Hall Company had sales in 2014 of $1,560,000 on 60,000 units. Variable costs totaled $720,000, and fixed costs totaled $500,000. A new raw material is available that will decrease the variable costs per unit by 25% (or $3). However, to process the new raw material, fixed operating costs will increase by $150,000. Management feels that one-half of the decline in the variable costs per unit should be passed on to customers in the form of a sales price reduction. The marketing department expects that this sales price reduction will result in a 5% increase in the number of units sold. (a) Prepare a projected CVP income statement for 2014, assuming the changes have not been made. (Round per unit cost to 2 decimal places, e.g. 5.25 and all other answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. 1,225.)
|HALL COMPANY CVP Income Statement For the Year Ended December 31, 2014|
(b) Prepare a projected CVP income statement for 2014, assuming that changes are made as described. (Round per unit cost to 2 decimal places, e.g. 5.25 and all other answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. 1,225.)
|HALLCOMPANY CVP Income Statement For the Year Ended December 31, 2014|
Personal Electronix sells television iPads and iPods. The business is divided into two divisions along product lines. CVP income statements for a recent quarter’s activity are presented below.
Determine sales mix percentage and contribution margin ratio for each division. (Round answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. 15%.)
Sales Mix Percentage
Contribution Margin Ratio
(b) Calculate the company’s weighted-average contribution margin ratio.
(c ) Calculate the company’s break-even point in dollars.
(d) Determine the sales level in dollars for each division at the break-even point.
|Billings Company manufactures and sells two products. Relevant per unit data concerning each product follow.
(1) Compute the contribution margin per machine hour for each product.
Contribution margin per machine hour
(2) If 1,000 additional machine hours are available, which product should Billings manufacture?
(b) Prepare an analysis showing the total contribution margin if the additional hours are:
(1) Divided equally between the products
(2) Allocated entirely to the product identified in part (b)
The CVP income statements shown below are available for Armstrong Company and Contador Company.
|Armstrong Co.||Contador Co.|
Compute the degree of operating leverage for each company. (Round answers to 3 decimal places, e.g. 1.150.)
|Degree of Operating Leverage|
(b) Assuming that sales revenue increase by 10%, prepare a variable costing income statement for each company.
Fredonia Inc. had a bad year in 2013. For the first time in its history, it operated at a loss. The company’s income statement showed the following results from selling 80,000 units of product: Net sales $2,000,000; total costs and expenses $2,135,000; and net loss $135,000. Costs and expenses consisted of the following.
|Cost of goods sold||$1,468,000||$950,000||$518,000|
Management is considering the following independent alternatives for 2014.
|1.||Increase unit selling price 25% with no change in costs and expenses.|
|2.||Change the compensation of salespersons from fixed annual salaries totaling $200,000 to total salaries of $40,000 plus a 5% commission on net sales.|
|3.||Purchase new high-tech factory machinery that will change the proportion between variable and fixed cost of goods sold to 50:50.|
(a) Compute the break-even point in dollars for 2014. (Round contribution margin ratio to 4 decimal places e.g. 0.2512 and final answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. 2,510.)
(b) Compute the break-even point in dollars under each of the alternative courses of action. (Round contribution margin ratio to 4 decimal places e.g. 0.2512 and final answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. 2,510.)
|1.||Increase selling price||$|
Which course of action do you recommend?
The following CVP income statements are available for Viejo Company and Nuevo Company.
|Viejo Company||Nuevo Company|
Calculate Contribution margin ratio. (Round answers to 2 decimal places, e.g. 0.32.)
|Contribution Margin Ratio|
(a) Compute the break-even point in dollars and the margin of safety ration for each company.
(b) Compute the degree of operating leverage for each company and interpret your results
(c) Assuming that sales revenue increase by 20%, prepare a CVP income statement for each company.
(d) Assuming that sales revenue decreases by 20%, prepare a CVP income statement for each company
(e) Discuss how the cost structure of these two companies affects their operating leverage and profitability.