Explain the main differences between the absorption and contribution (behavioral, variable) income statements. Will net income always be the same under the two approaches?

Managerial accounting emphasizes short-term profit analysis, so the income statement is very important. Consequently, we’ll examine and discuss income statements in this case.

Keep the analysis from the SLP in mind when addressing the questions below.

  • Explain the main differences between the absorption and contribution (behavioral, variable) income statements. Will net income always be the same under the two approaches? If not, explain the difference.
  • Comment specifically on why companies feel the need to create yet another income statement in a different format. What information can the company gleam from this approach which is helpful as a tool in the decision making process.
  • Explain situations in which break-even analysis can be a useful tool.  Provide a specific example.

The submission should be 2 to 4 pages and need to include answers to all the questions listed above.  Include references in APA format.

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