Non‐monotonic NPV Function Leads to Spurious NPVs and Multiple IRR Problems: A New Method that Resolves these Problems
Kannapiran C. Arjunan
Economic Papers, 2019, vol. 38, issue 1, 56-69
The causes and effects of non‐monotonic NPV functions are evaluated and the results presented in this paper. Reinvestment of intermediate income causes non‐monotonic NPV function. Non‐monotonic NPV function not only leads to multiple IRRs but also to spurious NPVs. The capital amortisation (CAS) method used in this analysis transparently reveals if there is any reinvestment. A modified CAS method, discussed in this paper, eliminates the reinvestment and resolves the problems of non‐monotonic NPV function, reinvestment, spurious NPVs and multiple IRR. The current practice of using NPV as the preferred criterion, when there are multiple IRRs, is not appropriate.
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:bla:econpa:v:38:y:2019:i:1:p:56-69
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.blackwell ... bs.asp?ref=0812-0439
Access Statistics for this article
Economic Papers is currently edited by Professor Guay Lim
More articles in Economic Papers from The Economic Society of Australia Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().