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    Asset be Sold Now or Kept for Another 5 Years

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    Storrs Corporation can sell an asset today for $1 million, or the asset can be kept for an additional 5 years and then scraped for an estimated value of $200,000. If kept, the asset will generate cash flows of $200,000 at the end of each year for the next 5 years, exclusive of scrap value. The price will decline very rapidly, so the asset will not be sold until the fifth year if it is not sold immediately. At a 10% required return, should the asset be sold now or kept for another 5 years?

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    The solution explains how to decide whether the asset be sold now or kept for another 5 years.