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I don’t know what is going on. I posted my question here earlier, but here it is again. I need this Case done no later than Sunday by midnight. Let me know what you will charge. Thanks. 11 pages ACCT640 Case 3 Performance Drinks .docx ACCT640 – Managerial Accounting Fall 2013 Case #3 – Performance Drinks – A further study of: Regression Analysis Contribution Margin Reporting Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis Differential Analysis Capital Budgeting Written by: Tim Bergsma, CMA, CFE Assistant Professor – Accounting Davenport University Donald W. Maine – College of Business Email: tbergsma@davenport.edu 1 Background: Performance Drinks, LLC is owned by Dave N. Port. Performance Drinks produces a variety of sports centered drinks. They began operations in 1993 shortly after Mr. Port graduated with his M.B.A. from Davenport University. The company saw early success as sports and fitness nutritional products gained new popularity in the 1990’s. Financially the company is sound and has been wise in controlling their growth over the years. However, within the last 18 months Mr. Port has noticed a drop in overall company profitability. This is especially troubling considering that the company has continued to experience top-line growth. Mr. Port and his management team have been considering developing a new product line. However, those plans have been put on hold until they can figure out why their profits are shrinking. Performance Drinks makes four different kinds of sports drinks. Those drinks are as follows: Basic Hydration Intensity Post-Workout Each of these drinks contains a slightly different nutritional profile and is targeted for different users and uses. The Basic drink has the least nutritional benefit and is targeted for general consumption. The Hydration product targets endurance athletes and specializes in hydration replacement. The Intensity product was designed with energy enhancement in mind. It serves the needs of extreme athletes who need long durations of sustained energy. Lastly, the 2 Post-Workout product is a nutritional replacement product that is generally used following exertion. Information Related to Case #2 (this section is the same as you received when you were assigned Case #2): You are the Controller for Performance Drinks. You feel as though you have a good handle on the financial reporting and the overall company performance. However, admittedly, your accounting information system has been designed to serve the needs of external users from an aggregate perspective. To that end you utilize absorption costing exclusively within the organization. You recall studying the concept of Activity Based Management (ABM) and Activity Based Costing (ABC) while taking a managerial accounting course. You wonder if applying those ideas to your business would help to uncover the mystery of the disappearing profits. You recall from your Management Accounting class that product costs are comprised of: Direct Materials Direct Labor Manufacturing Overhead You don’t suspect that anything strange is going with your direct costs. You do wonder, however, if a more thorough understanding of your indirect costs may be in order. Over a series of weeks you talk with a variety of employees, representing a multitude of functional areas, from within the company. During those conversations you take careful note on what activities might be consuming resources and how those activities might be measured. You sharpen your pencil 3 and begin to unpack what you’ve learned. You start with reviewing last month’s Product-Level Profit Report. That report is following: Since your primary area of focus is on the indirect costs you compile the following report which further details your overhead charges: Overhead Activities: 4 Using traditional costing methods, which support your absorption costing system, you base overhead allocation on direct labor cost. Furthermore, “fringe benefits” are a function of direct la

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