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Capital Budgeting

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Valuation

While working with capital budgeting, one is actually performing valuation.

In Valuation:

  • In valuation, cash flows are identified and discounted down to present value.
 

In Capital Budgeting:

In capital budgeting just as in valuation, the emphasis is on cash flows—those cash flows at acquisition and every year thereafter for economic life of the project.

Remember, in capital budgeting what is important is cash flow, not profits. The cash flows at acquisition are called net investmentNet Investment:Outlay at time 0 for a capital budgeting project. and those every year after are termed net cash flows.

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