Managerial Accounting, Second Edition by James Jiambalvo
Solving Managerial Accounting Problems Using Microsoft Excel
for Windows Templates by Rex A Schildhouse
Exercise E7-4 Incremental Analysis
Nelson Design, a Kitchen and Bath design company, has experienced a drop in business due to an increase
in interest rates and a corresponding slowdown in remodeling projects. To stimulate business, the company
is considering exhibiting at the Atlanta Home Show. The exhibit will cost the company $10,000 for space. At
the show, Nelson Design will present a slide show on a PC, pass out brochures that are printed previously,
and show its portfolio of previous jobs.
The company estimates that revenue will increase by $30,000 over the next year as a result of the exhibit.
For the previous year, profit was as follows:
Design supplies $10,000
Salary of Laura Nelson (owner) 72,000
Salary of Emily Holder (full time employee) 51,000
Depreciation of office equipment 2,500
Printing of advertising materials 500
Advertising in Atlanta Home Magazine 2,000
Travel expenses other than depreciation of autos 1,000
Depreciation of company cars 8,000 169,000
Net income $1,000
Calculate the impact of the exhibit on company profit. Should the company exhibit at the home show?
In this solution, supplies and travel are assumed to vary with revenue.
Supplies as a percent of revenue Percentage
Travel as a percent of revenue Percentage
Increase in revenue Amount
Increase in profit Formula
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