# usa college managerial accounting

Case Study with questions:

1. 10 points Assume Certified could service the contract with existing equipment. Use Exhibit 1 to

identify the relevant costs concerning the acceptance of FHPâ€™s request to add two additional

loads per week. Which costs are not relevant? Why?

2. 10 points Calculate the contribution per mile and total annual contribution associated with

accepting FHPâ€™s proposal. (Use 52 weeks per year in your calculations.)

3. 20 points After a closer examination of capacity, management believes an additional rig is

required to service the FHP account. Assume Certifiedâ€™s management chooses to invest in one

additional truck and trailer that can serve the needs of FHP (at least initially). Assume the annual

incremental fixed costs associated with acquiring the additional equipment is \$50,000. Further,

FHP would agree to pay \$2.20 per mile if Certified would sign a five-year contract. What is the

annual number of miles required for Certified to break even, assuming the company adds one

truck and trailer? What is the expected annual increase in profitability from the FHP contract?

(Use 52 weeks per year in your calculations.)

4. 20 points Certified has business relationships with independent contractors, though Alan is

reluctant to use them. Another possibility for expanding capacity is to outsource the miles

requested by FHP. One of Certifiedâ€™s most reliable independent contractors has quoted a rate of

\$1.65 per mile. As with question 3, assume FHP would agree to pay \$2.20 per mile if Certified

would sign a five-year contract. Further, assume Certified would incur incremental fixed costs of

\$20,000 annually. These costs would include insurance, rental trailers, certain permits, salaries

and benefits of garage maintenance, and office salaries such as billing. How many annual miles

are required for Certified to break even if the miles are outsourced? What is the expected

annual increase in profitability from the FHP contract?

5. 40 points Prepare a recommendation to management. Use information from your answers to

questions 1â€“4 in your analysis. Clearly state and support your recommendation. Be thorough.

Consider both quantitative and qualitative factors. Be beefy. Use good form.