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Stanforth Research is evaluating the purchase of a highly sensitive temperature measurement equipment (TME) device. The new device will replace an existing piece of equipment that was purchased two years ago for $60,000 and is being depreciated using a five-year recovery period under ACRS. This equipment has 5 years of useful life and 4 years of depreciation expense (Years 3,4,5,6) remaining. The new TME will cost $105,000 plus $3,000 to install and is expected to remain useful for 5 years. The projected profits before depreciation and taxes are shown for both pieces of equipment. The existing equipment can currently be sold for $25,000. The firm is subject to a 40% tax rate on both ordinary income and capital gains and has a required return of 7% on projects of this nature.;Profits before Depreciation and Taxes;Year Existing;Equipment New;TME;1 $156,000 $175,000;2 160,000 175,000;3 160,000 180,000;4 165,000 180,000;5 $170,000 $185,000;a. Calculate the initial investment associated with the purchase of the new TME.;b. Calculate the incremental operating cash inflows associated with the replacement of the existing equipment. (Note: Be sure to consider the depreciation in Year 6.);c. Calculate the payback, NPV, and IRR of this project.;Attachment Preview

 

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