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    C. Financial Statements

    1) Income Statement: Is the format more like a single-step or multi-step format? Determine gross profit, income from operations, and net income for the last two years; comment on the increases or decreases in these amounts.

    2) Balance Sheet: Show that Assets=Liabilities + Stockholders' Equity for the past two years.

    3) Statement of Cash Flows: Are cash flows from operations more or less than net income for the past two years? Is the company expanding through investing activities? What is the company's most important source of financing? Overall, has cah increased or decreased over the past two years?

    D. Accounting Policies

    What are the significant accounting policies, if any, relating to revenue recognition, cash, short-term investments, merchandise inventories, and property and equipment?

    What are the topics of the notes to the financial statements?

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    Financial Statements

    Income Statement: Is the format more like a single-step or multistep format?

    The income statement for Dell Inc. is more like a multistep format because it derives net income in a step-by-step manner. From the multistep format, the user will be able to identify the gross profit and income from operations of the company. In addition, other revenues and expenses are separated from operating revenues and expenses so that income from operation can be isolated from the financing and non-operating aspects.

    Determine gross profit, income from operations, and net income for the last two years; comment on the increases or decreases in these amounts.

    From the income statement, we can see that the gross profit, income from operations, and net income for the last two years are a follows: -

    3-Feb-06 28-Jan-05
    Gross profit 9,950,000 9,015,000
    Income from operations 4,347,000 4,254,000
    Net income 3,572,000 3,043,000

    Gross profit from the operation in the year 2005 has increased by 10.37% [calculating by (9,950,000 - 9,015,000)/9,015,000] from the operation in the year 2004. However, income from operations in the year 2005 has increased only by 2.19% [calculating by (4,347,000 - 4,254,000)/4,254,000] from the operation in the year 2004. This is the result from the increase in selling and administration expenses in the year 2005 by 19.59% [calculating by (5,140,000 - 4,298,000)/4,298,000] from the operation in the year 2004. Net income from the operation in the year 2005 has increased by 17.38% [calculating by (3,572,000 - 3,043,000)/ 3,043,000] from the operation in the year 2004.

    Balance Sheet: Show that Assets = Liabilities + Stockholders' Equity for the past two years.

    To simply show that assets = liabilities + stockholders' equity for the past two years, we will use the total assets, total liabilities, and total stockholders' equity for the past two years as follows: -

    3-Feb-06 28-Jan-05
    Total ...

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