Accounting Question - 73374

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Casagrande Company is currently operating at 80 percent capacity. Worried about the company’s performance, Mike, the general manager, reviewed the company’s operating performance. Following are sales and related cost information about ­Casagrande, in millions of dollars: Segment North South East West Sales $ 30 $ 40 $ 20 $ 10 Less variable costs 12 8 21 8 Contribution margin $ 18 $ 32 $ ( 1) $ 2 Less fixed costs 9 12 6 3 Operating profit ( loss) $ 9 $ 20 $ ( 7) $ ( 1).

A. What is the current operating profit for the company as a whole?

B. Assume that all fixed costs are unavoidable. If Mike eliminated the unprofitable segments, what would be the new operating profit for the company as a whole?

C. What options does management have to maximize profits?

D. What qualitative factors do you think management should consider before making this decision? What impact could these qualitative factors have on the decision?

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Casagrande Company is currently operating at 80 percent capacity. Worried about the company’s performance, Mike, the general manager, reviewed the company’s operating performance. Following are sales and related cost