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Amount of water purchased during the month of March

Cola inc. is working on their budget for next year. COGS has been estimated at 60% of sales. Water purchases and payments are to be made during the month preceding the month of sale. Wages are estimated at 20% of sales and are paid during the month of sale. Other operating costs amounting to 25% of sales are to be paid in the mo

Step-by-step answer to Profit Maximization

ABC Co has 200 labor hours available. There is no limit on machine hours. ABC can sell all of Y it wants, but can only sell a maximum of 30 units of X and 20 units of Z. x y z Contribution Margin per Unit $20 $10

The Wendt Corporation had 10.5 million of taxable income. a. What is the company's federal income tax bill for the year? b. Assume the firm receives an additional $1 million of interest income from some bonds it owns. What is the tax on this interest income? c. Now assume that Wendt does not receive the interest income but does receive an additional $1 million as dividends on some stock it owns. What is the tax on this dividend income?

The Wendt Corporation had 10.5 million of taxable income. a. What is the company's federal income tax bill for the year? b. Assume the firm receives an additional $1 million of interest income from some bonds it owns. What is the tax on this interest income? c. Now assume that Wendt does not receive the interest income but

Cost of Sales: ABC Company

In 2007 ABC co had sales of $5,970,090, total expenses of $5,370,097 and gross profit of $2,777,300. What was cost of sales? I believe profit is irrelevant here, can I calculate cost of sales simply by using sales-expenses?

Division Margin: GStyle Company

GStyle Company has the following information pertaining to its clip division: Fixed manufacturing expense $35,000 Fixed selling and admin expenses $30,000 Sales $250,000 Direct Man. costs (Variable) $40,000 Variable selling an

Accounting rules to prevent this from happening again

SPE's continue to have legitimate uses in business. Often they are used to isolate high risk projects from the rest of the corporation, or joint projects with other companies. The problem with the SPE's as the related to Enron and the like, is that they were being used to create fictional transactions to mislead investors as to

Why would companies choose to raise money with bonds vs. notes?

Bonds are kind of a "big company" tool for borrowing. It takes a lot of time to prepare a bond issuance and there are a lot more costs compared to borrowing with notes. Most often the rate is set far in advance of when the bonds are actually issued. I worked on a $125 million bond issue and it took about 4 months to prepare the

Arizona Company: accounts receivable balance, allowance account, bad debt expense

Arizona Company reported accounts receivable of $21,200,000 at the end of its 2009 fiscal year. This amount was net of an allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,456,000. During 2010, Georgia sold $72,300,400 of merchandise on credit. It collected $48,520,555 from customers. Accounts valued at $2,125,000 were written off as un

Vermont Clock Works Job-Order Costing

Vermont Clock Works manufactures fine, handcrafted clocks. The firm uses a job-order costing system, and manufacturing overhead is applied on the basis of direct-labor hours. Estimated manufacturing overhead for the year is $260,000. The firm employs 10 master clockmakers, who constitute the direct labor force. Each of these emp

Pritchard Company: selling price per unit

Pritchard Company manufactures a product that has a variable cost of $30 per unit. Fixed costs total $1,500,000, allocated on the basis of the number of units produced. Selling price is computer by adding a 20% markup to full cost. How much should the selling price be per unit for 300,000 units? $49 $

Identify dependent variables (DVs) and independent variables (IVs).

For our purposes, the main distinction is between dependent variables (DVs) and independent variables (IVs). A DV, sometimes called a criterion, is the variable that we're trying to either predict or control. Some typical DVs in business settings are: * Market position * Profit * Job Satisfaction (Jobsat) * Intention to q

Constant growth stock

The last dividend paid by ABC Company was $2.00. ABC's growth rate is expected to be a constant 4 percent. ABC's required rate of return on equity (ks) is 9 percent. What is the current price of ABC common stock?

Which is the best investment, After-Tax Returns, for ABC Corporation?

ABC Corporation has $50,000 which it plans to invest in marketable securities. The corporation is choosing between the following three equally risky securities: Spartan County tax-free municipal bonds yielding 8 percent; Ford bonds yielding 11.5 percent; GE preferred stock with a dividend yield of 12 percent. ABC's corporate tax

Sherman Books: Which statement is true about retained earnings?

On its 1999 balance sheet, Sherman Books showed a balance of retained earnings equal to $510 million. On its 2000 balance sheet, the balance of retained earnings was also equal to $510 million. Which of the following statements is most correct? Show your calculations. a. The company must have had net income equal to zero i

Compute cost per unit: absorption and variable costing

Units produced $100,000.00 Units sold $95,000.00 Fixed manufacturing overhead $300,000.00 Direct materials per unit $55.00 Direct labor per unit $25.00 Variable manufacturing overhead per unit $15.00 A. Compute the cost per unit using abso

Prepaid Rent: Preparing the Adjusting Entry

Adjusting Entries: Prepaid rent at 1/1/10 was $9,000. During 2010 rent payments of $110,000 were made and charged to "rent expense." The 2010 income statement shows as a general expense the item "rent expense" in the amount of $111,000. You are to prepare the missing adjusting entry that must have been made, assuming reversing e

Adjusting Entry for unearned rent

Adjusting Entries: Unearned rent at 1/1/10 was $10,300 and at 12/31/10 was $6,000. The records indicate cash receipts from rental sources during 2010 amounted to $50,000, all of which was credited to the Unearned Rent Account. You are to prepare the missing adjusting entry. For each journal entry write Dr for debit and Cr for cr

Robert's Medical Equipment: Annual Operating Income at 2 Product Prices

Robert's Medical Equipment Company manufactures hospital beds. Its most popular model, Deluxe, sells for $5,000. It has variable costs totaling $2,800 and fixed costs of $1,000 per unit, based on an average production run of 5,000 units. It normally has four production runs a year, with $400,000 in setup costs each time. Plant c

Estimated Total Carrying Cost and Setup Cost for Flag Displays

Liberty Celebrations, Inc., manufactures a line of flags. The annual demand for its flag display is estimated to be 100,000 units. The annual cost of carrying one unit in inventory is $1.60, and the cost to initiate a production run is $30. There are no flag displays on hand but Liberty had scheduled 60 equal production runs of

Computing Accounting Calculations for HD Inc.

33. HD Inc. produced a variety of products for the computing industry. CD burners are among its most popular products. The company's controller, Kate Jergens, spoke to the company's president at a meeting last week and told her that the company was doing well, but that the financial picture depended on how product costs and net

Compute Break Even Conventional and Break Even ABC

Happy Daze Game Co. produces a wildly popular board game called Stump Me! The company is known for both its progressive and interesting board games and its willingness to embrace nontraditional business techniques. Recently, the company's controller, Renee McKim, suggested to the president that she accumulate data based on an ac

Gigi LeBlanc: Calculating Sales Price & Break Even

Gigi LeBlanc founded a company to produce a special bicycle suspension system several years ago after her son, who worked for a bicycle delivery service, was hurt in a riding accident. The market's response has been overwhelmingly favorable to the company's new suspension system. Riders report feeling that they experience fewer

Qualitative Impact of Change to JIT on Overhead Costs

Pritchett Enterprises manufactures hiking and outdoor equipment. The company's plan in western Colorado has recently seen dramatic changes in manufacturing process. Management is concerned that the current cost system no longer captures the impact of the diversity of activities involved in its production processes. As a result,

HITEC Manufacturers: Overhead Rate for Each Cost Driver

49. The HITEC Company manufactures multimedia equipment designed to be sold to universities. The company's southeastern plant has undergone production changes that have resulted in decreased usage of direct labor and increased usage of automated processes. As a result, management no longer believes that its overhead allocation m

Surfs Up: Calculate overhead rate, allocation, cost per unit, ABC

Spreadsheet please 45. Surfs Up manufactures surfboards. The company produces two models: the small board and the big board. Data regarding two boards are as follows: Products Direct Labor Hours per Units Annual Production Total Direct Labor Hours Big 1.5 10,000 boards 15,000 Small 1.0

Thiel Boots: Overhead Rates & Over or Under Applied Overhead

Thiel Boots Sales $1,000,000 Cost of goods sold direct materials 300,000 direct labor 160,000 est.overhead 240,000 700,000 Gross profit 300,000 Selling and adm expenses 175,000 Net income $125,000 Expected to sell 10,000 pairs of boot est. of production

DS Company: Accounting Calculations

DS Company has identified the following cost pools and activity rates: Activity Cost Pools Activity Rates Supporting direct labor $4 per direct labor hour Machine processing $3 per machine hour Machine setups $30 per setup Production orders $11 pe