What costs would the Stellar Pizza robotic pizza restaurant capitalize or expense?

Stellar Pizza has a pizza-making robotic machine that was built by three former SpaceX engineers. More than 23 former SpaceX employees work at Stellar Pizza. The pizza-making robot can produce a pizza every 45 seconds. A pizza can be customized, baked, and topped in less than five minutes by the robotic machine. Stellar Pizza will […]

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What costs are relevant when determining how many pizzas a month Stellar Pizza must sell to break even?

Stellar Pizza has a pizza-making robotic machine that was built by three former SpaceX engineers. More than 23 former SpaceX employees work at Stellar Pizza. The pizza-making robot can produce a pizza every 45 seconds. A pizza can be customized, baked, and topped in less than five minutes by the robotic machine. Stellar Pizza will […]

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How will Texas Instruments account for the cost of its new semiconductor wafer plant?

Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN) is expanding its chip manufacturing capacity. It announced recently that it will begin construction in 2022 on its new plant for manufacturing 300-millimeter semiconductor wafers. Semiconductor wafers are used in a variety of products, particularly in industrial and automotive electronics. Texas Instruments (TI) acquired the land for the plant in 2021. […]

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How does Apple’s dividend declaration affect its liabilities?

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:APPL) recently had a dividend announcement. The announcement read: Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) on 10/28/2021 declared a dividend of $0.2200 per share payable on November 11, 2021 to shareholders of record as of November 08, 2021. Questions On which date will Apple record a liability for the dividend? On which date will Apple pay […]

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What impact does Target’s dividend announcement have on its balance sheet?

Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) recently made a dividend announcement. The announcement read: MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The board of directors of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declared a quarterly dividend of 90 cents per common share. The dividend is payable December 10, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business November 17, 2021. The 4th quarter dividend will be the company’s 217th […]

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How would a nail-painting robot impact a hotel spa’s cost behavior and operating leverage?

Clockwork, a startup in San Francisco, has built a robot that paints nails in under ten minutes. This video shows the nail painting robot in action. The robot has a 3D camera with which it takes pictures of each nail to build a 3D map of the nail. Then the robot’s artificial intelligence system uses […]

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How will the issuance of common stock affect Casper’s current and debt ratios?

Casper Sleep Inc. (NYSE: CSPR) is a mattress company launched in 2014 that has a unique direct-to-consumer business model. It sells its mattresses online and retail showrooms. Its mattresses are made from a variety of foams and have been popular with consumers. In November 2021, Casper announced that it is seeking to raise $50 million […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Bring Data Analytics to Your Classroom with Google Sheets

On Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 3 to 4 pm Eastern, I will be presenting at an Ohio Society of CPAs webinar on how you can use Google Sheets to bring data analytics into your classroom. You can register for free at this link. This webinar will feature a Google Sheets data analytics project I […]

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New! Constructing an Interactive Excel Dashboard project for introductory managerial accounting available

Note from Wendy: This case is the fourth of the four interactive Excel dashboard cases I created around the Jubilee Superstores data set – so if you have been following this blog, you have already seen the prebuilt dashboard in financial accounting project, the constructing a dashboard project for financial accounting, and the prebuilt dashboard […]

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New! Prebuilt Interactive Excel Dashboard project for introductory managerial accounting available

This new case has students use a prebuilt interactive Excel dashboard to analyze a company’s product contribution margins and segment margins. This dashboard is ready for students to use; students will view a tutorial video about the case, read the instructions, and use the Excel dashboard to answer the case questions. The case will take, […]

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