In a lean accounting environment, a company accepts a special order to make 200 units of a product each month for the next two months for $130 per unit. The company normally sells the unit for $170 per unit with variable costs per unit at $80 per unit. The company plans to use excess capacity. By what amount would this special order increase profit. Answer is 20K I cant figure it out – someone please help thanks
The special order will be generating a contribution per unit of
$130 – $80 = $50
As 400 units of the product would be produced ( 200 units for each month).
Total contribution generated by the special order would be 400 x $50 = $20,000.
As the company is utilizing excess capacity , no additional fixed costs are assumed to have been incurred.
Increase in profit would be $20,000.