On January 1, 2014, Primo Corporation had the following stockholdersâ€™ equity accounts.
Common Stock ($10 par value, 75,000 shares issued and outstanding) ..... $750,000
Paid-in Capital in Excess of Parâ€”Common Stock ............... 200,000
Retained Earnings ............................. 540,000
During the year, the following transactions occurred.
Jan. 15 Declared a $1 cash dividend per share to stockholders of record on January 31, payable February 15.
Feb. 15 Paid the dividend declared in January.
Apr. 15 Declared a 10% stock dividend to stockholders of record on April 30, distributable
May 15. On April 15, the market price of the stock was $14 per share.
May 15 Issued the shares for the stock dividend.
July 1 Announced a 2-for-1 stock split. The market price per share prior to the announcement was $15. (The new par value is $5.)
Dec. 1 Declared a $0.60 per share cash dividend to stockholders of record on December 15, payable January 10, 2015.
31 Determined that net income for the year was $250,000.
(a) Journalize the transactions and the closing entries for net income and dividends.
(b) Enter the beginning balances, and post the entries to the stockholdersâ€™ equity accounts.
(c) Prepare a stockholdersâ€™ equity section at December 31.