Corp Finance- Initial Investment outlay.

What is the reasoning behind Net Working Capital excluding cash and short-term debt from Current assets and Current Liabilities respectively?

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Basically cash is excluded because cash doesn’t earn any returns. Marketable securities have a life on their own and earn a separate return. And debt is excluded since the discount rate that you will use in NPV already captures the cost of capital.

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If you exclude financial component from current assets you also have to exclude correspodent items from current liability position and that is current debt (financial liablities).