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# 1- Average Rate of Return—Cost Savings Midwest Fabricators Inc. is considering an investment in equipment that...

1- Average Rate of Return—Cost Savings Midwest Fabricators Inc. is considering an investment in equipment that will replace direct labor. The equipment has a cost of \$92,000 with a \$8,000 residual value and a ten-year life. The equipment will replace one employee who has an average wage of \$21,350 per year. In addition, the equipment will have operating and energy costs of \$4,450 per year.

Determine the average rate of return on the equipment, giving effect to straight-line depreciation on the investment. If required, round to the nearest whole percent.

2- The following data are accumulated by Paxton Company in evaluating the purchase of \$107,700 of equipment, having a four-year useful life:

 Net Income Net Cash Flow Year 1 \$31,000 \$53,000 Year 2 19,000 41,000 Year 3 9,000 31,000 Year 4 (1,000) 21,000
 Present Value of \$1 at Compound Interest Year 6% 10% 12% 15% 20% 1 0.943 0.909 0.893 0.870 0.833 2 0.890 0.826 0.797 0.756 0.694 3 0.840 0.751 0.712 0.658 0.579 4 0.792 0.683 0.636 0.572 0.482 5 0.747 0.621 0.567 0.497 0.402 6 0.705 0.564 0.507 0.432 0.335 7 0.665 0.513 0.452 0.376 0.279 8 0.627 0.467 0.404 0.327 0.233 9 0.592 0.424 0.361 0.284 0.194 10 0.558 0.386 0.322 0.247 0.162

a. Assuming that the desired rate of return is 20%, determine the net present value for the proposal. Use the table of the present value of \$1 presented above. If required, round to the nearest dollar. If required, use the minus sign to indicate a negative net present value.

 Present value of net cash flow \$ Amount to be invested \$ Net present value \$

b. Would management be likely to look with favor on the proposal?

The net present value indicates that the return on the proposal is than the minimum desired rate of return of 20%

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