Farrugia Corporation produces two intermediate products, A and B, from a common input. Intermediate product A can be further processed into end product X. Intermediate product B can be further processed into end product Y. The common input is purchased in batches that cost $36 each and the cost of processing a batch to produce intermediate products A and B is $15. Intermediate product A can be sold as is for $21 or processed further for $14 to make end product X that is sold for $32. Intermediate product B can be sold as is for $44 or processed further for $28 to make end product Y that is sold for $64.
a. Assuming that no other costs are involved in processing potatoes or in selling products, how much money does the company make from processing one batch of the common input into the end products X and Y? Show your work!
b. Should each of the intermediate products, A and B, be sold as is or processed further into an end product? Explain.
Part F: Relevant Cost/Dropping a Product
The management of Woznick Corporation has been concerned for some time with the financial performance of its product V86O and has considered discontinuing it on several occasions. Data from the company’s accounting system appear below:
In the company’s accounting system all fixed expenses of the company are fully allocated to products. Further investigation has revealed that $30,000 of the fixed manufacturing expenses and $13,000 of the fixed selling and administrative expenses are avoidable if product V86O is discontinued.
A. According to the company’s accounting system, what is the net operating income earned by product V86O?
B. What would be the effect on the company’s overall net operating income if product V86O were dropped?