# Cost-volume-profit analysis | acc 561 | University of Phoenix

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## Assignment Content

1. Purpose of Assignment
The Case Study focuses on CVP (Cost-Volume-Profit), break-even, and margin of safety analyses which allows students to experience working through a business scenario and applying these tools in managerial decision making.

Resources

• Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis Grading Guide
• Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
• Tutorial help on Excel and Word functions can be found on the Microsoft Office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web offering support for Office products.
• Scenario: Mary Willis is the advertising manager for Bargain Shoe Store. She is currently working on a major promotional campaign. Her ideas include the installation of a new lighting system and increased display space that will add \$24,000 in fixed costs to the \$270,000 in fixed costs currently spent. In addition, Mary is proposing a 5% price decrease (\$40 to \$38) will produce a 20% increase in sales volume (20,000 to 24,000). Variable costs will remain at \$24 per pair of shoes. Management is impressed with Mary’s ideas but concerned about the effects these changes will have on the break-even point and the margin of safety.

Assignment Steps
Complete the following:

• Compute the current break-even point in units, and compare it to the break-even point in units if Mary’s ideas are used.
• Compute the margin of safety ratio for current operations and after Mary’s changes are introduced (Round to nearest full percent).
• Prepare a CVP (Cost-Volume-Profit) income statement for current operations and after Mary’s changes are introduced.
• Prepare a maximum 750-word informal memo to management addressing Mary’s suggested changes.
• Explain whether Mary’s changes should be adopted. Why or why not? Analyze the above information (three bullet points above) and use this information to support your suggestion.
• Show your work in Microsoft Word or Excel.

Complete calculations/computations using Microsoft Word or Excel.

• APA Format,
• No Plagiarism.

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