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Delby Industries 20 years

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Delby Industries has manufactured prefabricated houses for over 20 years. The
houses are constructed in sections to be assembled on customers’ lots. Delby expanded
into the precut housing market when it acquired Jensen Company, one of its suppliers. In
this market, various types of lumber are precut into the appropriate lengths, banded into
packages, and shipped to customers’ lots for assembly. Delby designated the Jensen Division
as an investment center.

Delby uses return on investment (ROI) as a performance measure with investment
defined as average operating assets. Management bonuses are based in part on ROI. All investments
are expected to earn a minimum rate of return of 18%. Jensen’s ROI has ranged
from 20.1% to 23.5% since it was acquired. Jensen had an investment opportunity in 2014
that had an estimated ROI of 19%. Jensen management decided against the investment
because it believed the investment would decrease the division’s overall ROI.
Selected financial information for Jensen are presented below. The division’s average
operating assets were $12,300,000 for the year 2014.

Jensen Division
Selected Financial Information
For the Year Ended December 31, 2014
Sales   26,000,000
Contribution margin  9,100,000
Controllable margin  2,583,000

Instructions
Calculate the following performance measures for 2014 for the Jensen Division.
(1) Return on investment (ROI).
(2) Residual income.

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