FIN: Income Statements and Profitability Ratios (Great Quality work only)

Elements of the Income Statement: Income Statements and Profitability Ratios

In this module, you were introduced to the income statement and profitability ratios.  In this assignment, you will use this information to create an income statement and then analyze it for profitability. Selected accounts for Jackson, Inc. are listed below along with their balances before closing the year of 12/31/12. Jackson, Inc. is a firm that manufactures wireless mouse systems for laptops.  Use this information to complete the required elements below.

Interest expense                                   2,000               

Sales revenue                                     297,000

Selling expenses                                 38,200      

Administrative expenses                      16,700

Cost of goods sold                              162,300

Dividends1                                          12,200      

Gain on sale of equipment                      3,600

Loss from fire                                        7,500

Retained Earnings (1/1/12 balance)           335,000

Tax expense                                         22,800

The current syllabus cites a previous edition of the textbook. The attached update is correct for Winter and Spring—all current and upcoming terms.

1Dividends were declared and paid to Jackson, Inc. stockholders


1.     On a spreadsheet, prepare a multistep Income Statement for the year ending 12/31/12 with proper heading. See link below for sample income statement.  Near the bottom of your income statement should have a subtotal for Income before taxes and then subtract taxes to compute Net income. Net income should have a double underline.

2.     On the same spreadsheet, prepare a Statement of Retained Earnings for the year ending 12/31/12 with proper heading. See link below for sample statement of retained earnings. There are no adjustments to retained earnings and ending retained earnings should have a double underline.

3.     On the same spreadsheet, compute the gross profit margin, operating income margin, and net profit margin for 2012, showing the numerator and denominator for all ratios. Take ratios out to the nearest hundredth of a percentage (e.g., 33.33%).

On the same spreadsheet, write a paragraph analyzing each of the profitability ratios for Jackson, Inc. given the following information from previous years and competitors.


                         Gross profit margin        Operating income margin                   Net profit margin

Jackson, 2011    47.22%                             26.52%                                     17.75%

Jackson, 2010    48.87%                             25.43%                                      17.03%

Competitor, 2012 43.22%                            31.20%                                      21.14%

The following links provide sample formatting for income statements and statements of retained earnings.

Submit spreadsheet. Ensure work is accurate