Shim Company has a line of credit with Bay bank. Shim can borrow up to $200,000 at any time over the course of the 2006 calendar year. The following table shows the prime rate expressed as an annual percentage along with the amounts borrowed and repaid during 2006. Shim agreed to pay interest at an annual rate equal to 1 percent above the bank's prime rate. Funds are borrowed or repaid on the first day of each month. Interest is payable in cash on the last day of the month. The interest rate is applied to the outstanding monthly balance. For example, Shim pays 5 percent (4 percent +1 percent) annual interest on $70,000 for the month of January.
Month Amount borrowed or (repaid) Prime rate %
Jan $70,000 4
Feb $40,000 4
Mar $(20,000) 5
Apr-Oct No Change No Change
Nov (30,000) 5
Dec (20,000) 4
Shim earned $18,000 of cash revenue during 2006.
a. Organize the information in accounts under an accounting equation.
c. Write a memo discussing the advantanges to a business of arranging a line of credit.
The expert determines the effects of debt transactions on financial statements for Shim Company.