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3. northwood company manufactures basketballs the company has a ball that...

# Question: northwood company manufactures basketballs the company has a ball that...

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 Northwood Company manufactures basketballs. The company has a ball that sells for $32. At present, the ball is manufactured in a small plant that relies heavily on direct labor workers. Thus, variable expenses are high, totaling$22.40 per ball, of which 70% is direct labor cost.

Last year, the company sold 45,000 of these balls, with the following results:

 Sales (45,000 balls) $1,440,000 Variable expenses 1,008,000 Contribution margin 432,000 Fixed expenses 288,000 Net operating income$ 144,000
 1-a. Compute the CM ratio and the break-even point in balls. (Do not round intermediate calculations.)
 CM Ratio % Unit sales to break even balls
1-b.

Compute the the degree of operating leverage at last year’s sales level. (Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)

 Degree of operating leverage
2.

Due to an increase in labor rates, the company estimates that variable expenses will increase by $1.60 per ball next year. If this change takes place and the selling price per ball remains constant at$32.00, what will be the new CM ratio and break-even point in balls? (Do not round intermediate calculations.)

 CM Ratio % Unit sales to break even balls
3.

Refer to the data in (2) above. If the expected change in variable expenses takes place, how many balls will have to be sold next year to earn the same net operating income, $144,000, as last year? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to the nearest whole unit.)  Number of balls 4. Refer again to the data in (2) above. The president feels that the company must raise the selling price of its basketballs. If Northwood Company wants to maintain the same CM ratio as last year, what selling price per ball must it charge next year to cover the increased labor costs? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)  Selling price 5. Refer to the original data. The company is discussing the construction of a new, automated manufacturing plant. The new plant would slash variable expenses per ball by 20%, but it would cause fixed expenses per year to increase by 80%. If the new plant is built, what would be the company’s new CM ratio and new break-even point in balls? (Do not round intermediate calculations.)  CM Ratio % Unit sales to break even balls 6. Refer to the data in (5) above. a. If the new plant is built, how many balls will have to be sold next year to earn the same net operating income,$144,000, as last year? (Do not round intermediate calculations.)

b-1.

Assume the new plant is built and that next year the company manufactures and sells 45,000 balls (the same number as sold last year). Prepare a contribution format income statement (Do not round your intermediate calculations.)

 Northwood Company Contribution Income Statement
 b-2. Compute the degree of operating leverage. (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your final answer to 2 decimal places.)