Summary of Investment Project Analysis
Summary sheet (two sides) of the steps to follow for analyzing and deciding on investment projects (capital budgeting). Examples of investment projects: new product launch, investment in a new factory, etc. Steps 1. What am I investing in?: analysis of the business and of its future P&L and balance sheet. 2. How much can I expect to make? Calculation of cash flows (free cash flow and cash flow for the shareholder). Expected rate of return (IRR). 3. How much can I lose? Risks. 4. Other decision criteria, other than the rate of return and the risk.