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As the manager of Losen division of McCarthy Corporation, you are interested in determining the division's return on investment.



As the manager of Losen division of McCarthy Corporation, you are interested in determining the division’s return on investment. As division manager, you have no control over financing assets, but you control acquisition and disposition of assets. The division controller has given you the following data to aid you in calculating return on investment.



Fiscal year, January 1 to December 31(000 omitted)



Total assets, January 1 $400,000

Total assets, December 31 525,000

Long-term debt, January 1 75,000

Long-term debt, December 31 96,000

Owners equity, January 1 278,000

Owners equity, December 31 303,000

Net income for the year 54,000

Interest expense on long-term debt 4,200





Tax rate- 30%



Required

What method would be most appropriate for calculating the division’s return on investment (ROI)? Why? Using this method, what is ROI for the current year?











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