Verla Industries is trying to decide which one of the following two options to pursue. Either option will take effect on January 1st of the next year.
Option One - Acquire a New Finishing Machine.
The cost of the machine is $1,000,000, and it will have a useful life of 5 years. Net pre-tax cash flows arising from savings in labor costs will amount to $100,000 per year for 5 years. Depreciation expense will be calculated using the straight-line method for both financial and tax reporting purposes. As an incentive to purchase, Verla will receive a trade-in allowance of $50,000 on their current fully depreciated finishing machine.
Option Two - Outsource the Finishing Work.
Verla can outsource the work to LM, Inc., at a cost of $200,000 per year for 5 years. If they outsource, Verla will scrap their current fully depreciated finishing machine.
Verla’s effective income tax rate is 40%. The weighted-average cost of capital is 10%.
Verla’s net present value of acquiring the new finishing machine is