# Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis Calculation, accounting homework help

Steve Smith is ready to complete a cost-volume-profit analysis for the current year for the U.S. chocolate bar manufacturing plant to determine if the break-even point is achieved. Specific costs for production of 400,000 units include the following:

 Swiss Chocolate Manufacturing Company Variable Costs Total Fixed Costs Total Raw materials 200,000 Direct manufacturing labor 100,000 Indirect manufacturing labor 52,500 Factory insurance and utilities 31,500 Depreciation — machinery and factory 38,500 Repairs and maintenance — factory 14,000 Selling, marketing, and distribution expenses 20,000 40,000 General and administrative expenses 60,000

There are no beginning or ending inventories. The total sales for 400,000 units produced are \$1,050,000.
Answer the following questions given the fact pattern above, showing all calculations.

• What is the contribution margin per unit for each chocolate bar produced given the fact pattern above?
• What is the Swiss Chocolate’s U.S. division breakeven point in units and dollars given the fact pattern above?
• What is the Swiss Chocolate’s U.S. division margin of safety and degree of operating leverage given the fact pattern above?
• Assume the fact pattern above changes. Swiss Chocolate would like to hire another salesperson at a fixed salary of \$40,000 per year to focus primarily on marketing through social media. In addition, a drought in Brazil has resulted in higher costs for its major raw material, cacao; raw material costs will increase 5 cents per unit. Finally, the U.S. division’s parent in Switzerland has indicated that its forecast target net income for the year is \$150,000. What is the level of sales in units and dollars required to achieve this targeted level of net income? Assume a 30% tax rate.
• What cost increases, fixed or variable, result in the greatest challenge in realizing a desired level of profit? In the context of Swiss Chocolate, explain your answer.

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

• 3-4 pages in length including calculations
• Formatted according to APA requirements