Case Description Tablets have become an ubiquitos part of our lives. The first models were launched in US in the year 2010.
Sales data is available for the first seven years (See below). As part of your analysis on the outlook for this industry:
a) How would you characterize the future for tablets? Are consumers crazy about this technology or are luke warm?
b) Prepare a five year forecast for this industry; has the market reached its peak (please identify the demand peak).

Please use the Bass Model Estimator provided. Use the spreadsheet tab called "Analysis Report"
Please clearly provide market size assumptions and justifications.
Year Annual Sales (Units Sold)
2010 3,000,000
2011 10,000,000
2012 25,000,000
2013 34,000,000
2014 39,000,000
2015 45,000,000
2016 51,000,000


Answer 1


a) According to the published sales statistics, it appears that the initial release of tablets in 2010 was warmly accepted by customers, since sales increased quickly in the years that followed. With only a 13% rise in revenue from 2015 to 2016, the rate of growth has slowed recently. This shows that customer enthusiasm for the technology may be waning.

b) We will utilize the Bass Model Estimator available on the "Analysis Report" page to project sales over the following five years. The "coefficient of innovation" (p) of this model accounts for the number of customers who have embraced the technology as well as the number of potential consumers who have not yet adopted the technology but may be persuaded to do so.


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1. Compute its predetermined overhead rate as a percent of direct labor.
2. Compute its overhead cost as a percent of direct materials.



(1) 22%

(2) 56%


Given that,

Direct labor = $536,000;

Direct materials = $211,000;

Factory overhead = $119,000

(1) Predetermined overhead rate as a percent of direct labor is simply calculated by dividing the factory overhead by its direct labor cost.

Predetermined overhead rate as a percent of direct labor:

= (Factory overhead ÷ Direct labor) × 100

= ($119,000 ÷ $536,000) × 100

= 0.22 × 100

= 22%

(2) Predetermined overhead rate as a percent of direct materials is simply calculated by dividing the factory overhead by its direct material cost.

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= (Factory overhead ÷ Direct material) × 100

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The correct answer is 265 Days and 237 Days.


According to the scenario,m the computation of the given data are as follows:

First we calculate the Days cash on hand by using following formula:

Days cash on hand = Cash and cash equivalent ÷ [(operating expenses - Depreciation expense) ÷ 365 ]

So, For the year 20Y8

Days Cash on hand = ( $25,720 + $8,200) ÷ [( $60,020 - $13,300) ÷ 365]

= $33,920 ÷ 128

= 265 days

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Hi, we need to use the following formula

Present Value = Future Value/ (1+Discount Rate)^years

Therefore, in the case of $500 in one year.

Present Value = $500/(1+0.15)^1 = $434.78

And for $1,000 in 5 years

Present Value = $1,000/(1+0.15)^5 = $497.18

Notice that the discount rate (15%) has to be used in its decimal form, that is 0.15 (which you can get by dividing 15/100).

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