You are considering a new line of consumer products. You expect revenues of $14 million in each of the next ten years, while expenses are half of revenues (all cash flows are assumed to be at year end).The project requires an initial investment of $20 million at the beginning of the first year, which may bedepreciated for tax purposes using a straight-line depreciation over five years. The project requires workingcapital of $8 million dollars at the beginning of the first year. $5 million of the working capital is recovered atthe end of year 5, and the rest is recovered at the end of year 10. A feasibility study of the new product, whichhas already been completed, cost $3 million. The project will utilize facilities that could be rented out for $1million per year in years 1 through 10. The company's tax rate is 35 percent.
a) Calculate the after-tax operating cash flows for this project.
b) With a 10% WACC, what is the NPV of the project? Should you undertake it?