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    Westgate Construction Company: Use of Long term contract met

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    In 2011, the Westgate Construction Company entered into a contract to construct a road for Santa Clara County for $10,000,000. The road was completed in 2013. Information related to the contract is as follows:

    2011 2012 2013
    Cost incurred during the year $ 2,400,000 $ 3,600,000 $ 2,150,000
    Estimated costs to complete as of year-end 5,600,000 2,000,000 0
    Billings during the year 2,000,000 4,000,000 4,000,000
    Cash collections during the year 1,800,000 3,600,000 4,600,000

    Westgate uses the percentage-of-completion method of accounting for long-term construction contracts.

    1. Complete the information required below to prepare a partial balance sheet for 2011 and 2012 showing any items related to the contract. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Amounts to be deducted should be indicated with minus sign. Omit the "$" sign in your response.)

    Balance sheet 2011 2012
    Current assets:
    Accounts receivable
    Construction in progress
    Less: Billings

    Costs and profit in excess of billings

    2. Calculate the amount of gross profit to be recognized in each of the three years, assuming the following costs incurred and costs to complete information. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your answers to the nearest dollar amount. Loss amounts should be indicated with a minus sign. Omit the "$" sign in your response.)

    2011 2012 2013
    Costs incurred during the year $ 2,400,000 $ 3,800,000 $ 3,150,000
    Estimated costs to complete as of year-end 5,600,000 3,100,000 0

    3. Calculate the amount of gross profit to be recognized in each of the three years, assuming the following costs incurred and costs to complete information. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Loss amounts should be indicated with a minus sign. Omit the "$" sign in your response.)

    2011 2012 2013
    Costs incurred during the year $ 2,400,000 $ 3,800,000 $ 3,850,000
    Estimated costs to complete as of year-end 5,600,000 4,100,000 0

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    Your tutorial is attached (click in cells to see computations). The requirement 2 ...

    Solution Summary

    Your tutorial is attached (click in cells to see computations). The requirement 2 and 3 are on a separate tab and show you how to handle losses on long term contracts (ignore percent complete). Notice that you always compute the contract-to-date amounts and back out what is already recognized to report only the "increment" in the current year.

    $2.19

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