The 2014 data that follow pertain to Rhonda s Revolutionary Eyewear
The 2014 data that follow pertain to Rhonda’s Revolutionary Eyewear, a manufacturer of swimming goggles. (Rhonda’s Revolutionary Eyewear had no beginning Finished Goods Inventory in January 2014.)
Number of goggles produced ......... 220,000
Number of goggles sold ......... 195,000
Sales price per unit ............. $ 40
Variable manufacturing cost per unit ...... 20
Sales commission expense per unit ....... 9
Fixed manufacturing overhead ....... 1,760,000
Fixed selling and administrative costs .... 270,000

1. Prepare both conventional (absorption costing) and contribution margin (variable costing) income statements for Rhonda’s Revolutionary Eyewear for the year ended December 31, 2014. 2. Which statement shows the higher operating income? Why?
3. Rhonda’s Revolutionary Eyewear’s marketing vice president believes a new sales promotion that costs $ 150,000 would increase sales to 200,000 goggles. Should the company go ahead with the promotion? Give your reasoning.

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