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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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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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How are Roku’s financial statements impacted by its initial public offering (IPO)?

On September 28, 2017, Roku Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) concluded its initial public offering (IPO) of 15,900,000 shares of its Class A common stock and realized net proceeds of approximately $219,420,000. The par value per Class A common stock share is $0.0001.  Assume that the market price on the issue date was $13.80 per share. Ignore […]

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Given that Toys “R” Us has declared bankruptcy, what are its current, quick, and debt ratios?

Toys “R” Us (see https://www.toysrusinc.com/investors) declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2017, for its US operations. The toy retailer is seeking to restructure or remove some of its debts. Toys “R” Us is also looking to take similar actions for its Canadian operations. Here are the two most recent Toys “R” Us balance sheets. […]

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NEW! 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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Introductory financial accounting Jeopardy game for end-of-semester review

At the end of the semester, I thought it might be useful to have a review game before the final exam. I have created a Jeopardy-style game that covers basic topics within an introductory financial accounting course. This PowerPoint file contains a Jeopardy-style game suitable for use in an introductory financial accounting class. There are […]

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How do the sale of its Craftsman brand, a loan from a hedge fund, and the sale of real estate impact Sears’ statement of cash flows?

In January 2017, Sears Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) sold its Craftsman brand for $900 million to Black & Decker, the manufacturer of power tools and accessories. That same month, a hedge fund affiliated with the CEO of Sears loaned Sears $500 million. Sears also has plans to sell about $1 billion of real estate assets […]

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Which is healthier from a cash flow standpoint, Sears or Wal-Mart?

Sears Holding Corporation (SHLD) announced in April 2016 that it would be closing 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores during the second half of 2016. The stores it is closing have not been profitable for Sears and it is looking to improve profitability with the closures. Similarly, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (WMT) announced in January 2016, […]

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How can a common-size income statement help analysis of Pandora’s results of operations in 2015 compared to 2014?

Pandora Internet Radio by Pandora Media (P) is a streaming music service.  Its free advertising-supported radio service was first launched in 2005.  Pandora users streamed 20.03 billion hours of internet radio during 2014. In December 2014, there were 81.5 million active users of Pandora, making it the largest streaming music service currently. Pandora has a […]

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What does Ford’s 2015 Form 10-K communicate about its cash flows?

Ford Motor Company (F) is an American-based, multinational car and truck manufacturer.  Ford Motor Company was launched in 1903 with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, including John and Horace Dodge. By 1919, approximately 50% of the cars sold in the United States were made by Ford. In 2014, Ford generated sales of approximately $144 […]

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