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Preferred Dividends

National Health Corporation (NHC) has a cumulative preferred stock issue outstanding, which ahs a stated annual dividend of $9 per share. The company has been losing money and has not paid the preferred dividends for the last five years. There are 300,000 shares of preferred stock outstanding and 600,000 shares of common stock.

Variable Costing Unit Product Cost and Income Statement; Break-Even

I have attempted to figure out the first two problems. I just need to compare my anwers so see I they match. I am not sure how to figure out problem #3, so I need a step-by- step solution. Desktec, Inc. makes an oak desk for personal computers. The desk sells for $200. Data for last year's operations are: Units at begi

Accounting what does numbers mean

Cost of goods manufactured, cost of goods sold, and income statement. Champs, Inc., incurred the following costs during March: Selling expenses $31,675 Direct lanor 56,628 Interest expense 8,21

Activity-based costing

1) Given the initial cost and complexity of data to be captured, can you think of any instances when implementing activity-based costing (ABC) may not be a wise business decision? 2) What are some typical costs in a manufacturing or service organization that may be "lost" (transparent) when calculating the firm's profitabilit

High-Low Method; Predicting Cost

I believe that I have done #1 correctly. I am confused as to how to figure out question #2. Please show all calculations used to arrive at the answer. The number of X-rays taken and X-ray costs at a hospital over the last nine months are: Month X-Rays Taken X-Ray Cost January



Calculating the Predetermined Overhead Rate

Please help with the following problem. Provide the answers in Excel. Granite Company uses a job order cost system. The company applies manufacturing overhead to jobs using a predetermined overhead rate based on direct labour hours. Last year, manufacturing overhead and direct labour hours were estimated at $80,000 and 16,00

Utilizing "T" Accounts

Need help with setting up a "T" account... also see attachment..... 1) Betty and her friend each invested $50,000 in cash (for a total of $100,000) in exchange for shares of common stock in Bobbie's Book Store. 2) On January 1, 2005, purchased new equipment for cash costing $70,000 3) Depreciation on the new equipment

Equivalent units for conversion costs

The company I work for produces canned vegetable soup. The company uses the weighted-average method in its process costing system. The company sold 300,000 units in January. There was no beginning work in process or finished goods inventory. Work in Process inventory at January 31 was 24,000 units, which were 75% complete as

Manufacturing overhead

My company's manufacturing overhead is 40% of its prime cost. If direct labor is $18,000 and direct materials are $24,000 what is manufacturing overhead?

Accounting Theory Explained

Answer questions after reading activity in the attached file: 1. What happened here? Were there really any right or wrong answers? 2. Why or why not? 3. Can even a minimal exposure to accounting theory influence reasoning power? 4. Is accounting theory really necessary for the establishment of accounting rules? W


Manufacturing overhead $225,000 incurred, $14,500 overpaid, overhead rate is $5.00 . How many hours dis company work? Under job order costing a company started with one job ($6,000) with $500 of cost assigned at the time. Other production cost were assigned as follows: Job #1= $6,000, Job #2 = 8,100, Job #3$2,40

Class Question

271 363 159 76 227 337 295 319 250 279 205 279 266 198 117 162 232 303 192 181 321 309 246 278 50 41 335 116 100 151 240 474 297 170 188 320 429 294 570 342 279 235 434 123 325 How many classes would you recommend? What Class interval would you suggest? What would you recommend as the lower limit of the

The solution to Return on stocks and bonds

Analyze the risk of a portfolio Use the data below and consider portfolio weights of .60 in stocks and .40 in bonds. Rate of Return Scenario Probability Stocks Bonds Recession 0.2 -5% 14% Normal 0.6 15% 8% Boom 0.2 25% 4% a. What is the rate of return on the portfolio in

ABC (activity based costing) for the cordless phone manufacturing division.

The cordless phone manufacturing division of a Denver-based consumer electronics company uses activity-based costing. For simplicity, assume that its accountants have identified only the following three activities and related cost drivers for indirect production costs: Activity Cost Driver: Materials handling, Direct materia

NOT a shortcoming of using the Average Accounting Return method

Which of the following is NOT a shortcoming of using the Average Accounting Return method to make financial decisions? A) Uses Financial Statements as relevant input data. B) Offers no guidance on what the right targeted rate of return should be. C) Takes no account of time value. D) Uses averages. E) May result in m

Exercise 3-26

In 1996 a total of 14,968,000 taxpayers in the United States filed their individual tax returns electronically. By the year 2002 the numer increased to 46,282,200. What is the geometric mean annual increase for the period?

Financial theory/Portfolio risk study

This is a research, Master level question. I need to know the definitions of the variables below. How would they affect a company's portfolio performance and risk. They are: average beta, Market D/E Ratio, Tax rate, Unleveled Beta, Cash/Firm Value, Unleveled beta corrected for cash, standard deviation in stock, standard

Accounting Problem

P1-8A In recent years, Waterfront Transportation purchased three used buses. Because of frequent turnover in the accounting department, a different accountant selected the depreciation method for each bus, and various methods were selected. Information concerning the buses is summarized below.

Information systems

Please provide an explanation and one example for each of the following questions: 1. In what way does the AIS support decision-making? 2. How do experty systems improve the use of knowledge? 3. How does a modem work? 4. What are the disadvantages of prototyping relative to the waterfall approach to systems developm

Absorption and Variable Costing: Production Constant, Sales Fluctuate

George Goodman obtained a patent on a small electronic device and organized Goodman Electronics in order to produce and sell the device. During the first month of operations, the device sold very well, so Mr. Goodman looked forward to a healthy profit from sales. However, he was surprised to see a loss for the month on his inc

Price and Income Elasticity calculations

I am trying to work on the 3 questions below and am having a problem with calculating these, and am after an answer to review for each, so that I can see the method used and then apply to other questions and work required. Data below 1. Calculate the price elasticity using 1992 data The ratio of the percentage c

Full Disclosure Principle in Accounting

What is the full disclosure principle in accounting? Why has disclosure increased substantially in the last 10 years? Include an explanation of the need for full disclosure in financial reporting and identify possible consequences of failing to properly disclose certain items in financial statements.

Need breakdown and formula to answer

Company ABC's earnings and dividends will grow at 0.5% monthly during the next five years. Its growth will stop after year 5. In year 6 and afterward, it will pay out all earnings as dividends. Assume next year's EPS is $10 and the dividend is $5 and the market capitalization rate is 9%. What is ABC's stock price?


For a hospital, what type of position (line or staff) is each of the following? Emergency Room Manager Human Resources (Personnel) Manager A) Staff Staff B) Staff Line C) Line Staff D) Line Line Item A Item D Item C Item


Bristow University is a large private school located in the Midwest. The university is headed by a president who has five vice presidents reporting to him. These vice presidents are responsible for, respectively, auxiliary services, admissions and records, academics, financial services (controller), and the physical plant.