1.Your company has decided to produce a new line of television/electronic media player. You estimate that your company will sell 51,000 per year, and that this product will sell for $750 each. The plant and equipment (new fixed assets) needed to manufacture this product costs $22,400,000 and will be depreciated on a straight-line basis over the seven year project. Additional manufacturing costs to produce the media players would total $16,980,000 each year. The tax rate is 40%.
Sketch a simplified income statement and calculate the firm’s operating cash flow. That is, explain what goes on each line of the income statement.
A production project will generate an expected operating cash flow of $50,000 per year for 4 years (years 1 – 4). Undertaking the project will require an increase in the company’s net working capital (inventory) of $10,000 today (year 0). At the end of the project (year 4), inventory will return to the original level. The project would cost $150,000. The weighted average cost of capital for the firm is 9%.
Sketch a timeline (explain what amount is considered in each year of the timeline) to illustrate the relevant cash flows. What is the net present value of this project?