Lexigraphic Printing Company is considering replacing a machine that has been used in its factory for four years. Relevant data


Lexigraphic Printing Company is considering replacing a machine that has been used in its factory for four years. Relevant data associated with the operations of the old machine and the new machine, neither of which has any estimated residual value, are as follows:
Old Machine
Cost of machine, 10-year life $89,000
Annual depreciation (straight-line) 8,900
Annual manufacturing costs, excluding depreciation 23,600
Annual nonmanufacturing operating expenses 6,100
Annual revenue 74,200
Current estimated selling price of machine 29,700
New Machine
Purchase price of machine, six-year life $119,700
Annual depreciation (straight-line) 19,950
Estimated annual manufacturing costs, excluding depreciation 6,900
Annual non-manufacturing operating expenses and revenue are not expected to be affected by purchase of the new machine.
Required:
1. Prepare a differential analysis as of April 30 comparing operations using the present machine (Alternative 1) with operations using the new machine (Alternative 2). The analysis should indicate the total differential income that would result over the six-year period if the new machine is acquired.
2. Choices of what other factors should be considered
A. Was the purchase price of the old machine too high?
B. What effect does the federal income tax have on the decision?
C. What opportunities are available for the use of the $90,000 of funds ($119,700 less $29,700 proceeds from the old machine) that are required to purchase the new machine?
D. Should management have purchased a different model of the old machine?
E. Are there any improvements in the quality of work turned out by the new machine?


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