Carpet Baggers Inc. is proposing to construct a new bagging plant in a country in Europe. The two prime candidates are Germany and Switzerland. The foretasted cash flows from the proposed plants are as follows:
The spot exchange rate for euros is $1.3/€, while the rate for Swiss francs is CHF 1.5/$. The interest rate is 5% in the United States, 4% in Switzerland, and 6% in the euro countries. The financial manager has suggested that, if the cash flows were stated in dollars, a return in excess of 10% would be acceptable.
Should the company go ahead with either project? If it must choose between them, which should it take?