9-31 Alternative denominator-level capacity concepts, effect on operating income. Castle Lager has justpurchased the Jacksonville Brewery. The brewery is two years old and uses absorption costing. It will "sell"its product to Castle Lager at $47 per barrel. Peter Bryant, Castle Lager's controller, obtains the followinginformation about Jacksonville Brewery's capacity and budgeted fixed manufacturing costs for 2014:Page LayoutHomeInsertFormulasDataReviewViewBudgeted FixedManufacturingOverhead per Period$27,900,000$27,900,000$27,900,000Hours ofProduction Production Barrelsper Day22Days ofDenominator-Level2Capacity Concept4 Theoretical capacity5 Practical capacity6 Normal capacity utilizationMaster-budget capacity for each7 half year8 (a) January-June 20149 (b) July-December 2014per Hour545510410per Period33583482034820$13,950,000$13,950,00020174174315205051.Compute the budgeted fixed manufacturing overhead rate per barrel for each of the denominator-levelcapacity concepts. Explain why they are different. In 2014, the Jacksonville Brewery reported these production results:2.Page LayoutHomeInsertFormulasData|12 Beginning inventory in barrels, 1-1-2014|13 Production in barrels14 Ending inventory in barrels, 12-31-201415 Actual variable manufacturing costs16 Actual fixed manufacturing overhead costs2,670,000210,000$80,634,000$26,700,000There are no variable cost variances. Fixed manufacturing overhead cost variances are written off to cost ofgoods sold in the period in which they occur. Compute the Jacksonville Brewery's operating income when thedenominator-level capacity is (a) theoretical capacity, (b) practical capacity, and (c) normal capacity utilization.

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Motivational considerations in denominator-level capacity selection (continuation of 9-31). 1. If the plant manager of the Jacksonville Brewery gets a bonus based on operating income, which denominator-level capacity concept would he prefer to use? Explain. 2. What denominator-level capacity concept would Castle Lager prefer to use for U.S. income-tax reporting? Explain. 3. How might the IRS limit the flexibility of an absorption-costing company like Castle Lager attempting to minimize its taxable income?

9-31 Alternative denominator-level capacity concepts, effect on operating income. Castle Lager has just
purchased the Jacksonville Brewery. The brewery is two years old and uses absorption costing. It will "sell"
its product to Castle Lager at $47 per barrel. Peter Bryant, Castle Lager's controller, obtains the following
information about Jacksonville Brewery's capacity and budgeted fixed manufacturing costs for 2014:
Page Layout
Home
Insert
Formulas
Data
Review
View
Budgeted Fixed
Manufacturing
Overhead per Period
$27,900,000
$27,900,000
$27,900,000
Hours of
Production Production Barrels
per Day
22
Days of
Denominator-Level
2
Capacity Concept
4 Theoretical capacity
5 Practical capacity
6 Normal capacity utilization
Master-budget capacity for each
7 half year
8 (a) January-June 2014
9 (b) July-December 2014
per Hour
545
510
410
per Period
3
358
348
20
348
20
$13,950,000
$13,950,000
20
174
174
315
20
505
1.
Compute the budgeted fixed manufacturing overhead rate per barrel for each of the denominator-level
capacity concepts. Explain why they are different.
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9-31 Alternative denominator-level capacity concepts, effect on operating income. Castle Lager has just purchased the Jacksonville Brewery. The brewery is two years old and uses absorption costing. It will "sell" its product to Castle Lager at $47 per barrel. Peter Bryant, Castle Lager's controller, obtains the following information about Jacksonville Brewery's capacity and budgeted fixed manufacturing costs for 2014: Page Layout Home Insert Formulas Data Review View Budgeted Fixed Manufacturing Overhead per Period $27,900,000 $27,900,000 $27,900,000 Hours of Production Production Barrels per Day 22 Days of Denominator-Level 2 Capacity Concept 4 Theoretical capacity 5 Practical capacity 6 Normal capacity utilization Master-budget capacity for each 7 half year 8 (a) January-June 2014 9 (b) July-December 2014 per Hour 545 510 410 per Period 3 358 348 20 348 20 $13,950,000 $13,950,000 20 174 174 315 20 505 1. Compute the budgeted fixed manufacturing overhead rate per barrel for each of the denominator-level capacity concepts. Explain why they are different.

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In 2014, the Jacksonville Brewery reported these production results:
2.
Page Layout
Home
Insert
Formulas
Data
|12 Beginning inventory in barrels, 1-1-2014
|13 Production in barrels
14 Ending inventory in barrels, 12-31-2014
15 Actual variable manufacturing costs
16 Actual fixed manufacturing overhead costs
2,670,000
210,000
$80,634,000
$26,700,000
There are no variable cost variances. Fixed manufacturing overhead cost variances are written off to cost of
goods sold in the period in which they occur. Compute the Jacksonville Brewery's operating income when the
denominator-level capacity is (a) theoretical capacity, (b) practical capacity, and (c) normal capacity utilization.
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In 2014, the Jacksonville Brewery reported these production results: 2. Page Layout Home Insert Formulas Data |12 Beginning inventory in barrels, 1-1-2014 |13 Production in barrels 14 Ending inventory in barrels, 12-31-2014 15 Actual variable manufacturing costs 16 Actual fixed manufacturing overhead costs 2,670,000 210,000 $80,634,000 $26,700,000 There are no variable cost variances. Fixed manufacturing overhead cost variances are written off to cost of goods sold in the period in which they occur. Compute the Jacksonville Brewery's operating income when the denominator-level capacity is (a) theoretical capacity, (b) practical capacity, and (c) normal capacity utilization.

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