Exercise 1012 Evaluating New Investments Using Return on Investment (ROI) and Residual Income [LO101, LO102]
Selected sales and operating data for three divisions of different structural engineering firms are given as follows:
Division A  Division B  Division C  
Sales  $  5,700,000  $  9,700,000  $  8,800,000  
Average operating assets  $  1,140,000  $  4,850,000  $  1,760,000  
Net operating income  $  273,600  $  853,600  $  180,400  
Minimum required rate of return  17.00  %  17.60  %  14.00  %  
Required:
1. Compute the return on investment (ROI) for each division using the formula stated in terms of margin and turnover.
2. Compute the residual income (loss) for each division.
3. Assume that each division is presented with an investment opportunity that would yield a 17% rate of return.
a. If performance is being measured by ROI, which division or divisions will probably accept or reject the opportunity?
b. If performance is being measured by residual income, which division or divisions will probably accept or reject the opportunity?
1.
Compute the return on investment (ROI) for each division using the formula stated in terms of margin and turnover. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)

2.
Compute the residual income (loss) for each division. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Loss amounts should be indicated by a minus sign.)

3a.
Assume that each division is presented with an investment opportunity that would yield a 17% rate of return. If performance is being measured by ROI, which division or divisions will probably accept or reject the opportunity?

3b.
Assume that each division is presented with an investment opportunity that would yield a 17% rate of return. If performance is being measured by residual income, which division or divisions will probably accept or reject the opportunity?

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