prepare a memo to your cfo which does the following

  1. Summarize what a contribution format income statement depicts, as compared to the traditional format.
  2. Using the following company data, show how the two income statement formats would look side by side.
  3. Explain why the contribution approach is more useful to project profits. As an example, show your calculations when using a projected sales increase of 20%.
  4. Using the following data, show how expected profits would be different if there was a sales increase of 10% and she used variable COGS of 50% vs. 60%. As an offset, this implies an increase in fixed COGS of $1,000,000.