Posted by Mary on .
A company wants to buy a laborsaving piece of equipment. Using the NPV method of capital budgeting, determine the proposal's appropriateness and economic viability with the following information:
Labor content is 12% of sales, which are annually $10 million.
The new equipment will save 20% of labor annually.
The new equipment will last 5 years.
The new equipment will cost $200,000.
The discount rate is 10%

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Jane,
I have this same problem. I just cannot figure out if the labor content is needed to calculate the NPV. Any ideas?

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suri,
NPV method of capital budgeting, determine the proposal’s appropriateness and economic viability with the following information:
• The new program will increase current sales, $10 million, by 20%.
• The new program will have a profit margin is 5% of sales.
• The new program will have a 3year effect.
• The new program will cost the company $200,000 in the first year.