# We are evaluating a project that costs \$786,000, has an eight year life, and has no salvage value . Assume that depreciation is straight-line to zero over the life of the project. Sales are projected at 65,000 units per year. Price per unit is \$48, variable cost per unit is \$25, and fixed costs are \$725,000 per year. The tax

Chapter 11, Questions and Problems #5

We are evaluating a project that costs \$786,000, has an eight year life, and has no salvage value. Assume that depreciation is straight-line to zero over the life of the project. Sales are projected at 65,000 units per year. Price per unit is \$48, variable cost per unit is \$25, and fixed costs are \$725,000 per year. The tax rate is 22 percent, and we require a return of 10 percent on this project.

a. Calculate the accounting break-even point. What is the degree of operating leverage at the accounting break-even point?

b. Calculate the base-case cash flow and NPV. What is the sensitivity of NPV to changes in the quantity sold? Explain what your answer tells you about a 500-unit decrease in the quantity sold.

c. What is the sensitivity of OCF to changes in the variable cost figure? Explain what your answer tells you about a \$1 decrease in estimated variable costs.

Salvage Value
Salvage value is the estimated book value of an asset after depreciation is complete, based on what a company expects to receive in exchange for the asset at the end of its useful life. As such, an asset’s estimated salvage value is an important...