Dannyâs Lawn Equipment sells high-quality lawn mowers and offers a 3-year warranty on all new lawn mowers sold. In 2012, Danny sold $300,000 of new specialty mowers for golf greens for which Dannyâs service department does not have the equipment to do the service. Danny has entered into an agreement with Mower Mavens to provide all warranty service on the special mowers sold in 2012. Danny wishes to measure the fair value of the agreement to determine the warranty liability for sales made in 2012. The controller for Dannyâs Lawn Equipment estimates the following expected warranty cash outflows associated with the mowers sold in 2012.
Using expected cash flow and present value techniques, determine the value of the warranty liability for the 2012 sales. Use an annual discount rate of 5%. Assume all cash flows occur at the end of the year.