Module 03 course project – cvp and break-even analysis

 

This week you will analyze and classify the costs of your cookie company and evaluate contribution margin.

Review your Project Submission from Module 02 where you developed a cost card for your cookie and made a list of potential overhead costs.
Create an Excel spreadsheet as outlined below. Be sure that your completed spreadsheet has answers to all the questions below.

  1. In a table, on the first tab of the spreadsheet, classify your costs as variable, fixed, or mixed. Note: Now that you have a more robust understanding of costs you may need to add some overhead costs to your list. Think about both the ecommerce costs as well as the production facility costs.
  2. On the second tab of your Excel spreadsheet, prepare a high-low analysis of your electric costs using the following data. What is your fixed cost of electricity? What is the variable cost of electricity?

MonthKilowatt Hours UsedElectric CostsJanuary1866$230February1439$202March1146$197April1046$190May996$182June1760$225

  1. On the third tab of your spreadsheet prepare a daily contribution margin income statement based on your cost card from Module 01. Note: You must make some realistic assumptions about your fixed costs, sales level, and selling and administrative costs. Be sure to list all your assumptions. What is the contribution margin ratio for your cookie?
  2. On the fourth tab of your spreadsheet, calculate the break-even in number of cookies per day. What is the break-even in sales dollars each day? How many cookies must you sell to earn a daily profit of $100? Does this seem realistic?

Submit your completed assignment by following the directions linked below. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.

Save your assignment as a Microsoft Excel document. (Mac users, please remember to append the “.xlsx” extension to the filename.) The name of the file should be your first initial and last name, followed by an underscore and the name of the assignment, and an underscore and the date. An example is shown below:

Jstudent_exampleproblem_101504

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