Crystal Displays Inc. recently began production of a new product, flat panel displays, which required the investment of $1,500,000 in assets. The costs of producing and selling 5,000 units of flat panel displays are estimated as follows:
1 
Variable costs per unit: 

2 
Direct materials 
$119.00 
3 
Direct labor 
32.00 
4 
Factory overhead 
52.00 
5 
Selling and administrative expenses 
36.00 
6 
Total variable cost per unit 
$239.00 
7 
Fixed costs: 

8 
Factory overhead 
$245,000.00 
9 
Selling and administrative expenses 
147,000.00 
Crystal Displays Inc. is currently considering establishing a selling price for flat panel displays. The president of Crystal Displays has decided to use the costplus approach to product pricing and has indicated that the displays must earn a 17% return on invested assets.
Required:  

1.  Determine the amount of desired profit from the production and sale of flat panel displays.  
2.  Assuming that the product cost method is used, determine (a) the cost amount per unit, (b) the markup percentage, and (c) the selling price of flat panel displays.*  
3.  (Appendix) Assuming that the total cost method is used, determine (a) the cost amount per unit, (b) the markup percentage and (c) the selling price of flat panel displays.*  
4.  (Appendix) Assuming that the variable cost method is used, determine (a) the cost amount per unit, (b) the markup percentage, and (c) the selling price of flat panel displays.*  
5.  Comment on any additional considerations that could influence establishing the selling price for flat panel displays.  
6.  Assume that as of August 1, 3,000 units of flat panel displays
have been produced and sold during the current year. Analysis of
the domestic market indicates that 2,000 additional units are
expected to be sold during the remainder of the year at the normal
product price determined under the product cost method. On August
3, Crystal Displays Inc. received an offer from Maple Leaf Visual
Inc. for 900 units of flat panel displays at $224 each. Maple Leaf
Visual Inc. will market the units in Canada under its own brand
name, and no variable selling and administrative expenses
associated with the sale will be incurred by Crystal Displays Inc.
The additional business is not expected to affect the domestic
sales of flat panel displays, and the additional units could be
produced using existing factory, selling, and administrative
capacity.

1. Determine the amount of desired profit from the production and sale of flat panel displays.
2. Assuming that the product cost method is used, determine (a) the cost amount per unit, (b) the markup percentage, and (c) the selling price of flat panel displays. Round your markup percentage and selling price to two decimal places.
Cost amount per unit  
Markup percentage  % 
Selling price 
3. (Appendix) Assuming that the total cost method is used, determine (a) the cost amount per unit, (b) the markup percentage, and (c) the selling price of flat panel displays. Round your markup percentage and selling price to two decimal places.
Cost amount per unit  
Markup percentage  %  
Selling price 4. (Appendix) Assuming that the variable cost method is used, determine (a) the cost amount per unit, (b) the markup percentage, and (c) the selling price of flat panel displays. Round your markup percentage and selling price to two decimal places.

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