Small Talk Technologies manufactures capacitors for cellular base stations and other communications applications. The company’s July 2016 flexible budget shows output levels of 7,500, 9,000, and 11,000 units. The static budget was based on expected sales of 9,000 units.
The company sold 11,000 units during July, and its actual operating income was as follows:
1. Prepare a flexible budget performance report for July.
2. What was the effect on Small Talk’s operating income of selling 2,000 units more than the static budget level of sales?
3. What is Small Talk’s static budget variance for operating income?
4. Explain why the flexible budget performance report provides more useful information to Small Talk’s managers than the simple static budget variance. What insights can Small Talk’s managers draw from this performance report?

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