Question: Provided below are the marketing segment sales for Caterpillar Inc

Provided below are the marketing segment sales for Caterpillar, Inc., for a recent year.


In addition, assume the following information:


a. Use the sales information and the additional assumed information to prepare a contribution margin by segment report. Round to two decimal places. In addition, calculate the contribution margin ratio for each segment as a whole percent, rounded to one decimal place.
b. Prepare a table showing the manufacturing margin, dealer commissions, and variable promotion expenses as a percent of sales for each segment. Round whole percent’s to one decimal place.
c. Use the information in (a) and (b) to interpret the segmentperformance.


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