Multiple-Step Income Statement and Profit Margin
Refer to the list of income statement items in Problem 2-6A. Assume that Corbin Enterprises classifies
all operating expenses into two categories: (1) selling and (2) general and administrative.
1. Prepare a multiple-step income statement for the year ended December 31, 2008.
2. What advantages do you see in this form for the income statement?
3. Compute Corbin’s profit margin.
4. Comment on Corbin’s profitability. What other factors need to be taken into account to assess