An owner decides that he wants to go ahead with manufacturing, he must spend $900,000 for the new equipment, legal fees of $50,000, start-up cost, $50,000. The formula will net the company an estimate $375,000 in the first year, $425,000 in year two, and $500,000 in the third year for the 3-year life of the formula. The owner’s cost of capital is based on the following: Rrf: 3.625, B: 1.00, Rm: 13.875. Assume that cash flow occurs at the end of the year.
Calculate the NPV for this project. Should it be undertaken?