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The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G)

The financial statements of P&G can be accessed at the book's companion website, www.wiley.com/college/kieso

Instructions

Refer to the P&G's financial statements and the accompanying notes to answer the following questions.

a. What alternative formats could P&G have adopted for its balance sheet? Which format did it adopt?

b. Identify the various techniques of disclosure P&G might have used to disclose additional pertinent financial information. Which technique does it use in its financials?

c. In what classifications are P&G's investments reported? What valuation basis does P&G use to report its investments? How much working capital did P&G have on June 30, 2007? On June 30, 2006?

d. What were P&G's cash flows from its operating, investing, and financial activities for 2007? What were its trends in net cash provided by operating activities over the period 2005 to 2007? Explain why the change in accounts payable and in accrued and other liabilities is added to net income to arrive at net cash provided by operating activities.

e. Compute P&G's 1) current cash debt coverage ratio, 2) cash debt coverage ratio, and 3) free cash flow for 2007. What do these ratios indicate about P&G's financial condition?

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The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G)

The financial statements of P&G can be accessed at the book's companion website, www.wiley.com/college/kieso

Instructions

Refer to the P&G's financial statements and the accompanying notes to answer the following questions.

a. What alternative formats could P&G have adopted for its balance sheet? Which format did it adopt?

There are two forms for balance sheet presentation -
1. Report form - In this the assets appear on top and the liabilities and equity below the assets
2. Account form - In this the assets are liabilities and equity are side by side with assets on the left side and liabilities and equity on the right side
P&G uses the report form

b. Identify the various techniques of disclosure P&G might have used to disclose additional pertinent financial information. Which technique does it ...

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