Sunday, 22 June 2014

A machine costs $500,000 and is expected to yield an after-tax net income of $19,000 each year. Management predicts this machine has a 9-year service life and a $100,000 salvage value, and it uses straight-line depreciation. Compute this machine’s accounting rate of return. Explanation: Average investment = $500,000 + $100,000 = $300,000 2 Accounting rate of return = Annual after-tax net income Annual average investment Accounting rate of return = $19,000 / $300,000 = 6.33%

A machine costs $500,000 and is expected to yield an after-tax net income of $19,000 each year. Management predicts this machine has a 9-year service life and a $100,000 salvage value, and it uses straight-line depreciation. Compute this machine’s accounting rate of return.


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