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IMANET Exam CMA Topic 4 Question 68 Discussion

Actual exam question for IMANET's Certified Management Accountant exam
Question #: 68
Topic #: 4
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The management of Pelican, Inc. is evaluating a proposed acquisition of a new machine at a purchase price of $180,000 and with installation costs of $10,000. A $9,000 increase in working capital will be required. The machine Will have a useful life of four years, after which it can be sold for $30,000. The estimated annual incremental operating revenues and cash operating expenses are $450,000 and $300.000, respectively, for each of the four years. Pelican's effective income tax rate is 40%. and the cost of capital is 12%. Pelican uses straight-line depreciation for both financial reporting and income tax purposes. If the project is accepted, the estimated incremental after-tax operating cash flows at the end of the first year wilt be?

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The estimated incremental after-tax operating cash flows for each year of a capital project consist of two components: the after-tax cash inflows from operations and the depreciation tax shield arising from me purchase of new equipment. The first of these for Pelican can be calculated as follows:

Pelican's total incremental after-tax operating cash flows for each year of the project's

life is thus $106,000 ($90,000 + $16,000).

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