Apex Consignment sells items over the Internet for individuals on a consignment basis. Apex receives the items from the owner, lists them for sale on the Internet, and receives a 25 percent commission for any items sold. Apex collects the full amount from the buyer and pays the net amount after commission to the owner. Unsold items are returned to the owner after 90 days. During 2006, Apex had the following information:

  • Total sales price of items sold during 2006 on consignment was €2,000,000.
  • Total commissions retained by Apex during 2006 for these items was €500,000.

How much revenue should Apex report on its 2006 income statement?

a. €500,000

b. €2,000,000

c. €1,500,000