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Question: Microdot Inc. sells and distributes computer


Microdot Inc. sells and distributes computer networking equipment; its overall margin on sales is 10%. Microdot has customers of two kinds: low and high volume. Lowvolume customers on average generate sales for $5,000 per year and the average tenure is four years. High-volume customers on average generate sales for $18,000. Their average tenure is seven years but they require an initial investment of $8,000 (comprised mostly of legal fees paid to lawyers to review the longterm contract and upgrades in the software to allow customers to place purchase orders online). Assume a 12% required rate of return.

Required:
1. Calculate operating income per customer in each year.
2. Microdot estimates the value of each kind of customer by calculating the customer’s projected NPV over the total expected time of the contract. Use the operating incomes calculated above to compute the value of each kind of customer.
3. Indicate which type of customer is more profitable for Microdot Inc


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