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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

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Carl Warren
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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883
Textbook Problem

Differential analysis report involving opportunity costs
Five Star is considering leasing a building and buying the necessary equipment to operate a public warehouse. Alternatively, the company could use the funds to invest in $900.000 of 4% U.S. Treasury bonds that mature in 15 years. The bonds could be purchased at face value. The following data have been assembled:

Instructions

Prepare a differential analysis report of the proposed operation of the warehouse for the 15 years as compared with present conditions.

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Decision making plays an important role in the management. The decisions taken by managers are called managerial decisions. Managerial Decisions are decisions taken by managers for the operations of a firm. These decisions include setting target growth rates, hiring or firing employees, and deciding what products to sell. Manager's decisions are taken on the basis of quantitative as well as the qualitative measures. The managerial decision includes the decisions like make or buy, accept or reject new offers, sell or further process etc. These decisions are taken on the basis of relevant costs.

Relevant costs are the costs that are relevant for any decision making. Relevant costs are helpful for take managerial decisions like make or buy, accept or reject new offers, sell or further process etc.

Two basic types of the relevant costs are as follows:

  1. Out-of-pocket costs
  2. Opportunity costs

To Prepare:

The differential analysis report of the proposal

Explanation

The differential analysis report of the proposal is prepared as follows:

    Year Cash Flow PVFPV
    A B =A*B
    Cost of equipment 0 $ (900,000) 1.00000 $ (900,000.00)
    Residual Value of Equipment 15 $ 100,000 0...

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