Listed below are six independent cases on how accounting facts might be reported on an individual company’s interim financial reports.

For each of these cases, state whether the method proposed to be used for interim reporting would be acceptable under IFRS applicable to interim financial data. Support each answer with a brief explanation.
(a) J. D. Long Company takes a physical inventory at year-end for annual financial statement purposes. Inventory and cost of sales reported in the interim quarterly statements are based on estimated gross profit rates, because a physical inventory would result in a cessation of operations. Long Company does have reliable perpetual inventory records.
(b) Rockford Company is planning to report one-fourth of its pension expense each quarter.
(c) Republic Company wrote inventory down to reflect lower-of-cost-or-net realizable value in the first quarter. At year-end, the net realizable value exceeds the original acquisition cost of this inventory. Consequently, management plans to write the inventory back up to its original cost as a year-end adjustment.
(d) Gansner Company realized a large gain on the sale of investments at the beginning of the second quarter. The company wants to report one-third of the gain in each of the remaining quarters.
(e) Fredonia Company has estimated its annual audit fee. It plans to pro rate this expense equally over all four quarters.
(f) LaBrava Company was reasonably certain it would have an employee strike in the third quarter.
As a result, it shipped heavily during the second quarter but plans to defer the recognition of the sales in excess of the normal sales volume. The deferred sales will be recognized as sales in the third quarter when the strike is in progress. LaBrava Company management thinks this is more representative of normal second- and third-quarter operations.

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