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Party-Time T-Shirts sells T-shirts for parties at the local college. The company completed the first year of operations, and the shareholders are generally pleased with operating results as shown by the following income statement:


Bill Hildebrand, the controller, is considering how to expand the business. He proposes two ways to increase profits to $ 100,000 during 2015.
a. Hildebrand believes he should advertise more heavily. He believes additional advertising costing $ 20,000 will increase net sales by 30% and leave administrative expense unchanged. Assume that Cost of Goods Sold will remain at the same percentage of net sales as in 2014, so if net sales increases in 2015, Cost of Goods Sold will increase proportionately.
b. Hildebrand proposes selling higher-margin merchandise, such as party dresses, in addition to the existing product line. An importer can supply a minimum of 1,000 dresses for $ 40 each; Party-Time can mark these dresses up 100% and sell them for $ 80. Hildebrand realizes he will have to advertise the new merchandise, and this advertising will cost $ 5,000. Party-Time can expect to sell only 80% of these dresses during the coming year. Help Hildebrand determine which plan to pursue.
Prepare a single-step income statement for 2015 to show the expected net income under eachplan.


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