The data from the budgets prepared earlier are combined to prepare the budgeted income statement. This budget helps to determine whether the profits stated in the other budgets are realizable.

The cost of goods sold is calculated based on information from the direct materials, direct labor, and factory overhead budgets. In the case of the sales budget, this is used to generate a figure for estimated revenue.

Within a company, the budget director can include information from the selling expense and general/administrative expense budget to prepare the budgeted income statement.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the budgeted income statement?

It contains estimated inflows of cash and other assets, which are referred to as "revenues" or "sales". Budgets also list expected outflows for expenses. Income statements may also include assumptions about increases or decreases in assets and liabilities.

What is the importance of the budgeted income statement?

The budget serves as a forecast of cash inflows and outflows. These projections determine whether or not a company will remain solvent, meaning it has enough cash on hand to pay its creditors. Budgeting also helps management analyze how well it is managing costs and revenues and thus whether or not business plans are realistic.

Is the budgeted income statement different from a standard income statement?

Both are financial statements that report revenue and expenses over a specific period of time. However, the term "budgeted" indicates that this type of income statement is part of an overall business or project plan. It also reports forecasts for assets, liabilities, and which may change during the budget period.

What does a budgeted income statement show?

A budgeted income statement lets management determine whether or not cash flow projections are realistic and achievable, and aids in making decisions about business operations and long-term plans. Businesses use these statements for their own internal purposes, as well as to present investors with a picture of projected revenues and expenses.

What are the three components of a budgeted income statement?

The first part lists inflows or revenues. These are followed by outflows or expenses, which may be grouped into categories such as cost of goods sold, selling costs, administrative costs, etc. The final section records changes in assets and liabilities, such as an increase in Accounts Receivable.

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