We are evaluating a project that costs $924,000, has an eight-year life, has no salvage value. Assume that depreciation is straight-line to zero over the life of the project. Sales are projected at 75,000 units per year. Price per unit is $46, variable cost per unit is $31, and fixed costs are $825,000 per year. The tax rate is 35% and we require a 15% return on this project.
1) find out the accounting break-even point. What is the degree of operating leverage at the accounting break-even point?
2) find out the base-case cash flow and NPV. What is the sensitivity of NPV to changes in the sales figure? describe what your answer tells you about a 500-unit decrease in projected sales.
3) What is the sensitivity of OCF to changes in the variable cost figure? describe what your answer tells you about a $1 decrease in estimated variable costs.
4) Suppose the projections given for price, quantity, variable costs, and fixed costs are all accurate within +/- 10%. find out the best case and worst case NPV figures.
Please show all work in excel and formulas.