Target Costing. please see attached.

Target Costing. please see attached.

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Redback Networks Inc, a subsidiary of Ericsson, provides networking services and related
systems for 75% of the world’s largest telephone companies.
Assume that it is developing a new
networking system for smaller, private companies.
To attract small companies, Redback must
keep the price low without giving up too many of the features of the larger networking systems.
A marketing research study conducted on the company’s behalf found that the pricing range must
be $50,000 to 75,000.
Management has determined a target price to be $60,000.
The company’s
minimum profit percentage of sales is normally 20%, but the company is willing to reduce it to
15% to get the new product on the market.
The fixed costs for the first year are anticipated to be
around $8,000,000.
If sales reach 500 installed networks, the company needs to know how much
it can spend on variable costs, which are primarily related to installation.
a.
What is the amount of total cost allowed if the 15% profit target is allowed and the sales
target is met?
Show the amount for fixed and for variable costs.
b.
What is the amount of total costs allowed if the 20% normal profit target is desired at the
500 sales target?
Show amount for fixed and variable costs.
c.
Discuss advantages of using a target costing model vs using cost based pricing.

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