Horngren's Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis (16th Edition)
Horngren's Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis (16th Edition)
16th Edition
ISBN: 9780134475585
Author: Srikant M. Datar, Madhav V. Rajan
Publisher: PEARSON
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Chapter 14, Problem 14.19E

Customer profitability, customer-cost hierarchy. Enviro-Tech has only two retail and two wholesale customers. Information relating to each customer for 2017 follows (in thousands):

Chapter 14, Problem 14.19E, Customer profitability, customer-cost hierarchy. Enviro-Tech has only two retail and two wholesale

Enviro-Tech’s annual distribution-channel costs are $33 million for wholesale customers and $12 million for retail customers. The company’s annual corporate-sustaining costs, such as salary for top management and general-administration costs are $48 million. There is no cause-and-effect or benefits-received relationship between any cost-allocation base and corporate-sustaining costs. That is, Enviro-Tech could save corporate-sustaining costs only if the company completely shuts down.

  1. 1. Calculate customer-level operating income using the format in Figure 14-3.

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  1. 2. Prepare a customer-cost hierarchy report, using the format in Figure 14-6.
  2. 3. Enviro-Tech’s management decides to allocate all corporate-sustaining costs to distribution channels: $38 million to the wholesale channel and $10 million to the retail channel. As a result, distribution channel costs are now $71 million ($33 million + $38 million) for the wholesale channel and $22 million ($12 million + $10 million) for the retail channel. Calculate the distribution-channel-level operating income. On the basis of these calculations, what actions, if any, should Enviro-Tech’s managers take? Explain.
  3. 4. How might Enviro-Tech use the new cost information from its activity-based costing system to better manage its business?
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Horngren's Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis (16th Edition)

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