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Computing break-even sales and sales needed to ear...




Computing break-even sales and sales needed to earn a target operating income; graphing CVP relationships; sensitivity analysis [30?45 min] National Investor Group is opening an office in Portland. Fixed monthly costs are office rent ($8,500), depreciation on office furniture ($2,000), utilities ($2,100), spe- cial telephone lines ($1,100), a connection with an online brokerage service ($2,800), and the salary of a financial planner ($4,500). Variable costs include pay- ments to the financial planner (8% of revenue), advertising (13% of revenue), sup- plies and postage (3% of revenue), and usage fees for the telephone lines and computerized brokerage service (6% of revenue). Requirements 1. Use the contribution margin ratio CVP formula to compute National?s breakeven revenue in dollars. If the average trade leads to $1,000 in revenue for National, how many trades must be made to break even? 2. Use the income statement equation approach to compute the dollar revenues needed to earn a target monthly operating income of $12,600. 3. Graph National?s CVP relationships. Assume that an average trade leads to $1,000 in revenue for National. Show the breakeven point, the sales revenue line, the fixed cost line, the total cost line, the operating loss area, the operating income area, and the sales in units (trades) and dollars when monthly operating income of $12,600 is earned. 4. Suppose that the average revenue National earns increases to $1,200 per trade. Compute the new breakeven point in trades. How does this affect the breakeven point?


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