Bird’s Eye Treehouses, Inc., a Kentucky company, has determined that a majority of its customers are located in the Pennsylvania area. It therefore is considering using a lockbox system offered by a bank located in Pittsburgh. The bank has estimated that use of the system will reduce collection time by 2 days.
Average number of payments per day 770 Average value of payment$720 Variable lockbox fee (per transaction)$.20 Annual interest rate on money market securities 5.3% What is the NPV of the new lockbox system? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)
Suppose in addition to the variable charge that there is an annual fixed charge of $4,000 to be paid at the end of each year. What is the NPV now? (A negative answer should be indicated by a minus sign. Do not round intermediate calculations and round your answer to 2 decimal places, e.g., 32.16.)