What information can be calculated from Krispy Kreme’s trial balance?

Krispy Kreme, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNUT) is a multinational doughnut company and coffeehouse chain headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. It is a publicly held corporation.  Krispy Kreme operates and reports financial information on a 52- or 53-week year with the fiscal year ending on the Sunday closest to December 31. Krispy Kreme’s 2021 fiscal year […]

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New! Crossword and word search puzzles to review financial statement analysis

Below are links to a crossword puzzle to review financial statement analysis concepts in financial accounting – and links to a word search puzzle to review the same concepts. I figured many of us are heading into the financial statement analysis chapter right now, so I thought I would share these puzzles I created for […]

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What is the impact on Bausch + Lomb’s balance sheet from its public stock issuance?

Bausch Health Companies took its eye care unit, Bausch + Lomb (BLCO) public with a public stock issuance in 2022. Bausch + Lomb had been a private company since 2007, when it had been purchased by two private equity firms. Bausch + Lomb sells contact lenses, eye drops, and implantable lenses for cataract surgery. It […]

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How would Kraft account for the contingent liability arising from a class action lawsuit alleging that it takes more than the advertised 3 ½ minutes to prepare Velveeta Microwaveable Shells & Cheese cups?

On the packaging of Velveeta Microwaveable Shells & Cheese cups, it says that it takes three and a half minutes to cook to the right consistency of cheese. However, for one upset Florida woman, it seems to be untrue. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Amanda Ramirez has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit accusing Kraft […]

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New book! Teaching with Microsoft Teams: Student Engagement Strategies

In January 2023, my new book “Teaching with Microsoft Teams: Student Engagement Strategies” is being published! In this book, I share several techniques for using Microsoft Teams to increase student engagement – both in synchronous online classes and asynchronous classes. Some of the chapters in the book include: Update 11/29/2022: Thank you to everyone who […]

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New! Crossword puzzle to review stockholders’ equity concepts

Below are links to a crossword puzzle to review stockholders’ equity concepts in financial accounting. Both links are to the same puzzle, but one has a solution enabled and the other does not. Stockholders’ equity crossword puzzle: Share this link with your students to have them work on the puzzle without access to the solution. […]

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How does shifting the sales mix at Ford Motor Company to more F-150 trucks affect Ford’s break even sales volume?

Ford Motor Company (FORD) sales jumped 31.5 % during June 2022 in the United States as compared to the prior month. Sales of Ford’s F-series trucks and the Explorer, Expedition, and Navigator SUV models drove the sales growth. According to a Bloomberg article (link) earlier this year, the F-150 Series product line is Ford’s most […]

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What impact do higher fuel costs and other changes have on American Airline’s break even point?

American Airlines Group (AAL), the world’s biggest airline, posted a loss in the first quarter of 2022, but expects to return to profitability as early as the second quarter of 2022. Despite the large profit, airlines have been experiencing a large increase in the cost of oil. The price of oil has risen during 2022; […]

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New! Cryptogram puzzle to review PP&E

Below are links to handouts for a cryptogram puzzle to review Property, Plant & Equipment in financial accounting. Both handouts relate to the same puzzle, but one is the student handout and the other is the solution. This is a quick puzzle – it is a phrase that relates to PP & E. To solve […]

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What expenditures would have been capitalized versus expensed in converting a church building to Belltower Brewing Co.?

What expenditures would have been capitalized versus expensed in converting a church building to Bell Tower Brewing Co.? The owners of Bell Tower Brewing Co. in Kent, Ohio, purchased a 150-year-old church a few years ago. Over a three-year period, they converted the church building into a two-story, 9,000-square foot brewery. Pews from the church […]

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