Insect kill Ltd. is considering whether to establish a new subsidiary in Uganda. The cost of the fixed assets would be Sh.10,000,000 in total, with Sh.7,500,000 payable at once and the remainder payable after one year. A further investment of Sh.3,000,000 in working capital would be required immediately.
The management of Insect kill Ltd. expect all their investments to be financially justifiable within a four year planning horizon. The net disposal value of fixed assets after four years is expected to be zero.
The operation would incur fixed costs amounting to Sh.5,200,000 a year in the first year, including depreciation of Sh.2,000,000. These costs, excluding depreciation are expected to increase 5% each year because of inflation. The operation would involve the manufacture and sale of a standard unit, with a unit selling price of Sh.12 and variable cost of sh.6 in the first year and expected annual increase because of inflation of 4% and 7% respectively. Annual sales are expected to be 1,250,000 units.
The company‟s cost of capital is 14%.