LoBianco Company

(FIFO, LIFO and Average Cost Determination)

LoBianco Company’s record of transactions for the month of April was as follows.

(Balance on hand)
Purchases
April 1 600 @ $6.00
4/4 1,500 @ $6.08
4/8 800 @ $6.40
4/13 1,200 @ $6.50
4/21 700 @ $6.60
4/29 500 @ $6.79
Sales
April 3 500 @ $10.00
4/9 1,300 @ $10.00
4/11 600 @ $11.00
4/23 1,200 @ $11.00
4/27 900 @ $12.00

(a) Assuming that periodic inventory records are kept in units only, compute the inventory at April 30 using (1) LIFO and (2) average cost.

(b) Assuming that perpetual inventory records are kept in dollars, determine the inventory using (1) FIFO and (2) LIFO.

(c) Compute cost of goods sold assuming periodic inventory procedures and inventory priced at

(d) In an inflationary period, which inventory method–FIFO, LIFO, average cost–will show the highest net income?