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What is the rate of return on common stock equity for 2011?

The following data are provided:

December 31
2011 2010
Cash $ 375,000 $ 250,000
Accounts receivable (net) 400,000 300,000
Inventories 650,000 550,000
Plant assets (net) 2,000,000 1,625,000
Accounts payable 275,000 200,000
Taxes payable 50,000 25,000
Bonds payable 350,000 350,000
10% Preferred stock, $50 par 500,000 500,000
Common stock, $10 par 600,000 450,000
Paid-in capital 400,000 325,000
Retained earnings 1,000,000 875,000
Net credit sales 3,200,000
Cost of goods sold 2,100,000
Operating expenses 725,000
Net income 375,000

Additional information: Depreciation included in cost of goods sold and operating expenses is $305,000. On May 1, 2011, 15,000 shares of common stock were issued. The preferred stock is cumulative. The preferred dividends were not declared during 2011.

What is the rate of return on common stock equity for 2011?

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The balance sheet doesn't balance so there is some ...

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The formula and the computation is shown for you in Excel where a balance sheet and income statement is created to help you "see" the items needed.

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