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Horngren'S Financial And Managerial Accounting
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Question: Meeks Company has the following sales for the first quarter of 2019:

January February March Cash sales $ 5,000 $ 5,500 $ 5,250 Sales on account 15,000 14,000 14,500 Total sales $ 20,000 $ 19,500 $ 19,750 Sales on account are collected the month after the sale. The Accounts Receivable balance on January 1 is $12,500, the amount of December’s sales on account. Calculate the cash receipts from customers for the first three months of 2019.


The cash receipts from customers in January, February, and March is $17,500, $20,500, and $19,250, respectively.

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Step 1: Meaning of Accounts Receivable

Accounts receivable refers to the amount that a business will receive from its customers against which already credit sales are made.

Step 2: Statement showing the cash receipts from customers 





Account receivable balance 1 January


Cash sales




Credit sales




Total cash receipts from customers




Note: The amount of 2018 December’s sales will be received in January 2019.

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Question: Preparing an operating budget—sales, production, direct materials, direct labor, overhead, COGS, and S&A expense budgets

The Langley Batting Company manufactures wood baseball bats. Langley’s two primary products are a youth bat, designed for children and young teens, and an adult bat, designed for high school and college-aged players. Langley sells the bats to sporting goods stores, and all sales are on account. The youth bat sells for $40; the adult bat sells for $65. Langley’s highest sales volume is in the first three months of the year as retailers prepare for the spring baseball season. Langley’s balance sheet for December 31, 2018, follows:

Other data for Langley Batting Company for the first quarter of 2019:

a. Budgeted sales are 1,200 youth bats and 2,600 adult bats.

b. Finished Goods Inventory on December 31, 2018, consists of 300 youth bats at $14 each and 950 adult bats at $18 each.

c. Desired ending Finished Goods Inventory is 350 youth bats and 300 adult bats; FIFO inventory costing method is used.

d. Direct materials requirements are 48 ounces of wood per youth bat and 56 ounces of wood per adult bat. The cost of wood is $0.25 per ounce.

e. Raw Materials Inventory of December 31, 2018, consists of 24,000 ounces of wood at $0.25 per ounce.

f. Desired ending Raw Materials Inventory is 24,000 ounces (indirect materials are insignificant and not considered for budgeting purposes).

g. Each bat requires 0.7 hours of direct labor; direct labor costs average $18 per hour. h. Variable manufacturing overhead is $0.30 per bat.

i. Fixed manufacturing overhead includes $1,300 per quarter in depreciation and $20,140 per quarter for other costs, such as insurance and property taxes.

j. Fixed selling and administrative expenses include $9,000 per quarter for salaries; $2,500 per quarter for rent; $1,000 per quarter for insurance; and $200 per quarter for depreciation.

k. Variable selling and administrative expenses include supplies at 2% of sales.


1. Prepare Langley’s sales budget for the first quarter of 2019.

2. Prepare Langley’s production budget for the first quarter of 2019.

3. Prepare Langley’s direct materials budget, direct labor budget, and manufacturing overhead budget for the first quarter of 2019. Round the predetermined overhead allocation rate to two decimal places. The overhead allocation base is direct labor hours.

4. Prepare Langley’s cost of goods sold budget for the first quarter of 2019.

5. Prepare Langley’s selling and administrative expense budget for the first quarter of 2019.


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