From Operational Date
RELEVANT CASH FLOW
Compound Annual Growth rate
Cash Flow for NPV
WACC (Hurdle Rate )
1. What are the relevant cash flows for General Foods to use in evaluating the Super project? In particular, how should management deal with issues such as (a) test-market expenses, (b) overhead expenses, © erosion of jell-O contribution margin, and (d) allocation of charges for the use of excess agglomerator capacity?
2. How attractive is the investment as measured by various capital budgeting techniques
(i.e., net present value, internal rate of return, payback method, accounting rate of return)? How useful is each of these techniques?
3. How attractive is the Super project in strategic and competitive terms? What potential risks and benefits does General Goods incur by either accepting or rejecting the project?
4. Should General Foods proceed with the Super project? Why?