During the first month of operations ended August 31, 2007, Miracle Kitchen Appliance Company manufactured 1,420 refrigerators, of which 1,360 were sold. Operating data for the month are summarized as follows:
Direct materials 340,800
Direct Labor 134,900
Variable manufacturing cost 63,900
Fixed manufacturing cost 99,400 639,000
Selling and administrative expenses
Fixed 34,000 115,600
1. Prepare an income statement based on the absorption costing concept
2. Prepare an income statement based on the variable costing concept.
3. Explain the reason for the difference in the amount of income from operations reported in (1) and (2).
Excel file contains absorption and variable costing income statements.