# Complete Solution in Excel File

Complete the following problems in Chapter 8

Show your calculations used to derive your answers. If the problems require narrative answers as well as calculations, you must format those answers using APA style

Chapter 8

Big Sky Hospital plans to obtain a new MRI that costs $1.5 million and has an estimated four-year useful life. It can obtain a bank loan for the entire amount and buy the MRI, or it can obtain a guideline lease for the equipment. Assume that the following facts apply to the decision:

- The MRI falls into the three-year class for tax depreciation, so the MACRS allowances are 0.33, 0.45, 0.15, and 0.07 in Years 1 through 4, respectively.

- Estimated maintenance expenses are $75,000 payable at the beginning of each year whether the MRI is leased or purchased.

- Big Sky's marginal tax rate is 40 percent.

- The bank loan would have an interest rate of 15 percent.

- If leased, the lease payments would be $400,000 payable at the end of each of the next four years.

- The estimated residual (and salvage) value is $250,000.

a. What are the NAL and IRR of the lease? Interpret each value.

b. Assume now that the salvage value estimate is $300,000, but all other facts remain the same. What is the new NAL? The new IRR?

Chapter 8

Walton Nursing Home (WNH) is evaluating a guideline lease agreement on laundry equipment that costs $250,000 and falls into the MACRS three-year class. The home can borrow at an 8 percent rate on a four-year loan if WHN decided to borrow and buy rather than lease. The laundry equipment has a four-year economic life, and its estimated residual value is $50,000 at the end of Year 4. If WHN buys the equipment, it would purchase a maintenance contract which costs $5,000 per year, payable at the beginning of each year. The lease terms, which include maintenance, call for a $71,000 lease payment at the beginning of each year. WNH's tax rate is 40 percent. Should the home lease or buy?

Show your calculations used to derive your answers. If the problems require narrative answers as well as calculations, you must format those answers using APA style

Chapter 8

Big Sky Hospital plans to obtain a new MRI that costs $1.5 million and has an estimated four-year useful life. It can obtain a bank loan for the entire amount and buy the MRI, or it can obtain a guideline lease for the equipment. Assume that the following facts apply to the decision:

- The MRI falls into the three-year class for tax depreciation, so the MACRS allowances are 0.33, 0.45, 0.15, and 0.07 in Years 1 through 4, respectively.

- Estimated maintenance expenses are $75,000 payable at the beginning of each year whether the MRI is leased or purchased.

- Big Sky's marginal tax rate is 40 percent.

- The bank loan would have an interest rate of 15 percent.

- If leased, the lease payments would be $400,000 payable at the end of each of the next four years.

- The estimated residual (and salvage) value is $250,000.

a. What are the NAL and IRR of the lease? Interpret each value.

b. Assume now that the salvage value estimate is $300,000, but all other facts remain the same. What is the new NAL? The new IRR?

Chapter 8

Walton Nursing Home (WNH) is evaluating a guideline lease agreement on laundry equipment that costs $250,000 and falls into the MACRS three-year class. The home can borrow at an 8 percent rate on a four-year loan if WHN decided to borrow and buy rather than lease. The laundry equipment has a four-year economic life, and its estimated residual value is $50,000 at the end of Year 4. If WHN buys the equipment, it would purchase a maintenance contract which costs $5,000 per year, payable at the beginning of each year. The lease terms, which include maintenance, call for a $71,000 lease payment at the beginning of each year. WNH's tax rate is 40 percent. Should the home lease or buy?

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