Jackson Publishing, Inc. (JPI), publishes two newspapers and, until recently, owned a professional baseball team. The baseball
Jackson Publishing, Inc. (JPI), publishes two newspapers and, until recently, owned a professional baseball team. The baseball team had been losing money for several years and was sold at the end of 2011 to a group of investors who plan to move it to a larger city. Also in 2011, JPI suffered an extraordinary loss when its Raytown printing plant was damaged by a tornado. The damage has since been repaired. A condensed income statement follows:
On the basis of this information, answer the following questions. Show any necessary computations and explain your reasoning.
a. What would JPIâ€™s net income have been for 2011 if it had not sold the baseball team?
b. Assume that for 2012 you expect a 7 percent increase in the profitability of JPIâ€™s newspaper business but had projected a $2,000,000 operating loss for the baseball team if JPI had continued to operate the team in 2012. What amount would you forecast as JPIâ€™s 2012 net income if the company had continued to own and operate the baseball team?
c. Given your assumptions in part b, but given that JPI did sell the baseball team in 2011, what would you forecast as the companyâ€™s estimated net income for 2012?
d. Assume that the expenses of operating the baseball team in 2011 amounted to $32,200,000, net of any related income tax effects. What was the teamâ€™s net revenue for theyear?
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