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What has been the accounts payable turnover trend for Hasbro and Mattel?

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) are two companies in the toy and game industry. Hasbro products include Monopoly board games, G.I. Joe dolls, Furby electronic stuffed animals, Transformers mechanical toys, and the My Little Pony toys. Mattel products include Fisher-Price toys, Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels cars, American Girl dolls, Apples to […]

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How would Apple’s financial statements be impacted by its iPhone one-year warranty and related iPhone 6s battery replacement program?

Every new iPhone comes with a basic one-year warranty. If defects in materials or workmanship are discovered in one year from the date of retail purchase, Apple will repair or replace the iPhone at no cost to the customer. Recently, a batch of iPhone 6s devices was discovered to have a defect that causes them […]

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How will Walgreen’s leases impact its financial position under the new FASB lease standard?

Under the current accounting treatment for leases, if a lease meets certain characteristics, it is classified as an operating lease and only the lease payments are shown in the financial statements in the income statement; there is no liability recognized for the lease obligation. In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued ASU […]

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What are the accounts payable turnover ratios at Kellogg, Post, and General Mills?

In a recent New York Times article (“Big Companies Pay Later, Squeezing Their Suppliers,” April 6, 2015), it was reported that several large companies are forcing their much-smaller suppliers to extend longer payment terms. Several large companies, such as Procter & Gamble, Heinz, and Anheuser-Busch, have told their suppliers that they want three or four […]

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When does Carnival Cruise Lines recognize revenues and expenses for its cruises?

Carnival Cruise Lines had a record-breaking month in January 2014 in terms of number of net bookings (new bookings less cancellations.) During January 2014, Carnival booked more than 565,000 (net) guests for cruises to be taken over the next two years. Part of the reason that Carnival may be seeing increased bookings is its new […]

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