Proceedings of the 2022 7th International Conference on Financial Innovation and Economic Development (ICFIED 2022)

Analysis of the Net Present Value and Equivalent Annual Cost in Optimal Machine Life

Authors
Xuefei Cui1, *, , Yuqing Li2, , Xiaole Wang3, , Ziyi Wang4,
1Business School, University of Exeter, EX4 4PU, Exeter, UK
2Business School, The University of New South Wales,NSW 2196, Sydney, Australia
3School of Business, Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Hong Kong 999077, China
4Business School, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, London, UK

These authors contributed equally.

*Corresponding author. Email: xc325@exeter.ac.uk
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Xuefei Cui
Available Online 26 March 2022.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.220307.477How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Net Present Value; Equivalent Annual Cost; Optimal Machine Life
Abstract

Both net present value (NPV) and equivalent annual cost (EAC) are appropriate methods for modifying an investment project. While Net Present Value may assist investors in evaluating the project’s cash flows, EAC illustrates the cost of several projects over a year. The purpose of this research is to discover whether one of the two metrics, NPV or EAC, is superior. Net Present Value is the difference between the present value of cash flows and the present value of cash flows after a period. The annual cost of ownership, operation, and maintenance are equivalent. To establish whether NPV or EAC is the more appropriate technique for adjusting investment projects, this essay use them to estimate the optimal machine life. After evaluating the calculation procedure for this issue and using these two approaches, the findings indicate that EAC is more appropriate for investment projects with varying durations. These findings imply that net present value is more appropriate for estimating the cost of a project over a specified period; thus, when dealing with investments with varying life spans, equivalent annual cost is a better option than net present value.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2022 7th International Conference on Financial Innovation and Economic Development (ICFIED 2022)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
26 March 2022
ISBN
978-94-6239-554-1
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.220307.477How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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