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Monster Toys is considering a new toy monster called Garga. Annual sales of Garga are estimated at 100,000 units at a price of $8 per unit. Variable manufacturing costs are estimated at $3 per unit, incremental fixed manufacturing costs (excluding depreciation) at $60,000 annually, and additional selling and general expenses related to the monsters at $40,000 annually.
To manufacture the monsters, the company must invest $400,000 in design molds and special equipment. Since toy fads wane in popularity rather quickly, Monster Toys anticipates the special equipment will have a three-year service life with only a $10,000 salvage value. Depreciation will be computed on a straight-line basis. All revenue and expenses other than depreciation will be received or paid in cash. The company’s combined federal and state income tax rate is 30 percent.

Instructions
a. Prepare a schedule showing the estimated increase in annual net income from the planned manufacture and sale of Garga.
b. Compute the annual net cash flows expected from this project.
c. Compute for this project the (1) payback period, (2) return on average investment, and (3) net present value, discounted at an annual rate of 12 percent. Round the payback period to the nearest tenth of a year and the return on average investment to the nearest tenth of a percent. Use Exhibits 26–3 and 26–4 where necessary.
In Exhibits 26–3


In Exhibits26–4


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