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Meiji Isetan Corp. of Japan has two regional divisions with headquarters in Osaka and Yokohama....

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Meiji Isetan Corp. of Japan has two regional divisions with headquarters in Osaka and Yokohama. Selected data on the two divisions follow:

Division
OsakaYokohama
Sales$9,500,000$25,000,000
Net operating income$855,000$2,750,000
Average operating assets$2,375,000$12,500,000

Required:

1. For each division, compute the return on investment (ROI) in terms of margin and turnover.

2. Assume that the company evaluates performance using residual income and that the minimum required rate of return for any division is 18%. Compute the residual income for each division.

3. Is Yokohama's greater amount of residual income an indication that it is better managed?

Division Performance:

Companies are often divided into divisions based on product line, location, etc. To evaluation how each division is doing can give insight as to why a company as a whole is doing. Common measures of a division's performance are residual income and return on investment (ROI).

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Osaka

Margin

The margin is calculated using the following formula.


  • Margin = Net operating income / Sales
  • Margin = $855,000 /...

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