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Part A

Answer any FIVE (5) out of SEVEN (7) questions.                                     15 x 5 = 75 marks


Essay questions


1).   Assume that you have received copies of the financial statements for PepsiCo for the years ending December 31, 2014 and 2013. Answer the following questions:

a).  If you were a banker, why would you need information from PepsiCo’s financial statements?


b).  If you were a potential investor in PepsiCo stock, what information would you want from their financial statements?


c).  If you were a labor negotiator for a union that represents a group of PepsiCo’s employees, which financial statement would provide you with the most useful information?


2)   Determine what accounting assumption principle has been violated in each situation below:


  • Melissa is the owner of Missy’s Tea Shop, a sole proprietorship. She purchases a new computer for her personal use at home. Melissa records the computer as an asset of Missy’s Tea Shop.
  • Houston Electronics purchased an office building several years ago for $500,000. The office building could be sold today for $850,000. The accountant will now show the building as an asset on the books for $850,000.
  • Henry is a new accountant for Acme Foods. He is extremely busy and has decided that he can prepare the financial statements every two years.
  • The Candle Store is having financial problems. It has no plans to liquidate, but decides to use market value to report their assets since they plan on moving to a smaller store.


3).   You evaluate loan requests as part of your job at Eastwood National Bank.  One loan request you received is from Surfer Dude Supplies, a small company.  Richard Tracy, the CEO, is requesting $105,000 and brings you a statement of accounts for his first year of operations ended December 31.


4).   Dividends, you have learned, are a distribution of income, not an expense. What is the difference? Why can’t the corporation list them as an expense, since dividends are just another amount of money paid out to somebody?


5).   Read the following case and answer the questions that follow:


GeoPetro is independent oil and natural gas Company with headquarters in San Francisco, California. It recently received an audit opinion that expressed a going concern paragraph. The following is an excerpt from GeoPetro’s 2012 report:


The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements, the Company has incurred recurring net losses that have resulted in an accumulated deficit of $49.7 million as of December 31, 2012. Also, the Company has limited cash and working capital to fund its future operations. These factors raise substantial doubt about the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern. Management’s plans regarding those matters are also described in Note 2. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of these uncertainties.




  1. What is the general purpose of an auditors’ report?
  2. What is a going concern? Define it in your words, don’t quote the book.
  3. Are losses, restructuring, and the disposal of segments necessarily precursors to the demise of the company?
  4. What, in your words, are the auditors saying about these particular companies?


6).   All businesses are subject to various types of legal proceedings. Merck & Co. Inc., a global health care company that manufacturers prescription medicines, has been a defendant in a number of product liability lawsuits. In the notes to Merck’s 2012 financial statements, the company states: “There are various other pending legal proceedings involving the Company, principally product liability and intellectual property lawsuits. While it is not feasible to predict the outcome of such proceedings, in the opinion of the Company, either the likelihood of loss is remote or any reasonably possible loss associated with the resolution of such proceedings is not expected to be material to the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows either individually or in the aggregate.”



Explain in your own words what Merck means by this statement. In particular, include what they mean by “material” and “remote.” Who is in the best position to determine the outcome of a lawsuit?

7).   Presented below are condensed data from the financial statements of Unique Factory for 2015 and 2014. The figures are expressed in thousands. Use this information to answer the questions that follow.


Statement A 2015 2014
Total current assets $  82,309 $  80,080
Property, plant & equipment
(net of accumulated depreciation) 63,451 62,724
Investments 303 1,061
Other assets       3,438       2,606
 Total assets $149,501 $146,471
Total current liabilities $  33,928 $  28,668
Long-term debt 20,491 25,676
Deferred income taxes and contingencies       4,174      5,208
 Total liabilities $  58,593 $  59,552
Total stockholders’ equity     90,908     86,919
 Total liabilities & stockholders’ equity $149,501 $146,471
Statement B 2015 2014
Net sales $209,203 $174,206
Cost of sales  136,225  114,284
Gross profit 72,978 59,922
Selling, general and administrative expenses 63,895 53,520
Other income (expense)          693       (118)
Income (loss) before income taxes 9,776 6,284
Income tax expense       3,534      2,388
Net income (loss) $    6,242 $   3,896

Required: Based on the information provided, is Unique Factory considered a business or non-business entity? How do you know by examining the financial statements?


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Part B


Answer any five (5) out of EIGHT (8) questions.                                         5 x 5 = 25 marks


Exercise 1


Brock Corporation’s end of year balance sheet consisted of the following amounts:


Cash $ 25,000 Accounts receivable $ 46,000
Property, plant & equipment 69,000 Long-termdebt 41,000
Capital stock 100,000 Accounts payable 24,000
Retained earnings ? Inventory 33,000


Required: What is Brock’s total liabilities balance at the end of the current year?


Exercise 2


We i Company reported the following items on its financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2015:


Sales $560,000 Cost of goods sold $400,000
Salary expense 40,000 Interest expense 30,000
Dividends 20,000 Income tax expense 25,000


Required: What is the net income for the company?


Exercise 3


Presented below are selected data from the accounting records for Micco’s Gift Store for 2014.


Net sales $  190,000
Income taxes 30,000
Cost of sales 80,000
Operating expenses 45,000
Dividends 12,000



a).   Calculate the net income or loss for 2014.

b).   Explain how the amount from part “A” will affect the financial position of Micco’s Gift Store.

c).   Is the company profitable? Explain your answer.


Exercise 4


Classify the following items according to the financial statement on which each belongs, either the income statement (IS) or the balance sheet (BS). Also indicate whether reach is are venue (R), expense (E), asset (A), liability (L), or owners’ equity (OE) item.


Appears on Which Statement? Type of Account
1. Retained earnings _________________ _________________
2. Buildings _________________ _________________
3. Common stock _________________ _________________
4. Accounts payable _________________ _________________
5. Football ticket sales _________________ _________________
6. Salaries expense _________________ _________________
7. Accounts receivable _________________ _________________


Exercise 5


Following accounts are related to Galaxy Corporation for the year ended December 31, 2016:


Sales revenue $165,000 Cash $ 30,000
Accounts receivable 14,000 Selling expenses 44,000
Equipment 42,000 Common stock 41,000
Accounts payable 12,000 Interest income 3,000
Salaries and wages expense 40,000 Cost of sales 51,000
Inventories 22,000 Prepaid expenses 2,000
Income taxes payable 5,000 Income taxes expense 18,000
Notes payable 20,000 Retained earnings ?


Read the information for Galaxy Corporation. Determine the following amounts for Galaxy Corporation:


a) Total assets at the end of 2016 _________________________


b) Total liabilities at the end of 2016 _________________________


c) What parties have acclaim on Galaxy Corporation’ assets? Explain you answer in the terms of the accounting equation.


Exercise 6


Carefully look over the following financial statement from an actual company.

Bronz Corporation

Consolidated Statement of Operations

Year Ended December 31, 2012

($ millions)


Bronz Corporation

Bronz Corporation 1




  1. Which financial statement is this? Did the title confuse you, or is it an accurate description of what follows? Do you think it is better than the title you are accustomed to?
  2. Does this business appear to be a retailer, a manufacturer, or a service company? How can you tell?
  3. What business do you believe they are in? Again, what tells you this?
  4. Can you calculate gross profit for this company? Why or why not?


Exercise 7


For each item given below, explain why the account requires a subsidiary ledger, and what information would be given for each entry in this subsidiary ledger.


Exercise 7


Exercise 8


Use the following transactions for ABC Company and answer the questions listed below:


  1. ABC purchases shoes from Nike on credit.
  2. ABC returns defective shoes to Nike before payment is made to Nike for the shoes purchased in transaction A.
  3. ABC pays for the shoes purchased from Nike.
  4. ABC sells shoes to its customers for cash and on credit.
  5. Credit customers return shoes to ABC for are fund.
  6. Credit customers pay their account balances to ABC.


Required: For each transaction described above, describe the economic effects of the transaction on the company under periodic inventory system.



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