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Revenue, Responsibility Accounting, Return on Investment and Divisional Performance

Divisional contribution Margin $700,000
Profit Margin Controllable 320,000
Profit Margin traceable 294,400
Average assed investment $1,280,000

Company uses responsibility account concepts when evaluating performance, the division manager is contemplating the following three investments. He can invest up to $400,000.
No 1 No 2 No 3
Cost $250,000 $300,000 $400,000
Expected Income 50,000 54,000 96,000

Calculate ROI for three investments
What is division managers current ROI, computed by using responsibility acct concepts.
Which of the three investments would be selected if the managers focus is on divisional performance? Why?

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No 1: ROI = Income/Investment = 50,000/250,000 = 20%
No 2: ROI = Income/Investment = 54,000/300,000 = 18%
No 3: ROI = Income/Investment = 96,000/400,000 = 24%

2. division managers current ROI = Income/Average asset ...

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