13 Operating Cash Flow
The financial staff of Cairn Communications has identified the following information for the first year of the roll-out of its new proposed service:
Projected sales$25 million
Operating costs (not including depreciation)$11 million
Depreciation $6 million
Interest expense$3 million
The company faces a 35% tax rate. What is the project’s operating cash flow for the first year (t = 1)? Write out your answer completely. For example, 2 million should be entered as 2,000,000.
14. Net Salvage Value
Allen Air Lines must liquidate some equipment that is being replaced. The equipment originally cost $23 million, of which 75% has been depreciated. The used equipment can be sold today for $8.05 million, and its tax rate is 35%. What is the equipment’s after-tax net salvage value? Write out your answer completely. For example, 2 million should be entered as 2,000,000.
15. Although the Chen Company’s milling machine is old, it is still in relatively good working order and would last for another 10 years. It is inefficient compared to modern standards, though, and so the company is considering replacing it. The new milling machine, at a cost of $38,000 delivered and installed, would also last for 10 years and would produce after-tax cash flows (labor savings and depreciation tax savings) of $8,300 per year. It would have zero salvage value at the end of its life. The Project cost of capital is 9%, and its marginal tax rate is 35%.
Should Chen buy the new machine? Yes or no.
17. AFN equation
Broussard Skateboard’s sales are expected to increase by 15% from $7.4 million in 2016 to $8.51 million in 2017. Its assets totaled $5 million at the end of 2016. Broussard is already at full capacity, so its assets must grow at the same rate as projected sales. At the end of 2016, current liabilities were $1.4 million, consisting of $450,000 of accounts payable, $500,000 of notes payable, and $450,000 of accruals. The after-tax profit margin is forecasted to be 4%, and the forecasted payout ratio is 65%. Use the AFN equation to forecast Broussard’s additional funds needed for the coming year. Round your answer to the nearest dollar. Do not round intermediate calculations.