We are evaluating a project that costs $1,720,000, has a six-year life, and has no salvage value. Assume that depreciation is straight-line to zero over the life of the project. Sales are projected at 91,000 units per year. Price per unit is $37.95, variable cost per unit is $23.20, and fixed costs are $815,000 per year. The tax rate is 35 percent, and we require a return of 11 percent on this project.a. Calculate the base-case cash flow and NPV. What is the sensitivity of NPV to changes in the sales figure? Explain what your answer tells you about a 500-unit decrease in projected sales.b. What is the sensitivity of OCF to changes in the variable cost figure?Explain what your answer tells you about a $1 decrease in estimated variable costs

We are evaluating a project that costs $1,720,000, has a six-year life, and has no salvage value. Assume that depreciation is straight-line to zero over the life of the project. Sales are projected at 91,000 units per year. Price per unit is $37.95, variable cost per unit is $23.20, and fixed costs are $815,000 per year. The tax rate is 35 percent, and we require a return of 11 percent on this project.a. Calculate the base-case cash flow and NPV. What is the sensitivity of NPV to changes in the sales figure? Explain what your answer tells you about a 500-unit decrease in projected sales.b. What is the sensitivity of OCF to changes in the variable cost figure?Explain what your answer tells you about a $1 decrease in estimated variable costs

We are evaluating a project that costs $1,720,000, has a six-year life, and has no salvage value. Assume that depreciation is straight-line to zero over the life of the project. Sales are projected at 91,000 units per year. Price per unit is $37.95, variable cost per unit is $23.20, and fixed costs are $815,000 per year. The tax rate is 35 percent, and we require a return of 11 percent on this project.a. Calculate the base-case cash flow and NPV. What is the sensitivity of NPV to changes in the sales figure? Explain what your answer tells you about a 500-unit decrease in projected sales.b. What is the sensitivity of OCF to changes in the variable cost figure?Explain what your answer tells you about a $1 decrease in estimated variable costs