How many units must Millett, Inc. sell to earn a profit after taxes of $2,000,000?

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Millett, Inc., compiled the following information for this year:

 

Item Amount
Sales (10,000 units) $5,000,000
Variable Costs 1,000,000
Contribution Margin 4,000,000
Fixed Cost 1,500,000
Before-Tax Profit 2,500,000
Tax (40%) 1,000,000
After-Tax Profit 1,500,000

 

Required:

 

What is the breakeven point in units? What is the breakeven point in dollars?

How many units must Millett, Inc. sell to earn a profit after taxes of $2,000,000?

Millett has learned that its total fixed costs will increase by $750,000 next year.  If Millett increases its selling price per unit by 20 percent next year, how many units must it sell to earn the same before-tax profit as this year?

What factors should Millett, Inc.’s, management consider prior to increasing its selling price by 20 percent?

If Millett, Inc. can reduce its variable cost by 20 percent rather than increasing its selling price to offset the increase in fixed costs of $750,000, what is the new breakeven point?

If Millett, Inc. can reduce its variable cost by 20 percent to offset the increase in fixed costs of $750,000, should it also decrease its selling price?  Why?

 

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