What is the expected NPV for this new machine over ten years?

D Planning. A firm is in the process of assessing the economic prospects for a new bottling machin Show more R&D Planning. A firm is in the process of assessing the economic prospects for a new bottling machine it is develop- ing. Future research and development expenses could range from $4 to $9 million with a most likely value around $7 million. The life of the product will be anywhere from 3 to 10 years. Yearly unit sales will range from 100 to 500 with a most likely value around 300. The machines will sell for between $20000 and $25000 each. The production cost of the machine is expected to be $13000 but could be as low as $11000 or as high as $15000. The firms discount rate is 10 percent. a. What is the expected NPV for this new machine over ten years? b. What is the probability of a positive NPV? (Powell) Powell Stephen G. Simulation Using Spreadsheets Custom eText for University of Alabama Tuscaloosa. Wiley Custom Select 7/14/15. VitalBook file. Show less

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