Baird Bros. Construction is considering the purchase of a machine at a cost of $125,000. The machine is expected to generate cash flows of $20,000 per year for ten years and can be sold at the end of ten years for $10,000. Interest is at 10%. Assume the machine would be paid for on the first day of year one, but that all other cash flows occur at the end of the year. Ignore income tax considerations. Required: Determine if Baird should purchase the machine.
Solution provides the detailed calculations to estimate the NPV in the given case and decides if the machine should be purchased.