Table of Contents

- 1 What is considered a good payback period?
- 2 What is average payback period?
- 3 What is a good accounting rate of return?
- 4 When should payback period be used?
- 5 How do you calculate payback years?
- 6 What is the payback period model?
- 7 What is payback reciprocal?
- 8 Why is payback period not appropriate?
- 9 Is there a payback period of 4 years?
- 10 How is the payback period of an investment related to its desirability?

## What is considered a good payback period?

The usual payback period for an investment in an existing small business is 1,5 – 3,0 years, all over the world, where the payback period is calculated as the ratio of total investment to SDE.

## What is average payback period?

Average Payback Period is a method that indicates in what time the initial investment should be repaid ( at a uniform implementation of cash flows).

**What is the payback period for the construction project example?**

The Payback Period formula is simple. For example, an initial investment of $1,000,000 generates $250,000 per year of revenue. The payback period is $1,000,000 / $250,000 = 4 years.

### What is a good accounting rate of return?

If the ARR is equal to or greater than the required rate of return, the project is acceptable. If it is less than the desired rate, it should be rejected. When comparing investments, the higher the ARR, the more attractive the investment. More than half of large firms calculate ARR when appraising projects.

### When should payback period be used?

The payback period is an effective measure of investment risk. It is widely used when liquidity is an important criteria to choose a project. Payback period method is suitable for projects of small investments. It not worth spending much time and effort in sophisticated economic analysis in such projects.

**What is maximum payback period?**

Payback period – even cash inflows If cash inflows from the project are even, then the payback period is calculated by taking the initial investment cost divided by the annual cash inflow. Managements maximum desired payback period is 7 years.

#### How do you calculate payback years?

To calculate the payback period you can use the mathematical formula: Payback Period = Initial investment / Cash flow per year For example, you have invested Rs 1,00,000 with an annual payback of Rs 20,000. Payback Period = 1,00,000/20,000 = 5 years.

#### What is the payback period model?

The payback period is the number of months or years it takes to return the initial investment. To calculate a more exact payback period: payback period = amount to be invested / estimated annual net cash flow.

**What is payback in building construction?**

NRM3: Order of cost estimating and cost planning for building maintenance works, suggests that the ‘payback period’ (PB) is: …the measure of how long it takes to recover initial investment costs and is a useful basis for evaluating alternative investment options.

## What is payback reciprocal?

The payback reciprocal is the payback period for an investment, divided by 1. This reciprocal yields an approximation of the rate of return on an investment, though only when annual cash flows are uniformly even over the lifetime of the investment, and the cash flows from the project will continue forever.

## Why is payback period not appropriate?

Ignores the time value of money: The most serious disadvantage of the payback method is that it does not consider the time value of money. If the cash flows end at the payback period or are drastically reduced, a project might never return a profit and therefore, it would be an unwise investment.

**How is the payback period for a project calculated?**

If cash inflows from the project are even, then the payback period is calculated by taking the initial investment cost divided by the annual cash inflow. For example: Company A wants to invest in a new project. This project requires an initial investment of £30 000, and is expected to generate a cash flow of £5000 per year.

### Is there a payback period of 4 years?

Despite its obvious drawback, the payback period scores high marks on simplicity. However, most misunderstandings arise when people confuse the payback period with profit multiples. A profit multiple of four does not mean that an investor will actually receive his or her money back in four years!

The desirability of an investment is directly related to its payback period. Shorter paybacks mean more attractive investments. The payback period refers to the amount of time it takes to recover the cost of an investment or how long it takes for an investor to reach breakeven.

**How is the payback period different from net present value?**

What is the ‘Payback Period’. The payback period ignores the time value of money (TVM), unlike other methods of capital budgeting such as net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), and discounted cash flow.