Page 474 problem 17
Tennis Products, Inc., produces three models of highquality
tennis rackets. The following table contains recent information on th4e sales,
costs, and profitability of the three models:
Model

Average Quantity Sold (Units/month)

Current Price

Total Revenue

Variable Cost per unit

Contribution margin per unit

Contribution Margin

A

15,000

$30

$450,000

$15.00

$15

$225,000

B

5,000

$35

$175,000

$18.00

$17

$85,000

C

10,000

$45

$450,000

$20.00

$25

$250,000

Total



$1,075,000



$560,000








The company is considering lowering the price of Model A to
$27 in an effort to increase the number of units sold. Based on the results of
price changes that have been instituted in the past, Tennis Productsâ€™ chief
economist has estimated the arc price elasticity of demand to be 2.5. Furthermore, she has estimated the arc cross
elasticity of demand between Model A and Model B to be approximately 0.5 and
between Model A and Model C to be approximately 0.2. Variable costs per unit
are not expected to change over the anticipated changes in volume.
 Evaluate
the impact of the price cut on the (i) total revenue and (ii) contribution
margin of Model A. Based on this analysis, should the firm lower the price
of Model A?
 Evaluate
the impact of the price cut on the (i) total revenue and (ii) contribution
margin for the enter line of tennis rackets. Based on this analysis,
should the firm lower the price of Model A?