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    SPREADSHEET EXERCISE: PERFORMING BREAKEVEN ANALYSIS AND SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS

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    SPREADSHEET EXERCISE: PERFORMING BREAKEVEN ANALYSIS AND SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS

    Selmore Collectible Toy Company (SCTC) makes toy sets consisting of collectible trucks, vans, and cars for the retail market. The firm is developing a new toy set that includes a battery-powered tractor-trailer, complete with cab and trailer, sports car, and motorcycle. Each set sells for $100. Table 1 shows the major components of SCTC's annual fixed costs for the toy set. Each component includes the cost of purchases, depreciation, and operating expenses. Table 2 shows the major components of SCTC's variable costs.

    Prepare a spreadsheet to support the decision making needs of SCTC's managers. The spreadsheet should show the fixed costs, variable costs per unit, the contribution margin, and the breakeven point for this product. How many sets does SCTC have to sell before it can start turning a profit? Include a data table to show alternative breakeven points, assuming variations in insurance costs and labour costs. How would increasing the sale price to $125 affect the breakeven point?
    Table 1 SCTC Fixed Costs
    Category Amount
    Land $ 42 500
    Buildings 332 500
    Manufacturing machinery 532 000
    Office equipment 212 800
    Utilities 30 500
    Insurance $1 250 000
    Total $1 250 000
    Table 2 SCTC Variable Costs
    Category Amount
    Labour $15.00
    Advertising 1.00
    Shipping & receiving 5.00
    Total $21.00

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    Good day and welcome to BrainMass.
    In order to assist you with this problem, I'll need to work through much of the answer for you, but I'm not going to finalise the answer completely, so you'll need to do some work at the end. I'll also explain as I go along.
    The first paragraph of the instructions outlines the process for you to follow.
    Firstly, determine the contribution per unit by adding together all the variable costs and deducting them from the selling price of $100 per set. I have attached this calculation in the first tab of the spreadsheet. You'll see the total variable costs per unit are $21 (this was given). Therefore the contribution is $100 - $21 = $79.
    Next determine the total fixed costs. This is also given as $1 250 000, but I have again listed ...

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    This is a discussion on how to prepare a spreadsheet to support the decision making needs of SCTC's managers. The spreadsheet will show the fixed costs, variable costs per unit, the contribution margin, and the breakeven point for this product and also how many sets does SCTC have to sell before it can start turning a profit.

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