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Would the costs related to Cedar Point’s Valravn roller coaster be expensed or capitalized?

Cedar Point is an amusement park in Ohio and has 18 roller coasters. In 2016, Cedar Point added the Valravn roller coaster. Valravn has a height of 223 feet and a top speed of 75 miles per hour. It has a 4-second pause at the top of its first hill and then it plunges down […]

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How would the Pittsburgh Steelers classify the purchase of robots to use for tackle practice?

The Pittsburgh Steelers, a U.S. professional football team based in Pennsylvania, are experimenting with using a robot, called a Mobile Virtual Player (MVP), during practices so that players do not have to tackle each other and risk injury. Instead, the players can tackle the foam-padded robot that mimics the sensation of tackling a person. The MVP […]

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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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What types of Property, Plant and Equipment does Domino’s have on its balance sheet?

Domino’s (DPZ) recently made the news when it launched its pizza delivery vehicle, the Domino’s DXP™ (Delivery Expert).  The DXP™ is a modified Chevy Spark electric automobile. At the October 2015 launch, there were 97 DXP™ in Domino’s nationwide fleet, with more to come. Domino’s has several categories of Property, Plant and Equipment (PP&E) on […]

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Will Domino’s capitalize or expense the costs associated with its new pizza delivery vehicle, the DXP™?

Domino’s (DPZ) recently made the news when it launched its pizza delivery vehicle, the Domino’s DXP™ (Delivery Expert).  This delivery car has seating for just one person; the rest of the car is equipped for pizza delivery.  It is equipped with a warming oven and can hold up to 80 pizzas. It has several storage […]

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Would Hyundai Motor capitalize or expense the major expenditures it plans for 2015?

In January 2015, Hyundai Motor Group (KRX), headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, announced plans to spend over $74 billion in the next four years.  This spending plan is in response to pressure from the South Korean government to stop hoarding cash and instead use the cash to make investments and to hire more workers. Hyundai […]

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What does Walt Disney’s Form 10-K communicate about its PP&E?

In February 2015, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) unveiled its new interactive queue for one of its oldest attractions at its Magic Kingdom Park (Walt Disney World) in Orlando, Peter Pan’s Flight (see video here.) As guests wait in line, they enter into the Darling’s foyer. From the foyer, guests head into the children’s nursery. […]

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Which costs will be capitalized by United related to its 23,000 iPhone 6 Plus handsets for flight attendants?

In 2015, United Continental Holdings, Inc., (UAL), will be purchasing 23,000 iPhone 6 Plus handsets for its flight attendants to use in-flight for retail transactions.  The phones will also be used for email, United’s internal network, and various policies and procedures manuals. Beyond the cost of the iPhone 6 Plus handsets, United will have to […]

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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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