NPV Calculation for Capital Budgeting
A project requires an initial investment of $200,000 and expects to produce a cash flow before taxes of 120,000 per year for two years (i.e., cash flows will occur at t = 1 and t = 2). The corporate tax rate is 30%. The assets will depreciate using the MACRS – 3-year schedule: (t = 1, 33%); (t = 2: 45%); (t = 3: 15%); (t = 4: 7%). The company’s tax situation is such that it can use all applicable tax shields. The opportunity cost of capital is 12%. Assume that the asset can sell for book value at the end of the project. Calculate the NPV of the project (approximately). Based on your results, please explain in a one page write up whether or not you would accept or reject the investment.