Sevilla Consulting offers environmental consulting services worldwide. The managers of branch offices are rewarded for superior performance with bonuses based on the economic value that the office adds to the company. Last year's operating results for the results for the entire company and for its three officers, expressed in millions of U.S. dollars as are follows:
Worldwide Europe Americas Asia
Cost of Capital 9% 10% 8% 12%
Total Assets $210 $70 $70 $70
Current Liabilities $80 $10 $40 $30
After-tax operating income $15 $5 $5 $5
1. Compute the economic value for each office worldwide. What factors affect each office's economic value added? How can an office improve its economic value added?
2. If manager's bonuses are based on economic value added to office performance, what specific action will managers be movitated to take?
3. Is economic value added the only performance measure needed to evaluate investment centers adequately? Explain your response.
6 and 287.
Financial Accounting Analysis
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SAC has developed revolutionary manufacturing techniques utilizing its new spark plug manufacturing technology to offer special-order spark plugs for the auto racing industry. The company is currently using process costing for its spark plugs but is considering using job order costing for the new specialty spark plugs. How does job order costing differ from process costing? Should SAC use process or job order costing for the specialty spark plugs? Make a recommendation for SAC. Be sure to fully back up your recommendation.
The Sparklin Automotive Company (SAC) has been in business since 1930. It began business in the United States supplying spark plugs to automotive manufacturers (OEM, the original equipment market) and the automotive aftermarket.
SAC has introduced a new spark plug manufacturing process in the United States that produces a higher quality spark plug guaranteed to last 100,000 miles. The introduction of this spark plug has been very successful in the United States.
In addition to these types of projects, your responsibilities include creating and analyzing the monthly performance of each plant and consolidating the results into a set of financial statements footnoted with explanations.View Full Posting Details