MNP is a divisionalised organisation. Some of the divisions are in overseas countries. Divisional
performance is assessed by the trend in the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) and the Residual
Income (RI) generated by each division based on their year—end values. The following summary
financial information is available for Division M:
MNP has a cost of capital of 5% per annum.
The figures shown above for the capital employed are the net book values of the division’s non—current assets.
Other operating costs include depreciation.
There have been no additions or disposals of non—current assets within Division M during the three year period. No additions or disposals are expected in 2017.
For the year ending 31 December 2017 it is expected that the revenues and costs (excluding depreciation) will be the same as those in 201
a) Calculate the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) and the Residual Income (RI) for 2016 and 2017 for Division M. Comment on the performance of the division 
b) Assume that performance of MNP is measure based on ROCE and RI, Discuss, based on the above scenario, why the use of ROCE and RI as performance measures can cause incorrect capital investment decisions to be taken
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