Myer Inc Would Like To Set Up A New Plant Currently Myer Has An Option To Buy An

Myer Inc. would like to set up a new plant. Currently, Myer has an option to buy an exsiting building at a cost of $24,000. Necessary equipment for the plant will cost $16,000, including installation costs. Depreciation of the equipment and of the building is as follows: Year 1=$3512, Year 2= $5744, Year 3=$3664, and Year 4= $2544. The project would require an initial investment of $12,000 of net working capital and will be made at the time of the purchase of the building and equipment. The working capital will be fully recovered at end of year 4. The project’s estimated economic life is four years. At the end of that time, the building is expected to have a market value of $15,000 and a book value of $21,816, whereas the equipment is expected to have a market value of $4000 and a book value of $2720. Annual sales will be $80,000. The production department has estimated that variable manufacturing costs will be 60% of sales and that fixed overhead costs, excluding depreciation, will be $10,000 a year. Myer’s marginal tax is 30%; its cost of capital is 12% and for capital budgeting purposes, the company’s policy is to assume that operating cashflows occur at the end of each year. The plant will begin operations immediately after the investment is made, and the first operating cash flows will occur exactly one year later.

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