Holmes Manufacturing is considering a new machine that costs $250,000 and would reduce pretax manufacturing costs by $90,000 annually. Holmes would use the 3-year MACRS method to depreciate the machine, and management thinks the machine would have a value of $23,000 at the end of its 5-year operating life. The applicable depreciation rates are 33%, 45%, 15%, and 7% as discussed in Appendix 12A. Net operating working capital would increase by $25,000 initially, but it would be recovered at the end of the project's 5-year life. Holmes's marginal tax rate is 40%, and a 10% WACC is appropriate for the project.
A. find out the project's NPV, IRR, MIRR, and payback.
B. Assume management is unsure about the $90,000 cost savings - this figure could deviate by as much as plus or minus 20%. What would the NPV be under each of these situations?