Question

Green Bay Cheese Company is considering changing inventory cost flow methods. Green Bay’s primary objective is to maximize profits. Currently, the firm uses weighted average cost. Data for 2011 are provided.
Beginning inventory (10,000 units) ....... $ 14,500
Purchases
60,000 units at $1.50 each .......... $ 90,000
50,000 units at $1.60 each .......... 80,000
70,000 units at $1.70 each .......... 119,000
Sales
130,000 units at $3.00 each
Operating expenses were $120,000 and the company’s tax rate is 30%.

Requirements
1. Prepare the multistep income statement for 2011 using each of the following methods:
a. FIFO periodic
b. LIFO periodic
2. Which method provides the more current balance sheet inventory balance at December 31, 2011? Explain your answer.
3. Which method provides the more current cost of goods sold for the year ended December 31, 2011? Explain your answer.
4. Which method provides the better inventory turnover ratio for the year? Explain your answer.
5. In order to meet its goal, what is your recommendation to Green Bay Cheese Company? Explain your answer.



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