(SOLVED) Sleepsound Pty Ltd s planned production for the current year was


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Sleepsound Pty Ltd’s planned production for the current year was 15,000 units. This production was achieved, but only 13,500 units were sold at $60 each. Other data are as follows:
Direct materials used………………………………………………$120,000
Direct labour cost incurred……………………………………………60,000
Fixed manufacturing overhead (actual and planned) ………………..75,000
Variable manufacturing overhead (actual and planned)………………36,000
Fixed selling and administrative expenses……………………………90,000
Variable selling and administrative expenses…………………………13,500
Finished goods inventory, 1 January……………………………………None
The company uses normal costing. There were no works in process inventories at the beginning of the year.
Required:
1. Prepare an income statement For Sleepsound for the current year using:
(a) Absorption costing.
(b) Variable costing.
2. Which costing method, absorption costing or variable costing, shows a higher operating profit? Why?
3. What would be Sleepsound’s finished goods inventory cost on 31 December, under:
(a) Variable costing?
(b) Absorption costing?
4. Which costing method, variable or absorption, would you recommend to Sleepsound’s management? Explain.

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