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A colleague who is aware of your understanding of financial statements asks for help in analyzing the transactions and events of Zett Corporation. The following data are provided:


Additional data for the period January 1, Year 2, through December 31, Year 2, are:
1. Sales on account, $70,000.
2. Purchases on account, $40,000.
3. Depreciation, $5,000.
4. Expenses paid in cash, $18,000 (including $4,000 of interest and $6,000 in taxes).
5. Decrease in inventory, $2,000.
6. Sales of fixed assets for $6,000 cash; cost $21,000 and two-thirds depreciated (loss or gain is included in income).
7. Purchase of fixed assets for cash, $4,000.
8. Fixed assets are exchanged for bonds payable of $30,000.
9. Sale of investments for $9,000 cash.
10. Purchase of treasury stock for cash, $11,500.
11. Retire bonds payable by issuing common stock, $10,000.
12. Collections on accounts receivable, $65,000.
13. Sold unissued common stock for cash, $1,000.

Required:
a. Prepare a statement of cash flows (indirect method) for the year ended December 31, Year 2.
b. Prepare a side-by-side comparative statement contrasting two bases of reporting: (1) net income and (2) cash flows from operations.
c. Which of the two financial reports in (b) better reflects profitability?Explain.


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