McMinn Publications was organized early in 2013 with authorization to issue 20,000 shares of $100 par value preferred stock and


McMinn Publications was organized early in 2013 with authorization to issue 20,000 shares of $100 par value preferred stock and 1 million shares of $1 par value common stock. All of the preferred stock was issued at par, and 300,000 shares of common stock were sold for $20 per share. The preferred stock pays a 10 percent cumulative dividend.
During the first five years of operations (2013 through 2017) the corporation earned a total net income of $4,560,000 and paid dividends of $1 per share each year on the common stock. In 2018, however, the corporation reported a net loss of $1,825,000 and paid no dividends.
a. Prepare the stockholders' equity section of the balance sheet at December 31, 2018. Include a supporting schedule showing your computation of retained earnings at the balance sheet date.
b. Draft a note to accompany the financial statements disclosing any dividends in arrears at the end of 2018.
c. Do the dividends in arrears appear as a liability of the corporation as of the end of 2018? Explain.
Financial Statements
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Common Stock
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Balance Sheet
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Par Value
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Chapter # 11- Stockholders’ Equity: Paid-In Capital
Section: Problem Set A
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