Discussion 1: Investment Criteria

Consider a new piece of equipment that your company (or a company with which you are familiar) will most likely need to purchase in the future. What types of information would help you determine the added value to your company of the purchase as well as the various costs involved? Evaluate and select one of the investment criteria methods from Chapter 9 of the course text to assist you in the decision-making process to purchase that piece of equipment for your employer. Prepare a recommendation that focuses on the investment value of the purchase.

Post a response to the following:

  • Briefly describe the new equipment purchase.
  • Post your recommendation in the Discussion 1 thread.
  • Defend your decision using specific financial analysis, selecting from the various investment criteria methods presented in your course text.