What is absorption costing?
Absorption costing is the traditional method of calculating product cost per unit.
Absorption costing is the traditional method of calculating product cost per unit and operating income. This method gives equal importance to fixed cost and does not believe in the concept of irrelevant cost or sunk cost.
The main difference is absorption costing and variable costing is that the former method considers fixed manufacturing overhead cost as product cost, whereas the latter method considers it as period cost.
Hayden Company has 50 units in Finished Goods Inventory at the beginning of the accounting period. During the accounting period, Hayden produced 150 units and sold 200 units for $150 each. All units incurred $80 in variable manufacturing costs and $20 in fixed manufacturing costs. Hayden also incurred $7,500 in Selling and Administrative Costs, all fixed. Calculate the operating income for the year using absorption costing and variable costing.
Computing unit product cost, variable costing Calculate the unit product cost using variable costing. Round your answer to the nearest cent.
Use the following information for Short Exercises S21-2 and S21-3.
Martin Company had the following costs:
Units produced 320 units Direct materials $ 71 per unit Direct labor 40 per unit Variable manufacturing overhead 13 per unit Fixed manufacturing overhead 7,360 per year Variable selling and administrative costs 22 per unit Fixed selling and administrative costs 1,920 per year
Question: Using variable costing, service company
Divine Pool Cleaning Service provides pool cleaning services to residential customers. The company has three employees, each assigned to specific customers. The company considers each employee’s territory as a business segment. The company incurs variable costs that include the employees’ wages, pool chemicals, and gas for the service vans. Fixed costs include depreciation on the service vans. Following is the income statement for the month of August:
1. Calculate the contribution margin ratio for each business segment.
2. The business segments had the following number of customers: Byson, 80; Moore, 50; and Freeman, 110. Compute the service revenue per customer, variable cost per customer, and contribution margin per customer for each business segment.
3. Which business segment was most profitable? List some possible reasons why this segment was most profitable. How might the various reasons affect the company in the long term?
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