NPV: Describe how NPV is calculated and its decision rule? Why is NPV considered to be a superior method of evaluating a project?

1. NPV: Describe how NPV is calculated and its decision rule? Why is NPV considered to be a superior method of evaluating a project?
2. By now, you have collected as much information (both financial and non-financial) as you can about the chosen firm for your project. Review all the pertinent information you have. Share a summary of your findings. Your summary will include: 1) the forecasting assumptions, i.e. what are your estimates for the near-term growth rate ( for next 3-5 years) and the long-term growth rate of the company? The long-term growth rate is the growth rate you would assume/predict that a company’s dividends are going to continue to grow at a constant growth rate indefinitely ( See the non-constant dividend growth model in stock valuation). 2) a list of the main reasons that can justify your assumptions, i.e. why do you believe that the firm will achieve the short-term growth rate in the next 3-5 years or maintain the long-term growth rate in the long run?
(Question 2 answers based on Stock Analysis-National Health Investors Inc data.)