Willey Week 5 - Sycamore Candy, Maverick Inc., Barkley Company

Question # 00004039 Posted By: expert-mustang Updated on: 11/24/2013 10:49 PM Due on: 11/25/2013
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Sycamore Candy Company offers a CD single as a premium for every 5 candy bar wrappers presented by customers together with $2.70. The candy bars are sold by the company to distributors for 30 cents each. The purchase price of each CD to the company is $2.45; in addition, it costs 50 cents to mail each CD. The results of the premium plan for the years 2012 and 2013 are as follows. (All purchases and sales are for cash.)
2012 2013
CDs purchased 270,000 356,400
Candy bars sold 2,909,600 2,752,200
Wrappers redeemed 1,296,000 1,620,000
2012 wrappers expected to be redeemed in 2013 313,200
2013 wrappers expected to be redeemed in 2014 378,000

(a) Prepare the journal entries that should be made in 2012 and 2013 to record the transactions related to the premium plan of the Sycamore Candy Company. (If no entry is required, select "No Entry" for the account titles and enter 0 for the amounts. Credit account titles are automatically indented when amount is entered. Do not indent manually.)
No. Account Titles and Explanation Debit Credit
1. (To record the pemium inventory.)
2. (To record the sales.)
3. (To record the expense associated with the sale.)
4. (To record the premium liability.)
5.(To record the pemium inventory.)
6.(To record the sales.)
7.(To record the expense associated with the sale.)
8.(To record the premium liability.)

(b) Indicate the amounts for each accounts, and classifications of the items related to the premium plan that would appear on the balance sheet and the income statement at the end of 2012 and 2013.
Account 2012 2013 Classification
Inventory of Premiums $

Premiums Liability

Premium Expense

Presented below are three independent situations. Answer the question at the end of each situation.

1. During 2012, Maverick Inc. became involved in a tax dispute with the IRS. Maverick’s attorneys have indicated that they believe it is probable that Maverick will lose this dispute. They also believe that Maverick will have to pay the IRS between $800,000 and $1,400,000. After the 2012 financial statements were issued, the case was settled with the IRS for $1,200,000. What amount, if any, should be reported as a liability for this contingency as of December 31, 2012?

2. On October 1, 2012, Holmgren Chemical was identified as a potentially responsible party by the Environmental Protection Agency. Holmgren’s management along with its counsel have concluded that it is probable that Holmgren will be responsible for damages, and a reasonable estimate of these damages is $6,000,000. Holmgren’s insurance policy of $9,000,000 has a deductible clause of $500,000. How should Holmgren Chemical report this information in its financial statements at December 31, 2012?

3. Shinobi Inc. had a manufacturing plant in Darfur, which was destroyed in the civil war. It is not certain who will compensate Shinobi for this destruction, but Shinobi has been assured by governmental officials that it will receive a definite amount for this plant. The amount of the compensation will be less than the fair value of the plant but more than its book value. How should the contingency be reported in the financial statements of Shinobi Inc.?

On December 31, 2012, the American Bank enters into a debt restructuring agreement with Barkley Company, which is now experiencing financial trouble. The bank agrees to restructure a 13%, issued at par, $3,216,000 note receivable by the following modifications:
1. Reducing the principal obligation from $3,216,000 to $2,572,800.
2. Extending the maturity date from December 31, 2012, to January 1, 2016.
3. Reducing the interest rate from 13% to 10%.

Barkley pays interest at the end of each year. On January 1, 2016, Barkley Company pays $2,572,800 in cash to Firstar Bank.

(a) Will the gain recorded by Barkley be equal to the loss recorded by American Bank under the debt restructuring?
(b) Can Barkley Company record a gain under the term modification mentioned above?

(c) Assuming that the interest rate Barkley should use to compute interest expense in future periods is 1.4276%, prepare the interest payment schedule of the note for Barkley Company after the debt restructuring. (Round answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. $38,548.)
Interest Payment Schedule After Debt Restructuring
Effective-Interest Rate

Expense Reduction
of Carrying
Amount Carrying
Amount of
12/31/12 $




Total $

* Difference due to rounding

(d) Prepare the interest payment entry for Barkley Company on December 31, 2014. (Round answers to 0 decimal

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