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# Quantitative Problem: International Machinery Company (IMC) is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company. Currently, IMC's financial planners...

Quantitative Problem: International Machinery Company (IMC) is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company. Currently, IMC's financial planners are considering undertaking a 1-year project in the United States. The project's expected dollar-denominated cash flows consist of an initial investment of \$2,850 and a cash inflow the following year of \$3,750. IMC estimates that its risk-adjusted cost of capital is 16%. Currently, 1 U.S. dollar will buy 7.0 Swedish kronas. In addition, 1-year risk-free securities in the United States are yielding 2%, while similar securities in Sweden are yielding 1%.

a. If the interest parity holds, what is the forward exchange rate of Swedish krona per U.S. dollar? Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to two decimal places.

Swedish krona per U.S. dollar

b. If IMC undertakes the project, what is the net present value and rate of return of the project for IMC in home currency? Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to two decimal places.

NPV:  Swedish kronas

Rate of return:  %

a. As per interest parity,

Forward rate = Spot * [( 1 + Rh) / ( 1 + Rf)]

Where Rh = interest rate in home country

Rf = interest rate in foreign country

Thus Forward rate = 7 * [( 1 + 0.01) / (1 + 0.02)] = 6.93 Swedish krona per US dollar

b. Calculation of NPV

 Year Cash flow (\$) Exchange rate Cash flow (Swedish Krona) DF @ 16% Present value 0 -2850 7 -19950 1 -19950 1 3750 6.93 25987.5 0.862 22403.02 NPV 2453.02

Rate of return = IRR

At IRR, NPV = 0

0 = -19950 + 22403.02 / (1 + IRR)

22403.02 / (1 + IRR) = 19950

1 + IRR = 22403.02 / 19950

1 + IRR = 1.1230

IRR = 1.1230 - 1 = 0.1230 or 12.30%

Rate of return = 12.30%

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