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# 102. Consider a 6-year project with the following information: initial fixed asset investment = \$460,000; straight-line...

102. Consider a 6-year project with the following information: initial fixed asset investment = \$460,000; straight-line depreciation to zero over the 6-year life; zero salvage value; price = \$34; variable costs = \$19; fixed costs = \$188,600; quantity sold = 90,528 units; tax rate = 32 percent. What is the sensitivity of OCF to changes in quantity sold? A. \$10.20 per unit B. \$11.16 per unit C. \$11.38 per unit D. \$12.33 per unit E. \$12.54 per unit OCF = [(\$34 - \$19) × 90,528 - 188,600][1 - 0.32] + [(\$460,000/6) × 0.32] = \$819,670.93 Using 91,528 units: (You can use any amount as the second level of quantity sold as the sensitivity will be the same.) OCF = [(\$34 - \$19) × 91,528 - 188,600][1 - 0.32] + [(\$460,000/6) × 0.32] = \$829,870.93 Sensitivity = (\$829,870.93 - \$819,670.93)/(91,528 - 90,528) = \$10.20 where 91528 comes from???

Initial Investment = \$460,000
Useful Life = 6 years

Annual Depreciation = Initial Investment / Useful Life
Annual Depreciation = \$460,000 / 6
Annual Depreciation = \$76,666.67

If number of units sold is 90,528:

OCF = [(Selling Price-Variable Cost)*Sales Volume - Fixed Costs]*(1-tax) + Annual Depreciation*tax
OCF = [(\$34-\$19)*90,528 - \$188,600]*(1-0.32) + \$76,666.67*0.32
OCF = \$819,670.93

Let us assume that number of units sold increases to 91,528 units:

OCF = [(Selling Price-Variable Cost)*Sales Volume - Fixed Costs]*(1-tax) + Annual Depreciation*tax
OCF = [(\$34-\$19)*91,528 - \$188,600]*(1-0.32) + \$76,666.67*0.32
OCF = \$820,870.93

Sensitivity of OCF = Change in OCF / Change in Sales Volume
Sensitivity of OCF = (\$820,870.93 - \$819,670.93) / (91,528 - 90,528)
Sensitivity of OCF = \$1.20 per unit.

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