ACCT 505 Course Project 2: Hampton Company
Capital Budgeting Decision
Hampton Company: The production department has been investigating possible ways to trim total production costs. One possibility currently being examined is to make the cans instead of purchasing them. The equipment needed would cost $1,000,000, with a disposal value of $200,000, and would be able to produce 27,500,000 cans over the life of the machinery. The production department estimates that approximately 5,500,000 cans would be needed for each of the next 5 years.
The company would hire six new employees. These six individuals would be full-time employees working 2,000 hours per year and earning $15.00 per hour. They would also receive the same benefits as other production employees, 15% of wages in addition to $2,000 of health benefits.
It is estimated that the raw materials will cost 30¢ per can and that other variable costs would be 10¢ per can. Because there is currently unused space in the factory, no additional fixed costs would be incurred if this proposal is accepted.
It is expected that cans would cost 50¢ each if purchased from the current supplier. The company’s minimum rate of return (hurdle rate) has been determined to be 11% for all new projects, and the current tax rate of 35% is anticipated to remain unchanged. The pricing for the company’s products as well as number of units sold will not be affected by this decision. The unit-of-production depreciation method would be used if the new equipment is purchased.
The check figure for the total annual after-tax cash flows is $271,150.