Solitaire Machinery is a Swiss multinational manufacturing company…
Solitaire Machinery is a Swiss multinational manufacturing company. Currently, Solitaire’s financial planners are considering whether to undertake a 1-year project in the United States. The project’s expected dollar-denominated cash flows consist of an initial investment of $1,000 and a cash inflow the following year of $1,200. Solitaire estimates that its risk-adjusted cost of capital is 14%. Currently, 1 U.S. dollar will buy 1.62 Swiss francs. In addition, 1-year risk-free securities in the United States are yielding 7.25%, while similar securities in Switzerland are yielding 4.5%. ?
- If this project were instead undertaken by a similar U.S.-based company with the same risk-adjusted cost of capital, what would be the net present value and rate of return generated by this project??
- What is the expected forward exchange rate 1 year from now??
- If Solitaire undertakes the project, what is the net present value and rate of return of the project for Solitaire?