Chuck s Convenience Stores income statement for the year ended December
Chuck’s Convenience Stores’ income statement for the year ended December 31, 2013, and its balance sheet as of December 31, 2013, reported the following. The business is organized as a proprietorship, so it pays no corporate income tax. The owner is budgeting for 2014. He expects sales and cost of goods sold to increase by 10%. To meet customer demand, ending inventory will need to be $84,000 at December 31, 2014. The owner hopes to earn a net income of $166,000 next year.

1. One of the most important decisions a manager makes is the amount of inventory to purchase. Show how to determine the amount of inventory to purchase in 2014.
2. Prepare the store’s budgeted income statement for 2014 to reach the target net income of $166,000. To reach this goal, operating expenses must decrease by$2,900.
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