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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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Would Subway have disclosed or accrued for the class-action lawsuit filed against it for the length of its footlong subs?

Nine Subway customers joined forces to file a class-action lawsuit against Subway, alleging that its footlong submarine sandwiches were not actually a foot, or 12 inches, in length, but were closer to 11 inches.  The class action suit was filed in 2013 and Subway settled a few years later, agreeing to pay the plaintiffs’ attorneys […]

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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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How will Cedar Point’s assets, liabilities, and equity be impacted by various transactions?

Cedar Point is an amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.  Over 3.5 million people visit Cedar Point each year between May and October. It covers 364 acres and has more than 150 rides and attractions, including 16 roller coasters. Cedar Point is the second oldest continuously operating amusement park in […]

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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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How are Adele’s financial statements impacted when tickets to her North American tour sell out within a few minutes?

Adele released her third album, 25, in late 2015, quickly shattering several records. The album 25 was the first album to sell more than three million copies in a week and also racked up the most records sold in a week with 3.38 million records sold that first week. Her single Hello from 25 was […]

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What is the impact of Toshiba’s credit line on its financial statements?

In 2015, Toshiba Corp. (TOSBF) announced that it had overstated profits by nearly $2 billion over a six year period. It has since announced that it could lay off up to 10,000 workers. In addition, Toshiba is selling its television manufacturing plant in Indonesia to raise cash. These events have all been part of the […]

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Which contingent liabilities resulting from the Volkswagen (VW) emissions cheating scandal would be recognized or disclosed in Volkswagen Group’s financial statements?

Volkswagen manufactures the iconic Beetle in addition to other models including the Passat, the Jetta, and others.  Volkswagen Group (VW) has been embroiled in an emissions cheating scandal discovered in 2015. Essentially, what happened is that VW’s engineers developed and inserted software in VW car engines to cheat on the emissions testing process, making its […]

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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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What is the accounting impact of Dunkin’ Donuts’ dividend declaration?

Dunkin’ Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) declared a dividend of $0.265 on February 5, 2015, to be paid on March 18, 2015, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 9, 2015.  This dividend is a 15% increase over the prior quarter’s dividend. Questions On which date will Dunkin’ Brands record a liability […]

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