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"NPV Decision Rule"

Fishy Business is a designer and manufacturer of fishing equipment, is contemplating a $300,000 investment into a new production facility. The economic life of the facility is estimated to be five years, after which the facility will be obsolete and have no salvage value.
To make the new facility operational, building improvements costing $50,000 will be required. In addition, a $25,000 increase in working capital will be needed.
Fishy Business' accounting and marketing departments have provided the following information: the firm will use straight line depreciation; the Company is in the 30% tax bracket; the weighted average cost of capital is 8%.
Here are estimates for EBDT for the new facility" Year 1: $70,000; Year 2: $95,000; Year 3: $95,000; Year 4: $80,000; Year 5: $75,000.
Diagram the cash flows for the project using a time line. For each of Years 1 through 5, include the following data on your diagram (in this order): EBIT, tax, depreciation, Operating Cash Flow (OCF), and discounted OCF.
(1) Indicate the initial investment cost, the present value, the Net Present Value (NPV), and the payback (measured in years based on non-discounted OCF numbers).
(2) Evaluate the project's efficacy. Is this facility worthwhile, based upon your calculations ? Why or why not ? What does the "NPV Decision Rule" indicate for the facility ?
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Fishy Business is a designer and manufacturer of fishing equipment, is contemplating a $300,000 investment into a new production facility. The economic life of the facility is estimated to be five years, after which the facility will be obsolete and have no salvage value.
To make the new facility operational, building improvements costing $50,000 ...

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