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Managerial Accounting Chapter 5 Notes

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Managerial Accounting Chapter 5 Notes ACC 212

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This chapter includes the cost-volume-profit relationship concepts and various equations.
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Date Created: 02/15/16
Chapter 5 Notes Cost-Volume-Profit Relationships The Basic Cost-Volume-Profit (CPV) Analysis • Contribution margin o Amount remaining from sales revenue after variable expenses are deducted (CM=sales-variable expenses) o It is the amount available to cover fixed expense and whatever remains from it, goes toward profit • Break-even point o Level of sales at which profit is zero o Once this point is reached, net operating income will increased by the amount of the unit contribution margin for each additional unit sold Equations Profit = (sales – variable expenses) – fixed expenses  Profit is the net operating income If the company has a single product: • Sales = selling price per unit X quantity sold = P x Q • Variable expenses = variable expenses per unit X quantity sold = V x Q Profit = (P x Q – V x Q) – Fixed Expenses In terms of contribution margin: • Unit CM = selling price per unit – variable expenses per unit = P – V • Profit = (P – V) x Q – Fixed Expenses Profit = Unit CM x Q – Fixed Expenses Contribution Margin Ratio (CM Ratio) • CM ratio is the contribution margin as a percentage of sales CM ratio = Contribution Margin / Sales Change in contribution margin = CM ratio X Change in Sales Profit = CM ratio x Sales – Fixed Expenses^2 Change in profit = CM ratio x Change in sales – Fixed Expenses Variable Expense Ratio • This is the ratio of variable expenses to sales Variable expense ratio = Variable expenses / Sales • Because: CM ratio = Contribution Margin / sales • Then: CM ratio = Sales – Variable expenses / Sales • So: CM ratio = 1 – Variable Expense Ratio Incremental Analysis?? • The costs and revenues that are considered are those that will change if a new program is implemented Break-Even Analysis • There are two different approaches that could be used • Both will always result in the same number of units needed to break-even 1. Equation Method • Profit = Unit CM x Q – Fixed Expenses • Where: o Unit CM: unit contribution margin o Q: number of units 2. Formula Method • Unit sales to break even = Fixed expenses^3 / Unit CM Break-Even in Dollar Sales • There are three different methods 1. Use the equation method or formula method to find the break-even point in unit sales and then multiply the result by the selling price 2. Use the equation method to compute break-even point in dollar sales Profit = CM ratio x Sales – Fixed Expenses Where you would place a 0 for profit and then solve for sales 3. Use the formula method to compute dollar sales need to break even Dollar sales to break even = Fixed expenses^4 / CM Ratio Target Profit Analysis • Estimating the sales volume needed to achieve a specific target profit • There are two different approaches 1. Equation method • Using the equation: Profit = Unit CM x Q – Fixed Expenses • When given a target profit, plug it in and find the number of units (Q) needed to reach that target profit 2. Formula Method • Unit sales to attain a target profit = (Target profit + Fixed Expenses) / Unit CM In terms of dollar sales, use the same equation as the one above using the formula method • Dollar sales to attain a target profit = (Target profit + Fixed Expenses) / CM Ratio Margin of Safety • It is the excess of budgeted or actual sales dollars over the break-even volume of sales dollars • In other words, it is the amount by which sales can drop before losses are incurred • Higher margin of safety  lower risk of not breaking-even and incurring a loss Margin of safety in dollars = (total budgeted sales) – (Break-even sales) Margin of safety percentage = margin of safety in dollars / total budgeted sales Operating Leverage • A level is a tool for multiplying force • Operating leverage: a measure of how sensitive net operating income is to a given percentage change in dollar sales • High operating leverage  smaller percentage increase in sales can product a much large percentage increase in net operating income Degrees of operating system = contribution margin / net operating income Sales Mix • The relative proportions in which a company’s products are sold • The goal is to reach a mix that will generated the greatest profits • Shift from high-margin items to low-margin items  total profits may decrease and total sales may increase • Shift from low-margin items to high-margin items  total profits may increase and total sales may decrease


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