- Rader Railway is determining whether to purchase a new rail setter, which has a base price of $394,000 and would cost another $58,000 to install. The setter will be depreciated according to the MACRS 3-year class of assets, and it would be sold after three years for $196,000. Using the setter requires a $26,000 increase in net working capital. Although it would have no effect on revenues, the setter should save the firm $171,000 per year in before-tax operating costs (excluding depreciation). Rader’s marginal tax rate is 40 percent, and its required rate of return is 13 percent. Should the setter be purchased? Round your answer to the nearest cent.
- Granny’s Home Remedy has a $27 million bond issue outstanding with a coupon rate of 8.75 percent and a current yield of 8.13 percent. What is the present value of the tax shield if the tax rate is 35 percent?

a. $768,285

b. $826,875

c. $839,002

d. $8,160,000

e. $9,450,000