# You have the option to purchase or lease a five-axis horizontal machining center. Any revenues generated from the operation of the machine will be the same whether it is leased or purchased. Considering the information given, should you lease or purchase the machine? Conduct after-tax analyses of both options. The effective income tax rate is 40%, the evaluation period is

You have the option to purchase or lease a five-axis horizontal machining center. Any revenues generated from the operation of the machine will be the same whether it is leased or purchased. Considering the information given, should you lease or purchase the machine? Conduct after-tax analyses of both options. The effective income tax rate is 40%, the evaluation period is five years, and the MARR is 10% per year. NOTES: (1) Under the Lease Option, maintenance costs are included in the annual leasing cost. (2) Leasing costs are paid at the beginning of each year and are tax deductible. (3) Depreciation deductions cannot be taken on leased equipment. (4) Deposits are not tax deductible, and refunds of deposits are not taxable; however, owing to the difference in timing between payment and refund, they must be considered in your analysis. (7.10) Leasing Option

Annual leasing cost: $55,000

Deposit (paid at EOY zero, refunded at EOY five): $75,000

Purchasing Option

Purchase price: $350,000 capital to be borrowed at i = 8%, equal annual payments (Principal + Interest) for three years

Depreciation: three year, MACRS

Annual maintenance cost: $20,000

Resale value at EOY five: $150,000

MARR

Annual leasing cost: $55,000

Deposit (paid at EOY zero, refunded at EOY five): $75,000

Purchasing Option

Purchase price: $350,000 capital to be borrowed at i = 8%, equal annual payments (Principal + Interest) for three years

Depreciation: three year, MACRS

Annual maintenance cost: $20,000

Resale value at EOY five: $150,000

MARR

**M**inimum**A**cceptable**R**ate of**R**eturn (MARR), or hurdle rate is the minimum rate of return on a project a manager or company is willing to accept before starting a project, given its risk and the opportunity cost of forgoing other...## This problem has been solved!

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