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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 for a discontinued product
The condensed product-line income statement for Dinner Ware Company is as follows:

Fixed costs are 40% of the cost of goods sold and 18% of the selling and administrative expenses. Dinner Ware assumes that fixed costs would not be significantly affected if the Cups line were discontinued.
a.Prepare a differential analysis report for all three products,
b.Should the Cups line be- retained? 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 all three products

Explanation

The differential analysis report for all three products is prepared as follows:

    Bowls Plates Cups
    Loss of sales $ (1,500,000) $ (2,350,000) $ (975,000)
    Saving in Variable Cost of Goods Sold $ 540,000 $ 840,000...
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:

If the cup should be retained

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