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This attempts to be a condensed, yet comprehensive guide to the C249: Intermediate Accounting 2

exam material. Each heading indicates the chapter and percentage of the exam dedicated to that
chapter. Equations are similarly introduced in bold, and there are additional formulas from assorted
other documents at the end.

I hope this helps.

15: Stockholders’ Equity- 8%

Preemptive stock rights/ warrants

Protect against involuntary dilution of ownership
A stockholder’s right to share proportionately in any new issues of stock of the same class.
Existing stockholders have the right (preemptive privilege) to purchase newly issued shares in
proportion to their holdings.
Stock warrants are certificates entitling the holder to acquire shares of stock at a certain price
within a stated period.

Issuance of common stock

Cash equals stock plus additional paid in capital, 𝑐 = 𝑠 + 𝑝𝑖𝑐

Cost vs par value method of reacquiring stock

Cost method stock is still available for reissue.
In the Cost Method, the Treasury Stock account is debited for the cost of the shares acquired
and is credited upon reissuance for this same cost.

Retained earnings and dividends: Record these at market value.

Preferred stock: Cumulative vs Callable, Participating, Convertible

Cumulative stock dividends accrue until they are paid in full. Common dividends cannot be paid
until preferred dividends are.
Callable: Preferred stock that, at the owner’s discretion, can be traded to the company for a
certain value of common stock. Also called a put option. When called, cash and preferred stock go
down, common stock and paid in capital in excess of par go up
Participating: Preferred stock with additional dividends based on some condition. Also has
liquidation preferences.
Convertible stock: Mostly the same as a call option

Treasury stock are shares of a corporation’s stock that have been issued but are not currently
Book value per share: 𝑏𝑣𝑝𝑠 = 𝑡𝑜𝑠
, total shareholder equity minus preferred equity, over total
outstanding shares; is tied to net worth.
Payout ratio 𝑝 = 𝑛𝑖, dividends over net income

Rate of return on common stock: Net income minus preferred dividends, divided by average common
stockholders’ equity. 𝑎𝑐𝑠𝑒
Stock vs capital: Capital stock is a company’s common and preferred shares, as issued in the corporate
charter. Capital stock pays dividends and confers voting rights. Treasure stock is total stock minus
shares outstanding, resulting from when “the company” buys back its stock from specific users.

Earned capital vs contributed capital: Earned capital comes from revenue, which goes into dividends and
retained earnings; contributed, or paid-in-capital, is paid into the company from investors, above the par
or stated value of their stock.

Classes of securities:
Debt securities- a bond. Also called “fixed income securities.” Pays interest.
Equity securities- shares of stocks.
Derivative securities- Rights and options contracts.

16: Dilutive Securities- 8%

Converting preferred stocks- treat converting like a buy-back.

Conversion difference equals preferred par value minus common par value

Value of warrants
Total market (sold) value over total face value, times fair value of warrants, 𝑟𝑤 = × 𝑚𝑤

Effect of conversion on retained earnings

cash plus paid in capital stock options equals common stock plus paid in capital in excess of par,
𝑐+𝑜 =𝑠+𝑝
Exercising of stock options (warrants)- the user sells preferred stock, buy common stock.

Detachable stock warrants are paid-in-capital.

Detachable warrants vs nondetachable warrants.

Earnings per share

𝑒𝑝𝑠 = for earnings per share, net income, dividends, and weighted-average shares
outstanding. Shares issued later in the year are only worth a fraction of the year
Diluted earnings per share: Earnings per share if all convertible options are exercised. 𝑑𝑒𝑝𝑠 = 𝑤𝑎𝑠+𝑐𝑑𝑠,
net income minus preferred dividends, over weighted average shares plus conversion off diluted

Stock Appreciation Right compensation: Bonus to management if a company performs well. Similar to
stock options. Is a non-qualified stock option, and taxes are owed on the option’s value.
compensation value 𝑐 = 𝑠𝑝𝑓 for s= number of SARs, p= payout per option, and f= fraction of
plan’s life

Qualified, or Incentive Stock Options, are taxed at a capital gains rate instead of an income tax.

Fair value of share options- GAAP vs IFRS: GAAP permits the fair value option for equity; IFRS forbids it.
Both record increases in the fair value of share options.
Compensation plan disclosure: compensation expense is allocated to the periods benefitted by the
employee’s required service.

A non-compensatory plan offers no option feature, offers a discount no greater than would be
reasonable to the market, and is available to all full-time employees on an equitable basis.

Dilutive vs antidilutive securities: Dilutive securities have options with which to gain additional common
stock, increasing the total amount of outstanding shares. Convertible debt, warrants, and stock options
are dilutive.

Antidilutive securities include ownership of one company’s stock by another, where value is added to
the company through the transaction. An anti-dilution clause on convertible preferred stock makes it

Retirement of debt: Cancellation of stocks or bonds because the issuer bought them back or maturity
has been reached. Excess may be charged to paid-in-capital under IFRS.

Carrying amount of stocks: Carrying value is book value, is asset value minus amortization. Fair value is
based on what the market would pay for an asset. Fair value tends to fluctuate because of this.

17: Basic Debt and Equity Securities- 7%

Recognize gain on bonds

((1−[(1+𝑖)𝑛 ]))
total bond price 𝑏 = [𝑚 × 𝑐] × + 𝑚 × (1+𝑖)𝑛 for b= bond price, m= par/ maturity
value, c= coupon rate, i= interest rate, n= number of periods. Then subtract the fair value for the gain.

Equity investments
cash plus debit equity investments equals credit equity investments plus investment income,
𝑐 + 𝑑𝑒 = 𝑐𝑒 + 𝑖
Equity method vs fair value method & significant influence. Equity method changes the investment’s
value proportional to the company’s revenues or losses. Fair value method values the investment at
what the market would pay for it. If an investor has 20% or more of the stock in a company, he has
“significant influence” and should use the Equity Method.

Adjusting book value via fair value method: Fair value adjustment is balanced by Unrealized Holding
Gain or Loss

Trading, available for sale, held to maturity debt

Trading securities are held for a short period of time (less than a year), with the intent to sell
Available-for-sale includes trading and held to maturity securities. Accounted for using fair
value. Unrealized gains and losses are omitted from earnings and are a separate component of
shareholders’ equity.
Held to maturity debt is kept for the duration of its income period.

Other comprehensive income on bonds: Excluded from the Income Statement, but included on the
balance sheet under the equity section.
𝑖 𝑛
Effective interest rate: The amount actually earned, thanks to compounding. 𝑟 = (1 + 𝑛) − 1,
effective rate is one plus stated rate over number of compounding periods, raised to the number of
compounding periods, minus one.

Premium on Debt Investments: Difference between the market value and the face value.

Insignificant, significant, and controlling interest.

Insignificant: <20% ownership interest; use fair value method
Significant: between 20% and 50%; use equity value method
Controlling: >50% interest; use equity value method.

Equity, effective interest, and fair value method:

Under the equity method, effective interest increases capital; under fair value, it’s other
comprehensive income (unrealized gain/loss)

Impairment vs unrecoverable loss: Capital is impaired when a company’s total capital is less than the par
value of its stock, or when retained earnings are negative. Impaired capital can be repaired by a
sufficient raise in equity. An unrecoverable loss is, effectively, a declaration of bad business debt, as
seen in bankruptcy.

17B: Derivatives- 7%

Types of derivatives: Swap, put option, call option, forward contract

Swap: Exchanges one cash flow for another, often changing the interest rate, currency, or a
Put option: The right, but not the obligation, to sell an asset at a certain price by a certain date
Call option: The right, but not the obligation, to buy an asset at a certain price by a certain date
Forward contract: Contract to buy or sell an asset at a certain price on a certain date. Often
used for hedging.
Futures contract: Similar to a forward contract, but trades on an official exchange and therefore
has less risk, but more variability. A forward contract’s gain or loss isn’t determined until the transaction
is settled, but a futures contract varies day by day.

Futures contracts and unrealized holding gain or loss- equity. Unrealized gain or loss is on the “other
comprehensive income” part of the equity statement, so when a futures contract’s value changes, it
goes in the equity section, even though it isn’t a major holding in a company.

Conditions to qualify a financial investment for hedge accounting: Company documents the hedging
relationship, and evaluates it to be highly effective

Variable interest entities & consolidating financial statements: Stockholders in variable-interest-entities

have their losses and returns capped. The party exposed to the majority of the risks and rewards must
consolidate its statements to include this entity.

Fair value disclosure & impaired assets: FASB requires disclosures about the reliability of fair value
measures, including how impairment of assets is measured.
18: Revenue Recognition- 8%

Percentage of completion method vs other methods for long-term contracts;

Percentage of completion method recognizes revenues and expenses on a period-by-period
The completed contract method defers all income and expenses until a project is finished

Recognize losses on unprofitable contract when the loss is estimated. Recognize revenues when the
amount of revenue is measurable and a “critical event” has occurred. Revenue and associated costs
must be reported in the same accounting period.

Repossession of goods: Deferred revenue is a liability representing payment received for good or
services not rendered, the opposite of prepaid expenses (asset). When goods are repossessed, the
corresponding receivables account is cancelled (credit the asset), and any payment received (deferred
profit) is debited (liability goes down), loss on repossession is debited (expense goes up), and the re-
acquired asset is debited (asset goes up).
credit accounts receivable = debit deferred revenue + repossessed merchandise + loss on

Revenue recognition under GAAP uses realizable revenue and earned revenue, but the probability of
economic benefit under IFRS

Consignment arrangement: Goods are left in the possession of an authorized third party to sell, similar
to retail space. The consigner retains ownership until a sale is completed.

Contract asset: A contract liability is the obligation to transfer goods when compensation’s been
received. A contract asset, then, is being owed goods. This debt can then be bought and sold as a
futures contract.

Transaction price of a contract is the amount of consideration that a company expects to receive from a
customer in exchange for transferring goods and services.

Incremental costs of a contract: If the costs don’t eliminate profit from the contract, under the
percentage of completion method, do a current period adjustment against the excess gross profit
recognized in prior periods.

Expected value method to estimate variable consideration: Identify a specific number of possible
outcomes and the likelihood that each will occur. Expected return equals the sum of each return times
the chance of that return, 𝑒 = ∑ 𝑟 × 𝑝

Principal-Agent relationship: Agent acts on behalf of the principal, and should not have a conflict of
interest against that principal. Any relationships should be disclosed.

19: Income Taxes- 11%

Temporary difference between taxable income & financial income; deferred tax asset/liability.
Recognizing expenses when they happen can lead to “spending” tax money before the bill is collected.
It’s a liability if the tax is owed, but not paid; a deferred tax asset is when the money has already been
paid. Accelerated depreciation in particular can lead to valuing an asset less for tax assessors than for

Carry back tax loss: An operating loss can yield refunded money from excess taxes paid for the previous
two years, and forward for the next twenty years.

Deferred income tax liability: “There’s no tax on receivables.” So, report the income when you have the
receivable, but pay the tax when you get the cash.

Permanent vs temporary differences in accounting. Deductible temporary differences result in

deductible amounts in future years when a related asset is recovered or liability is settled. Temporary
differences reverse in future years. Permanent differences never transfer from taxable to financial
income or vice-versa. Permanent differences include interest from state bonds, proceeds from life
insurance, and compensation expense related to employee stock options.

Effects of a change in the tax rate on deferred liability: The effective tax rate for the applicable (future)
period is applied when calculating a deferred tax account.

A company will subtract an increase in a deferred tax asset from income taxes payable. Paid more now,
pay less later.

A loss carryback for income tax purposes applies to the last 2 years, and carryforward the next 20 years.

Valuation allowance is contra asset. When taxes are due, not all of a deferred tax asset are realized, and
the difference goes back to retained earnings.

A deferred tax asset is required for tax benefits in a loss year due to a loss carryforward.

A tax benefit is a reduction of a current loss, as it is a refund to compensate for a loss year.

Tax liability equals cumulative temporary difference times tax rate, 𝑡𝑙 = 𝑐𝑑 × 𝑡𝑟

20: Pension and Post-Retirement Benefits- 10%

Pension asset, liability, and expense. Contributory plans have assets or liabilities depending on the value
of the invested funds compared to the projected obligation. Contributions by the employer are an

Types of pension plans: Defined contribution, defined benefit, contributory, noncontributory, qualified,
Defined contribution: Employees contribute a fixed amount or percentage
Defined benefit: guaranteed benefits, calculated by a formula that takes into account years of
service and salary history. Uses a worksheet.
Contributory: The employer contributes to the employee’s benefits. Often with “employer
matching” retirement plans.
A qualified plan is eligible under IRS 401(a) to receive tax benefits. Employers get a tax break for
contributions made by employees, reducing employees’ tax liability by reducing taxable income.

When to use a formula (defined benefit plan)

Return on plan assets component of pension expense: Return equals change in balance minus change in
contributions, 𝑟 = (𝑒𝑏 − 𝑏𝑏) − (𝑐 − 𝑏𝑝) for ending balance, beginning balance, contributions, and
benefits paid

Gain on pension assets: When an employer’s pension bill is less than expected, this is a gain.

GAAP amortizes pension liability and asset gains and losses over their remaining service lives using the
corridor approach.

Accumulated benefit obligation and other comprehensive income- A vested benefit is one owed to an
employee. When these are less than expected, the remnant funds are part of other comprehensive

Corridor approach: A smoothing effect on gains or losses on pension assets by amortizing these gains or
losses when they exceed ten percent of the pension benefit obligation

Expected return on plan assets: Asset value weighted over a reasonable period times expected rate of

21: Leases- 11%

Establishing a lease as a capital lease (Present value of minimum lease payment):

A capital lease is similar to ownership to accounting purposes, and treated as a purchase. A
present value of minimum lease payments that exceeds 90% of an asset’s fair value is an indicator of a
capital lease instead of operating lease.

Direct-financing lease vs sales type lease: In direct financing, income is recognized over time as lease
payments are made. The equipment asset is removed and transferred to a receivable account. A sales
type lease recognizes some income immediately, and then continues the rest of the payments as

Periodic lease payment- cost of equipment minus present guaranteed residual value, divided by the life
of the lease.

Guaranteed residual value- The remaining value of an asset after it’s been leased. Sometimes an
additional payment by the lessee is made before or after the lease, guaranteeing salvage.

Minor leaseback: Present value of minimum payments is less than 10% of the asset’s fair value.
Leasebacks are when a seller leases his item shortly after selling it, useful for finishing construction of a
major high-production-cost item or for tax benefits to the seller.

Effect of leasing on financial ratios: An operating lease is expensed, but a capital lease is treated as debt

Operating, Capital, Financing leases

An operating lease uses off-balance sheet accounting to minimize debt-equity ratios and tax
A capital lease is effectively ownership, and often transfers ownership at its end. If present
value of minimum payments exceeds 90% of asset value, the lease duration exceeds 75% of the asset’s
operating life, there’s a bargain purchase option, or ownership does transfer at the end, the lease is
treated as a sale. IFRS refers to these as “finance leases.”

Calculation of minimum lease payments, including present value: Use the present Value, PMT add-in on
a finance calculator.

Different rates: Incremental borrowing rate, discount rate, prime interest rate, implicit rate
The incremental rate is what a lessee would pay, if financing instead of leasing. GAAP requires
this unless the implicit rate is known by the lessee and is lower than the incremental rate. IFRS requires
the implicit rate.
The implicit rate is not stated explicitly stated, but is used by IFRS unless it is determined
impractical to find. Often tied to inflation as the cost of borrowing money, or it is generally known by
the lessor.
The discount rate is used by the lessee to compute minimum lease payments, and is the lesser
of implicit or incremental rates.
The prime rate is charged by banks to their customers or to each other.

Change in present value method: Used to measure the current liability of an ordinary annuity lease. A
leased asset that creates an income stream (an annuity) has a corresponding liability with a current
lump value, which decreases over time.

Initial direct costs of leasing: Costs of negotiating between lessee and lessor. Deferred and amortized
over the life of an operating lease. Expensed right away in a capital lease.

Interest from a lease/sale: Interest income is recognized over the lease period using the effective-
interest method (as a book value increases, so does the interest on it).

Capitalization and when to avoid it: Companies can avoid depreciation of capital assets by specifically
setting up operating leases instead.

22: Accounting for Changes and Error Analysis- 8%

Types of accounting changes- Estimate, Entity, Principle

A change in principal refers to the methods of recording and reporting financial information.
These include inventory valuation, revenue recognition, and FIFO. Requires a retroactive application
and restatement of finances.
A change in estimate regards altering specific numbers to match new data. This includes things
like depreciation and bad-debt allowance. When in doubt on the type of change, consider it a change in
estimate. Does not necessarily require a restatement. Generally prospective.
A change in entity can happen due to a merger or company breakup. It’s retrospectively

Changing estimated life of depreciable assets: initial depreciation for years, plus new depreciation per
𝑝 (𝑝−( ×𝑦))
new years. Depreciation 𝑑 = (𝑙 × 𝑦) + 𝑙−𝑦
× (𝑙 − 𝑦 − 𝑚) for price p, life l, changed in year y,
assuming no salvage value, measured in year m.
Information disclosed when a company changes reporting entity: The effect of the change on earnings
per share for the year, retrospective.

Only IFRS has impracticality exception for errors

Changes in reporting and depreciation are prospective

Comparative statements should correct prior statements for errors.

Impracticability applies under GAAP to changes in principle, but only to corrections of errors under IFRS.

Indirect effects: only GAAP has detailed guidance on indirect effects of changes. IFRS has more general

23: Cash Flow Statements- 9%

Operating, Investing, Financing cash flows

Operating activities involve day-to-day activities, including receivables, payables, depreciation,
and sales.
Investing involves long-term investments, such as fixed assets, plant property & equipment
Financing activities involve debt, stocks, equity, and dividends.

Transactions under investing vs financing activities. Financial activities are generally more “paper.”

Calculate net cash from operating activities: net income plus depreciation, adjustments, and changes in
receivables, liabilities, and inventory

Cash and cash equivalents: Cash equivalents are highly-liquid, low risk investments, included with cash
in calculations. These include treasury bills, certificates of deposits, commercial paper, and money
market instruments.

Financing activities: Raising cash to grow or maintain the business, through loans from the bank, equity
stock, or issuing bonds.

Indirect method: Determining cash flow from net income and other transactions.

Depreciation and prepaid expenses: Depreciation is cash that wasn’t spent, and gets added back to cash
flow. Prepaid expenses and fixed assets are cash that was spent, so a change in them is subtracted from
cash flow.

Causes of adjustments via the indirect method: Interest, taxes, and other payables are income that is
still cash. Add them back, cash flow goes up.

Debt investments and trading investments: Financing activities. Changes in valuation are not cash flow;
however, gains or losses in these accounts would be in Other Comprehensive Income, not Net Income,
so Fair Value Adjustments do not need to be removed.

Gain on sale of equipment: Investing activity, plant property and equipment, so remove from Net
Comparative balance sheet: Side by side comparison of years’ assets, liabilities, and equity. Can be used
to prepare cash flow via the indirect method, i.e. manually finding the change in accounts due to
spending and receiving cash.

Cash flow worksheet: You need the comparative balance sheets, current income statement, and
selected transaction data. First, determine the change in cash. Next, determine net cash flow from
operating activities. Finally, determine investing and financing activities.

24: Financial Statements- 5%

Ratios- cash, quick, liquidity, activity, coverage

Liquidity ratios: measure short-term ability to pay maturing obligations. Includes cash, quick,
and current ratios
Current ratio: current assets over current liabilities
Cash ratio: ratio of cash and cash equivalents to current liabilities. Measures ability to
repay short-term debt.
Quick “acid test” ratio: cash, securities, and receivables over current liabilities.
Measures paying short-term obligations with liquid assets. Can also be calculated as current assets
𝑐+𝑠+𝑎𝑟 𝑐𝑎−𝑖+𝑝𝑒
minus inventory, plus prepaid expenses, over current liabilities. 𝑞𝑟 = 𝑐𝑙
= 𝑐𝑙
Activity ratios measure how effectively assets are being used. Also called efficiency ratios.
These include asset turnover, inventory turnover, and receivable turnover
Coverage ratios measure the degree of protection for creditors and investors, and the ability to
meet long-term obligations. This includes the Interest Coverage Ratio, 𝑖𝑟 = , earnings before
interest and taxes, over interest expense.
Asset coverage ratio: , total assets minus current liabilities, over total debt

Forecasts vs projections: A forecast is an expected result, whereas a projection only shows various

Account receivable turnover: Net credit sales over average accounts receivable

Horizontal vs Vertical analysis: Horizontal approach compares the same category over different periods
of time, whereas vertical analysis compares categories within the same year.

Interim reports: Cover a period less than one year. Estimate unknown costs and allocate them to their
relevant period. These should be every three months for GAAP, and every six for IFRS.

Integral approach, direct approach: The integral approach says that interim reports should consider
events for the entire year, including deferrals and accruals. The direct approach recognizes expenses
when they happen, as if every interim report is a separate period.

MD&A: Management discussion and analysis. Portion of the annual report that discusses company
performance. Required by the SEC, outlined by the FASB. Covers liquidity, capital resources, and results
of operations.
Safe harbor rule- an SEC rule that protects erroneous forecasts as long as they’re made on a reasonable
basis and in good faith. Has not worked well in practice, and does not cover fraud.

24B: Financial Reporting- 9%

Which information is disclosed in notes: Accounting methods for recording and reporting transactions,
pension plan and stock option compensation details, why any irregularities or one-time changes
occurred, and pretty much anything else that would be relevant to an investor but would clutter the
primary financial data. GAAP allows information to be presented in the Statement of Cash Flows, but
IFRS requires non-cash or financing activities to be contained to the notes.

Interim reports and uncertain costs: Costs go in the best estimate of the most applicable period.

Big GAAP vs Little GAAP: Small companies shouldn’t have to follow complex requirements for leases and

Errors vs Irregularities: Irregularities are intentional distortions and fraud, but errors are unintentional

Significant segments via quantitative tests: To be disclosed, a segment’s revenue must be 10% or more
of the combined revenue of all of an enterprise’s industry segments. A segment’s results should equal
or exceed 75% of combined sales for the business. The FASB requires these rules to prevent companies
from reporting too many segments and overwhelming users with details.

Auditing, qualified statements: An unqualified statement has no caveats or conditions. A standard

unqualified opinion has three paragraphs. A qualified statement is issued when an auditor finds an
exception that doesn’t invalidate the statement as a whole. An adverse opinion is issued upon financial
statements that do not fairly present the company’s fiscal position.

Additional Formulas:
Rate of Return on Common Stock Equity 𝑟 = 𝑎𝑐𝑠𝑒
, net income minus preferred dividends over average
common stockholders’ equity
Payout ratio 𝑝𝑟 = 𝑛𝑖−𝑝𝑑, cash dividends over net income minus preferred dividends
Book Value per Share 𝑏𝑣𝑝𝑠 = 𝑜𝑠
, common stockholders’ equity over outstanding shares

Income taxes payable or refundable ± changes in deferred income taxes = total tax expense or benefits
𝑖𝑡𝑝 + 𝛿𝑖𝑡 = 𝑖𝑡𝑥; 𝑖𝑡𝑟 − 𝛿𝑖𝑡 = 𝑖𝑡𝑏
Or, Income Tax Expense = Tax Payable + Deferred Tax Liability – Deferred Tax Asset
𝑖𝑡𝑒 = 𝑡𝑝 + 𝑑𝑡𝑙 − 𝑑𝑡𝑎

Compensation Expense = Paid-in-capital: Stock options

Cash + Paid-in-Capital-Stock Options = Common Stock + P I C in excess of par

𝑐+𝑜 =𝑠+𝑝

Earnings per share = net income minus preferred dividends over weighted average shares outstanding.
𝑒𝑝𝑠 = 𝑤𝑎𝑠𝑜

Allocated value (bonds, warrants) = value without ÷ value of both × purchase price, 𝑎 = 𝑣𝑏

Rate of Return on Common Stock Equity 𝑟 = 𝑎𝑐𝑠𝑒
, net income minus preferred dividends over average
common stockholders’ equity
Payout ratio 𝑝𝑟 = 𝑛𝑖−𝑝𝑑, cash dividends over net income minus preferred dividends
Book Value per Share 𝑏𝑣𝑝𝑠 = 𝑜𝑠
, common stockholders’ equity over outstanding shares

Price Earnings Ratio = market price of stock ÷ (net income ÷ shares outstanding),
𝑝𝑒𝑟 = 𝑛𝑖
Return on assets = net income ÷ average total assets, 𝑟𝑜𝑎 =

Inventory turnover = cost of goods sold ÷ average inventory, 𝑖𝑡 =
The acid-test ratio is cash, marketable securities and net receivables divided by current liabilities
𝑎𝑡𝑟 = 𝑐𝑙
Current ratio = current assets over current liabilities, 𝑐𝑟 = 𝑐𝑙

Change in depreciation life:

Given initial life L, new life N, purchase price P, initial salvage S, adjusted salvage T, adjustment
year Y, measurement year Z:
𝑝−𝑠 𝑝−𝑑1 −𝑠2
Total depreciation 𝑡𝑑 = ( 1 × (𝑎 − 1) = 𝑑1 ) +
𝑙1 𝑙2 −𝑎+1
× (𝑚 − 𝑎 + 1)

actual return on the plan assets component of the pension expense?

(ending balance – beginning balance) - (contributions – benefits paid)
(𝑒𝑏 − 𝑏𝑏) − (𝑐 − 𝑏𝑝)

Total stockholder’s equity: sum of par values + sum of excess of par + retained earnings – treasury stock
at cost, 𝑞 = 𝑝 + 𝑒 + 𝑟 − 𝑡

Proceeds allocated to common stock: common shares × common price per share ÷ sum of common
and preferred stocks, times lump sum. 𝑎 = 𝑐𝑠+𝑝𝑠 × 𝑙.

Reacquisition of stock: price times number of shares, debited.

Sell stock: Credit the excess. Price times shares. Fair value. Proportions when necessary.
Rate of return on common stock 𝑟 = 𝑎𝑐𝑒
, net income minus preferred dividends, divided by average
common stockholder’s equity.
Book value per share 𝑏 = , common stockholder’s equity divided by common shares outstanding
12−𝑚+1 4
Weighted average shares: First of the month 𝑛 = 12
. So, September (9) becomes 12. January (1) is
. Issue stock: Add weighted avg shares. Purchase stock: Subtract weighted shares.
Date: “Add shares”- just add a negative for repurchased shares.

Gross profit- cost to complete method- Contract minus estimated costs and billings to date
𝑠−𝑐 𝑜
Installment method, deferred gross profit: 𝑠 − 𝑐 − 𝑜 × 𝑠
= (𝑠 − 𝑐) × (1 − 𝑠 ) for s = installment sales,
c = cost of installment sales, and o = collections on installment sales.

Benefit obligation: Sum of projected obligation, service cost, settlement rate times projected obligation,
minus benefits paid. 𝑝 + 𝑐 + 𝑠𝑝 − 𝑏.

Gain on benefit plan assets: Actual return minus prior year’s market asset value times current year’s
expected rate of return. 𝑎 − 𝑚𝑟.

TMV Solver: “unguaranteed residual value” is a negative future value. Effectively, you’re paying enough
to have that much worth leftover.

Overstated correction: add inventory over, add depreciation under

(Cash Flow) Investing activities: buy/sell stock in another company, buy/sell land

Financing activities: proceeds from issuing or selling stock, minus paying dividends, minus paying down
bond principal

Operating activities: Depreciation, retained earnings,

Acid test = (Cash + short term investments + accounts receivable) ÷ current liabilities
same as quick ratio, 𝑞 =
asset turnover = Net sales ÷ average total assets
Book value per share BVPS = Common Stockholders’ Equity / Outstanding Shares
Current ratio = current assets ÷ current liabilities
Debt to equity ratio = Total debt ÷ total assets
Dividend yield = dividends per share ÷ share price
earnings per share 𝑒𝑝𝑠 = 𝑤𝑎𝑠
for earnings per share, net income, dividends, and
weighted-average shares outstanding. Shares issued later in the year are only worth a fraction of the
Equity per share: book value
Gross profit margin = 𝑠 for s = sales
Inventory turnover = Cost of goods sold ÷ average inventory
Payout Ratio = Cash Dividends / ( Net income - Preferred Dividends )
Payout Ratio = dividends per share ÷ earnings per share
profit margin on sales = Net income ÷ Net sales
Receivables turnover = annual credit sales ÷ accounts receivable
Return on assets = Net income ÷ total assets
ROE = ( Net Income - Preferred Dividends ) / Average Common Stockholder’ Equity
times interest earned = Income before income taxes and interest expense ÷interest expense

(1−[(1+𝑖)𝑛 ]) 1
Gain on sale of bonds 𝑏 = [𝑚 × 𝑐] × 𝑖
+ 𝑚 × (1+𝑖)𝑛 for b= bond price, m= par/ maturity value,
c= coupon rate, i= interest rate, n= number of periods

Stock-appreciation right SAR compensation: 𝑐 = 𝑠𝑝𝑓 for s= SARs, p= payout, and f= fraction of plan’s
Straight line depreciation 𝑑 = 𝑙
, price minus salvage over time

cash from operating activities 𝑐𝑜𝑎 = 𝑛𝑖 + 𝑎𝑝 + 𝛿𝑑 − 𝑝𝑒 − 𝛿𝑓𝑎 for net income, accounts payable,
change in depreciation, and change in fixed assets.