Maggie Sharrer, a recent graduate of Rolling's accounting program, evaluated the operating performance of Poway Company's six divisions. Maggie made the following presentation to Poway's Board of Directors and suggested the Erie Division be eliminated. "If the Erie Division is eliminated," she said, "our total profits would increase by $24,500."
The Other Erie
Five Divisions Division Total
Sales $1,664,200 $100,000 $1,764,200
COGS 978,520 76,500 1,055,020
Gross profit 685,680 23,500 709,180
Oper.expenses 527,940 48,000 575,940
Net income $ 157,740 $ (24,500) $ 133,240
In the Erie Division, cost of goods sold is $60,000 variable and $16,500 fixed, and operating expenses are $25,000 variable and $23,000 fixed.
None of the Erie Division's fixed costs will be eliminated if the division is discontinued.
Is Maggie right about eliminating the Erie Division? Prepare a schedule to support your answer.