What is the initial net cash flow


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The balboa bottling company is contemplating the replacement of one of its bottling machines with a newer and more efficient one. The old machine has a book value of $600,000 and a remaining useful life of 5 years. The firm does not expect to realize any return from scrapping the old machine in 5 years, but it can sell it now to another firm in the industry for $265,000. The old machine is being depreciated by $120,000 per year, using the straight-line method. The new machine has a purchase price of $1,175,000, an estimated useful life and MACRS life of 5 years, and an estimated salvage value of $145,000. The applicable depreciation rates are 20%, 32%, 19%, 12% and 6%. It is expected to economize the electric power usage, labor and repair costs, as well as to reduce the number of defective bottles. In total, an annual savings of $255,000 will be realized if the new machine is installed. The company's marginal tax rate is 35%, and it has a 12% WACC.

What is the initial net cash flow if the new machine is purchased and the old one is replaced?

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