# ACCT 551 FINAL CASE STUDY SPRING 2016 Due: May 9, 2016 Total

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Attached is the assignment. Your work may be submitted as an excel spreadsheet, a word document, or a combination of both. ACCT 551 Final Case study S16.docx ACCT 551 FINAL CASE STUDY SPRING 2016 Due: May 9, 2016 Total Points Available = 150 The purpose of this case study is to help you integrate the managerial accounting concepts that were covered in class and apply them to a real-world business setting. Business Description You will assume the role of an entrepreneur to start a small company. Your company will rent a retail cart inside the Mall of America to imprint T-shirts with exclusive original designs by a famous artist who is a friend of yours. Your friend has agreed to design these T-shirt pictures for you each year at a special discount. Your target customers are teenagers and young adults who have your kind of good taste. Your business is scheduled to launch on January 1, 2017. Cost information: 1 Mall of America charges you $2,500 rent per month, which includes utilities, cleaning, and maintenance. 2 You will order white, cotton T-shirts from a T-shirt wholesaler. Each T-shirt costs $3.00 to purchase (cost includes taxes, shipping, and handling). 3 To store T-shirts that were bought, but not yet imprinted, you will rent a storage unit. The storage unit costs $75 per month. 4 You agreed to pay your artist friend a $3,000 annual contract fee for twelve T-shirt designs. This same term is renewable for the next 3 years. Each T-shirt picture will only be used for one year. Therefore, in the second year, 12 new pictures will be designed for another $3,000 annual contract fee. 5 You will buy several items before the start of your business: a. Computer and printer – cost $5,000. They are expected to last 3 years without salvage value. Straight-line method of depreciation should be used. b. Heat press machine – cost $2,500. The machine is used for imprinting T-shirts only and is expected to last 3 years without salvage value. c. Transfer paper – Each case of transfer paper costs $400 and contains 1,000 sheets of 8.5 x 11 transfer paper. One transfer paper is used to print one T-shirt. d. Ink-jet cartridges – On average, each cartridge costs $50 and can make 500 prints. Each T-shirt requires one print. 6 Each T-shirt costs about $0.20 to wrap and box. 7 Students are hired as part-time workers. On average it takes one labor hour to print 10 shirts. Folding and packaging 20 shirts takes about one labor hour. Each worker is paid $10 per hour. 8 A liability insurance policy is purchased at a cost of $3,600 per year to protect the business from legal obligations. Requirements: 1 Name your company (5 points) 2 What and how much are the variable costs? Present each item in cost per T-shirt basis (5 points). 3 What and how much are the fixed costs? Present each item in total cost per year (5 points). 4 Write out the annual cost formula in Y = a + bX format (5 points). 5 Assume that you make and sell 12,000 T-shirts in the first year. Use the cost formula to calculate the first year’s total cost. If the T-shirts sell at $15 each, how much would net profit be in the first year? (10 points) 6 Based on the estimated sales level of 12,000 T-shirts for the first year, prepare the company’s forecasted income statement for the year ended on 12/31/2017 (10 points). 7 Calculate contribution margin per T-shirt and contribution margin ratio (5 points). 8 Calculate how many T-shirts need to be sold in order to break-even. Calculate how much sales in dollars are needed to make in order to break-even (10 points). 9 Prepare a cost/volume/profit chart (10 points). 10 Calculate how many T-shirts need to be sold in order to make a $25,000 target profit for the year (5 points). 11 Based on the assumption that 12,000 T-shirts will be made and sold during the first year of business, calculate the margin of safety and the operating leverage for the business. What do these figures tell you about how risky the business