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Fresh Tracks Baking Company is a diversified food products company with three operating divisions organized as investment centers Condensed data taken from the records of the three divisions for the

Fresh Tracks Baking Company is a diversified food products company with three operating divisions organized as investment centers. Condensed data taken from the records of the three divisions for the year ended June 30, 2008, are as follows:

 

 

 

Retail

 

Bread

Snack Cake

Bakeries

 

Division

Division

Division

Sales

$1,450,000

$1,750,000

$1,000,000

Cost of goods sold

950,000

1,125,000

650,000

Operating expenses

268,000

380,000

170,000

Invested assets

1,812,500

2,187,500

800,000

The management of Fresh Tracks Baking Company is evaluating each division as a basis for planning a future expansion of operations.

Instructions

1. Prepare condensed divisional income statements for the three divisions, assuming that there were no service department charges.

2. Using the DuPont formula for rate of return on investment, compute the profit margin, investment turnover, and rate of return on investment for each division.

3. If available funds permit the expansion of operations of only one division, which of the divisions would you recommend for expansion, based on parts (1) and (2)? Explain.

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