Radford Corporation’s charter authorized 1 million shares of $11 par value common shares, and 300,000 shares of 6% cumulative and non-participating preferred shares, with a par value of $100 per share. The corporation engaged in the following share transactions through December 31, 2012: 300,000 common shares were issued for $3.6 million and 10,000 preferred shares were issued for machinery valued at $1,475,000. Subscriptions for 10,500 common shares have been taken, and 30% of the subscription price of $16 per share has been collected. The shares will be issued upon collection of the subscription price in full. In addition, 10,000 common shares have been purchased for $15 and retired. The Retained Earnings balance is $180,000 before considering the transactions above.
(a). Prepare the shareholders’ equity section of the balance sheet in good form.
(b). Repeat part
(a). assuming the common shares and preferred shares are no par.
(c). Discuss the alternative presentations of the subscription receivable account. Would the presentation of the receivable affect the book value or the rate of return on shareholders’ equity?

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