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MGMT 201: Chapter 13 Notes

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MGMT 201: Chapter 13 Notes MGMT 201

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Managerial accounting
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Date Created: 04/23/16
Chapter 13: Investment Centers and Transfer Pricing Investment Centers – the largest subunits within a big organization.  One type of “Responsibility Center”  Managers are held accountable for: o The investment center’s profit o The capital invested to earn that profit  Invested Capital – assets, such as buildings and equipment, used in a subunit’s operations.  Decentralization – decision-making is pushed down o Advantages:  Allows organizations to respond more quickly to events.  Uses specialized knowledge and skills of managers.  Frees top management from day-to-day operating activities. o Challenge:  Goal Congruence – getting managers of subunits to make decisions that achieve top management goals (instead of their own).  Investment Center Evaluation o Return on Investment (ROI) = Income/Invested Capital  ROI = Sales Margin x Capital Turnover  Sales Margin = Income/Sales Revenue  How much of each sales dollar becomes profit.  Capital Turnover = Sales Revenue/Invested Capital  Dollars of sales revenue generated by each dollar of capital invested in the division’s assets.  Ways to Improve ROI:  Increase Sales Price  Decrease Expenses  Lower Invested Capital o Residual Income (RI) = Investment Center Profit – Investment Charge  Investment Charge = Investment Capital x Imputed interest rate  Imputed Interest Rate = Investment Center’s minimum required rate of return  Advantages:  Residual Income encourages managers to make profitable investments that would be rejected by managers using ROI. o Economic Value Added (EVA) = After-tax Operating Income – Investment Charge  Investment Charge = (Investment Center’s Total Assets – Current Liabilities) x Weighted Average Cost of Capital  Weighted Average Cost of Capital = ((After-tax Cost of Debt x Market Value of Debt) + (Cost of Equity Capital x Market Value of Equity))/ (Market Value of Debt + Market Value of Equity)  Tells us how much shareholder wealth is being created  Ex. From Powerpoint:  1 - Weighted Average Cost of Capital = 1. (9% x (1 - 30%) x $40,000,000) +(12% x $60,000,000) = Answer 2. Answer/($40,000,000 + $60,000,000) = 0.0972  2nd- Investment Charge = ($45,000,000 - $600,000) x 0.0972 = $4,315,680 rd  3 – Economic Value Added = ($6,750,000 x (1 – 30%)) - $4,315,680 = $409,320  Transfer Pricing – the amount charged when one division sells goods/services to another division. o This price affects the profit measurement for both the selling division and the buying division. o A high transfer price results in high profit for the selling division and low profit for the buying division o A low transfer price has the opposite effect o Consequently, the transfer-pricing can affect the incentives of autonomous division managers as they decide whether to make the transfer. o Goal Congruence – the ideal transfer price allows each division manager to make decisions that maximize the company’s profit, while attempting to maximize his/her own division’s profit. o General Transfer Pricing Rule –  Transfer Price = Additional Outlay cost per unit incurred because goods are transferred + Opportunity cost per unit to the organization because of the transfer.  Scenario 1:  No Excess Capacity General Rule – When the selling division is operating at capacity, the transfer price should be set at the market price.  Scenario 2:  Excess Capacity General Rule – when the selling division is operating below capacity, the minimum transfer price is the variable cost per unit.  Conflicts may be resolved by:  Direct intervention by top management.  Centrally established transfer price policies.  Negotiated transfer prices.


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