QUESTION 19
Consider the following set of net cash flows and the annual salvage values for a new delivery truck purchased by ABC Transportation Company. Cost of capital is 10%. What is the project's optimal economic life?
Year |
NCF |
Salvage |
Value |
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0 |
-22,500 |
22,500 |
1 |
7,000 |
18,000 |
2 |
7,000 |
14,800 |
3 |
7,000 |
11,000 |
4 |
7,000 |
8,000 |
5 |
7,000 |
0 |
2 years |
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3 years |
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4 years |
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5 years |
The optimal economic life of the project is the one that produces the highest NPV.
2 years NPV
NPV = -22,500 + 7,000/1.1 + (7,000 + 18,000)/1.1^2
NPV = $4,524.8
3 years NPV
NPV = -22,500 + 7,000/1.1 + 7,000/1.1^2 + (7,000 + 11,000)/1.1^3
NPV = $3,172.42
4 years NPV
NPV = -22,500 + 7,000/1.1 + 7,000/1.1^2 + 7,000/1.1^3 + (7,000 + 8,000)/1.1^4
NPV = $5,153.16
5 years NPV
NPV = -22,500 + 7,000/1.1 + 7,000/1.1^2 + 7,000/1.1^3 + 7,000/1.1^4 + 7,000/1.1^5
NPV = $4,035.5
The optimal economic life of the project is 4 years since this produces the highest NPV.
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