Chapter 17, Problem 1PB

### Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337272124

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### Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337272124
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# Horizontal analysis of income statementFor 20Y2, Macklin Inc. reported a significant increase in net income. At the end of the year, John Mayer, the president, is presented with the following condensed comparative income statement:Instructions 1. Prepare a comparative income statement with horizontal analysis for the two-year period, using 20Y1 as the base year. Round percentages to one decimal place. 2. To the extent the data permit, comment on the significant relationships revealed by the horizontal analysis prepared in (1).

1.

To determine

Prepare the horizontal analysis of the comparative income statement of Company M for the year 20Y2.

Explanation

Horizontal Analysis

Horizontal analysis refers to the measurement of percentage change in the comparative financial statements. It compares the items from the financial statements from one to the other years, and indicates the trends.

Prepare the horizontal analysis of the comparative income statement of Company M in the table presented as below:

 Company M Comparative Income Statement For the Year Ended December 31, 20Y2 and 20Y1 Particulars 20Y2 20Y1 Increase (Decrease)Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Amount Percentage Â ($) ($) (\$) % Sales 910,000 700,000 210,000 30.0% Cost of goods sold 441,000 350,000 91,000 26.0% Gross profit 469,000 350,000 119,000 34.0% Selling expenses 139,150 115,000 24,150 21...

2.

To determine

Comment on the significant relationships revealed by the horizontal analysis.

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