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After graduating with a degree in liberal arts from Califomia State University Fullerton in Fullerton, CA,
Harrison G. Wells, III realized that he wanted to remain in Fullerton, CA. Realizing his degree was sort of
useless after a number of unsuccessful attempts at getting a job in his undefined discipline, Harrison
decided to go into business for himself. In thinking about his business venture, he determined that he had
five criteria for the new business:
1. He wanted to do something that he would enjoy.
2. He wanted a business that would give back to the community.
3. He wanted a business that would grow and be more successful every year.
4. Realizing that he was going to have to work very hard, Harrison wanted a business that would generate
a minimum net income of $25,000 annually.
5. He could obtain financing from a local bank.
While reflecting on the criteria he had outlined, Harrison, who had been president of his fraternity and
served as an officer in several other student organizations, realized that with his grandfather's third
generation time machine about ready for the production line there would be an opportunity to be a
component supplier. After speaking with his father HG Wells II, CEO of Time Travel Co. he decided there
was an opportunity to supply a widget which required a special coating process.
Harrison had worked as a part-time employee at Time Travel while he was in high school and had
envisioned assisting the company in some way in the future. He realized that as component supplier to his
father's company he had the potential to meet all five of his criteria. Harrison set up an appointment with
Rip Van Winkle, the production manager for Time Travel, to obtain information useful in getting his shop
started. Because Rip liked Harrison (and knew he was the boss' son) and was intrigued by his
entrepreneurial spirit, he answered many of Harrison's questions.
ln addition, Rip provided information conceming the type of equipment Harrison would need for his
business and its average useful life. Rip knew of a current supplier who was retiring and would like to sell
his equipment. Harrison can purchase the equipment at the beginning of 2013, and the owner is willing
togivehim termsof50% due uponpurchase and 50Yo due the quarterfollowingthepurchase.
Harrison decided to purchase the following equipment as of January 1,2013.
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Special Coating Applicator $7,s00 5 yrs.
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Harrison decided to use the raw materials supplier recommended by Rip. He leamed that the raw materials
of good-quality sold in quantities of 144 units that would require the special coating would cost $1,440.
Rip has encouraged Hanison to ask the supplier for terms of 40%io of a quarter's purchases to be paid in the
quarter of purchase, with the remaining 600/o of the quarter's purchases to be paid in the quarter following
the purchase.
Harrison also learned from talking with Rip that the coating material in the coating process costs
approximately $0.75 per unit. Knowing that the coating process is somewhat labor-intensive, Harrison
plans to hire six college students to help with the process. Each one will work an average of 20 hours per
week for 50 weeks during the year. Harrison estimates total annual wages the workers to be $72,000.
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- In addition, Harrison will need a person in sales who ideally can also, bill customers' and operate the
accounting system. Sally Sue, who went back to school to get her accounting degree since her husband
Billy Bob didn't give up duck hunting, is an accomplished time traveler and successful independent sales
r"p ior Time Travel has approached Harrison about representing his key time travel component' Sally Sue
knows all of the other companies in the time travel industry. In addition, with her accounting degree she
could handle all of the accounting needs for the first year of business. Harrison is willing to pay Sally Sue
$1,200 per month plus a commission of 10olo of sales. Harrison estimates she will spend 50% of the
workday focusing on sales, and the remaining 50% on accounting duties.
Harrison realizes that he will have difficulty finding a coating supervisor to complete the final step in the
coating. Rip recently hired someone in a similar position at arale of $500 per month plus $0.10 for each
widgeicoated. Hanison believes he can find a university engineering student to work for the same rate Rip
is paying.
Harrison was fortunate to find a commercial building for rent near the university and the downtown area.
The landlord requires a one-year lease. Although the monthly rent of $1,000 is more than Harrison had
anticipated paying, the building is nice, has adequate parking, and there is room for expansion. Harrison
anticipates thatT5o/o of the building will be used in the coating process and
25o/o will be used for sales.
Harrison found that a3" X3" ad would cost $25 per week in the online U.S. industry trade newsletter,
Time Machine Suppliers. Harrison also plans to run a weekly ad in the intemational edition that will cost
him $75 per week.
Harrison wants to sell a large number of widgets at a reasonable price. He estimates the selling price of
each widget to be $16. Rip has suggested that he should ask customers to pay for 70Yo of their
purchases in the quarter purchased and pay the additional3}% in the quarter following the purchases'
After talking with the insurance agent and the property valuation administrator in his municipality, Harrison
estimates that the property taxes and insurance on the machinery will cost 52,240 annually; property tax
and insurance on display furniture and accounting software will total $380 annually'
Rip reminded Harrison that maintenance of the machines is required for the coating process. In addition,
Hanison realizes that he must consider the cost of utilities. The building Hanison wants to rent is roughly
the same size as the building occupied by the competitor who retired. ln addition, the competitor sold
approximately the same number of a similar product Harrison plans to sell. Therefore, Harrison is confident
that the maintenance and utility costs for his shop will be comparable to the maintenance and utility
costs for the retired competitor, which are as follows within the relevant range of zero to 8,000 Widgets.
Units Sold Maintenance Costs Utility Costs
Ianuarv 2.000 $ 716 $ 100
February 2.1 l0 720 158
March 2.630 740 171
April 3.150 744 t gtt
May 5.000 754 268
June 5,300 til8 "274
Julv 3,92tJ .825 .205
Ausust 2,080 780 t7
September 8.000 9t4 ,400
October 6.810 860 ,362
November 6.000 855 ,347
December 3,000 ,749 t93
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Harrison estimates the number of widgets to be sold in the first five quarters, beginning January 2013, to
First ouarter vear 1 8.OO(
Second quarter. vear 10.00(
Third ouarter- vear 1 20.00(
Fourth ouarter- vear 1 l2-oo(
First quarter. year 2 18.00(
Seeing how determined his son was to become an entrepreneur, Harrison's father offered to co-sign a note
for an amount up to $20,000 to help Harrison open his business, Widgets in Time. However, when Harrison
and his father approached the loan officer at First Guarantee Bank, the loan offlrcer asked Harrison to
produce the following budgets for 2013.
Sales budset
Schedule of expected collections from customers
Materials ourchases budeet
Schedule of exnected pavments for purchases
Coatins labor budeet
Budseted income statement
Selline and administrative expenses budget
Coating overhead expenses budget
Cash budeet
Budeeted balance sheet
The loan officer advised Harrison that the interest rate on a 12-month loan would be 8%. Harrison expects
the loan to be taken out as ofJanuary 1,2013.
Harrison has estimated that his income tax rate will be 2Ao/o.He expects to pay the total tax due when his
returns are filed in20l4.
(Show your work we must know how you got your numbers or otherwise no credit)
(Highly recommend that you prepare your answers using Excel)
1. Do you think it was important for Harrison to stipulate his four criteria for the business,
including the goal of generating a net income of at least $25,000 annually? Why or why not? (}.{ot
more than a paragraph and does not need to be in a formal memo)
2. If Hanison has sales of 512,000 during January of his first year of business, determine the
amount of variable and fixed costs associated with utilities and maintenance using the high-low
method for each.
3. Using the format below, prepare a sales budget for the year ending 2013.
Widgets In
Sales Budget
For the Year Ended
December 31, 2013
L 2 3 4 Year
Expected unit sales
Unit selling price
Budgeted sales revenue $
4. Prepare a schedule of expected collections from customers.
Widgets In Time
Schedule of Expected
Collections from Customers
For the Year Ending
December 31, 2Ol3
Accounts receivable I ll I 13 -
G- First Qtr
Second Qlr
Third Qtr
Fourth Qtr
5. Harrison learned from talking with Rip that the supplier of the Widget material was so focused on
making quality that many times the widget material was not available for several days. Rip
encouraged Harrison to maintain an ending inventory of widgets (uncoated) equal to 25Vo of the next
quarter's sales. Prepare a widget purchases budget for the completed (coated) widgets using the format
Widgets In Time
Widget Purchases Budget
For the Year Ended
December 3l-2013
Widgets to be coated
Plus: Desired ending inventory
Total widgets required
Less: Beginning inventory
Total widgets needed
Cost per widget
Total cost of widget purchases
6. Prepare a schedule of expected payments for purchases.
Widgets In Time
Schedule of Expected
Payments for Purchases
For the Year Ended
December 3l,2Ol3
Accounts pay able lll ll3
0- First Qtr
Second @
Third Qf
Fourth Qtr
7. Prepare a coating labor budget.
Widgets In Time
Coating Labor Budget
For Year Ended
December 3I' 2Al3
Units to be Produced
Coating labor hours Per unit
Total required labor hours
Labor cost Per hour
Total coating labor cost
8. Prepare a selling and administrative expenses budget for Widgets In Time for the
year ending December 3l' 2013.
Se uin g .
"u ^.,I'ir*"::"t;;t
Xlo"o."* Bud get
For thc Year Ended
December 3l' 2013
Variable expenses:
Sales commissions
Total variable expenses
Fixed exPenses:
Sales salaries
Office salaries
ProPertY taxes and insurance
Total fixed expenses
Total selling and
administrative expeilses
9. prepare a coating overhead expenses budget for the year ending December 31, 2013
Widgets In Time
Coatings Overhead Expenses Budget
For the Year Ended
Decemtrer 31, 2Ol3
Variableexp: I 2 3 4 Year
Total variable expenses
Fixed exPenses:
Labor----- Fi#"* taxes and insurance
Total fixed expenses
Total coating overhead
Direct coating hours
Overhead rate Per coating hour
10. Using the information found in the case and the previous budgets, prepare a
budgeted income statement for Widgets In Time for the year ended December 31,
Widgets In Time
Budgeted Income Statement
For the Year Ended December 31, 2OL3
Cost of goods sold
Gross profit
Selling and administrative expenses
Income from operations
Interest expense
Income before income taxes
Income tax expense
Net income
11. Using the information found in the case and the previous budgets, prepare a cash
budget for tho year ended December3l, 2013.
Widgets In Time
Cash Budget
For the Year Ended
December 31, 2013
Beginningcash balance
Add: Receipts
Collections from customers
Total available cash
Less: Disbursements
Payments for purchases
Coating labor
Coating overhead
Selling and administrative expenses
Payment for equipment purchase
Total disbursements
Excess (dehciency) of available cash
over disbursements
Ending cash balance
12. Using the information contained in the case and the previous budgets, prepare a
budgeted balance sheet for Widgets InTime for the year ended December 31, 2013.
Widgets In Time
Budgeted Balance Sheet
December 31, 2013
Accounts receivable
Widget inventory
Less: Accumulated depreciation
Total assets
Liabilities and Owner's Equity
Accounts payable
Notes payable
Interest payable
Ta-res payable
Total liabilities
Harrison Wells III, Capital
Total liabilities and owner'sequity
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13. Contribution Margin & Breakeven
(a) Using the information contained in the case and the previous budgets, calculate the
estimated contribution margin per unit for 2013. (Hint: coating labor and the taxes are both
fixed costs.)
(b) Calculate the total estimated fixed costs for 2013 (including interest and taxes).
(c) Compute the break-even point in units and dollars for 2013.
14. (a) Harrison is very disappointed that he did not have an income of $25,000 for his first year
of budgeted operations as he had wanted. How many widgets would he have had to sell in order to
have had a profit of $25,000? (Ignore changes in income tax expense.)
(b) Why does the net income differ from the ending cash balance?
15. Doyou thinkitwas agood idea to offer SallySue asalaryplus 10% ofsales?Whyorwhy

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