# Utease Corporation has many production plants across the midwestern United States.

| February 25, 2017

Question
Utease Corporation has many production plants across the midwestern United States. A newly opened plant, the Bellingham plant, produces and sells one product. The plant is treated, for responsibility accounting purposes, as a profit center. The unit standard costs for a production unit, with overhead applied based on direct labor hours, are as follows:

Manufacturing costs (per unit based on expected activity of 35,000 units or 45,500 direct labor hours):
Direct materials (2.0 pounds at \$12) \$ 24
Direct labor (1.3 hours at \$80) 104
Variable overhead (1.3 hours at \$10) 13
Fixed overhead (1.3 hours at \$20) 26
Standard cost per unit \$ 167
Budgeted selling and administrative costs:
Variable \$ 3 per unit
Fixed \$ 1,600,000
Expected sales activity: 31,000 units at \$300 per unit
Desired ending inventories: 18% of sales

Assume this is the first year of operations for the Bellingham plant. During the year, the company had the following activity:

Units produced 34,000
Units sold 32,500
Unit selling price \$ 295
Direct labor hours worked 43,700
Direct labor costs \$ 3,539,700
Direct materials purchased 72,000 pounds
Direct material costs \$ 864,000
Direct material used 72,000 pounds
Actual fixed overhead \$ 1,300,000
Actual variable overhead \$ 355,000
Actual selling and administrative costs \$ 1,793,000

In addition, all over- or underapplied overhead and all product cost variances are adjusted to cost of goods sold.

1. Assume Utease Corporation is planning to change its evaluation of business operations in all plants from the profit center format to the investment center format. If the average invested capital at the Bellingham plant is \$9,430,000, compute the return on investment (ROI) for the first year of operations. Use the DuPont method of evaluation to compute the return on sales (ROS) and capital turnover (CT) for the plant. (Round your answers to2 decimal places)

ROI %
ROS %
Capital Turnover %

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