In response to a question about financing the acquisition, James replied "The production equipment will cost $950,000. We will also need to purchase $50,000 of additional equipment to complete installation. We will finance this purchase with a five year $1,000,000 loan from the Regional Bank. The interest rate will be 10% per annum payable quarterly. The repayment schedule negotiated is for quarterly repayments over the duration of the loan. The interest payment and the loan repayment will occur on the last day of each quarter.
RSC Designs Pty, Ltd. is a manufacturer of metal and glass sculptures. The firm's two product lines are designated as SML (small sculptures: 13 x 17 cm) and LGE (large sculptures: 26 x 34 cm). The primary raw materials are metal strips and 30 cm by 40 cm glass sheets. Each SML sculpture requires a 60 cm metal strip; and each LGE sculpture requires a 1.2m metal strip. Allowing for normal breakage and scrap glass, the company can get either four SML sculptures or one LGE sculpture from one glass sheet. Other raw materials, such as solder, rivets, glitter and glue are insignificant in cost and are treated as indirect materials.