What are the two keys in short-term decision making?
The two keys in short-term decision making are:
The term business refers to an entity established by law through the association of individuals or groups with an intent to perform ethical commercial activities for generating revenues and profits.
In short-term decision-making, the two keys are as follows:
Suppose the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, has approached Collector-Cardz with a special order. The Hall of Fame wishes to purchase 56,000 baseball card packs for a special promotional campaign and offers $0.38 per pack, a total of $21,280. Collector-Cardz’s total production cost is $0.58 per pack, as follows:
Direct materials $0.11
Direct labor 0.09
Variable overhead 0.08
Fixed overhead 0.30
Total cost $0.58
Collector-Cardz has enough excess capacity to handle the special order.
1. Prepare a differential analysis to determine whether Collector-Cardz should accept the special sales order.
2. Now assume that the Hall of Fame wants special hologram baseball cards. Collector-Cardz will spend $5,700 to develop this hologram, which will be useless after the special order is completed. Should Collector-Cardz accept the special order under these circumstances, assuming no change in the special pricing of $0.38 per pack?
Refer to details about Skiable Acres from Short Exercise S25-2. Assume that Skiable Acres’s reputation has diminished and other resorts in the vicinity are charging only $85 per lift ticket. Skiable Acres has become a price-taker and will not be able to charge more than its competitors. At the market price, Skiable Acres managers believe they will still serve 725,000 skiers and snowboarders each season.
1. If Skiable Acres cannot reduce its costs, what profit will it earn? State your answer in dollars and as a percent of assets. Will investors be happy with the profit level?
2. Assume Skiable Acres has found ways to cut its fixed costs to $30,000,000. What is its new target variable cost per skier/snowboarder?
Snappy Plants operates a commercial plant nursery where it propagates plants for garden centers throughout the region. Snappy Plants has $5,100,000 in assets. Its yearly fixed costs are $650,000, and the variable costs for the potting soil, container, label, seedling, and labor for each gallon-size plant total $1.90. Snappy Plants’s volume is currently 500,000 units. Competitors offer the same plants, at the same quality, to garden centers for $4.25 each. Garden centers then mark them up to sell to the public for $9 to $12, depending on the type of plant.
1. Snappy Plants’s owners want to earn a 11% return on investment on the company’s assets. What is Snappy Plants’s target full product cost?
2. Given Snappy Plants’s current costs, will its owners be able to achieve their target profit?
3. Assume Snappy Plants has identified ways to cut its variable costs to $1.75 per unit. What is its new target fixed cost? Will this decrease in variable costs allow the company to achieve its target profit?
4. Snappy Plants started an aggressive advertising campaign strategy to differentiate its plants from those grown by other nurseries. Snappy Plants does not expect volume to be affected, but it hopes to gain more control over pricing. If Snappy Plants has to spend $105,000 this year to advertise and its variable costs continue to be $1.75 per unit, what will its cost-plus price be? Do you think Snappy Plants will be able to sell its plants to garden centers at the cost-plus price? Why or why not?
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