# ABC, Inc., is considering purchase of a new equipment. The expected sales are expected to be...

## Question:

ABC, Inc., is considering purchase of a new equipment. The expected sales are expected to be $5,144,447. The annual cash operating expenses are expected to be$2,885,070. The annual depreciation is estimated to be $347,809 and the interest expense is estimated to be$211,645.

If the tax rate is 37%, what is the operating cash flow? Round off to two decimal points.

## Net Income:

The net income represents the difference between the revenues and expenses and is computed in the income statement which is prepared on the accrual basis of accounting. In order to compute the operating cash flow, the net income has to be adjusted for various noncash expenses like depreciation expense and also for changes in working capital if any.

ABC, Inc's operating cash flow is $1,418,760.50. Explanation: We need to compute the net income to determine the operating cash flow:  Amount Sales$5,144,447 Cash operating expenses $2,885,070 EBITDA$2,259,377 Depreciation exoense $347,809 EBIT$1,911,568 Interest $211,645 EBT$1,699,923 Taxes @ 37% $628971.51 Net income$1,070,951.50

The next step is to determine the operating cash flow:

• Operating cash flow = Net income + Depreciation expense
• Operating cash flow = $1,070,951.50 +$347,809
• Operating cash flow = \$1,418,760.50