# Managerial Accounting: E12-3 Vorteck Inc. manufactures snowsuits

**Managerial Accounting**

**E12-3**

Vorteck Inc. manufactures snowsuits. Vorteck is considering purchasing a new sewing machine at a cost of $2.5 million. Its existing machine was purchased five years ago at a price of $1.8 million; six months ago, Vorteck spent $55,000 to keep it operational. The existing sewing machine can be sold today for $260,000. The new sewing machine would require a one-time, $85,000 training cost. Operating costs would decrease by the following amounts for years 1 to 7:

Year 1 390,000

2 400,000

3 411,000

4 426,000

5 434,000

6 435,000

7 436,000

The new sewing machine would be depreciated according to the declining-balance method at a rate of 20%. The salvage value is expected to be $380,000. This new equipment would require maintenance costs of $95,000 at the end of the fifth year. The cost of capital is 9%.

Instructions

Calculate the net present value. (If net present value is negative enter with either a (-) sign preceding the number or (parenthesis) around the number. Round computations and final answer for present value to 0 decimal places, e.g. 125. Round computations for Discount Factor to 5 decimal places.)

Should Vorteck purchase the new machine to replace the existing machine?

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