Analyzing a cost-volume-profit graph
Nolan Rouse is considering starting a Web-based educational business, e-Prep MBA. He plans to offer a short-course review of accounting for students entering MBA programs. The materials would be available on a password-protected Web site; students would complete the course through self-study. Rouse would have to grade the course assignments, but most of the work would be in developing the course materials, setting up the site, and marketing. Unfortunately, Rouse’s hard drive crashed before he finished his financial analysis. However, he did recover the following partial CVP chart:
1. Label each axis, the sales revenue line, the total costs line, the fixed costs line, the operating income area, and the breakeven point.
2. If Rouse attracts 300 students to take the course, will the venture be profitable? Explain your answer.
3. What are the breakeven sales in students and dollars?
The analysis was carried out to identify the relationships between the cost incurred by the business entity, volume of production, and the profit generated from these operations, known as CVP analysis.
From the graph, it can be concluded that break-even is achieved after 300 students. Therefore, the business entity will suffer a loss when 300 students take admission. The education business will suffer a loss at all levels of activity below the break-even point.
According to the above graph, it can be stated that the education business will achieve its break-even point at 400 students and $40,000.
Preparing a contribution margin income statement
Gabelman Company sells a product for $95 per unit. Variable costs are $40 per unit, and fixed costs are $2,200 per month. The company expects to sell 570 units in September. Prepare an income statement for September using the contribution margin format
Use the following information to complete Short Exercises S20-10 through S20-15.
Funday Park competes with Cool World by providing a variety of rides. Funday Park sells tickets at $70 per person as a one-day entrance fee. Variable costs are $42 per person, and fixed costs are $170,800 per month.
S20-14 Computing margin of safety
Refer to the original information (ignoring the changes considered in Short Exercises S20-12 and S20-13). If Funday Park expects to sell 8,100 tickets, compute the margin of safety in tickets and in sales dollars.
94% of StudySmarter users get better grades.Sign up for free