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Inventory Problems - Metro Life Insurance Company

1. The office manager for the Metro Life Insurance Company orders letterhead stationery from an office products firm in boxes of 500 sheets. The company uses 6,500 boxes per year. Annual carrying costs are $3.00 per box, and ordering costs are $28.00. The following discount price schedule is provided by the office supply comp

Inventory methods -mba program

Electronic Heaven, Inc., sells electronic merchandise, including a personal computer offered for the first time in September, which retails for $695. Sales of this personal computer for the next six month period (ending February 28) totaled $52, 125. Purchase records indicate the following on the amounts purchased and prices and

decomposed roe, fifo and lifo

1. In 1995 Chrysler has a return on equity of 20 percent, whereas Ford's return is only 8 percent. Use the decomposed ROE framework to provide possible reasons for this difference. 2. In a period of rising prices, how would the following ratios be affected by the accounting decision to select LIFO, rather than FIFO, for inven

Accounting Problems: inventory, R&D, fixed assets, goodwill

1 What are the differences between the periodic and the perpetual methods for tracking inventory? What are some advantages and disadvantages to each method? 2 Describe the differences between the FIFO and LIFO methods of inventory valuation. What might be some reasons a company would pick one method over another?

Accounting Multiple Choice

In an inflationary environment, which inventory cost flow method will produce the lowest amount of cost of goods sold? a. LIFO b. FIFO c. Weighted Average. d. All methods will produce the same amount of cost of goods sold. 2 Williams Company uses the perpetual inventory method. Williams purchased 50

Effect on Inventory Errors on Financial Statements

Determine the effect, if any, of each of the errors on the following items. Give the dollar amount of the effect and whether or not it would overstate(+), understate (-), or not affect(NA) the account. See attached file for full problem description. Effect on Inventory Errors on Financial Statements The following incom

Gross Margin Method

Estimating Ending Inventory. See attached file for full problem description. Estimating Ending Inventory: Gross margin Method Don Green, owner of Plains Company, is reviewing the quarterly financial statements and thinks the cost of goods sold is out of line with past years. The following historical data is available for 200

Inventory - Journal Entries

BE5-3 Prepare the journal entries to record the following transactions on Benson Company's books using a perpetual inventory system. (a) On March 2, Benson Company sold $800,000 of merchandise to Edgebrook Company, terms 2/10, n/30. The cost of the merchandise sold was $620,000. (b) On March 6, Edgebrook Company returned $12


Use the following info to answer questions 5 to 8 Control Furniture Company Annual Report Excerpts (Figures in thousands of dollars) December 31 Year X1 Year X2 Inventories at FIFO cost

Effects of an Operating cycle.

Indicate the effect that the following will have on the operating cycle. Use the letter I to indicate an increase, the letter D for a decrease, and the letter N for no change. a. Average receivables go up b. Credit payment time for customers are increased c. Inventory turnover goes from 3 times to 7 times d. Payables turno


Using the lower of cost or market approach applied on an individual item basis, compute the inventory valuation that should be reported for each product on December 31, 2007. The accounting book is Intermediate Accounting by Weygandt and Kiesko, it is the newest edition. See attached file for full problem description.

Inventory - Cost of Sales

The following information was derived from the 2004 accounting records of Kelly: Kelly's Goods Kelly's Central Warehouse Held by Consignees Beginning inventory $260,000 $ 28,000 Purchases 950,000 140,000 Freight-in 20,000 Transportation to consignees 10,000 Freight-out 60,000 16,000 Ending inventory 290,000

Financial effects as a result of inventory errors

(All sales and purchases are on credit.) Indicate in each of the spaces provided the effect of the described errors on the various elements of a company's financial statements. Use the following codes: O = amount is overstated; U = amount is understated; NE = no effect. Assume a periodic inventory system. Accounts Acco

Inventory Control Models /Linear Programming Models QUESTIONS

Inventory Control Models 1. Rascal's Inc. stocks beef jerky, an item that has a normally distributed demand during the reorder period with a mean of 7 dozen boxes and a standard deviation of three dozen boxes. If it is desirable to experience a stockout only 10 percent of the time, what is the appropriate safety stock? 2

Analysis of Return on Inventory Investment

The following information has been given for two clothing stores. Plaids & Stripes and Audrey's Apparel expect that August and September will be the busiest months for their children's clothing departments. 1. Using the information given, which store generated the most total profit from inventory sales? 2. Calculate the ret

Cost of Inventory

BE9-2 Robin Corporation has the following four items in its inventory: Item Cost Replacement Cost Net Realizable Value NRV less Norm Profit Margin Jokers 2,000 1,900 2,100

Multiple questions

1) In ____ the inventory and cost of goods sold accounts are kept up to date throughout the accounting period . A) perpetual inventory system (B) periodic inventory system (C) manufacturing inventory system (D) physical inventory sheet 2) A company that sells a low volume of high cost merchandise is more likely to use a ___

Compute FIFO and LIFO Methods

Sherpers sells a snowboard, Xpert, that is popular with snowboard enthusiasts. Below is information relating to Sherpers's purchases of Xpert snowboards during September. During the same month, 124 Xpert snowboards were sold. Sherpers uses a periodic inventory system. Date Explanation Units Unit Cost

Inventory Policies

3. The company is considering the previous policy on inventory. Management estimates the carrying cost of inventory to be $65.00 per unit. However, the sales department is complaining that the company is losing money by having inadequate inventory levels. They have provided you with the following information. Safety stock

Computing Financial Ratios LIFO Reserve

See attached file for full problem description. Compute the following for 2004, without considering the LIFO reserve Liquidity 1. Days' sales in invetory 2. Merchandise inventory turnover 3. inventory turnover in days 4. operating cycle 5. working capital 6. current ratio 7. acid test ratio 8. cash ratio Debt 1.

Flow Assumptions

Do you think it is necessary to have as many different valuation and flow assumptions as we have? Why or why not?

EOQ Model

The A&M Hobby Shop carries a line of radio controlled model racing cars. Demand for the cars is assumed to be constant at rate of 40 cars per month. The cars cost $60 each, and ordering costs are approximately $15 per order, regardless of the order size. The annual holding cost rate is 20%. a. Determine the economic order

Quantity Discount Model

The Integrated Products Corporation (IPC) is developing ordering policies for materials that it stocks for resale to its customers. One of the items is a TS500 component. a. IPC purchases the TS500 for $24.95 per unit. The forecast of the customer demand for this component is 10,000 units annually. IPC estimates that each

Variable Cost, Break-Even, Net Income, Inventory Calculations

1. During 2005, the Latrex Corporation had cash and credit sales of $47,000 and $45,500 respectively. The company also collected accounts receivable of $26,700 and incurred expenses of $68,500, 80 percent of which were paid during the year. In addition, Latrex paid $24,000 for a 12-month building rental, beginning on July 1, 200

Periodic inventory and income statements

This exercise stresses the relationships between the information recorded in a periodic inventory system and the basic elements of an income statement. Each of the five lines represents a separate set of information. please fill in the missing amounts. a net loss in the right hand column is to be indicated by placing brackets ar

Inventory methods

Name and briefly describe each of the inventory methods that are generally accepted in the United States. Which one is the best? Why? this is for an accounting class so i am assuming that it would be related to that field.