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Handy-Man Services: operating income, profitability, estimating the operating cost

Handy-Man Services is a repair-service company specializing in small household jobs. Each client pays a fixed monthly service fee based on the number of rooms in the house. Records are kept on the time and material costs used for each repair. The following profitability data apply to five customers:

Customer Revenues Customer Costs

Marveline Burnett $300 $225

J Jackson 200 305

Roger Jones 80 75

Paul Saas 75 110

Becky Stephan 350 220

Question 1: Compute the operating income for each of the five customers

Question 2: What options should Handy-Man Services consider in light of the customer-profitability results?

Question 3: What problems might Handy-Man Services encounter in accurately estimating the operating costs of each customer?

Please explain how you completed each of the three questions.

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Handy-Man Services is a repair-service company specializing in small household jobs. Each client pays a fixed monthly service fee based on the number of rooms in the house. Records are kept on the time and material costs used for each repair. The following profitability data apply to five customers:

Customer Revenues Customer Costs
Marveline Burnett $300 $225
J Jackson 200 305
Roger Jones 80 75
Paul Saas 75 110
Becky Stephan 350 220

Question 1: Compute the operating income for each of the five customers

Operating income= Customer ...

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This solution assists with determining operating income, profitability an estimating operating cost.

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