Mohave Corp. makes several varieties of beach umbrellas and
accessories. It has been approached by a company called Lost Mine
Industries about producing a special order for a custom umbrella
called the Ultimate Shade (US). The special-order umbrellas with
the Lost Mine Company logo would be distributed to participants at
an upcoming convention sponsored by Lost Mine.
Lost Mine has offered to buy 2,900 of the US umbrellas at a
price of $27 each. Mohave currently has the excess capacity
necessary to accept the offer. The following information is related
to the production of the US umbrella:
Direct materials $12
Direct labor $6
Variable manufacturing overhead $8
Fixed manufacturing overhead $2.50
Total cost $28.50
Regular sales price $35
Compute the incremental profit (or loss) from accepting the
Suppose that the special order had been to purchase 3,400
umbrellas for $25.00 each. Recompute the incremental profit (or
loss) from accepting the special order under this scenario.
Assume that Mohave is operating at full capacity. Calculate the
special-order price per unit at which Mohave would be indifferent
between accepting or rejecting the special order.