A corporation may obtain a machine by leasing it for six years (the useful life), paying an annual fee of $3,000, or by purchasing it for $12,000. Which alternative is preferable if the corporation can invest money at 8% per annum (i.e., its cost of capital is 8%)?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:00 pm ad1c9bdddf
If the corporation leases out at $3000 for six years,
total payment = 6*$3000 = ...
The solution discusses which alternative is preferable, investment in leasing or purchasing.