Capital Expenditure Investment Appraisal Techniques

Duration: 3 Days

Understanding how to select the most optimum investment

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Course Outline


This program teaches you how to:

  •  Determine the criteria for investment in capital expenditure
  • Gain an insight into the industry best practices
  • Evaluate the application of various techniques, including:
    • Discounted Cash Flow
    • Net Present Value
    • Average Rate of Return
    • Return on Capital Employed
    • Payback
    • Internal Rate of Return
    • Economic Value Added
  • Determine relevant and non-relevant cash flow
  • Apply the techniques to different projects, investment types and industries
  • Identify the risks, challenges and issues associated with investments

Target Audience

This course is valuable for anybody wanting to understand how to select the most optimum capital investment.

Course Content

The course is structured and focused on understanding how to select the most optimum capital investment.

Each module is underpinned by workshop-based, real-world case studies. The overall approach is geared towards facilitating and divulging information and skills relevant to the practical needs of the attendees, and includes the following topics:

  • Relationship between Risk and Return
  • Cost of Capital
  • Payback Methodology
  • Return on Investment
  • Time Value of Money
  • Net Present Value (NPV)
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Economic Value Added (EVA)
  • Leasing Decisions
  • Capital Replacement
  • Capital Rationing
  • Investment Appraisal in the context of a business case
  • Practical issues of Investment Appraisal

My Course Notes

You will receive a full set of course notes and all supporting materials for your course. Hard Copy Delivered to your premises or Downloaded to a chosen device.


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