# Takini Hot Springs has an old machine that is fully depreciated but has a current salvage value of \$5,000.

Takini Hot Springs has an old machine that is fully depreciated but has a current salvage value of \$5,000. The company wants to purchase a new machine that would cost \$60,000 and have a five-year useful life and zero salvage value. Expected changes in annual avenues and expenses if the new machine is purchased are shown as above:

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1. What’s the payback period of the new machine?
2. What’s the simple rate of return on the new machine?

Q.2

Black Mountain Summit Company is considering starting a small catering business in Whitehorse, The company would need to purchase a delivery van and equipment costing \$125,000 to operate the business and another \$60,000 for inventories and other working capital needs. Rent for the building to be used by the business will be \$35,000 per year. Ken, a business student and part-time employee at Black Mountain Summit indicates that annual cash inflow from the business will amount to \$120,000. Other than the building rent, annual cash outflow for operating costs will amount to \$40,000. Ken wants to operate the business for only 6 years. He estimates the equipment could be sold at that time for 4% of its original cost. Ken uses a 16% discount rate. (Ignore income taxes in this problem)

Required:

Should Ken take this investment? Use Net Present Value and Profitability analysis to support the decision.

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