Question

Contribution Income Statement and Operating Leverage

Stateline Berry Farm harvests early-season blueberries for shipment throughout Michigan and Illinois in July. The strawberry farm is maintained by a permanent staff of 10 employees and seasonal workers who pick and pack the blueberries. The blueberries are sold in crates containing 100 individually packaged one-quart containers. Affixed to each one-quart container is the distinctive Stateline Berry Farm logo inviting buyers to “Enjoy the berry best blueberries in the world” The selling price is $90 per crate, variable costs are $80 per crate, and fixed costs are $280,000 per year. In the year 2017, Stateline Berry Farm sold 50,000 crates.

(a) Prepare a contribution income statement for the year ended December 31, 2017. HINT: Use a negative sign with both “costs” answers.

STATELINE BERRY FARM

Contribution Income Statement

For the Year Ended December 31, 2017

Sales

$Answer

Variable costs

Answer

Contribution margin

Answer

Fixed costs

Answer

Net income

$Answer