Discussion 3. Wolford Department Store is located in midtown Metropolis. During the past several years, net income has been declining because suburban shopping centers have been attracting business away from city areas. At the end of the company’s fiscal year on November 30, 2017, these accounts appeared in its adjusted trial balance.
|Accounts Payable||$ 26,800|
|Cost of Goods Sold||614,300|
|Gain on Disposal of Plant Assets||2,000|
|Income Tax Expense||10,000|
|Advertising Expense||$ 33,500|
|Salaries and Wages Expense||117,000|
|Salaries and Wages Payable||6,000|
|Sales Returns and Allowances||20,000|
Additional data: Notes payable are due in 2021.
(a) Prepare a multiple‐step income statement, a retained earnings statement, and a classified balance sheet.
|(a) Net income||$ 32,900|
(b) Calculate the profit margin and the gross profit rate.
(c) The vice president of marketing and the director of human resources have developed a proposal whereby the company would compensate the sales force on a strictly commission basis. Given the increased incentive, they expect net sales to increase by 15%. As a result, they estimate that gross profit will increase by $40,443 and expenses by $58,600. Compute the expected new net income. (Hint: You do not need to prepare an income statement.) Then, compute the revised profit margin and gross profit rate. Comment on the