Wiley Week 1

1). Maddox Specialty Company, a division of Lost World Inc., manufactures three models of gear shift components for bicycles that are sold to bicycle manufacturers, retailers, and catalog outlets. Since beginning operations in 1978, Maddox has used normal absorption costing and has assumed a first-in, first-out cost flow in its perpetual inventory system. The balances of the inventory accounts at the end of Maddox’s fiscal year, November 30, 2010, are shown below. The inventories are stated at cost before any year-end adjustments.
Finished goods $647,000
Work in process 112,500
Raw materials 264,000
Factory supplies 69,000
The following information relates to Maddox’s inventory and operations.

1. The finished goods inventory consists of the items analyzed below.
Cost Market
Down tube shifter
Standard model $ 67,500 $ 67,000
Click adjustment model 94,500 89,000
Deluxe model 108,000 110,000
Total down tube shifters 270,000 266,000

Bar end shifter
Standard model 83,000 90,050
Click adjustment model 99,000 97,550
Total bar end shifters 182,000 187,600

Head tube shifter
Standard model 78,000 77,650
Click adjustment model 117,000 119,300
Total head tube shifters 195,000 196,950
Total finished goods $647,000 $650,550
2. One-half of the head tube shifter finished goods inventory is held by catalog outlets on consignment.
3. Three-quarters of the bar end shifter finished goods inventory has been pledged as collateral for
a bank loan.
4. One-half of the raw materials balance represents derailleurs acquired at a contracted price 20 percent
above the current market price. The market value of the rest of the raw materials is $127,400.
5. The total market value of the work in process inventory is $108,700.
6. Included in the cost of factory supplies are obsolete items with an historical cost of $4,200. The market value of the remaining factory supplies is $65,900.
7. Maddox applies the lower-of-cost-or-market method to each of the three types of shifters in finished goods inventory. For each of the other three inventory accounts, Maddox applies the lowerof-cost-or-market method to the total of each inventory account.
8. Consider all amounts presented above to be material in relation to Maddox’s financial statements taken as a whole.
(a) Prepare the inventory section of Maddox’s balance sheet as of November 30, 2010, including any required note(s).
(b) Without prejudice to your answer to (a), assume that the market value of Maddox’s inventories is less than cost. Explain how this decline would be presented in Maddox’s income statement for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2010.
(c) Assume that Maddox has a firm purchase commitment for the same type of derailleur included in the raw materials inventory as of November 30, 2010, and that the purchase commitment is at a contracted price 15% greater than the current market price. These derailleurs are to be delivered to Maddox after November 30, 2010. Discuss the impact, if any, that this purchase commitment would have on Maddox’s financial statements prepared for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2010.

2). On January 1, 2010, Blair Corporation purchased for $500,000 a tract of land (site number 101) with a building. Blair paid a real estate broker’s commission of $36,000, legal fees of $6,000, and title guarantee insurance of $18,000. The closing statement indicated that the land value was $500,000 and the building value was $100,000. Shortly after acquisition, the building was razed at a cost of $54,000.
Blair entered into a $3,000,000 fixed-price contract with Slatkin Builders, Inc. on March 1, 2010, for the construction of an office building on land site number 101. The building was completed and occupied on September 30, 2011. Additional construction costs were incurred as follows.
Plans, specifications, and blueprints $21,000
Architects’ fees for design and supervision 82,000
The building is estimated to have a 40-year life from date of completion and will be depreciated using the 150% declining balance method.
To finance construction costs, Blair borrowed $3,000,000 on March 1, 2010. The loan is payable in 10 annual installments of $300,000 plus interest at the rate of 10%. Blair’s weighted-average amounts of accumulated building construction expenditures were as follows.
For the period March 1 to December 31, 2010 $1,300,000
For the period January 1 to September 30, 2011 1,700,000

3). Francis Equipment Co. closes its books regularly on December 31, but at the end of 2010 it held its cash book open so that a more favorable balance sheet could be prepared for credit purposes. Cash receipts and disbursements for the first 10 days of January were recorded as December transactions. The following information is given.

January cash receipts recorded in the December cash book totaled $45,640, of which $28,000 represents cash sales, and $17,640 represents collections on account for which cash discounts of $360 were given.
January cash disbursements recorded in the December check register liquidated accounts payable of $22,450 on which discounts of $250 were taken.
The ledger has not been closed for 2010.
The amount shown as inventory was determined by physical count on December 31, 2010.
The company uses the periodic method of inventory.

Prepare any entries you consider necessary to correct Francis’s accounts at December 31. (List multiple debit/credit entries from largest to smallest amount, e.g. 10, 5, 2.)
Description/Account Debit Credit

To what extent was Francis Equipment Co. able to show a more favorable balance sheet at December 31 by holding its cash book open? (Compute working capital and the current ratio.) Assume that the balance sheet that was prepared by the company showed the following amounts:
Dr. Cr.
Cash $39,000
Receivables 42,000
Inventories 67,000
Accounts payable $45,000
Other current liabilities 14,200

(Round current ratios to 2 decimal places, e.g. 5.25.)

4). Presented below is information related to Martin Company.

  Date Ending Inventory
(End-of-Year Prices)
Price Index
  December 31, 2007 $  80,000 100
  December 31, 2008   111,300 105
  December 31, 2009  108,000 120
  December 31, 2010  122,200 130
  December 31, 2011  147,000 140
  December 31, 2012  176,900 145

Compute the ending inventory for Martin Company for 2007 through 2012 using the dollar-value LIFO method.