- Net Present Value Method
The following data are accumulated by Paxton Company in evaluating the purchase of $160,300 of equipment, having a four-year useful life:

**Net Income****Net Cash Flow**Year 1 $41,000 $69,000 Year 2 25,000 53,000 Year 3 12,000 40,000 Year 4 (1,000) 27,000 **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 15%, 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 15%.

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