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Problem on Business Scenario Changes

Total Company G Division R Division

Sales 850,000 250,000 600,000
Less variable expenses 505,000 145,000 360,000
Contribution margin 345,000 105,000 240,000
Less traceable fixed costs 145,000 45,000 100,000
Division segment margin 200,000 60,000 140,000
Less common fixed cost 130,000
Net income 70,000

a. G division increased sales by $85,000 per year, how much would the company's net income change? Cost behaviors remained same

b. assume the R division increased sales by $100,000, the G divisiom sales remained the same
and no change in fixed costs.
1. calcuclate the net income for each division and the total for company
2. calculate the segment margin ratios before and after these changes

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The solution is based on tabulation of past & current data with necessary changes in scenario as stated in the question. The solution is attached in the form of a excel sheet.

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Let us first tabulate the current scenario as following:
Yearly Income statement: Total Company G Division R Division
Sales: $850,000 $250,000 $600,000
Less variable expense: $505,000 $145,000 $360,000
Contribution Margin: $345,000 $105,000 $240,000
Less traceable fixed costs: $145,000 $45,000 $100,000
Division segment margin: $200,000 $60,000 $140,000
Less common fixed cost: $130,000 $40,345 $89,655 <---see notes below
Net ...

Solution Summary

First to tabulate the data from the simple text description for past case and for 2 new current cases.

The revision in cases are incorporated to get the net income change values for different divisions of the company and for the total company.