Thalassines Kataskeves, S.A., of Greece makes marine equipment. The company has been experiencing losses on its bilge pump product line for several years. The most recent quarterly contribution format income statement for the bilge pump product line follows:
The currency in Greece is the euro, denoted above by €. Discontinuing the bilge pump product line would not affect sales of other product lines and would have no effect on the company’s total general factory overhead or total Purchasing Department expenses.
Would you recommend that the bilge pump product line be discontinued? Support your answer with appropriate computations.