Talbot Industries is considering an expansion project. The necessary equipment could be purchased for $9 million, and the project would also require an initial $3 million investment in net operating working capital. The company's tax rate is 40%.
a.) What is the initial investment outlay?
b.) The company spent and expensed $50,000 on research related to the project last year. Would this change your answer? describe.
c.) The companyplans to house the project in a building it owns but is not now using. The building could be sold for $1 million after taxes and real estate commissions. How would this affect your answer?