# (Solved): Hawke Skateboards Is Considering Building A New Plant. Bob Skerritt, The Companyâ€™s Marketing Manag...

Hawke Skateboards is considering building a new plant. Bob Skerritt, the companyâ€™s marketing manager, is an enthusiastic supporter of the new plant. Lucy Liu, the companyâ€™s chief financial officer, is not so sure that the plant is a good idea. Currently, the company purchases its skateboards from foreign manufacturers. The following figures were estimated regarding the construction of a new plant.

Cost of plant | $4,240,000 | Estimated useful life | 15 years | ||||

Annual cash inflows | 4,240,000 | Salvage value | $2,120,000 | ||||

Annual cash outflows | 3,752,000 | Discount rate | 11% |

Bob Skerritt believes that these figures understate the true potential value of the plant. He suggests that by manufacturing its own skateboards the company will benefit from a â€œbuy Americanâ€ patriotism that he believes is common among skateboarders. He also notes that the firm has had numerous quality problems with the skateboards manufactured by its suppliers. He suggests that the inconsistent quality has resulted in lost sales, increased warranty claims, and some costly lawsuits. Overall, he believes sales will be $212,000 higher than projected above, and that the savings from lower warranty costs and legal costs will be $64,000 per year. He also believes that the project is not as risky as assumed above, and that a 9% discount rate is more reasonable.

Compute the net present value of the project based on the
original projections. **(If the net present value is
negative, use either a negative sign preceding the number e.g. -45
or parentheses e.g. (45). Round factor values to 5 decimal places,
e.g. 1.25124 and final answer to 0 decimal places, e.g.
5,275.)**

Net present value | $ |

Should the project be accepted?

Compute the net present value incorporating Bobâ€™s estimates of
the value of the intangible benefits, but still using the 11%
discount rate. **(If the net present value is negative,
use either a negative sign preceding the number e.g. -45 or
parentheses e.g. (45). Round factor values to 5 decimal places,
e.g. 1.25124 and final answer to 0 decimal places, e.g.
5,275.)**

Net present value | $ |

Compute the net present value using the original estimates, but
employing the 9% discount rate that Bob suggests is more
appropriate. **(If the net present value is negative, use
either a negative sign preceding the number e.g. -45 or parentheses
e.g. (45). Round factor values to 5 decimal places, e.g. 1.25124
and final answer to 0 decimal places, e.g.
5,275.)**

Net present value | $ |

Should the project be accepted?