Smoky Mountain Corporation makes two types of hiking boots—Xtrem

Smoky Mountain Corporation makes two types of hiking boots—Xtreme and the Pathfinder. Data concerning these two product lines appear below:

The company has a traditional costing system in which manufacturing overhead is applied to units based on direct labor-hours. Data concerning manufacturing overhead and direct labor-hours for the upcoming year appear below:


Required:

1.         Using Exhibit 8–12 as a guide, compute the product margins for the Xtreme and the Pathfinder products under the company’s traditional costing system.

2.         The company is considering replacing its traditional costing system with an activity-based costing system that would assign its manufacturing overhead to the following four activity cost pools (the Other cost pool includes organization-sustaining costs and idle capacity costs):

Using Exhibit 8—10 as a guide, compute the product margins for the Xtreme and the Pathfinder products under the activity-based costing system.

3.         Using Exhibit 8—13 as a guide, prepare a quantitative comparison of the traditional and activity-based cost assignments. Explain why the traditional and activity-based cost assignments differ.

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