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What costs would the New England Patriots have considered when analyzing the purchase of team planes and when pricing the rental of its team planes?

The New England Patriots recently became the first National Football League (NFL) franchise to buy its own team aircraft. The Patriots purchased two Boeing 767 planes for a total of about $10 million. Both planes have been painted with the team’s logo and colors. The Patriots will use the planes for the ten round trips […]

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How will the opening of a new Cheesecake Factory in New York City impact Cheesecake Factory’s financial statements?

Recently, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ: CAKE), opened its first New York City restaurant. The new Cheesecake Factory is in Queens and is 8,850 square feet and seats 240 guests. Rather than franchising its business model, Cheesecake Factory owns and operates all of its U.S. restaurants, which at last count numbered more than 200.  It […]

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How will Black Squirrel Rentals use the relative sale value method to allocate the purchase price of a rental property it purchased?

Black Squirrel Rentals LLC is a real estate rental company located in Kent, Ohio, specializing in student housing. Black Squirrel Rentals recently purchased a large house at 217 Main Street in Kent for $290,000. Rooms in the house will be rented to students. In addition, there is office space that can be rented out on […]

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Would the owner of the PNC Arena where the Carolina Hurricanes play hockey be better off financially if the arena were to shut down?

The Gale Force Holdings Limited Partnership owns both the Carolina Hurricanes (a professional hockey team) and the PNC Arena where the Hurricanes play. A recent news article stated that the Carolina Hurricanes owner lost $1.3 million in operating the PNC Arena for the fiscal year ending June 2015 (Forbes, Mike Ozanian, “Carolina Hurricanes Owner Lost […]

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How is the term “depreciation” used in a news story about the resale value of electric cars?

A recent news story in USA Today was entitled “Depreciation hits electric cars hard.” According to USA Today, a Ford Focus Electric automobile will be worth about 20% of its initial $35,995 list price after five years, while a conventional Ford Focus (gas-engine) will be worth about 36% of its initial value. The 2013 Nissan […]

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