Question: Sandy Melon operates a clothing retail operation She purchases all

Sandy Melon operates a clothing retail operation. She purchases all inventory on credit and uses a periodic inventory system. The Accounts Payable account is used for recording inventory purchases only; all other current liabilities are accrued in separate accounts. You are provided with the following selected information for the fiscal years 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
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Instructions
(a) Calculate cost of goods sold for each of the 2013, 2014, and 2015 fiscal years.
(b) Calculate the gross profit for each of the 2013, 2014, and 2015 fiscal years.
(c) Calculate the ending balance of accounts payable for each of the 2013, 2014, and 2015 fiscal years.
(d) The vice presidents of sales, marketing, production, and finance are discussing the company’s results with the CEO. They note that sales declined in fiscal 2015. They wonder whether that means that profitability, as measured by the gross profit rate, necessarily also declined. Explain, calculating the gross profit rate for each fiscal year to help support youranswer.
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