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CRITICAL THINKING CASE 2 To: From: Consultant John Smith, President Subject: Profitability and Operations Tolland Meat Packers is a new company. We...

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CRITICAL THINKING CASE 2 To: Consultant From: John Smith, President Subject: Profitability and Operations Tolland Meat Packers is a new company. We raise organic beef and slaughter cows to create three main products - X (steak), Y (stew), and Z (ground beef) and a byproduct B (spare parts). Below are the operating statistics (see table below) for its joint meat cutting process during March 2000, its first month of operations. The costs of the joint process were direct material, $20,000; direct labor, $11,700; and overhead, $5,000. Products X, Y, and Z are main products; B is a by-product. The company’s policy is to recognize the net realizable value of any by-product inventory at split-off and reduce the total joint cost by that amount. Neither the main products nor the by-product require any additional processing or disposal costs, although management may consider additional processing. Products Weight In Pounds Sales Value at Split•Off Units Produced Units Sold X 4,300 $66,000 3,300 2,720 Y 6,700 43,000 8,600 7,070 Z 5,400 11,200 4,480 3,800 B 2,300 2,300 4,600 4,000 I would like to know how profitable the company is in total if selling and administrative costs are $50,000. I am considering 3 methods for allocating joint costs to products (1) relative sales value and (2) pounds (3) constant gross margin method. Can you calculate the joint cost distribution, gross profit, and inventory value under each method and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method for financial statement purposes. Please make a recommendation. I am also considering the following: A. further processing the X steak products into XX beef wellington. It could be sold for $30 per unit but the additional processing costs would be $34,000 B. further processing Z ground beef into ZZ mousaka. It could be sold for $7 per unit but additional processing would be $3,500. Please calculate the added profitability under each option. Make a recommendation about processing each product further and explain your recommendation.
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Tolland Meat Packers is a new company. We raise organic beef and slaughter cows to create
three main products - X (steak), Y (stew), and Z (ground beef) and a byproduct B (spare parts).
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