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suppose you have been hired as a financial consultant to defense
electronics, inc. (dei), a large, publicly traded firm that is the market
share leader in radar detection systems (rdss). the company is looking
at setting up a manufacturing plant overseas to produce a new line of
rdss. this will be a five-year project. the company bought some land
three years ago for $4 million in anticipation of using it as a toxic dump site for waste chemicals, but it built a piping system to safely discard the chemicals instead. the land was appraised last week for $5.1 million. in five years, the after-tax value of the land will be $6 million, but the company expects to keep the land for a future project. the company wants to build its new manufacturing plant on this land; the plant and equipment will cost $35 million to build. the following market data on dei’s securities are current:
debt: 240,000 7.5% coupon bonds outstanding, 20 years to maturity, selling for 94% of par; the bonds have a $1,000 par value each and make semi-annual payments.
common stock: 9,000,000 shares outstanding, selling for $71 per share; the beta is 1.2.
preferred stock: 400,000 shares of 5.5% preferred stock outstanding, selling for $81 per share.
market: 8% expected market risk premium; 5% risk-free rate.
dei uses g m wharton as its lead underwriter. wharton charges dei spreads of 8% on new common stock issues, 6% on new preferred stock issues, and 4% on new debt issues. wharton has included all direct and indirect issuance costs (along with its profit) in settling these spreads. wharton has recommended to dei that it raise the funds needed to build the plant by issuing new shares of common stock. dei's tax rate is 35%. the project requires $1,300,000 in initial new working capital investment to get operational. assume wharton raises all equity for new projects externally.
a calculate the project’s initial time 0 cash flow, taking into account all side effects.
b the new rds project is somewhat riskier than a typical project for dei, primarily because the plant is being located overseas. management has told you to use an adjustment factor of +2% to account for this increased riskiness. calculate the appropriate discount rate to use when evaluating dei’s project.
c the manufacturing plant has an eight-year tax life, and dei uses straight-line depreciation. at the end of the project (that is, the end of year 5), the plant and equipment can be scrapped for $6 million. what is the after-tax salvage value of this plant and equipment?
d the company will incur $7,000,000 in annual fixed costs. the plan is to manufacture 18,000 rdss per year and sell them at $10,900 per machine; the variable production costs are $9,400 per rds. what is the annual operating cash flow (ocf) from this project?
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