Please help with the following problem.
XYZ, Inc. had sales of $1,500,000 for 2007. The cost of goods sold are 73% of sales, selling and administrative expenses were 8% of sales. Depreciation expense was $22,000 and interest expense for the year was $19,000. The company pays income tax at a rate of 28%.
a. Compute earnings after taxes
b. The company has come up a plan to increase selling and administrative expenses to 12% of sales. As a result, it is expected that sales will increase to $1,800,000. The cost of goods solid will be reduced to 70% of sales. Depreciation expense will be increased to $30,000. The income tax rate will remain at 28%. Compute earnings after taxes given this new set of circumstances.
Selling and Admin. expenses 120,000
The following posting provides a guideline on calculating the earnings of XYZ, Inc. after taxes.