# Fin 515 Case Study Answers

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FI 515 Course Project a) The net cost of the spectrometer would include the original cost of the equipment, the modification costs and the increase in working capital due to having the equipment. Therefore, the net cost would be the \$70,000 base costs, plus the \$15,000 in modification costs and the \$4,000 in capital, which equals \$89,000. b) To find the operating cash flows for the three years, we have to find the cost savings after taxes and add the tax of depreciation. To find the cost savings, we have to take the \$25,000 that is expected to be saved and reduce it based on a tax of 40%, or \$25,000(1-.4), which equals \$15,000. The tax on depreciation requires several steps to calculate. We have to add the \$70,000 base cost and \$15,000 modification to get the depreciable cost of the equipment, which is \$85,000. We then use the depreciation rates of .33, .45 and .15 for years 1, 2 and 3 respectively to find the depreciation expense. We can then apply the 40% tax rate to those expenses.…show more content…
The tax on the year 1 deprecation would then be \$28,050 * .40, which equals \$11,220. After adding \$11,020 to the \$15,000 in savings, the cash flow for year 1 would equal \$26,220. For year 2, the depreciation expense would equal \$85,000 * .45, or \$38,250. The tax on the year 2 deprecation would then be \$38,250 * .40, which equals \$15,300. After adding \$15,300 to the \$15,000 in savings, the cash flow for year 2 would equal \$30,300. For year 3, the depreciation expense would equal \$85,000 * .15, or \$12,750. The tax on the year 3 deprecation would then be \$12,750 * .40, which equals \$5,100. After adding \$5,100 to the \$15,000 in savings, the cash flow for year 3 would equal