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1.

a) Calculate the Net Present Value (NPV) of the following cash flows:

Rate of Discount 5%
Initial Investment -1000 1st December, 2011
Return from 1st year 300 1st January, 2012
Return from 2nd year 400 1st February, 2013
Return from 3rd year 400 1st March, 2014
Return from 4th year 300 1st April, 2015

b) Calculate the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) for the cash flows in part a)

2. a) Olive oil can be purchased according to this price schedule:


For the first 500 gallons @ $23 per gallon
For any amount beyond 500 gallons @ $20 per gallon
Create a spreadsheet that will calculate the total price of buying x gallons of oil, where x
is a number to be entered into a cell on the spreadsheet.

b) Olive oil can be purchased according to this price schedule:


For the first 650 gallons @ $22 per gallon
For any amount beyond 650 gallons @ $20 per gallon
Create a spreadsheet that will calculate the total price of buying x gallons of oil, where x
is a number to be entered into a cell on the spreadsheet.

c) Olive oil can be purchased according to this price schedule:


For the first 650 gallons @ $23 per gallon
For any of the next 600 gallons @ $20 per gallon
For any amount beyond 1,250 gallons @ $15 per gallon
Create a spreadsheet that will calculate the total price of buying x gallons of oil, where x
is a number to be entered into a cell on the spreadsheet.
3. Open the excel sheet Session 3 Data.xls for this exercise.

a) Type in the following data in adjacent rows and columns in the excel worksheet:

Product lip foundation lipstick eye mascara


gloss liner
Discount 5.0% 3.5% 4.0% 7.0% 6.5%

b) Generate a list of sales persons. Next to each sales person type in the following
data in adjacent rows and columns in the excel worksheet:

Sales Discount
Person
Betsy 1.0%
Hallagan 1.2%
Ashley 1.1%
Zaret 1.0%
Colleen 1.3%
Cristina 1.2%
Emilee 1.0%
Jen 1.0%
Cici 1.1%

c) If the products were to be sold at the ‘product discounts’ shown in part a), and the
sales persons exercise their discretion to offer a further discount as per the
schedule shown in part b), calculate the ‘Discounted Value’ of each transaction.

d) Calculate the discounted total value of sales of each Sales Person and populate
them against the name of each sales person.

e) Sales persons get commission as per the following schedule:

Total Discounted Commission


Sales (More than)
20000 10%
25000 15%
30000 20%

Against the name of each sales person populate the commission rate applicable and the
commission earned.
f) If commissions are paid on Yearly Sales (rather than on Total Sales) as per the
following schedule recalculate the total commission for each sales person.

Yearly Commission
Yearly Sales Above 2004 2005 2006
7500 7.5% 7.5% 7.5%
8000 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
8500 8.5% 9.0% 9.0%
9000 9.0% 9.5% 9.5%
10000 10.0% 10.0% 10.5%