The Heron Co. wants to buy a new machine at a cost of \$380,000. The investment is expected to generate \$97,000 in net after-tax annual cash flows for a period of five years. The required rate of return is 11%.
The old machine can be sold for \$20,000 (its book value). The new machine is expected to have zero salvage value at the end of the five-year life.
What is the net present value of the investment (rounded to the nearest dollar)? Would the company want to purchase the new machine?
Hint: Using tables rather than Excel or a financial calculator may result in slightly different amounts due to rounding in the tables.