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You have just been hired as a new management trainee by Earrings Unlimited, a distributor of… 1 answer below » You have just been hired as a new management trainee by Earrings Unlimited, a distributor of earrings to various retail outlets located in shopping malls across the country. The company sells many styles of earrings, but all are sold for the same price—$10 per pair. Actual sales of earrings for the last three months and budgeted sales for the next six months follow (in pairs of earrings): January (actual) 20,000 June (budget) 50,000 February (actual) 26,000 July (budget) 30,000 March (actual) 40,000 April (budget) 65,000 May (budget) 100,000 View complete question » You have just been hired as a new management trainee by Earrings Unlimited, a distributor of earrings to various retail outlets located in shopping malls across the country. The company sells many styles of earrings, but all are sold for the same price—$10 per pair. Actual sales of earrings for the last three months and budgeted sales for the next six months follow (in pairs of earrings): January (actual) 20,000 June (budget) 50,000 February (actual) 26,000 July (budget) 30,000 March (actual) 40,000 April (budget) 65,000 May (budget) 100,000 Sufficient inventory should be on hand at the end of each month to supply 40% of the earrings sold in the following month. Suppliers are paid $4 for a pair of earrings. One-half of a month’s purchases is paid for in the month of purchase; the other half is paid for in the following month. All sales are on credit, with no discount, and payable within 15 days. The company has found, however, that only 20% of a month’s sales are collected in the month of sale. An additional 70% is collected in the following month, and the remaining 10% is collected in the second month following sale. Bad debts have been negligible. Monthly operating expenses for the company are given below: Sales commissions 4% of sales Advertising $ 200,000 Rent $ 18,000 Salaries $ 106,000 Utilities $ 7,000 Insurance $ 3,000 Depreciation $ 14,000 Insurance is paid on an annual basis, in November of each year. The company plans to purchase $16,000 in new equipment during May and $40,000 in new equipment during June; both purchases will be for cash. The company declares dividends of $15,000 each quarter, payable in the first month of the following quarter. A listing of the company’s ledger accounts as of March 31 is given below: Assets Cash $ 74,000 Accounts receivable ($26,000 February sales; $320,000 March sales) 346,000 Inventory 104,000 Prepaid insurance 21,000 Property and equipment (net) 950,000 ________________________________________ ________________________________________ Total assets $ 1,495,000 Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity Accounts payable $ 100,000 Dividends payable 15,000 Common stock 800,000 Retained earnings 580,000 ________________________________________ ________________________________________ Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 1,495,000 The company maintains a minimum cash balance of $50,000. All borrowing is done at the beginning of a month; any repayments are made at the end of a month. The company has an agreement with a bank that allows the company to borrow in increments of $1,000 at the beginning of each month. The interest rate on these loans is 1% per month and for simplicity we will assume that interest is not compounded. At the end of the quarter, the company would pay the bank all of the accumulated interest on the loan and as much of the loan as possible, while still retaining at least $50,000 in cash. Prepare all detailed budgets View less » Feb 02 2016 05:55 PM

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