Cawley Company makes three models of tasers. Information on the three products is given below.
Tingler Shocker Stunner
Sales $300,000 $500,000 $200,000
Variable expenses 150,000 200,000 145,000
Contribution margin 150,000 300,000 55,000
Fixed expenses 120,000 230,000 95,000
Net income $30,000 $70,000 $(40,000)
Fixed expenses consist of $300,000 of common costs allocated to the three products based on relative sales, and additional fixed expenses of $30,000 (Tingler), $80,000 (Shocker), and $35,000 (Stunner). The common costs will be incurred regardless of how many models are produced. The other fixed expenses would be eliminated if a model is phased out.
James Watt, an executive with the company, feels the Stunner line should be discontinued to increase the company’s net income.
a. Compute current not income for Cawley Company.
b. Compute net income by product line and in total Cawley Company if the company discontinues the Stunner product line.( Hint: Allocate the $300,000 common cist to the two remaining product lines based in their relative sales).
c. Should Cawley eliminate the Stunner product line? Why or Why not?