Chapt 20 2.Microbiotics currently sells all of its frozen dinners cash on delivery but believes it can increase sales by offering supermarkets 1…

Chapt 20
2.Microbiotics currently sells all of its frozen dinners cash on delivery but believes it can increase sales by offering supermarkets 1 month of free credit. The price per carton is $140, and the cost per carton is $85. The unit sales will increase from 1,090 cartons to 1,150 per month if credit is granted. Assume all customers pay their bills and take full advantage of any credit period offered.
a. If the interest rate is 1% per month, what will be the change in the firm’s total monthly profits on a present value basis if credit is offered to all customers? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)
Change in total monthly profit __________________
b. If the interest rate is 1.5% per month, what will be the change in the firm’s total monthly profits on a present value basis if credit is offered to all customers? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places. Negative amount should be indicated by a minus sign.)
 Change in total monthly profit ___________________
c. Assume the interest rate is 1.5% per month but the firm can offer the credit only as a special deal to new customers, while existing customers will continue to pay cash on delivery. What will be the change in the firm’s total monthly profits on a present value basis under these conditions? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)
Change in total monthly profit _______________________
4.Anne Teak, the financial manager of a furniture manufacturer, is considering operating a lock-box system. She forecasts that 800 payments a day will be made to lock boxes with an average payment size of $3,000. The bank’s charge for operating the lock boxes is $0.50 a check. The interest rate is 0.015% per day.
a. If the lock box makes the cash available 2 days earlier, calculate the net daily advantage of the system. (Do not round intermediate calculations.)
Daily interest saved_____________________
b. Is it worthwhile to adopt the system?
Yes or No
c. What minimum reduction in the time to collect and process each check is needed to justify use of the lock-box system? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answer to 2 decimal places.)
Minimum reduction in time __________________ days
 
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