Salem Telephone Company 3

Salem Telephone Company 3 - HBS case Salem Telephone...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
HBS case – Salem Telephone Company Opening In 2000 the Public Service Commission (PSC) was informed by the president of Salem Telephone Company (STC) that a profitable computer service subsidiary would reduce pressure for increases to telephone rates. With approval from the Public Service Commission, STC, a regulated public utility, established Salem Data Services (SDS) in 2001, an unregulated public utility to perform data processing for the telephone company and additionally to sell computer services to other companies and organizations in its’ immediate metropolitan region. After three years of operations SDS has yet to finalize a month in positive numbers and the president of STC is faced with the challenge of whether the subsidiary, SDS can be a profitable business. As Peter Flores, president of STC is preparing to meet with Cynthia Wu, manager of SDS, our group will review some common cost behaviors associated with distinguishing different types of costs; whether fixed or variable relevant to activity, construct a contribution margin income statement, review net income relative to reduction and increases to commercial price, and finally based on our financial analysis of SDS, make specific recommendations to the president of STC as to whether it is more or less profitable to keep the subsidiary SDS. With Incremental analysis we will be able to calculate the differences in revenue and costs between decision alternatives. Determining the actual fixed and variable costs will able our
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

Salem Telephone Company 3 - HBS case Salem Telephone...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online