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Divisional income statements and return on investment analysis The Whole Life Baked Goods Company is a diversified food company that specializes in all natural foods. The company has three operating divisions organized as investment centers. Condensed data taken from the records of the three divisions for the year ended June 30. 20Y7, are as follows: Cereal Division Snack Cake Division Retail Bakeries Division Sales $17,600,000 $18,000,000 $9,520,000 Cost of goods sold 10,600,000 12,550,000 6,630,000 Operating expenses 6,120,000 4,730,000 2,318,800 Invested assets 8,000,000 6,000,000 6,800,000 The management of The Whole Life Baked Goods Company is evaluating each division as a basis for planning a future expansion of operations. Instructions 1. Prepare condensed divisional income statements for the three divisions, assuming that there were no service department charges. 2. Using the DuPont formula for return on investment, compute the profit margin, investment turnover, and return on investment for each division. Round percentages and the investment turnover to one decimal place. 3. If available funds permit the expansion of operations of only one division, which of the divisions would you recommend for expansion, based on parts (1) and (2)? Explain.

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ISBN: 9781337272094

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Chapter 24, Problem 24.3APR
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Divisional income statements and return on investment analysis

 The Whole Life Baked Goods Company is a diversified food company that specializes in all natural foods. The company has three operating divisions organized as investment centers. Condensed data taken from the records of the three divisions for the year ended June 30. 20Y7, are as follows:

 

Cereal

Division

Snack Cake

Division

Retail Bakeries

Division

Sales $17,600,000 $18,000,000 $9,520,000
Cost of goods sold 10,600,000 12,550,000 6,630,000
Operating expenses 6,120,000 4,730,000 2,318,800
Invested assets 8,000,000 6,000,000 6,800,000

 The management of The Whole Life Baked Goods Company is evaluating each division as a basis for planning a future expansion of operations.

 Instructions

  1. 1. Prepare condensed divisional income statements for the three divisions, assuming that there were no service department charges.
  2. 2. Using the DuPont formula for return on investment, compute the profit margin, investment turnover, and return on investment for each division. Round percentages and the investment turnover to one decimal place.
  3. 3. If available funds permit the expansion of operations of only one division, which of the divisions would you recommend for expansion, based on parts (1) and (2)? Explain.

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