Sub-Prime Loan Company is thinking of opening a new office, and the key data are shown below. The company owns the building that would be used, and it could sell it for $100,000 after taxes if it decides not to open the new office. The equipment for the project would be depreciated by the straight-line method over the project's 3-year life, after which it would be worth nothing and thus it would have a zero salvage value. No new working capital would be required, and revenues and other operating costs would be constant over the project's 3-year life. What is the project's NPV? (Hint: Cash flows are constant in Years 1-3.)
Opportunity cost $100,000
Net equipment cost (depreciable basis) $65,000
Straight-line deprec. rate for equipment 33.333%
Sales revenues, each year $123,000
Operating costs (excl. deprec.), each year $25,000
Tax rate 35%
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