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    Statement and Note Disclosure, LCM, and Purchase Commitment

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    Garth Brooks Specialty Company, a division of Fresh Horses Inc., manufactures three models of gear shift components for bicycles that are sold to bicycle manufacturers, retailers, and catalog outlets. Since beginning operations in 1975, Brooks has used normal absorption costing and has assumed a first-in, first-out cost flow in its perpetual inventory system. The balances of the inventory accounts at the end of Brooks's fiscal year, November 30, 2007, are shown below. The inventories are stated at cost before any year-end adjustments.

    Finished goods $647,000
    Work-in-process 112,500
    Raw materials 240,000
    Factory supplies 69,000

    The following information relates to Brooks's inventory and operations.

    1. The finished goods inventory consists of the items analyzed below.
    Cost Market
    Down tube shifter
    Standard model $67,500 $ 67,000
    Click adjustment model 94,500 87,000
    Deluxe model 108,000 110,000
    Total down tube shifters 270,000 264,000

    Bar end shifter
    Standard model 83,000 90,050
    Click adjustment model 99,000 97,550
    Total bar end shifters 182,000 187,600

    Head tube shifter
    Standard model 78,000 77,650
    Click adjustment model 117,000 119,300
    Total head tube shifters 195,000 196,950

    Total finished goods $647,000 $648,550

    2. One-half of the head tube shifter finished goods inventory is held by catalog outlets on consignment.
    3. Three-quarters of the bar end shifter finished goods inventory has been pledged as collateral for a bank loan.
    4. One-half of the raw materials balance represents derailleurs acquired at a contracted price 20 percent above the current market price. The market value of the rest of the raw materials is $127,400.
    5. The total market value of the work-in-process inventory is $108,700.
    6. Included in the cost of factory supplies are obsolete items with an historical cost of $4,200. The market value of the remaining factory supplies is $65,900.
    7. Brooks applies the lower-of-cost-or-market method to each of the three types of shifters in finished goods inventory. For each of the other three inventory accounts, Brooks applies the lower-of-cost-of-market method to the total of each inventory account.
    8. Consider all amounts presented above to be material in relation to Brooks' financial statements taken as a whole.

    (a) Prepare the inventory section of Brooks's balance sheet as of November 30, 2007, including any
    required note(s).

    (b) Without prejudice to your answer to (a), assume that the market value of Brooks' inventories is
    less than cost. Explain how this decline would be presented in Brooks' income statement for the
    fiscal year ended November 30, 2007.

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    (a) The inventory section of Brooks' Balance Sheet as of November 30, 2007, including required footnotes, is presented below. Also presented below are the inventory section supporting calculations.

    Current assets
    Inventory Section (Note 1.)
    Finished goods (Note 2.) $641,000
    Work-in-process 108,700
    Raw materials 227,400
    Factory supplies 64,800
    Total inventories $1,041,900

    Note 1. Lower of cost (first-in, first-out) or market is applied on a major category basis for finished goods, and on a total inventory basis for ...

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    The statement and not disclosure, LCM, and purchase commitment are provided for Garth Brooks Specialty Company.