Finance Assignment | Professional Writing
6) (2 points] You are evaluating a software package that will streamline the collection of your accounts receivable. The software will cost $3 million, and you plan to depreciate this cost over a 3-year, straight-line horizon. You do not anticipate additional capital spending, and because the software is unique to your firm, it will not be sold. The firm’s marginal tax rate is 30%, and its WACC is 20%.
Further, the effects of this software package are expected to continue into perpetuity, and you project a terminal period revenue growth of 5%. Assume that all other operating expenses, net working capital accounts (except for A/R) and capex remain the same. Revenue and Days Receivables Outstanding projections are shown below. As seen, the software should allow your firm to collect its receivables sooner than it would under the baseline projections. What is the NPV of this project? 2015E 100 2016 140 2017 180 2018 200 2019E 210 2014A Revenue 50 Days Receivables Outstanding Base Case C 60 With Software Package 60 60 60 60 60 50 A) $6.68 million B) $7.62 million C) $8.57 million
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