The president of your company, MorChuck Enterprises, has asked you to evaluate the proposed acquisition of a new chromatograph for the firm's R&D department. The equipment's basic price is $79,000, and it would cost another $20,000 to modify it for special use by your firm. The chromatograph, which falls into the MACRS 3-year class, would be sold after 3 years for $26,800. The MACRS rates for the first three years are 0.3333, 0.4445 and 0.1481. (Ignore the half-year convention for the straight-line method.) Use of the equipment would require an increase in net working capital (spare parts inventory) of $3,750. The machine would have no effect on revenues, but it is expected to save the firm $29,030 per year in before-tax operating costs, mainly labor. The firm's marginal federal-plus-state tax rate is 25%. Cash outflows and negative NPV value, if any, should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to the nearest dollar.
What is the Year-0 net cash flow?
$
What are the net operating cash flows in Years 1, 2, and 3? (Note: Do not include recovery of NWC or salvage value in Year 3's calculation here.)
Year 1: | $ |
Year 2: | $ |
Year 3: | $ |
What is the additional (nonoperating) cash flow in Year 3?
$
If the project's cost of capital is 11%, what is the NPV of the project?
$
Should the chromatograph be purchased?
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