# Golden Flights, Inc., is considering buying some specialized machinery that would enable the company to obtain a six-year government contract for the design and engineering of a futuristic plane. The machinery costs $975,000 and must be destroyed for security reasons

Golden Flights, Inc., is considering buying some specialized machinery that would enable the company to obtain a six-year government contract for the design and engineering of a futuristic plane. The machinery costs $975,000 and must be destroyed for security reasons at the end of the six-year contract period. The estimated annual operating results of the project are as follows:

All revenue from the contract and all expenses (except depreciation) will be received or paid in cash in the same period as recognized for accounting purposes. You are to compute the following three factors for this project:

(a) Payback period: __________ years.

(b) Return on average investment: __________%.

(c) Net present value of the investment in this machinery, discounted at an annual rate of 12% (an annuity table shows that the present value of $1 received annually for six years discounted at 12% is 4.111): $__________.

What is NPV? The net present value is an important tool for capital budgeting decision to assess that an investment in a project is worthwhile or not? The net present value of a project is calculated before taking up the investment decision at... Annuity

An annuity is a series of equal payment made at equal intervals during a period of time. In other words annuity is a contract between insurer and insurance company in which insurer make a lump-sum payment or a series of payment and, in return,...

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