Lease VS Buy

AGD Co (12/05, amended)

AGD Co is a profitable company which is considering the purchase of a machine costing $320,000. If purchased, AGD Co would incur annual maintenance costs of $25,000. The machine would be used for three years and at the end of this period would be sold for $50,000. Alternatively, the machine could be obtained under an operating lease for an annual lease rental of $120,000 per year, payable in advance.