# Hilton Manufacturing - Baylor

Topics: Variable cost, Costs, Contribution margin Pages: 1 (272 words) Published: February 1, 2012
* 1. Analysis By: Group 2 HILTON MANUFACTURING COMPANY
* 2. Answer 1 Total Actual Cost = 21224 Variable Costs for 103= Compensation Insurance+ Direct Labour+ Power+ Materials + Supplies + Repairs – Other Income Total Cost (after dropping 103)= 18712 Total Revenue (after dropping 103) = 16179 Loss= 16179-18712 = 2533 \$2.533 million Loss * 3. Answer 2 Old Variable Cost = 148+2321+40+1372+94+32 = 4007 k New Variable Cost = 148+2321+40+(1372+94)*1.05 +32 = 4080.3 k Old Contribution = 9.41*750-4007 = 3050.5 k New Contribution = 8.64*1000-4080.3 = 4559.7 k Since the contribution margin is higher at 8.64\$ therefore the company should decrease price. * 4. Answer 3 Profit is dependent on Total Contribution, because a product with higher contribution margin but lower sales won’t be able to give profits to the company. Hence, Actual total contribution decides profitability of the product. Thus, Product 101 is the most profitable product. * 5. Answer 4 The Rent, Property Taxes, Property Insurance, Indirect Labour Cost, Selling Expense, General Administrative Expense, Depreciation & Interests are the fixed costs which were appropriated to all the three products based on the production to get the standard costs. But the actual fixed costs were the same irrespective of the production, ( which can be observed by comparing the Total Actual Costs for 6 months of 2004 {exhibit 4} and the Total Costs for 12 months of 2003 {exhibit 2} for the above fixed costs ) thus this resulted in variance of the expected costs. Hence, as the total cost turned out lower than the standard cost, which caused the profit. * 6. THANK YOU!!!