Question: The vice president of operations of Free Ride Bike Company

The vice president of operations of Free Ride Bike Company is evaluating the performance of two divisions organized as investment centers. Invested assets and condensed income statement data for the past year for each division are as follows:


Instructions
1. Prepare condensed divisional income statements for the year ended December 31, 2014, assuming that there were no service department charges.
2. Using the DuPont formula for rate of return on investment, determine the profit mar-gin, investment turnover, and rate of return on investment for each division.
3. If management’s minimum acceptable rate of return is 10%, determine the residual income for each division.
4. Discuss the evaluation of the two divisions using the performance measures determined in parts (1), (2), and(3).
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