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What company would Safeway merge with

1. If you were to pick one company for Safeway to merge with, what would it be? Explain your choice with respect to possible benefits of this merger and why you would choose this company over any other choice for a potential. 2. How would you finance a takeover of this chosen corporation? Explain your reasoning. 3. What

Discuss Safeway Operational Activities

1. Provide a brief description of Safeway, its main business and operational activities and a short synopsis of the main developments of Safeway over the past few years of Safeway. Include some financial information such as the stock price, its profitability, and other financial information you find relevant. 2. Explain why

Sage Company: Maintenance expense error in a prior year. What is the entry?

10. (1) In 2009, Sage Company discovered that a building addition completed December 30, 2006, at a cost of $360,000 was charged to building and maintenance expense in error. The cost should have been charged to the buildings account. At December 31, 2009, the building addition had 22 years of life remaining and a $100,000 resid

Double - Declining Balance

6. Cutter Enterprises purchased equipment for $72,000 on January 1, 2009. The equipment is expected to have a five-year life and a residual value of $6,000. Using the double-declining balance method, depreciation for 2010 would be: A. $28,800. B. $18,240. C. $17,280. D. None of these is correct.

Expected return of portfolio

Your portfolio has three asset classes, U.S. government T-bills account for 45% of the portfolio, large-company stocks constitute another 40%, and small-company stocks make up the remaining 15%. If the expected returns are 3.8% for the T-bills, 12.4% for the large-company stocks, and 17.5% for the small-company stocks, what is t

Total Annual Return

An analyst predicted last year that the stock of Logistics, Inc., would offer a total return of at least 10% in the coming year. At the beginning of the year, the firm had a stock market value of $10 million. At the end of the year, it had a market value of $12 million even though it experienced a loss, or negative net income, o

Common Stock Value

P7-11 Common stock value-Constant growth Elk County Telephone has paid the dividends shown in the following table over the past 6 years. Year Dividend per share 2006 $2.87 2005 2.76 2004 2.60 2003 2.46 2002 2.37 2001 2.25 The firm's dividend per

Statute of Limitations Scenario

The IRS is disputing a deduction reported on your 2005 tax return, which you filed on April 17, 2006. On April 2, 2009, the IRS audit agent asks you to waive the statute of limitations for the entire return so as to give her additional time to obtain a Technical Advice Memorandum. The agent proposes in return for the waiver a "c

Morris Jory

Morris Jory, a long-time tax client of the firm you work for, has made substantial gifts during his lifetime. Mr. Jory transferred Jory Corporation stock to 14 donees in December 2005. Each donee received shares valued at $11,000. Two of the donees were Mr. Jory's adult children, Amanda and Peter. The remaining 12 donees were em

Allocation of costs, machine hours, overhead application rate

Q1. "The more the better!" Was a comment made by the CEO of a major company when asked about allocation of sales, general, and administrative costs to products. Do you agree? Explain. Q2. Suppose a company uses machine hours as a cost-allocation base for factory overhead. How does the company compute a budgeted overhead

Value Added/Non Value Added

2. Borke and Falvery is a law firm that uses activity-based costing. Classify these activities as value-added or nonvalue-added: 1. Taking appointments. 2. Meeting with Clients. 3. Court time. 4. Meeting with opposing attorneys. 5. Billing.

Profit margin, earning per shares.

Slaubaugh Corporation's most recent balance sheet and income statement appear below: Statement of Financial Position December 31, Year 2 and Year 1 (in thousands of dollars) Year 2 Year 1 Assets Current assets: Cash.................................................................... $ 100 $

Risk-free rate- expected rate of return for stocks

You are considering investing in a portfolio of the common stocks of four publicly-traded companies with betas as follows: ABC - 0.7 DEF - 0.9 GHI - 1.3 JKL - 1.9 If the risk-free rate is 4.5% and the market rate is 8.5%, what is your expected rate of return of following stocks : a. ABC? b. DEF? c. GHI? d. JKL

Accounting Measurement and Reporting

10. Betsy McCall is the president of Brew News. She has no accounting background. McCall cannot understand why Current cost is not used as the basis for accounting measurement and reporting. Explain what basis is used and Why? 11. Describe the two constraints inherent in the presentation of accounting information. 12. In


On January 1, 2007, Tom Clark was promoted to the position of production manager in Seattle Seafood Company. The firm purchases raw fish, cooks and processes it, and then cans it in signal-portion containers. The canned fish is sold to several wholesalers specializing in providing food to school lunch programs in the Northwest r

Mangerial Accounting

____ 1. Period costs would include a. direct labor. b. direct materials. c. indirect manufacturing costs. d. selling and administrative costs. ____ 2. Manufacturing costs are typically classified as a. product costs or period costs. b. direct materials or direct labor. c. direct materials, direct labor, o

Cost or Equity Method and Analysis

Since Boomer Company's inception, Madison Company has owned 18 percent of Boomer's outstanding common stock. Madison provides three key management personnel to Boomer and purchased 25 percent of Boomer's output during 20X7. Boomer is profitable. On January 2, 20X8, Madison purchased additional common stock to finance Boomer's ex

Explain Internal weaknesses over cash receipts

See attached page for problem. List internal control weaknesses over cash receipts and suggest improvements. The following control procedures are used in Elke Company for over-the-counter cash receipts. Cashiers are experienced; thus, they are not bonded. All over-the-counter receipts are registered by three clerks w

Statement of Retuned Earnings

Please provide input. 1. Last year, Jefferson Motors had retained earnings of $710,000 at the end of the year. This year, Jefferson paid a dividend of $55,000 and its end of the year retained earnings was $780,000. What was the net income of Jefferson motors? 2. In your opinion if the firm has a high retained earnings bal

Data flow diagram and systems flowchart

The Joseph Brant Manufacturing Company makes athletic footwear. Processing of production orders is as follows: At the end of each week, the production planning department prepares a list of shoes and quantities to be produced during the next week. Using this list as a source, data entry clerks key in production order release rec

The Effects of Transactions on the Bad Debts Allowance

Calistoga Produce estimates bad debt expense at ½% of credit sales. The company reported accounts receivable and allowance for uncollectible accounts of $471,000 and $1,650 respectively, at December 31, 2008. During 2009, Calistoga's credit sales and collections were $315,000 and $319,000, respectively, and $1,720 in accounts r

P21-2A Fultz Company: Manufacturing overhead flexible budget

Problem P21-2A Fultz Company manufactures tablecloths. Sales have grown rapidly over the past 2 years. As a result, the president has installed a budgetary control system for 2010. The following data were used in developing the master manufacturing overhead budget for the Ironing Department, which is based on an activity index

Warranty Costs on Computer Sales

Equipment Company sells computers for $1,500 each and also gives each customer a 2-year warranty that requires the company to perform periodic services and to replace defective parts. During 2006, the company sold 700 computers. Based on past experience, the company has estimated the total 2-year warranty costs as $30 for parts

Compute the variable manufacuting overhead allocated

Automotive products (AP) designs and produces automotive parts. In 2009, actual variable manufacturing overhead is $308,600. AP's Simple costing system allocates variable manufacturing overhead to its three customers based on machine-hours and prices its contracts based on full costs. One of its customers has regularly compla

Lee acquired a Canadian subsidiary whose sole asset is a piece of land.

Lee acquired a Canadian subsidiary whose sole asset is a piece of land. Lee acquired the subsidiary on 12/31/04 for the exact value of the land, CA$100,000. Lee owns 100% of the subsidiary. Go to and use the historic look-up feature to determine exchange rates on 12/31/04, 12/31/05, and 12/31/06. ·