The Chung Chemical Corporation is considering the purchase of a chemical analysis machine. Although the machine being considered will result in an increase in earnings before interest and taxes of $40,000 per year, it has a purchase price of $140,000, and it would cost an additional $5,000 to properly install the machine. In addition, to properly operate the machine, inventory must be increased by $7,000. This machine has an expected life of 10 years, after which it will have no salvage value. Also, assume simplified straight-line depreciation and that this machine is being depreciated down to zero, a 31% marginal tax rate, and a required rate of return of 13%.
a. What are the annual after-tax cash flows associated with this project for years 1 through 9?
b. What is the terminal cash flow in year 10 (what is the annual after-tax cash flow in year 10 plus any additional cash flows associated with the termination of the project)?
c. Should this machine be purchased?
Given,EBITPurchase PriceInstallation costInventoryLifeTax rateRequired returnYearly Depreciationa b c $40,000$140,000$5,0007,00010 years31%13%14500 Annual after tax cash flow from…
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