O'Reilly logo

Study Guide Vol 2 t/a Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Makers, 5th Edition by Donald E. Kieso, Jerry J. Weygandt, Paul D. Kimmel

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 24

PLANNING FOR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS

CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss capital budgeting evaluation and explain inputs used in capital budgeting.
  2. Describe the cash payback technique.
  3. Explain the net present value method.
  4. Identify the challenges presented by intangible benefits in capital budgeting.
  5. Describe the profitability index.
  6. Indicate the benefits of performing a post-audit.
  7. Explain the internal rate of return method.
  8. Describe the annual rate of return method.

PREVIEW OF CHAPTER 24

The process of making capital expenditure decisions is referred to as capital budgeting. Capital budgeting involves choosing among various capital projects to find the one(s) that will maximize a company's return on its financial investment. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the various techniques used to make effective capital budgeting decisions. The content and organization of the chapter are as follows:

image

CHAPTER REVIEW

The Capital Budgeting Evaluation Process

  1. (L.O. 1) The capital budgeting evaluation process generally has the following steps:
    1. Project proposals are requested from departments, plants, and authorized personnel;
    2. Proposals are screened by a capital budget committee;
    3. Officers determine which projects are worthy of funding; and
    4. Board of directors approves capital budget.

Cash Flow Information

2. While accrual ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required