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Chapter 9 Accounting for Inventories. Inventory Retailers: finished goods held for sale; balances can be large (77% of current asset & 25% of total assets.

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1 Chapter 9 Accounting for Inventories

2 Inventory Retailers: finished goods held for sale; balances can be large (77% of current asset & 25% of total assets for Wal-Mart) Manufacturers: raw materials, work-in-progress & finished goods Inventory efficiency (e.g., as measured by inventory turnover) especially important for manufacturers Potential problems with obsolete inventory; note potential write-downs based on inventory impairment Historically, several inventory fraud cases Inventory usually not an issue with service companies

3 Manufacturer

4 Inventory Systems Two systems for maintaining inventory records: Perpetual system Periodic system

5 Perpetual System 1. Purchases of merchandise are debited to Inventory. 2. Freight-in, purchase returns and allowances, and purchase discounts are recorded in Inventory. 3. Cost of Goods Sold is debited and Inventory is credited for each sale. 4. Physical count done to verify inventory balance. The perpetual inventory system provides a continuous record of Inventory and Cost of Goods Sold.

6 Periodic System 1. Purchases of merchandise are debited to Purchases. 2. Ending Inventory determined by physical count. 3. Calculation of cost of goods sold: Beginning inventory$ 100,000 Purchases, net 800,000 Goods available for sale900,000 Ending inventory 125,000 Cost of goods sold$ 775,000

7 System Comparison Perpetual System Periodic System

8 Inventory Valuation Requires: The physical goods (goods on hand, goods in transit, consigned goods, special sales agreements). The costs to include (product vs. period costs). The cost flow assumption (FIFO, LIFO, Average cost, Specific Identification, Retail, etc.).

9 Physical Goods A company should record purchases when it obtains legal title to the goods. Special Consideration: Goods in transit (FOB shipping point, FOB destination) Consigned goods

10 Costs Included in Inventory Product Costs - costs directly connected with bringing the goods to the buyers place of business and converting such goods to a salable condition. Period Costs – generally selling, general, and administrative expenses.

11 Cost Flow Assumptions Young & Crazy Company makes the following purchases: 1. One item on 2/2/07 for $10 2. One item on 2/15/07 for $15 3. One item on 2/25/07 for $20 Young & Crazy Company sells one item on 2/28/08 for $90. What would be the balance of ending inventory and cost of goods sold for the month ended Feb. 2008, assuming the company used the FIFO, LIFO, Average Cost, and Specific Identification cost flow assumptions? Assume a tax rate of 30%.

12 First-in First Out Young & Crazy Company Income Statement For the Month of Feb Sales $ Cost of goods sold 10 Gross profit 80 Expenses: Administrative 14 Selling 12 Interest 7 Total expenses Income before tax Taxes 14 $ 33 Net Income $ 33

13 Last-in First Out (LIFO) Young & Crazy Company Income Statement For the Month of Feb Sales $ Cost of goods sold 20 Gross profit 70 Expenses: Administrative 14 Selling 12 Interest 7 Total expenses Income before tax Taxes 11 $ 26 Net Income $ 26

14 Average Cost Young & Crazy Company Income Statement For the Month of Feb Sales $ Cost of goods sold 15 Gross profit 75 Expenses: Administrative 14 Selling 12 Interest 7 Total expenses Income before tax Taxes 12 $ 30 Net Income $ 30

15 Summary

16 Perpetual vs. Periodic Inventory information for Part 686 for the month of June. June 1 Beg. Balance 300 $10 = $ 3,000 10Sold 200 $24 11Purchased 800 $12 =9, Sold 500 $25 20 Purchased 500 $13 =6, Sold 300 $27 1.Assuming the Perpetual Inventory Method, compute the Cost of Goods Sold and Ending Inventory under FIFO, LIFO, and Average cost. 2.Assuming the Periodic Inventory Method, compute the Cost of Goods Sold and Ending Inventory under FIFO, LIFO, and Average cost. [goods available: $19,100]

17 Perpetual Inventory + FIFO

18 Perpetual Inventory + LIFO

19 Perpetual Inventory + Moving Average

20 Periodic Inventory + FIFO

21 Periodic Inventory + LIFO

22 Periodic Inventory + Weighted Average

23 LIFO Reserve LIFO Reserve is the difference between the inventory method used for internal reporting purposes and LIFO. FIFO value per books$160,000 FIFO value per books$160,000 LIFO value 145,000 LIFO value 145,000 LIFO Reserve $ 15,000 LIFO Reserve $ 15,000 Journal Entry: Journal Entry: Cost of Goods Sold 15,000 LIFO Reserve 15,000

24 LIFO Liquidation Older, low cost inventory is sold resulting in a lower cost of goods sold, higher net income, and higher taxes.

25 Dollar-value LIFO Changes in a pool are measured in terms of total dollar value, not physical quantity. Advantage: Broader range of goods in pool. Permits replacement of goods that are similar. Helps protect LIFO layers from erosion.

26 LIFO Comparisons Specific-goods LIFO - costing goods on a unit basis is expensive and time consuming. Specific-goods Pooled LIFO approach Reduces record keeping and clerical costs. More difficult to erode the layers. Using quantities as measurement basis can lead to untimely LIFO liquidations. Dollar-value LIFO is used by most companies.

27 LIFO LIFO is generally preferred: 1. if selling prices are increasing faster than costs and 2. if a company has a fairly constant base stock. LIFO not appropriate: 1. if prices tend to lag behind costs, 2. if specific identification traditionally used, and 3. when unit costs tend to decrease as production increases.

28 LIFO Advantages: Matching Tax benefits/Improved cash flow Disadvantages: Reduced earnings Inventory understated Physical flow Involuntary liquidation / Poor buying habits

29 Lower of Cost or Market (LCM) A company abandons the historical cost principle when the future utility (revenue-producing ability) of the asset drops below its original cost. Market = Replacement cost Lower of cost or replacement cost Loss should be recorded when loss occurs, not in the period of sale.

30 LCMCeilings & Floors Why use Replacement Cost (RC) for Market? Decline in the RC usually = decline in selling price. RC allows a consistent rate of gross profit. If reduction in RC fails to indicate reduction in utility, then two additional valuation limitations are used: Ceiling - Net realizable value and Floor - Net realizable value less a normal profit margin. Ceiling – prevents overstatement of the value of obsolete, damaged, or shopworn inventories. Floor – deters understatement of inventory and overstatement of the loss in the current period.

31 Using Lower of Cost or Market

32 LCM Deficiencies Expense recorded when loss in utility occurs. Profit on sale recognized at the point of sale. Inventory valued at cost in one year and at market in the next year. Net income in year of loss is lower. Net income in subsequent period may be higher than normal if expected reductions in sales price do not materialize. LCM uses a normal profit in determining inventory values, which is a subjective measure.

33 Presentation & Analysis Presentation: (1)composition of the inventory, (2)financing arrangements, and (3)costing methods employed. Analysis: Common ratios used in the management and evaluation of inventory levels are inventory turnover and average days to sell the inventory.

34 Analysis: Inventory Turnover Measures the number of times on average a company sells the inventory during the period.

35 Analysis: Average Days Inventory = 365/ Inventory Turnover = 365 days / 8 times = every 45.6 days Measure represents the average number of days sales for which a company has inventory on hand.


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