The Spartan Technology Company has a proposed contract with the Digital Systems Company of Michigan. The initial investment in land and equipment will be $260,000. Of this amount, $210,000 is subject to five-year MACRS depreciation. The balance is in nondepreciable property. The contract covers six years; at the end of six years, the nondepreciable assets will be sold for $50,000. The depreciated assets will have zero resale value. Use Table 12-12. Use Appendix B for an approximate answer but calculate your final answer using the formula and financial calculator methods.
The contract will require an additional investment of $56,000 in working capital at the beginning of the first year and, of this amount, $36,000 will be returned to the Spartan Technology Company after six years.
The investment will produce $81,000 in income before depreciation and taxes for each of the six years. The corporation is in a 25 percent tax bracket and has a 6 percent cost of capital.
a. Calculate the net present value. (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 2 decimal places.)
b. Should the investment be undertaken? Yes or no? Get Finance homework help today