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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
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Lease or sell decision
Orwell Industries is considering selling excess machinery with a book value of $300,000 (original cost of $950,000 less accumulated depreciation of $650,000) for $145,000 less a 5% brokerage commission. Alternatively, the machinery can be leased out for a total of $215,000 for five years, after which it is expected to have no residual value. During the period of the lease. Orwell Industries' costs of repairs, insurance, and property tax expenses are expected to be $80,000.

a.Prepare a differential analysis report for the lease or sell decision.
b.On the basis of the data presented, would it be advisable to lease or sell the machinery? Explain.

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

Requirement-a:

To Prepare:

The differential analysis report for the lease or sell decision

Explanation

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

    Lease Sell Differential
    Sale value of the machine (145000-145000*5%) $ 137,750 $ (137,750)
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

Requirement-b:

To Indicate:

The decision on the basis of the differential analysis

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