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Serra Eren Sarıoğlu Ph.D 2. After spending S3 million on research Better Mousetraps has developed a new trap The project requires an initial investment in plant and equipment of S6 million

Serra Eren Sarıoğlu, Ph.D. 2. After spending S3 million on research, Better Mousetraps has developed a new trap. The project requires an initial investment in plant and equipment of S6 million. This investment will be depreciated straight-line over five years to a value of zero, but, when the project comes to an end in five years, the equipment can in fact be sold for $500,000. The firm believes that the working capital at each date must be maintained at 10% of next year's forecasted sales. Production costs are estimated at $1.50 per trap and the traps will be sold for $4 each (There are no marketing expenses). Sales forecasts are given in the following tables. The firm pays tax at 20% and the required return on the project is 12%. What is the NPV? Year Sales (million traps) 0 0 1 0.5 2 0.6 3 1.0 4 1.0 5 0.6 of

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