Question: Speedy Delivery Inc is considering the purchase of an additional

Speedy Delivery Inc. is considering the purchase of an additional delivery truck for $110,000 on January 1, 2012. The truck is expected to have a five-year life with an expected residual value of $15,000 at the end of five years. The expected additional revenues from the added delivery capacity are anticipated to be $70,000 per year for each of the next five years. A driver will cost $40,000 in 2012, with an expected annual salary increase of $1,000 for each year thereafter. The insurance for the truck is estimated to cost $2,000 per year.
a. Determine the expected annual net cash flows from the delivery truck investment for 2012–2016.
b. Calculate the net present value of the investment, assuming that the minimum desired rate of return is 12%. Use the present value of $1 table appearing in Exhibit 1 of this chapter.
c. Is the additional truck a good investment based on your analysis?

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