Applied Nanotech is thinking about introducing a new surface cleaning machine. The marketing department has come up with the estimate that Applied Nanotech can sell 15 units per year at $305,000 net cash flow per unit for the next five years. The engineering department has come up with the estimate that developing the machine will take a $15 million initial investment. The finance department has estimated that a 16 percent discount rate should be used.
a. What is the base-case NPV?
b. If unsuccessful, after the first year the project can be dismantled and will have an aftertax salvage value of $11 million. Also, after the first year, expected cash flows will be revised up to 20 units per year or to 0 units, with equal probability. What is the revised NPV?

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