30 Jul 2019

E4-9 Multiple-step income statement:

In October 31, 20Y5, the balances of the accounts appearing inthe ledger of Quality Interiors Company, a furniture wholwsaler,are as follows:

Administrative expenses $600,000 Office supplies $5,000

building $2,000,000 retained earnings $903,000

capital stock $300,000 salaries payable $12,000

cash $175,000 sales $5,000,000

cost of merchandise sold $2,500,000 Sales discounts $400,000

dividends $20,000 sales returns and allowances $100,000

interest expense $50,000 selling expenses $850,000

merchandise inventory $400,000 store supplies $15,000

notes payable $900,000


a. Prepare a multiple-step income statement forthe year ended October 31, 20Y5.

b. Compare the major advantages anddisadvantages of the multiple-step and single-step forms.

Income statement for merchandiser:

For the fiscal year, sales were $12,140,000, sales discountswere $250,000, sales returns and allowances were $80,000, and costof merchandise sold was $7,000,000.


a. What was the amount of net sales?

b. What was the amount of gross profit?

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Nestor Rutherford
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