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69. Tool Makers, Inc. uses tool and die machines to produce equipment for other firms. The initial cost of one customized tool and die machine is $850,000. This machine costs $10,000 a year to operate. Each machine has a life of 3 years before it is replaced. What is the equivalent annual cost of this machine if the required return is 9%? (Round your answer to whole dollars.) 70. Jackson & Sons uses packing machines to prepare its products for shipping. One machine costs $136,000 and lasts about 4 years before it needs replaced. The operating cost per machine is $6,000 a year. What is the equivalent annual cost of one packing machine if the required rate of return is 12%? (Round your answer to whole dollars.) 71. Bruno's, Inc. is analyzing two machines to determine which one it should purchase. The company requires a 14% rate of return and uses straight-line depreciation to a zero book value. Machine A has a cost of $290,000, annual operating costs of $8,000, and a 3-year life. Machine B costs $180,000, has annual operating costs of $12,000, and has a 2-year life. Whichever machine is purchased will be replaced at the end of its useful life. Which machine should Bruno's purchase and why? (Round your answer to whole dollars.) 6-23
Chapter 06 - Making Capital Investment Decisions72. Kay's Nautique is considering a project which will require additional inventory of $128,000 and will also increase accounts payable by $45,000 as suppliers are willing to finance part of these purchases. Accounts receivable are currently $80,000 and are expected to increase by 10% if this project is accepted. What is the initial project cash flow needed for net working capital? 73. Lottie's Boutique needs to maintain 20% of its sales in net working capital. Lottie's is considering a 3-year project which will increase sales from their current level of $110,000 to $130,000 the first year and $145,000 a year for the following two years. What amount should be included in the project analysis for the last year of the project in regards to the net working capital?