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4 videos covering each of Facebook’s condensed and adapted financial statements

Recently, I created some videos about each of the four basic financial statements, using Facebook’s financial statements as the data source for the statements. I condensed and adapted each of Facebook’s financial statements into a shorter, more digestible length for the introductory accounting student. Here are the four videos and the related links: Video topic […]

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What is the impact on Netflix’s assets, liabilities, and equity from its new credit line?

In July 2017, Netflix, Inc., (NASDAQ: NFLX) obtained a new credit line for $500 million through five lenders. This credit line means that Netflix will be able to borrow as it needs cash to fund its operations. According to Netflix’s regulatory filing, it plans to use the funds for operations and general corporate needs. The […]

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What information is provided in McDonald’s basic financial statements?

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is a publicly held corporation with more than $31 billion in assets. It started in 1940 as a BBQ restaurant in San Bernardino, California. In 1948, McDonald’s switched to burgers, shakes, potato chips, and pie. Its Golden Arches are generally believed to be the most recognized symbol in the world. To […]

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What does The Cheesecake Factory’s inventory include and where is it located on its financial statements?

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ: CAKE) operates over 200 restaurants and two bakeries in the United States. In its two bakeries, it bakes and prepares more than 70 desserts, both for its own use in its restaurants and for sale to a wide variety of wholesalers and retailers. The Cheesecake Factory’s inventories consist of restaurant […]

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What information is provided in Facebook’s basic financial statements?

Facebook, Inc., is a publicly held corporation and is frequently in the news.  For example, in August 2016, it announced a new feature called “Lifestage,” which is an iOS app that emulates Snapchat and is designed to be used by teens. Also in that same month, Mark Zuckerberg sold $95 million of his Facebook shares. […]

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How will Slappey Communications’ investment in PP&E affect its financial statements?

Slappey Communications is a technology firm in Birmingham, Alabama, specializing in telecommunications, computer, and network security.  Its owner, Bill Slappey, invested nearly $770,000 in property, plant, and equipment for the business in 2014 (See “Small Firms Poised to Spend More on Plants, Equipment,” A. Loten and V. Monga, Wall Street Journal, September 3, 2014.) Slappey […]

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How will a $37 million expansion to retool an assembly plan impact GM’s financial statements?

General Motors (GM) is considering a $37-million expansion to one of its Michigan assembly plants.  The Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia crossovers are built at the Lansing Delta Township plant. GM officials have not announced what the $37-million expansion will include but they have applied for tax incentives from the City of Lansing […]

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