# J. Morgan of Spar Plug Inc. has been approached to take over a production facility from B.R.

## Question:

J. Morgan of Spar Plug Inc. has been approached to take over a production facility from B.R. Machine Company. The acquisition will cost $1,620,000, and the after-tax net cash inflow will be $248,000 per year for 12 years. Spark Plug currently uses 8% for its after-tax cost of capital. Tom Morgan, production manager, is very much in favor of the investment. He argues that the total after-tax net cash inflow is more than the cost of the investment, even if the demand for the product is somewhat uncertain. “The project will pay for itself even if the demand is only half the projected level.” Cindy Morgan (corporate controller) believes that the cost of capital should be 11% because of the declining demand for Spark Plug products

**Required **

1. Assume the project's after-tax cost of capital is 8%. Calculate the NPV of this project. Should Morgan accept the project? (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign.

2. Calculate the NPV of this project, if Cindy Morgan is correct and uses 11%. Should Morgan accept the project? (Negative amounts should be indicated by a minus sign.

3. Use the built-in function in Excel to estimate the project’s IRR.

4. Do a sensitivity analysis by using GOAL SEEK to determine, given estimated cash inflows, the original investment outlay that would result in an IRR of 11%.**Related Book For**

## Engineering Economy

ISBN: 978-0132554909

15th edition

Authors: William G. Sullivan, Elin M. Wicks, C. Patrick Koelling