On January 1, 2010, Carolinas Corporation had the following stockholders equity accounts. Common stock ($20 par value,


On January 1, 2010, Carolinas Corporation had the following stockholders’ equity accounts.

Common stock ($20 par value, 60,000 shares issued and outstanding) ... $1,200,000

Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par Value ................ 200,000

Retained Earning .......................... 600,000

During the year, the following transactions occurred.

Feb. 1 Declared a $1 cash dividend per share to stockholders of record on February 15, payable March 1.

Mar. 1 Paid the dividend declared in February.

Apr. 1 Announced a 2-for-1 stock split. Prior to the split, the market price per share was $36.

July 1 Declared a 10% stock dividend to stockholders of record on July 15, distributable July 31. On July 1, the market price of the stock was $13 per share.

31 Issued the shares for the stock dividend.

Dec. 1 Declared a $0.50 per share dividend to stockholders of record on December 15, payable January 5, 2011.

31 Determined that net income for the year was $350,000.


(a) Journalize the transactions and the closing entry for net income.

(b) Enter the beginning balances, and post the entries to the stockholders’ equity accounts.

(c) Prepare a stockholders’ equity section at December 31.

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Accounting Principles

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Authors: Jerry J. Weygandt, Paul D. Kimmel, Donald E. Kieso

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