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A small factory is considering replacing its existing coining press with a newer, more efficient one.
A small factory is considering replacing its existing coining press with a newer, more
efficient one. The existing press was purchased five years ago at a cost of $145,000, and
it is being depreciated according to a 7-year MACRs depreciation schedule. The CFO
estimates that the existing press has 6 years of useful life remaining. The purchase price
for the new press is $274,000. The installation of the new press would cost an additional
$36,000, and this cost would be added to the depreciable base. The new press (if
purchased) would be depreciated using the 7-year MACRs depreciation schedule.
Interest expenses associated with the purchase of the new press are estimated to be
roughly $8,200 per year for the next 6 years.
The appeal of the new press is that it is estimated to produce a pre-tax operating cost
savings of $78,000 per year for the next 6 years. Also, if the new press is purchased, the
old press can be sold for $25,000 today. The CFO believes that the new press would be
sold for $29,000 at the end of its 6-year useful life. Assume that NWC would not be
The company has an average tax rate of 28% and a marginal tax rate of 31%. The cost of
capital (i.e., discount rate) for this project is 13.20%.
How would I develop the incremental cash flows for this replacement decision and use them to
calculate NPV, IRR, MIRR, and PI?
Should the coining press be replaced now?