You must evaluate the purchase of a proposed spectrometer for the R&D department. The purchase price of the spectrometer including modifications is $70,000, and the equipment will be fully depreciated at the time of purchase. The equipment would be sold after 3 years for $35,000. The equipment would require a $6,000 increase in net operating working capital (spare parts inventory). The project would have no effect on revenues, but it should save the firm $59,000 per year in before-tax labor costs. The firm's marginal federal-plus-state tax rate is 25%.
A.What is the initial investment outlay for the spectrometer, that is, what is the Year 0 project cash flow? Enter your answer as a positive value. Round your answer to the nearest dollar. $
B.What are the project's annual cash flows in Years 1, 2, and 3? Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to the nearest dollar. Year 1: $ Year 2: $ Year 3: $