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Assets required to start an auto parts store

In the spotlight about FedEx Corporation, you get a feel for the amount of investment in assets and the resulting liabilities that are required to operate a competitive corporation. Even small businesses require plant, property and equipment to compete and normally rely on some form of debt to finance itself. Let's start up a co

Snazzy Jeans, Inc. manufactures designer jeans

Snazzy Jeans, Inc. manufactures designer jeans. The company uses standard costing and has developed the following information about standards for its product. Materials: 2 yards per unit; $10 per yard Labor: 0.25 DL hour per unit; $11 per hour During October, the company experienced an unanticipated spike in demand and

Liquidity Growth and Income Statements

1) Construct the Current Assets section of the Balance Sheet from the following: Sales (Credit) 1,250,000 Gross Profit ( 15% of Sales ) Inventory Turnover 20x Current Liabilities 225,000 Working Capital -75,000 Average Collection Period 27 days 2) Give

Computing EPS Balance Sheets

The Shareholders' Equity section of Holiday Roads Company's balance sheet shows: 31/12/2010 31/12/2011 Preferred dividend, $200 par value, 5% dividend, 20,000 shares issued and outstanding $4,000,000 $4,000,000 Common stock,

Recording Cash and Stock Dividends

The stockholders' equity section of Warm Ways Inc's balance sheet at January 1, 2011, shows: Preferred dividend, $100 par value, 10% dividend, 50,000 shares issued and outstanding $5,000,000 Common stock, $6 par value, 1 million shares issued and outstanding

Cash estimations for a capital expenditure analysis

Determine (quantify) how much, if any, costs should be included in cash estimations for a capital expenditure analysis for the following situations. Explain your answers. EACH SITUATION IS INDEPENDENT OF THE OTHERS. If you can, use Excel spreadsheet to show the formula. Problem 1: Keystone Cops, a consulting firm, is assis

Net Income, Cash Flow, and EVA

Last year Cole Furnances had $5 million in operating income (EBIT). The company had a net depreciation expense of $1 million and an interest expense of $1 million; its corporate tax rate was 40%. The company has $14 million in operating current assets and $4 million in operating current liabilites; it has $15 million in net plan

financial ratios for PepsiCo and Coca-Cola

The following information was summarized from the 2006 annual report of the Coca-Cola Company: (in millions) ____________________________________________________________________________ Trade accounts receivable, less allowances of $63 and $72, respectively December 31, 2006 $2,587 December 31, 2005

Calculating minimum unit selling

North by Northwest Products makes a number of outdoor products. One of their most popular products, a cold weather sleeping bag, has the following unit information: Direct Materials Thermal filling 10 pounds @ $5.00 per pound Fabric 4 yards @ $3 per yard Direct Labor 2 hours @ $15.00 per hour Variable Overhead $5 per

The Big Wheeled Bike Company manufactures exercise bicycles

The Big Wheeled Bike Company manufactures exercise bicycles. The company was formed five years ago and has experienced a 50% annual growth rate. The company is organized by function, with vice presidents for manufacturing, marketing, finance, accounting, and general administration. The firm operates a small mainframe computer, w

Fixed assets and depreciation

What is the purpose of depreciation? Does the book value of a fixed asset, cost minus accumulated depreciation, communicate to a user what the asset is worth? Should the financial statements reflect the value of fixed assets? What are the different methods used to calculate depreciation? How does a company decide which metho

Big Businesses Going Green

Critics say that corporations (like Wal-Mart for example), which have vowed to reduce its greenhouse emissions from the products it sells to the trucks that deliver them, may have a variety of reasons to help the environment. However, there are a number of questions which require serious consideration before a corporation goes

eggs perfectly inelastic

Generally, there will be many responses indicating that eggs do not have substitutes and that the price of eggs are not generally an issue for many consumers. Would anyone say that in this case the demand for eggs is perfectly inelastic? What is the definition of perfectly inelastic? Are there any products or services wh

unearned revenue, discount and premium rates, payroll taxes

1. What types of industries have unearned revenue? Why is unearned revenue considered a liability? When is the unearned revenue recognized in the financial statements? Provide a specific example. 2. Why do companies issue bonds? Would you rather buy a bond at a discount or a premium rate? Explain why. What is the determining

LeeWays Consulting Investments

LeeWays Consulting Company is about to enter a very competitive market and will have little influence on prices that they can charge. LeeWays objective is hoping to generate a 14 percent first-year return (profit) on the firm's investment of $15,000,000. Although the return on investment in the consulting service industry is typ

Advanced Accounting: FVINA, Allocation Schedule, Purchase Prices...

** Please see the attached file for the complete problem description ** Hill buys Loring on 7/1 for $400,000 by issuing 10,000 of $5 par, $40 fair value shares to Loring's existing shareholders. (please see the attached file) Required: a. Calculate FVINA for this example. b. Optional: Prepare an allocation schedule.

Benefit of Developing and Examining Models

a.) What benefit does a variable provide when developing and examining models? b.) Explain the purpose of simple linear regression and scatter diagrams. Please provide a simple linear regression model and define each variable used. c.) Describe multiple regression analysis and discuss potential uses for this model.

As a result of these accounting scandals, the AICPA recognized the need for accounting professionals to change their attitudes toward fraud detection by revising SAS 99. List at least four of the significant changes made to SAS 99 and explain.

Identify the accounting scandal at the Enron corporation that resulted in a loss of reputation to the accounting profession. Explain the crime(s) Enron committed. As a result of these accounting scandals, the AICPA recognized the need for accounting professionals to change their attitudes toward fraud detection by revising S

Loaded Terminology and Legislation

The media frequently uses loaded terminology, but what is the outcome when legislators use loaded terminology? I think we all can agree that the economy is a hot topic and there are many theories on what should be done. I think one of the ways that officials slant the views is by using loaded terminology. Consider the typ

Management and Producing Returns

Please help answer the following questions. Should management only be concerned with producing returns for their investors or do they need to consider the needs of other stakeholders? Before the financial crisis I do not think that the loan officers paid close attention to quarterly financials. Currently, it probably depe

Temporary Employees

Please help with the following problem regarding temporary employees. Provide at least 200 words in the solution. Consider temporary employees who are employed by temporary agencies. How is this addressed in reporting for a company that is using the temporary agency? Would the temporary agency be considered a miscellaneous e

Helping Students See the "Big Picture" of Variance Analysis

Please help with the following accounting problem. Read the following ProQuest article: VanZante, N. (2007, April). Helping Students See the "Big Picture" of Variance Analysis. Management Accounting Quarterly, 8(3), 39-40, 42-47. Based on the readings for the week, discuss your opinion on the need for variance analysis in ei