Salem Telephone Case Study Essay

1237 Words Feb 2nd, 2012 5 Pages
Salem Telephone Company Case Study
1. Variable Expenses with respect to revenue hours: Power expense, hourly personnel salaries expense. Fixed expenses with respect to revenue hours: Rent, custodial services, computer leases, maintenance, depreciation of computer equipment and office equipment and fixtures, operations salaried staff, systems development and maintenance, administration, and sales, sales promotions, corporate services. 2. Units: dollars per hour January February March Power expense 4.7 4.7 4.7 personnel salaries expense 24 24 24 Total Variable cost per revenue hour 28.7 28.7 28.7 3. Income statement for Salem Data Services From the article, I know that intracompany work was billed at $400 per hour, and commercial sales were
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With approval from the Public Service Commission, STC, a regulated public utility, established Salem Data Services (SDS) in 2001, an unregulated public utility to perform data processing for the telephone company and additionally to sell computer services to other companies and organizations in its¶ immediate metropolitan region. After three years of operations SDS has yet to finalize a month in positive numbers and the president of STC is faced with the challenge of whether the subsidiary, SDS can be a profitable business. As Peter Flores, president of STC is preparing to meet with Cynthia Wu, manager of SDS, our group will review some common cost behaviors associated with distinguishing different types of costs; whether fixed or variable relevant to activity, construct a contribution margin income statement, review net income relative to reduction and increases to commercial price, and finally based on our financial analysis of SDS, make specific recommendations to the president of STC as to whether it is more or less profitable to keep the subsidiary SDS. With Incremental analysis we will be able to calculate the differences in revenue and costs between decision alternatives. Determining the actual fixed and variable costs will able our group to calculate

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