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An income statement for Lemon Corporation, a retailer, is provided below: 2015 2014 2013...

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An income statement for Lemon Corporation, a retailer, is provided below:

2015 2014 2013
Sales 2,300,000 2,000,000 1,800,000
Cost of goods sold 1,010,000 980,000 860,000
Gross Profit 1,290,000 1,020,000 940,000
Operating Expenses 500,000 470,000 450,000
Income Before Taxes 790,000 550,000 490,000
Income Tax Expense 237,000 165,000 147,000
Net Income 553,000 385,000 343,000

Additional events and transactions that were not considered in preparing above are as follows:

1. The corporation experienced an uninsured flood loss during 2015 in the amount of $90,000.

2. At the beginning of 2013, the corporation purchased office equipment for $540,000 (salvage value of $90,000) that had a useful life of 6 years. The bookkeeper used straight-line depreciation for 2013, 2014, and 2015 but failed to deduct the salvage value in computing the depreciation base for all three years.

3. Sale of securities held as part of its portfolio resulted in a loss of $57,000 (pre-tax) in 2015.

4. When its president died in 2015, the corporation realized $150,000 in cash from an insurance policy. The cash surrender value of this policy had been carried on the books as an investment in the amount of $46,000.

5. In 2015, the corporation disposed of one of its divisions at a loss of $115,000 before taxes. Assume that this transaction meets the criteria for discontinued operations.

6. During 2015, the corporation changed its method of inventory pricing from average cost to the FIFO method. The effect of this change on prior years is to decrease 2014 pretax income by $20,000 and increase 2013 pretax income by $60,000. The FIFO method has been used for 2015.

Required:

Prepare a typed, corrected comparative income statement for Lemon Corporation (i.e., be sure to include separate columns for each of the 3 years). Finally, assume a tax rate of 30% on all items.

Comparative Income Statement:

It is the statement that helps in comparing the performance of the company with last year's performance. It helps in preparing the plan and policies for the management.

Answer and Explanation:

Comparative Income Statement for Lemon Corporation

Particular 2015 2014 2013
Sales 23,00,000 20,00,000 18,00,000
Cost of goods sold 10,10,000 9,80,000 8,60,000
Gross Profit 12,90,000 10,20,000 9,40,000
Operating Expenses 5,00,000 4,70,000 4,50,000
Income Before Taxes 7,90,000 5,50,000 4,90,000
less: Loss on sale of securities -57,000
Add: Incorrect depreciation (540,000 / 6) 90,000 90,000 90,000
Less: Adjusted depreciation (540,000 - 90,000) / 6 -75,000 -75,000 -75,000
less: Loss due to flood -90,000 0 0
Less: Loss on department -1,15,000 0 0
Effect of change in inventory valuation method (60,000 - 20,000) 40,000
Insurance gain 1,04,000 0 0
Income Before Taxes after adjustment 6,87,000 5,65,000 5,05,000
Income Tax Expense @30% 2,06,100 1,69,500 1,51,500
Net Income 4,80,900 3,95,500 3,53,500


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