Account 249 spring 2017 chapter 6: vader collectibles, inc. part 2


Spring 2017

Chapter 6: Vader Collectibles, Inc. Part 2 Graded Homework Assignment

15 points


Due Date

Monday, March 6, 2017:  Sections 01, 03, 06, 07, 09, 10, 11

Tuesday, March 7, 2017:  Sections 02, 04, 05, 08, 12


Assignment Learning Goals

This assignment is designed to help you learn how to:

1.    Understand the difference between the calculation of product costs under variable costing and absorption costing.

2.    Explain what causes a difference between net income under variable costing and absorption costing.

3.    Understand segmented income statements and calculate break-even sales for the company as a whole and for individual segments.




1.    Read the information about Vader Collectibles, Inc.presented on page 2.

2.    Use the calculation forms presented on pages 3 & 4 to organize the information you have been given.

3.    Use concepts presented in Chapter 6to make the calculations necessary to determine the required information.



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Chapter 6:  Vader Collectibles, Inc. Part 2 Graded Homework Assignment

Spring 2017


When Darth Vader isn’t too busy ridding the galaxy of rebel scum, he enjoys running his own business, Vader Collectibles, Inc. Vader Collectibles sells premium-quality model Death Stars. The model Death Stars include miniature superlasers with enough power to destroy the four Rebel Trooper action figures that are included with purchase.


After making Vader Collectibles, Inc. profitable by using the awesome power of managerial accounting, Darth Vader has decided to apply for a bank loan in order to obtain funds to expand the business. Up until now, Darth Vader has only been using contribution margin income statements and variable costing, but the bank has requested a traditional income statement that uses absorption costing, which is required by Galactic GAAP.


Information (used for Questions 1-4) on Vader Collectibles, Inc. for the past year is below:


Selling price per unit


Units in beginning inventory


Units produced


Units sold


Units in ending inventory


Variable costs per unit:


         Direct Materials


         Direct Labor


         Variable manufacturing overhead


         Variable selling and administrative


Fixed costs


         Fixed manufacturing overhead (total)


         Fixed manufacturing overhead (per unit)


         Fixed selling and administrative



Darth Vader realizes that none of the pesky rebels have been buying his model Death Stars, so he is missing out on a sizeable amount of customers.  In response, he plans to open a new business segment and sell model X-Wings, which should be more attractive to rebel customers.


Vader believes that if he adds the X-Wing segment, the following information (used for Questions 5 and 6) will be true:


Company-wide sales


Company-wide variable expense ratio


Company-wide net operating income


Death Star segment variable expenses


Death Star segment variable expenses ratio


Death Star traceable fixed expenses


X-Wing segment margin




Using the information presented above, perform the following:


1.    Show how the amount of fixed manufacturing overhead per unit is calculated.

2.    Calculate product cost per unit using both variable and absorption costing.

3.    Calculate the amount of Net Operating Income under absorption costing.

4.    Prepare Vader Collectible’s absorption costing income statement.

5.    Prepare Vader Collectible’s segmented income statement.

6.    Calculate Vader Collectible’s company-wide break-even point in sales dollars.


Chapter 6:  Vader Collectibles, Inc. Graded Homework Assignment


Student Name:                                                                                                                                                            Section Number:                                


  1. Fixed manufacturing overhead per unit is $7. Show how this was calculated.




2. Calculate Vader’s product cost per unit using both variable costing and absorption costing.




$ Amount

Variable costing product cost per unit



Absorption costing product cost per unit





3. If Variable Costing results in Net Operating Income of $589,000, calculate the amount of Net Operating Income under Absorption Costing. Present your answer in the form of a reconciliation report:


Variable Costing Net Operating Income

($ Amount)









($ Amount)



Absorption Costing Net Income

($ Amount)





4. Prepare Vader Collectibles, Inc.’s Absorption Costing Income Statement.




$ Amount





















5. Prepare Vader Collectibles, Inc.’s segmented income statement with the Death Star and X-Wing Segments.Important:  for the X-Wing Segment’s variable expenses ratio and contribution margin ratio, round to the nearest whole percent (for example, 0.452 would round to 45%). Use these rounded amounts when using the X-Wing’s Segment’s variable expense or contribution margin ratio in any subsequent calculations.



Total Company

Death Star



$ Dollar Amounts

Ratios (%)

$ Dollar Amounts

Ratios (%)

$ Dollar Amounts

Ratios (%)








Variable Expenses







Contribution Margin







Traceable Fixed Expenses







Segment Margin







Common Fixed Expenses



Net Operating Income






6. Calculate Vader Collectible’s company-wide break-even point in sales dollars.












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