Sam Corp. is considering a new investment whose data are shown below. The equipment would be depreciated on a straight-line basis over the project’s 3-year life, would have a zero-salvage value, and would require some additional working capital that would be recovered at the end of the project’s life. Revenues and other operating costs are expected to be constant over the project’s life. What is the project’s NPV? WAAC = 12%, tax rate = 35% (Hint: Cash flows are constant in Years 1 to 3.) Show work.
Net investment in fixed assets (basis) $75,000
Required new working capital $15,000
Sales revenues, each year $75,000
Operating costs (excl. deprec.), each year $25,000