Question

The management of Ballard MicroBrew is considering the
purchase of an automated bottling machine for $51,000. The machine
would replace an old piece of equipment that costs $13,000 per year
to operate. The new machine would cost $6,000 per year to operate.
The old machine currently in use could be sold now for a salvage
value of $21,000. The new machine would have a useful life of 10
years with no salvage value. Required:

A. What is the annual depreciation expense associated with the new
bottling machine?

B. What is the annual incremental net operating income provided by
the new bottling machine?

C. What is the amount of the initial Investment associated with
this project that should be used for calculating the simple rate of
return?

D. What is the simple rate of return on the new bottling machine?
(round your answer to 1 decimal place i.e. 0.123 should be
considered as 12.3%)

1. Depreciation expense?

2. Incremental net operating income?

3. Initial Investment?

4. Simple rate of return?

Answer #1

A.

Annual depreciation = Purchase cost/Useful life = $ 51,000/10 =
**$ 5,100**

B.

Annual incremental net operating income

= Operating cost of old equipment – operating cost of new equipment – annual depreciation

= $ 13,000 - $ 6,000 - $ 5,100 = **$ 1,900**

C.

Initial investment to compute simple rate of return

= Purchasing cost of new equipment - Salvage value of old equipment

= $ 51,000 - $ 21,000 = **$ 30,000**

D.

Simple rate of return = Annual incremental net operating income/ Initial investment

= $ 1,900/$ 30,000 = 0.063333333 or **6.33 %**

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