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    Prestige Company

    PRESTIGE TELEPHONE COMPANY . Assignment The purpose of this case is to give you an opportunity to exercise your CVP analysis skills in a mixed non-profit/profit service context. As the controller of Prestige Telephone Company, you have been asked for an analyses of the 1997 first-quarter operating results for Prestige Data Services (a fully-owned subsidiary) and possible alternative courses of action to improve performance of Prestige Data in the future. Write a memo to Mr. Rowe (President

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    Prestige

    Issues * To continue or stop Prestige Data Services operation or separate as stand-alone entity from parent company since it isnot generating profit. * Consider changes in pricing or promotion that might improve profitability. * Reduce company resources wastage if any. * Reduce service hour from 24 hour to 2 shift per day. Question1 Solution * Non-cancelable leases on computer equipment havefour more years to run. * If Prestige shuts down the subsidiary it needs tooutsource

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    Tata Case

    41-2) describe emerging markets as hardly uniform that lack in providing the institutions vital for basic business operations. Companies that operate in such environment must adapt their strategies to fit their institutional context. Appendix 1 of the case study clearly shows market failures of Indian economy in mid 1990s compared to the UK and US. Some of the market failures include:  information problems (e.g. limited phone lines, TVs, newspapers)  capital markets problems (e.g. low bank assets

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    Prestige Company

    first quarter of 2003, Prestige Data Services (PDS), a strategic subsidiary of Prestige Telephone, is showing a net loss of $75K. Their monthly revenues for the quarter have varied from $189K to $212K and their expenses have remained relatively flat around $222K each month. Table 1: High Level Q1 2003 Financials It might appear that the data subsidiary is continuing to lose money and should be considered as a candidate for elimination. However, that is NOT the case. The financials don’t

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    lakhs. Nevertheless, the models fitted with 3 litre and 250 hp engines, approximately, such as the A3 Sport back 3.2 V6 from Audi or BMW’s 130i BMW, are priced at around 40,000 euros. These makes provide products with enhanced design, features and prestige, without generally scaling such exclusive heights as those situated around with a marked focused differentiation strategy. Toyota uses the Fifth strategy i.e. Focused differentiation. Toyota cars are preferred for their superior quality engines

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    Puriteen Case

    PGP 2012-14 Consumer Behaviour Case Analysis: PURITEEN COSMETICS Ajinkya Ankit Mate Nitin Verma Rajat Shubham Saini Sonakshi Saini 2012PGP427 2012PGP199 2012PGP233 2012PGP292 2012PGP359 2012PGP367 CASE BACKGROUND A cosmetics company Puriteen has acquired a perfume and cologne company previously managed by the Depuys Henri and Marie who named the two perfumes after their names. Puriteen aimed to develop a marketing program for the two newly acquired perfumes. Despite being rated high

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    Prestige Calculations

    Lucas B. Tagarda Mgt. Case 1 This case is compelling us students to understand the business, fitness-training and because there is a real problem to discuss. A trusted employee was both stealing cash and, by not recording all sales, diverting some revenues to herself.  This case is a good discussion that helps us students think about both the records needed to run the business and the challenges managers face in making sure the information put into the records is recorded accurately

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    Prestige Company Case

    operating income of the company. Cost-Volume-Profit (CVP) analysis is very helpful in making sound business decisions for the short term, as well as for long-range planning, particularly in this case for product features and pricing. For a company to avoid operating losses, like in the case of Prestige Data Services, the managers should be interested in looking at the breakeven point of the company. By doing this, they would know the level of output needed for the operating income/loss to be

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    Sephora - Case

    Case Facts * Sephora started its operations in Europe in year 1969 as a single perfume shop. * Through a series of expansion, Sephora was able to operate 54 stores by mid-90 and represent 8% of total French retail perfume market. * The product mix for Sephora was wide range of cosmetic, fragrance, hair and skin care products. * After Sephora was acquired by LVMH, the company continued its expansion and entered the U.S market by opening a store in New York in the year 1998. * Initial

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    Porsche Case

    drive in to satisfy this feeling and exclusivity. 2. Information search. In information search the consumer searches about the product which would satisfy the need which has been recognized by the consumer in the stage previous to this one. In this case, the product that would satisfy the need of the consumer would be a sports car. 3. Evaluation of alternatives. A Porsche buyer sees a car as transportation vehicle that is not only for transportation but also as a vehicle that must be fun to drive

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    Prestige

    1. Prestige Data Services is quite a problem to Prestige Telephone.This is because as it can be seen from the data, the Prestige Data Services is spending more than it is earning as it can be derived from the difference between total expenditure and total revenue. Further, the period that it had been allocated to prove profitable had already been exceeded and no worthy results were available which means even if the subsidiary was added more time little progress could be made. This is supported by

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    contract theory. Here, Barnard raises a very interesting question: how should the executives be compensated? He argues that material incentives play an “incidental and superficial role” in the case of the executive. Their salaries are usually high because they need the money to meet the burdens of prestige. Although I do not agree with that, I do agree that it’s hard to design a compensation scheme for executives. As Barnard says, the most important single contribution required of the executive is

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    Prestige Telephone

    Case Study – Prestige Telephone Co. Company Profile Prestige Data Services is a subsidiary of Prestige Telephone Company, a public utility. They are a computer data service company that does data processing for the parent company in order to sell computer services. The company was opened in order to bring in additional revenue in order to offset increases in telephone rate increases. Throughout the three years of being in operation the subsidiary has been unprofitable. Case Question #1 Assuming

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    TermPaperWarehouse.com - Free Term Papers, Essays and Research Documents The Research Paper Factory JoinSearchBrowseSaved Papers Home Page » Business and Management Case - the Swatch Group In: Business and Management Case - the Swatch Group The Swatch Group Case Resolution Team 4: Key Information • There are a series brands aimed at different market segments at low, medium, high and luxury. • Market share in Europe and China over a third of it and competing in every segment

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    Prestige Telephone Company

    PRESTIGE TELEPHONE COMPANY In deciding whether to continue, discontinue or sell a subsidiary company, we should consider the benefits and disadvantages of each option. We gauge the contribution of a subsidiary not only by looking at its profitability but also the advantage it can give to the parent company particularly in reducing its costs. Having a low profitability or even a net loss does not necessarily mean that the decision of retaining the subsidiary is wrong. Separating the relevant

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    Sephora Case

    Sephora Case Study Retail Management Jillian Moroz January 22, 2014 * Sephora is the world’s largest luxury goods company * Innovative retail concept from France; changing the way cosmetics are sold * Sephora’s store layout, design, and product concept is much different * Fashion retail concept try’s to give customers what they want * “Freedom, beauty, and pleasure” * Some of the products that Sephora offers are: * Hair care * Cosmetics * Fragrances

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    CASE STUDY 2 I. THE ARALIN TEACHER Mrs. Boots De Vola was assigned to teach the first section in third year level. She assumed that she is an effective and efficient teacher in Araling Panlipunan because of that. There are many teachers qualified and much deserving to teach the star section. Now, the students are complaining of the expenses regarding projects, special projects and the way she behave in classroom. II. HISTORY AND BACKGROUND OF THE FACTS Mrs. Boots De Vola have underwent

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    Prestige Telephone Company

    Case Analysis: Prestige Telephone Company Liam Hennessy, Xinyi Zhang, Yuan Chai, and Anthony Saba 1. Reasons for Continuing Losses Prestige Data Services’ main problem is that they have too many available hours that are not generating any revenue. In the first quarter of 2003, they have an average of 176 available hours per month of available hours. Its operations exact a huge amount of fixed costs to cover. If they could find more commercial customers for the available capacity, they could

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    Case study 3 1.) who needs a Porsche? Porsche is a unique car company, because their customers don’t necessarily need a Porsche but they want the luxury of a Porsche. The customer can find value in the Porsche simply by its name and the other people that you see driving a Porsche. No one sees someone driving a Porsche that does not think to themselves that person must be successful, and that is value in its self. The price also has to do with the value, because Porsche must set the price

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    Written Analysis of the Case - Prestige Company

    I. SUMMARY OF THE CASE Prestige Telephone Company is a public utility business. Since it is operated as a public utility, it is subject to the regulations of the Public Service Commission, as such, the rates charged by Prestige Telephone Company for telephone service could not be changed without the approval of the Public Service Commission. The state Public Service Commission had encouraged all public utilities under its jurisdiction to seek new sources of revenue and profits as a step toward deregulation

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    Five Development 8.3 CREATING A BUDGET Top-Down Budgeting Bottom-Up Budgeting Activity-Based Costing 8.4 DEVELOPING BUDGET CONTINGENCIES Summary Key Terms Solved Problems Discussion Questions Problems Case Study 8.1: The Dulhasti Power Plant Case Study 8.2: London’s Millennium Dome Internet Exercises PMP Certification Sample Questions Integrated Project: Developing the Cost Estimates and Budget Bibliography TRANSPARENCIES 8.1 SOURCES OF PROJECT COSTS

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    Starbucks Case

    in India is very different compared to USA or Europe in the eyes of global business. Corruption in the country is very high and it raises a lot of concerns. The company has already experienced some setbacks from the legal environment in India. The case of Starstruck is being mentioned as an example of weak copyright and trademark protection in the country. Environmental factors Coffee beans quality is essential to Starbucks success. Several environmental factors must be taking into account for

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    Sis Case

    Introduction According to the description of the case, it showed that the “IHC” which is the Intermountain Healthcare can be seen as an outstanding model by the healthcare industry due to its low cost and its high quality delivery. This paper is going to analyse the reason why the Intermountain Healthcare can be successful by answering the three following questions. Question1: How well is Intermountain Health Care performing? Why? Base on the case study, the Intermountain Healthcare is doing a

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    Case Analysis Questions for Case 7-2 (pp. 222-223): Cosmetics Giants Segment the Global Cosmetics Market 1. What product lines do L’Oreal offer in its home market (France) and other developed markets (USA, UK, etc.)? How does L’Oreal segment and target in these established markets? (You need to visit L’Oreal website and conduct additional online research to find relevant information and answer this question.) France: • Makeup (tint/tone, lips, eyes, nails) • Facials (organized

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    Prestige Phone

    Prestige Telephone- Case #2 1. I would present an alternative accounting statement to Prestige Data Services by adjusting the net income due to the fixed expenses of rent and custodial services that are provided in the original Prestige Data Services Summary Results of Operations, First Quarter 2003. Although it appears that the company is suffering great losses, it is necessary to remove the fixed, sunk costs in order to get the adjusted net income. These sunk costs are costless to Prestige Telephone

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    Case Discussion

    Case Study Prestige Telephone Co. CLASSIFICATION OF COSTS Jan Fixed costs: Space rent Custodial services Computer leases Maintenance Depreciation Power Wages: Operations Systems development Admnistration Sales Sales promotions Total fixed costs I Corporate services Total fixed costs II Variable cost per hour: Power Wages operations Materials Variable unit cost per hour 8.000 1.240 95.000 5.400 26.180 Feb 8.000 1.240 95.000 5.400 26.180 Mar 8.000 1.240 95.000 5.400 26.180 Average 8.000 1.240

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    Prestige Telephone Company

    Prestige Telephone Company Question 1: Appraise the results of operations of Prestige Data Services (PDS). Is the subsidiary really a problem to Prestige Telephone Company (PTC)? Consider carefully the differences between the reported costs and costs relevant for decisions that Daniel Rowe is considering. The current data indicate that the PDS is in operating loss. And going by the presented data, yes, PDS is a problem to PTC at this point of time. And this in spite of many major costs being

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    Haier Case

    alliances in the form of joint ventures with multinational brands. This way, the firm capitalized on local knowledge of the market and best practices in the distribution channels of the local partners. They employed local managers who had been (in some cases) previously working for competitors and were all experts in the market for household goods. In India for example, where the main challenge was to find the top distribution channels, Haier relied on a former Whirlpool executive to help them establish

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    Apple Case

    Apple case Synopsis: Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple is one of the most well known brands today. Apple didn’t just enter the market and become what they are today, the company had to go through a series of ups and downs which lead them to become a company with an estimated brand value of 153 billion. Apple first entered the public market in 1976 with the release of their first computer Apple I. Apple was profitable for a couple years and then they hit a slump. After a power struggle

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    MKTG 680-01 Case 3: Elie Saab: Growth of a Global Luxury Brand 1) Complete a SWOT analysis. What is ES’s competitive advantage? Strength | Weakness | Strong Brand ImageExclusivity AtmosphereExtremely High QualityLuxurious Image Famed CustomersDirect Ownership | Lack of variation of customersCouture is already spread thinShort in RTW clotheslineWeak Presence in multi-brand shopsLow Sales in Asia and North America | Opportunity | Threats | Few CompetitorsMen’s ClotheslineThe Emerging

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    Prestige World Wide

    Prestige Worldwide Project Management Methodology APF is an iterative and adaptive (and I add agile) approach designed to deliver maximum business value to clients within the limits of their time and cost constraints where the always variable scope is adjusted at each iteration. The client decides what constitutes maximum business value and, at the end of each iteration, the client has an opportunity to change the direction of the project based on what was learned from all previous iterations

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    1. What does this case imply about the supply of and demand for employees and the implications for businesses? “Attracting and selecting the right talent is critical to a company’s success. For tech companies, the process is even more critical since it’s the knowledge, skills, and abilities of their employees that determines these companies’ efficiency, innovation, and ultimately, financial achievements.” (Ribbons, Coulter, 2014, p. 409) “Businesses around the world are currently experiencing a

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    Prestige Telephone Company

    Prestige Telephone Company En su análisis del caso, asumir lo siguiente: 1. Los gastos de promoción para los próximos meses están programados para $8,000. 2. Los valores de las cuentas: “Ventas por otros conceptos” y “Gastos de materiales y suministros” se compensarán aproxima Cuestiones 1. Valorar el resultado de las operaciones de Prestige Data Services. ¿Es realmente la subsidiaria un problema para Prestige Telephone Company? Considerar detenidamente las diferencias entre los costes

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    airlines key personnel with government should be made so that a win-win solution can be achieved. | Political | Laws and Regulation | Among the factors for government intervention in the airline industry was due to national airline is a national prestige of a country. Therefore, in order to protect this proud of the nation, some countries impose restriction on the operations of foreign airlines in their home countries, which limit their ability to pick and deliver passengers.In Japan for example

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    they are depleted. An example is the substitution of coke for charcoal in the iron industry as wood for charcoal was becoming scarce, or the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture in tandem with increasing population densities. In any case, capital continues to increase as natural resources become scarcer. We do not know, of course, whether technology will always be able to solve our resource problems, and moreover there are resources that we just do not want to lose—such as the blue

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    The Prestige

    The Prestige (2006) Christopher Nolan The Prestige is a movie that shows the rivalry between magicians Alfred “The Professor” Borden and Robert “The Great Danton” Angier. Their struggle is expressed through class warfare: Borden as The Professor, a working-class magician who gets his hands dirty, versus Angier as The Great Danton, a classy, superior showman whose accent makes him appear American. Obsession, secrecy, and sacrifice increase the battle, as both magicians contribute their fair share

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    Case Assignment Analysis Week 1 MRKT 5000 Consumers Take a Shine to Apple Inc. Case Summary: Apple is one of the leading and profitable technology companies in the world. Their products are sold and consumed in over five continents across the globe. Beginning as a computer company in 1976, Apple has transcended into a technology company with a product mix that is dominating many electronic spectrums. Apple has revolutionized the way tech companies market to their consumers. This case study

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    CASE: IB-84 DATE: 06/27/08 PEPSI COLA PAKISTAN: FRANCHISING & PRODUCT LINE MANAGEMENT 1 In July 1991, Irfan Mustafa faced several dilemmas. As West Asia area vice president and chief executive officer of Pepsi Cola Pakistan Incorporated (PCI), Mustafa was charged with developing a strategy to grow share and profitability across PCI sales but focusing particularly on 7-Up. Pepsi Cola International had shifted focus to its global brands and, since acquiring 7Up International in 1986, had withdrawn

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    For the exclusive use of L. Wang, 2016. W12453 FACEBOOK, INC: THE INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING (A) 1 Ken Mark wrote this case under the supervision of Professors Deborah Compeau, Craig Dunbar and Michael R. King solely to provide material for class discussion. The authors do not intend to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of a managerial situation. The authors may have disguised certain names and other identifying information to protect confidentiality. This publication may

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    Prestige

    Text Preview I)Appraise the results of operations of Prestige Data Service. Is the subsidiary really a problem to Prestige Telephone Company? Consider carefully the differences between reported costs and cost relevant for decisions that Daniel Rowe is considering. 1.The prestige Data Services grew from the needs of the Prestige Telephone Company to meet their needs of data handling at the time but the problem now is that the company is still operating at a loss. But is that a problem for the parent

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    Case Prestige

    CASE BACKGROUND • Prestige Telephone Company (PTC) is the parent company of Prestige Data Services (PDS) • PDS provides data services to its parent company as well as other companies willing to hire its services • It is wholly owned by PTC, but runs as a separate business entity, so each pays the other for services received • It was conceptualized in 1994, and started operations in 1995 • Daniel Rowe, president of PTC, was the one who pitched PDS, and believes it could

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    Melanie Gothman Date U03a1 BUS3050 Case Study: I Thought I Gave Them Everything Case Summary This case study is really relatable in any work situation. Most upper level managers really strive like Henry did to turn certain business aspects around and expect employees to follow their lead. Henry worked so hard to grow sales that he lost focus on employee motivation. Motivation differs for every individual and good managers understand what their employees need and how to relate

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    Prestige Telephone

    Prestige Telephone Company case study In 1999, the Government encouraged public utilities to seek new sources of revenues and profits to reduce the need for rate increases to consumers of telephone services. Prestige Telephone Co. (PTC) considered that a centralised data provider service could be a profitable use of excess hours from existing infrastructure. Prestige Data Services (PDS) performed data processing for the telephone company and sold computer services to other companies and

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    Europe. International alliances during the Cold War era were determined by the requirements of the superpowers and the calculations of the smaller states. As noted above, Europe became the main arena of conflict between the superpowers. In some cases, the superpowers used their military power to bring countries into their respective alliances. Soviet intervention in east Europe provides an example. The Soviet Union used its influence in eastern Europe, backed by the very large presence

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    Case Analysis - FPL Energy FPL Energy is one of the nation’s leading independent generators of electricity. Dedicated to generating clean energy, 80 % of its capacity is fueled by clean and renewable resources. The United States is the nation with the largest generator of wind energy, and it operates the two largest solar fields in the world. FPL Group, with annual revenues of more than $8 billion, is one of the nation's largest providers of electricity-related services. Its principal subsidiary

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    Prestige Investments

    I, XXX, certify that: 1. I have reviewed this annual report on Form 10-K of "Prestige Investments"; 2. Based on my knowledge, this annual report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this annual report; 3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information

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    Amazon Case

    CBIS250 Section 001 Amazo.com Case Report Part 1 Case Overview This case is mainly about that Amazon.com provides Amazon Web Services (AWS) using its tremendous computing capacity. And utility computing is used as a method charging for services. Amazon’s powerful infrastructure provides them many advantages to attract service users. Such as S3, a data storage service, that is designed to make Web-scale computing easier and more affordable for developers

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    Porsche Case

    PORSCHE CASE “Porsche-a brand with heritage” A brand is a product but adds other dimensions that differentiate it in some way from other products designed to satisfy the same need. For the last 50 years Porsche is on the list for prestigious, premium, luxury brands with high percentage of awareness and loyal customer and behind strong brand stands successful branding strategy, strategy that Porsche have implemented through the years and strategy that brings amazing results among this large

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    Prestige Telephone

    Prestige Data Services Cost Volume Profit Analysis The following equation has been used for the purpose of this analysis: (Intra-company sales + commercial sales) = Fixed Cost + Variable Cost/hour * time (in hours) To work out only the contribution of intra-company and commercial computer use, “Other commercial sales” has been removed from the revenue. To counter that, “Materials cost” has been removed from the costs; three month average for these parameters is approximately equal. Fixed Costs

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    Prestige Telephone Company

    Prestige Data Services Cost Volume Profit Analysis The following equation has been used for the purpose of this analysis: (Intra-company sales + commercial sales) = Fixed Cost + Variable Cost/hour * time (in hours) To work out only the contribution of intra-company and commercial computer use, “Other commercial sales” has been removed from the revenue. To counter that, “Materials cost” has been removed from the costs; three month average for these parameters is approximately equal. Fixed Costs

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