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Landscaping Pros (LP) is a yard and lawn maintenance company. Up to now, they have received significant business from both commercial and private...

Landscaping Pros (LP) is a yard and lawn maintenance company. Up to now, they have received significant business from both commercial and private service contracts. However, management is concerned that the segment that services private homes has been experiencing losses, and is considering discontinuing that segment of the company.   Following is financial information for this past month:

  Commercial:

Revenue from commercial: $20,000  

Contribution margin percentage from commercial: 50%  

Operating income/ (loss) from commercial: $5,000   


Private:

Revenue from private: $1,000  

Contribution margin percentage from private: (5%)  

Operating income/ (loss) from private: ($900)    


Management is concerned that some clients may cancel their commercial contracts if the private service is discontinued, because the owners of several of LP's commercial clients use the private service as well. After conducting an analysis, management estimates that 5% of LP's commercial revenue would be lost if the private service were discontinued.   


By how much would Landscaping Pro's profits change if the private service line were dropped?       

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Landscaping Pro's profits will decrease by $550 i.e. $4100 - $3550 if the private service line were dropped. Important... View the full answer

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