QUESTION

# We are a telemarketing company. Our standards is that call for \$450 of sales per hour of telephone calling time.

We are a telemarketing company. Our standards is that call for \$450 of sales per hour of telephone calling time. Telephone solicitors receive a commission of 10% of dollar sales, which represents an additional variable cost. We expect other variable costs, including cost of sales, to be 45% of revenue. Our fixed costs is at \$411,500 per month. We compute the number of sales hours per month based on the number of days in a month minus an allowance for idle time, scheduling, and other inefficiencies. This month we expected 180 hours of telephone calling time for each of the 40 employees.

During the month, we had \$2,700,000 in revenues. Marketing and administrative cost data for the month are:

Actual | Master Budget

Cost of sales 810,000 | 972,000

Phone time charges 32,200 | 32,400

Delivery services 161,100 | 194,400

Uncollectable Accts 121,500 | 145,800

Other Variable costs 112,700 | 113,400

Fixed costs 409,000 | 411,500

Q) What was our budgeted revenue? That is, what amount of revenue is included on the master budget?