What insight does this analysis offer management for long-term planning?
Milano Co. manufactures and sells three products: product 1, product 2, and product 3. Their
unit selling prices are product 1, $40; product 2, $30; and product 3, $20. The per unit variable
costs to manufacture and sell these products are product 1, $30; product 2, $15; and product
3, $8. Their sales mix is reflected in a ratio of 6:4:2. Annual fixed costs shared by all three
products are $270,000. One type of raw material has been used to manufacture products 1
and 2. The company has developed a new material of equal quality for less cost. The new
material would reduce variable costs per unit as follows: product 1 by $10 and product 2 by $5.
However, the new material requires new equipment, which will increase annual fixed costs by
1. If the company continues to use the old material, determine its break-even point in both sales
units and sales dollars of each individual product.
2. If the company uses the new material, determine its new break-even point in both sales units and
sales dollars of each individual product. (Round to the next whole unit.)
3. What insight does this analysis offer management for long-term planning?
Please explain your work in detail and provide in-text citations. At least five (5) references are
required among which one should be the textbook as source of the data. Include the initial
situation and initial assumptions in your answer.