Project Evaluation - Using CAPM

Essay by CharleshodUniversity, Bachelor'sC+, April 2004

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Company: Sportball Plc

Products :Footballs and basketballs

Capital to invest :£ 100.000

Project 1: Manufacture Shoes

Project 2:Manufacture Shirts


1st Year2nd Year3rd Year

Shoes £ 80,000 £ 75,000 £ 25,000

Shirts £ 60,000 £ 50,000 £ 50,000

Rate on a Gov Bond(The risk-free rate):5%

FTSE 100 (Expected rate of the market):8%

Sportball's ?:0.90

Shoes Leader's ?:0.95

Shirts Leader's ?:1.1

a)Which project should Sportball plc choose?

In order to be able to decide anyone of the projects, first of all we must analyze the ß previously that we will choose to evaluate.

Therefore, we have to be very careful in this decision, since on this, could depend the success of the project evaluation.

To choose the appropriate beta, we must study in what segment or sector " Sportball Plc " is going to get in, since this will give us the risk parameter beta, thus to calculate the correct expected rate to make our analysis.

Assumption 1: As the company will get into a new branch of the sport accessories, which could be the Sport shoes or Sport Shirts, we will use the ? of each industry to calculate the expected rate and then determinate the feasibility of the projects:

However as illustration, it will show how would be the appraisal with Sportball's ?:

Market -risk premium

We call Market -Risk premium to the difference between the expected rate of the market and the risk free rate so 0.08 - 0.05 = 0.03

Where 0.03 will be our Market -Risk premium to evaluate de projects.

Calculating the Expected Rates

We know that the expected return on the stock, using CAPM, is:

Using Sportball's ß (0.90) will have:

= 7.70 % (1)

Using Shoes leader's ß (0.95) will have:

= 7.85 % (2)

Using Shirts leader's ß (1.1) will have:...