Operating cash flowsÂ Hoffmann-La Roche is considering replacing one permeability test equipment with a new model. The old equipment is fully depreciated and would last 3 more years. The new equipment is expected to have a 5-year life and depreciation charges of CHf 20,000 in year 1; CHf 32,000 in year 2; CHf 19,000 in year 3; and CHf 12,000 in both year 4 and year 5. The firm estimates the revenues and expenses (excluding depreciation and interest) for the new and old machineries to be as shown in the table below. The firm is subject to a 24% tax rate, including the cantonal tax rates.
a. Calculate the operating cash flows associated with each equipment.
b. Calculate the operating cash flows resulting from the proposed equipment replacement.
c. Depict on a timeline the operating cash flows calculated in part b.