What is the present worth of this investment?

Bailey Inc. is considering buying a new gang punch that would allow them to produce circuit boards Show more Bailey Inc. is considering buying a new gang punch that would allow them to produce circuit boards more efficiently. The punch has a first cost of $60000 and a useful life of 15 years. At the end of its useful life the punch has no salvage value. Annual labor costs would increase $2500 using the gang punch but annual raw material costs would decrease $14000. MARR is 4.0 %/year. What is the present worth of this investment? What is the decision rule for judging the attractiveness of investments based on present worth? Should Bailey buy the gang punch? Show less

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