The Hooper Book Company’s accounting records include the following for

The Hooper Book Company’s accounting records include the following for 2018 (in thousands):

Other revenues................................................................... $ 1,600

Income tax expense ........................................................... 5,640

Sales revenue ..................................................................... 122,000

Total operating expenses.................................................. 104,800


Requirements

1. Prepare Hooper Book Company’s single-step income statement for the year ended December 31, 2018, including earnings per share (EPS). Hooper had 1,000,000 shares of common stock and no preferred stock outstanding during the year.

2. Assume Hooper Book Company’s income from operations indicates that its core business has steadily increased by about 10% per year over the past three years and that none of its operations have been discontinued. What does this say about the quality of the company’s earnings?

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