Cane company_decision taking on various assumptions

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Cane Company manufactures two products called Alpha and Beta that sell for $225 and $175, respectively. Each product uses only one type of raw material that costs $6 per pound. The company has the capacity to annually produce 130,000 units of each product. Its unit costs for each product at this level of activity are given below:

 

Alpha

Beta

Direct Material

$42

$24

Direct Labor

$42

$32

Variable manufacturing overhead

$26

$24

Traceable fixed manufacturing overhead

$34

$37

Variable selling expenses

$31

$27

Common fixed expenses

$34

$29

Total cost per unit

$209

 

$173

The company considers its traceable fixed manufacturing overhead to be avoidable, whereas its common fixed expenses are deemed unavoidable and have been allocated to products based on sales dollars.

 

 

 

1. Assume that Cane expects to produce and sell 114,000 Alphas during the current year. One of Cane’s sales representatives has found a new customer that is willing to buy 29,000 additional Alphas for a price of $156 per unit. If Cane accepts the customer’s offer, it will decrease Alpha sales to regular customers by 13,000 units.

 

Calculate the incremental net operating income if the order is accepted? (Loss amount should be indicated with a minus sign.)

Incremental net operating income is:_______

 

2. Assume that Cane normally produces and sells 109,000 Betas per year. If Cane discontinues the Beta product line, how much will profits increase or decrease?

Profit increases or decreases by: $________

 

3. Assume that Cane normally produces and sells 59,000 Betas per year. If Cane discontinues the Beta product line, how much will profits increase or decrease?

Profit increase or decreases by: $_________

 

4. Assume that Cane normally produces and sells 79,000 Betas and 99,000 Alphas per year. If Cane discontinues the Beta product line, its sales representatives could increase sales of Alpha by 12,000 units. If Cane discontinues the Beta product line, how much would profits increase or decrease?

Profit increase or decreases by: $__________

 

5. Assume that Cane expects to produce and sell 99,000 Alphas during the current year. A supplier has offered to manufacture and deliver 99,000 Alphas to Cane for a price of $156 per unit. If Cane buys 99,000 units from the supplier instead of making those units, how much will profits increase or decrease?

Profit increase or decreases by: $__________

 

6. Assume that Cane expects to produce and sell 74,000 Alphas during the current year. A supplier has offered to manufacture and deliver 74,000 Alphas to Cane for a price of $156 per unit. If Cane buys 74,000 units from the supplier instead of making those units, how much will profits increase or decrease?

Profit increase or decreases by: $__________

 

7. How many pounds of raw material are needed to make one unit of Alpha and one unit of Beta?

 

Alpha

Beta

Pounds of raw material

 

 

 

 

8. What contribution margin per pound of raw material is earned by Alpha and Beta? (Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)

 

Alpha

Beta

Contribution margin per pound

 

 

 

9. Assume that Cane’s customers would buy a maximum of 99,000 units of Alpha and 79,000 units of Beta. Also assume that the company’s raw material available for production is limited to 344,000 pounds. How many units of each product should Cane produce to maximize its profits?

 

Alpha

Beta

Units produced

 

 

 

10. Assume that Cane’s customers would buy a maximum of 99,000 units of Alpha and 79,000 units of Beta. Also assume that the company’s raw material available for production is limited to 344,000 pounds. What is the maximum contribution margin Cane Company can earn given the limited quantity of raw materials?

Total contribution margin is: ________

 

11. Assume that Cane’s customers would buy a maximum of 99,000 units of Alpha and 79,000 units of Beta. Also assume that the company’s raw material available for production is limited to 344,000 pounds. Up to how much should it be willing to pay per pound for additional raw materials? (Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

 

Maximum price to be paid per pound is:______

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