# Cost Accounting-Problem 10-38 Relevant costs; special order pricing

January 30, 2017

Question
Problem 10-38
Relevant costs; special order pricing

Kantrovitz Company is a manufacturer of industrial components. One of its products, AP110, is used as a subcomponent in appliance manufacturing. This product has the following information per unit:

Selling price \$150

Costs:

Direct Material \$20

Direct Labor \$15

Shipping & Handling \$3

Total costs: \$90

a.Kantrovitz has received a special, one-time order for 1,000 AP110 parts. Assuming Kantrovitz has excess capacity, what is the minimum price that is acceptable for beginning negotiations on this order?
\$ 50 per unit

b.Kantrovitz has 5,000 units of AP110 in inventory that have some defects. The units cannot be sold through regular channels without a significant price reduction. What per-unit cost figure is relevant for setting a minimum selling price on these units?

\$3 per unit

c. During the next year, sales of AP110 are expected to be 10,000 units. All costs will remain the same except that fixed manufacturing overhead will increase by 20 percent and direct material will increase by 10 percent. The selling price per unit for next year will be \$160. Based on these data, calculate the total contribution margin generated by part AP110.
\$

d.Referring to (a), Kantrovitz has received a special, one-time order for 1,000 AP110 parts. Assume that Kantrovitz is operating at full capacity, and that the contribution of the output would be displaced by the one-time special order. Using the original data, compute the minimum acceptable selling price for this order.
\$ per unit

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