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Tutorial 9 For week beginning 8 April 2013 Discussion Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Problem 13-24 (p.668) Segment reporting and decision-making Problem 13-27 (p.670) Restructuring a segmented income statement Problem 13A-5 (p.686) Transfer price with an outside market Supplement Question: Interdivisional transfers; pricing the final product (see below) Problem A-7 (p.824) Missing data; markup computations: return on investment (ROI); pricing 6. Problem A-8 (p.824) Target costing

SUPPLEMENT QUESTION: Interdivisional transfers; pricing the final product Continental Industries is a diversified corporation with separate operating divisions. Each division’s performance is evaluated on the basis of profit and return on investment. The Air Comfort Division manufactures and sells air-conditioner units. The coming year’s budgeted income statement, which follows, is based upon a sales volume of 15,000 units.
Air Comfort Division Budgeted Income Statement (in thousands)

Sales revenue Manufacturing costs: Compressor Other direct material Direct labor Variable overhead Fixed overhead Total manufacturing costs Gross margin Operating expenses: Variable selling Fixed selling Fixed administrative Total operating expenses Net income before taxes

Total $12,000 $2,100 1,110 900 1,350 960 $6,420 $5,580 $540 570 1,140 $2,250 $3,330

Per unit $800 $140 74 60 90 64 $428 $372 $36 38 76 $150 $222

The division has sufficient production capacity to manage this increased volume with no increase in fixed costs. which would reduce the Compressor Division’s direct materials cost by $3 per unit. The Air Comfort Division uses a compressor in its units. The manager of the Air Comfort Division wants all of the compressors it uses to come from one supplier and has offered to pay $100 for each compressor unit.000 units without considering Air Comfort’s proposal. . A market research study by an independent firm indicates that a 5 percent reduction in the selling price would increase sales volume 16 percent or 2. Its budgeted income statement for the coming year. is based on a sales volume of 64. Should the Air Comfort Division institute the 5 percent price reduction on its airconditioner units even if it cannot acquire the compressors internally for $100 each? Support your conclusion with appropriate calculations. The specifications of the Air Comfort Division compressor are slightly different.000 units.800 $1.408 $5. which it purchases from an outside supplier at a cost of $140 per compressor.176 $5.024 1.376 Per unit $200 $ 24 16 20 22 $82 $118 $12 8 14 $34 $84 Required: 1. which follows. the Compressor Division would not incur any variable selling costs in the units sold to the Air Comfort Division. The compressor Division has the capacity to produce 75. In addition.536 1.280 1.Air Comfort’s division manager believes sales can be increased if the price of the airconditioners is reduced.400 units. The Compressor Division currently manufactures and sells a unit to outside firms which is similar to the unit used by the Air Comfort Division. Compressor Division Budgeted Income Statement (in thousands) Sales revenue Manufacturing costs: Direct material Direct labor Variable overhead Fixed overhead Total manufacturing costs Gross margin Operating expenses: Variable selling Fixed selling Fixed administrative Total operating expenses Net income before taxes Total $12.248 $7. The Air Comfort Division manager has asked the manager of the Compressor Division about selling compressor units to Air Comfort.552 $768 512 896 $2.

4. Independently of your answer to requirement (1).2. assume the Air Comfort Division needs 17. Is $100 a goal-congruent transfer price? [Refer to your answers for requirements (2) and (3). Should the Compressor Division be willing to supply the compressor units for $100 each? Support your conclusions with appropriate calculations. Independently of your answer to requirement (1). adapted) .400 units. Would it be in the best interest of Continental Industries for the Compressor Division to supply the compressor units at $100 each to the Air Comfort Division? Support your conclusions with appropriate calculations.400 units.] (CMA. 3. Suppose Continental’s top management has specified a transfer price of $100. assume Air Comfort needs 17.