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ISBN: 9781337115773
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Use the following information for Brief Exercises 8-19 and 8-20:

Shown below is a segmented income statement for Hickory Company’s three wooden flooring product lines:

Chapter 8, Problem 19BEA, Use the following information for Brief Exercises 8-19 and 8-20: Shown below is a segmented income

8-19 Structuring a Keep-or-Drop Product-Line Problem

Refer to the information for Hickory Company above. Hickory’s management is deciding whether to keep or drop the parquet product line. Hickory’s parquet flooring product line has a contribution margin of $50,000 (sales of $300,000 less total variable costs of $250,000). All variable costs are relevant. Relevant fixed costs associated with this line include 80% of parquet’s machine rent and all of parquet’s supervision salaries.

Required:

  1. 1. List the alternatives being considered with respect to the parquet flooring line.
  2. 2. List the relevant benefits and costs for each alternative.
  3. 3. Which alternative is more cost effective and by how much?

1.

To determine

State the alternatives to be considered for the parquet flooring line.

Explanation

Segmented Income Statement using Variable Costing:

Variable costing is used in the preparation of a segmented income statement. In this income statement, the variable expenses are recorded separately from the fixed expenses which are further divided into direct fixed expenses and common expenses...

2.

To determine

State the relevant costs and benefits for each alternative.

3.

To determine

Evaluate the most effective alternative and its amount.

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