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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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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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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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When would AMC Theatres recognize revenue from its AMC Stubs A-List subscription service?

AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC), also known as AMC Theatres, recently announced a $19.95 per month subscription service, AMC Stubs A-List, to compete with MoviePass. With the A-List program, subscribers can see up to three movies per week with few restrictions. The minimum commitment is three months, after which time the subscriber can cancel […]

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What impact did Toys “R” Us debt have on its bankruptcy?

When privately-held Toys “R” Us filed for bankruptcy in fall 2017, it disclosed that it had $5 billion in debt and was spending about $400 million per year for interest on that debt. Toys “R” Us net debt was $109.0 million in 2005, just before being taken over by private equity buyers in 2005. In […]

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How are CVS’s balance sheet and ratios impacted by its $40 billion bond issuance?

CVS Health Corporation issued $40 billion in bonds on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. This bond issuance was the third largest US corporate bond issuance in history (the others were Verizon Communication Inc.’s $49 billion deal in 2013 and Anheuser-Busch InBev SA’s $46 billion offering in 2016.) CVS issued the bonds to raise funds to pay […]

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How would 3M account for the contingent liability arising from an environmental lawsuit?

The State of Minnesota is suing 3M (NYSE:MMM) for $5 billion in damages, alleging that 3M dumped chemicals it produced into landfills from the 1940s through the 1970s. The State asserts that those chemicals have now leached into local groundwater, affecting about 60,000 residents. 3M’s attorneys have responded that the chemicals have not been proven […]

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Create Customized Financial Accounting Case Assignments with the Accounting Case Template

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 which the instructor can choose, allowing the instructor to quickly build a case assignment customized for his/her specific course. It takes about two minutes to […]

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When will Maroon 5 recognize revenue from its 2018 concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City?

During 2018, the band Maroon 5 is touring across the U.S. on its “Red Pill Blues Tour 2018.” Two of those concerts, on October 14 and 15, will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Madison Square Garden has a seating capacity for concerts of approximately 19,000. According to a Business Insider […]

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