What information can be calculated from Wendy’s 2021 trial balance?

Outside view of a Wendy's restaurant

The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is a fast-food chain and is a publicly held corporation. Wendy’s fiscal reporting periods consist of 52 or 53 weeks ending on the Sunday closest to December 31. Wendy’s 2021 fiscal year ended January 2, 2022, and its 2020 fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. To follow is a condensed and adapted trial balance as of January 2, 2022, that was constructed from those financial statements. 

Please note that the accounts have been adapted and condensed for educational use and should not be used for investment decisions.

Wendy’s complete, unabridged financial statements can be found on its investor relations website.

Note: The trial balance above can also be downloaded in Excel format for enhanced readability and accessibility. The trial balance should not be used for investment decisions; it has been adjusted for educational purposes.

View a quick tutorial video about trial balances at this link and then answer the following questions.

Note to instructors: This post is assignable in Pearson’s MyLab and has questions that are auto-graded.

Questions (calculate each of the following totals using Wendy’s trial balance)

  1. Current assets
  2. Total assets
  3. Current liabilities
  4. Total liabilities
  5. Net income
  6. Ending retained earnings
  7. Total stockholders’ equity
  8. Write Wendy’s accounting equation as of January 2, 2022.

Copyright 2022 Wendy M. Tietz, LLC

About Dr. Wendy Tietz, CPA, CMA, CSCA, CGMA

Dr. Wendy Tietz is a professor of accounting at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, USA. She is also a textbook author with Pearson Education.

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