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    Eminem Methods: Completed contract, percentage, installment, and cost recovery

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    The Eminem Co. has obtained a contract to build a music center at Seaport Village. The center will take three years to construct and will require of Eminem cash outflows of $1.0 million, $0.5 million, and $0.5 million in years 1, 2, and 3, respectively. Eminem will receive the $3 million contract price in three equal installments of $1 million. As manager of this project, you have four revenue recognition choices.

    1. completed contract
    2. Percentage-of-completion
    3. Installment basis
    4. Cost recovery basis

    In each blank, type in an ending balance of each account before closing under each method
    Completed contract method
    Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
    C-I-P

    Construction revenues

    Construction cost

    Percentage-of-Completion
    Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
    C-I-P

    Construction revenues

    Construction cost

    Installment method
    Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
    C-I-P

    Construction revenues

    Construction cost

    Cost Recovery method
    Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
    C-I-P

    Construction revenues

    Construction cost

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    1. Completed contract method recognizes revenue and expense ONLY when the contract is completed and title is transferred.
    CIP is only the cumulative project costs.

    2. Percentage-of-Completion method recognizes profit corresponding to the percentage of ...

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