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Corrigan Enterprises is studying the acquisition of two electrical component insertion systems for producing its sole product, the universal gismo. Data relevant to the systems follow.
- Model no. 6754:
- Variable costs, $20.00 per unit
- Annual fixed costs, $985,900
- Model no. 4399:
- Variable costs, $10.80 per unit
- Annual fixed costs, $1,114,000
Corrigan's selling price is $67 per unit for the universal gismo, which is subject to a 5 percent sales commission. (In the following requirements, ignore income taxes.)
Required:
1. How many units must the company sell to break even if Model 6754 is selected? (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your final answer to the nearest whole number.)
Break-even points____units
2-a.Calculate the net income of the two systems if sales and production are expected to average 42,000 units per year. (Omit the "$" sign in your response.)
- Net Income
- Model 6754_________ $
- Model 4399_________ $
2-b. Which of the two systems would be more profitable?
3.Assume Model 4399 requires the purchase of additional equipment that is not reflected in the preceding figures. The equipment will cost $430,000 and will be depreciated over a five-year life by the straight-line method. How many units must Corrigan sell to earn $969,000 of income if Model 4399 is selected? As in requirement (2), sales and production are expected to average 42,000 units per year. (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your final answer to the nearest whole number.)
Required sales____units
4.Ignoring the information presented in part (3), at what volume level will the annual total cost of each system be equal? (Round your answer to the nearest whole number.)
Volume leve_____units