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How does The J.M. Smucker Company’s dividend announcement impact the company’s financial statements?

On October 25, 2019, The J.M. Smucker Company made the following dividend announcement: The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a $0.88 per share dividend on the common shares of the Company. The dividend will be paid on Monday, December 2, 2019, to shareholders of record […]

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Summary of seven data analytics projects for introductory accounting

There has been a lot of interest in the data analytics cases for introductory accounting that have been posted on this blog. I am providing a summary of the seven data analytics cases and related links in the table below to make it more convenient to see, at a glance, what projects are available and […]

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New data analytics case for introductory financial accounting available – KAT Insurance!

The demand for business graduates with data analytics skills has exploded, while the tools and techniques are continuing to evolve and change at a rapid pace. Three of us who teach introductory accounting (Wendy Tietz, Jennifer Cainas, and Tracie Miller-Nobles) have joined forces to develop a case to introduce data analytics in the introductory financial […]

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How will Levi Strauss & Co’s initial public offering affect the company?

Levi Strauss & Co., the long-time maker of blue jeans, is planning its initial public offering (IPO) in early 2019. The company is hoping to raise between $500 – $800 million from its IPO. Levi Strass has been privately-held since 1996 after Levi Strauss’ descendants bought out the company. Levi Strauss, the founder, started the […]

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How would Uber’s balance sheet be impacted by its $2 billion bond issuance?

Uber Technologies Inc. issued $2 billion of bonds in October 2018. The total bond issuance included $500 million of five-year bonds with a 7.5% coupon and $1.5 billion of eight-year bonds with an 8% coupon. This bond issuance is Uber’s first bond offering, but it has taken out loans with private investors totaling $2.65 billion […]

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Accounting Case Template tool available to build an introductory financial accounting case assignment

Again, as we start a new semester, I wanted to point out the availability of a tool that may be of use in teaching introductory financial accounting. The Accounting Case Template (ACT) is a web tool I designed that allows instructors to quickly build an introductory financial accounting case assignment. A variety of options are provided from […]

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Will the cost of the new Forbidden Frontier attraction at Cedar Point reduce income in 2018?

Management of Cedar Point, the amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, recently announced that it would be closing the Dinosaurs Alive and Witches’ Wheel to make room for a new attraction called “Forbidden Frontier on Adventure Island.” This paragraph is what Cedar Point management released about this upcoming new attraction: “Grab your map and prepare for […]

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How should Canada Dry account for the lawsuit filed against it because its ginger ale allegedly does not contain ginger root?

A woman has filed a lawsuit against Canada Dry and its parent company Keurig Dr Pepper[1] (NYSE: KDP), claiming that its ginger ale does not contain enough ginger to be a healthier alternative to sodas. The plaintiff purchased Canada Dry ginger ale when her children were sick, because she thought it would soothe their stomachaches […]

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How did the reverse stock split of Movie Pass’s parent company affect its total stockholders’ equity?

Helios and Matheson, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY)  is the parent company of MoviePass, the theater subscription service. MoviePass has struggled to find a sustainable, profitable business model. Its original $10 per month subscription plan allowed subscribers to see one movie per day. MoviePass had to pay most theaters the full price of the ticket each time […]

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Create Customized Financial Accounting Case Assignments with the Accounting Case Template

Again, as we start the fall semester, I wanted to point out the availability of a tool that may be of use in teaching introductory financial accounting. The Accounting Case Template (ACT) is a web tool I designed that allows instructors to quickly build an introductory financial accounting case assignment. A variety of options are provided from […]

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