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What Are The Disadvantages Of NPV As An Investment Criterion?

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Some of the disadvantages are:


  • The major disadvantage is that NPV calculation is based on discount rates and the future discount rates have to be estimated which means that if there are unexpected changes n the discount rate, the NPV value will become very different form what was initially expected.


  • The cash flows in the future are also estimated and they may not remain the same after some time thereby changing the entire NPV.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of the NPV Method:
Advantages
􀂾 Consistent with shareholder wealth maximization: Added net present values
generated by investments are represented in higher stock prices.
􀂾 Consider both magnitude and timing of cash flows
􀂾 Indicates whether a proposed project will yield the investor's required rate of
return
Disadvantage
􀂾 Many people find it difficult to work with a dollar return rather than a
percentage return

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