Hancock Hoodies is considering a special order for 100 Hoodies for a local company party. The normal selling price of a hoodie is $30 and its unit product cost is $16 as shown below:
Direct materials ......$6
Direct labor ........ $3
Manufacturing overhead... $7
Unit product cost ......$16
Most of the manufacturing overhead is fixed and unaffected by variations in how many hoodies are produced in a given period. However, $2 of the overhead is variable with respect to the number of hoodies produced. The customer who is interested in the special hoodie order would like special a special silkscreen put onto the hoodies. This silkscreen would require additional materials costing $4 per hoodie and would require ordering of the design costing $100 that would have no other use once the special order is completed. This order would have no effect on the company’s regular sales, and the order could be fulfilled using the company’s existing capacity without affecting any other order.
What effect would accepting this order have on the company’s net operating income if a special price of $17 is offered per hoodie for this order? Should the company accept the order?