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    Break Even Point In Sales Dollars

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    Camping USA Inc. has only been operating for 2 years in the outskirts of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is a new manufacturer of a top-of-the-line camping tent. You are starting an internship as assistant to the chief financial officer of the company, and the owner and CEO, Tom Charles, has decided that this is the right time to know more about the business and financial risk his company must deal with. For this, the CEO has asked you to prepare an analysis to support him in the next meeting with Tom Charles a week from today.

    To make the required calculations, you have put together the following data regarding the cost structure of the company:

    Output level 12,000 units
    Operating assets $6,000,000
    Operating asset turnover 12 times
    Return on operating assets 48%
    Degree of operating leverage 10 times
    Interest expense $720,000
    Tax rate 42%

    The CFO has instructed you to first determine the break-even point in units of the output for the company. He requires that you prepare supportive documents, which demonstrate how you arrived at your conclusion and can facilitate his review of your work. Accordingly, you are required to have the information needed to prepare an analytical income statement for the company to be presented to the CFO. In a format that is acceptable for a meeting discussion with the CEO, you also need to prepare answers to the following questions:

    a. What is the firm's break-even point in sales dollars?
    b. If sales should increase by 40%, by what % would EBT and net income increase?
    c. Prepare another income statement, this time to verify the calculations from part d.

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    Camping USA Inc. has only been operating for 2 years in the outskirts of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is a new manufacturer of a top-of-the-line camping tent. You are starting an internship as assistant to the chief financial officer of the company, and the owner and CEO, Tom Charles, has decided that this is the right time to know more about the business and financial risk his company must deal with. For this, the CEO has asked you to prepare an analysis to support him in the next meeting with Tom Charles a week from today.

    To make the required calculations, you have put together the following data regarding the cost structure of the company:

    Output level 12,000 units
    Operating assets $6,000,000
    Operating asset turnover 12 ...

    Solution Summary

    The solution shows how to calculate the firm's break-even point in sales dollars, EBT and net income. It shows how to prepare income statements.

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