A December 31, 20X1, postclosing trial balance for Short Erin Company follows. Additional information about Short Erins


A December 31, 20X1, postclosing trial balance for Short Erin Company follows.

Account Title Debits Credits Cash $ 61,500 Short-term investments 47,000 Accounts receivable 95,600 Inventory Prepaid expenses Land Buildings Accumulated depreciation-buildings Production equipment Accumulated depreciation-production equipment Patents 175,000 13,500 241,800 584,900 $ 132,500 477,700 239,600 50,000 Leasehold 7,000 Accounts payable Accrued salaries Taxes payable Notes payable Installment note payable Bonds payable

Additional information about Short Erin’s account balances:

1. Cash includes $12,000 in U.S. treasury bills purchased on December 21, 20X1, that mature in January 20X2. The account also includes $8,500 in stock purchased just before year-end that the company plans to sell in a few days.

2. The Accounts receivable balance consists of:

Trade receivables ................................................................... $ 84,700
Allowance for doubtful trade accounts ................................... (4,600)
Note receivable from Short Erin’s president due in 20X2 ..... 15,500
                                                                                                       $ 95,600

Trade receivables includes $1,400 of customer accounts with credit balances.

3. Notes payable consists of two notes. One, in the amount of $50,000, is due on March 19, 20X2. The other note matures on October 27, 20X4.

4. The Taxes payable account contains deferred income taxes amounting to $61,250.

5. The installment note payable bears an annual interest rate of 10%. Semiannual payments of $6,756.43 are due each June 30 and December 31 and include principal and accrued interest. These payments will reduce the Installment note balance by $5,220 in 20X2.

6. Of the 1,000,000 authorized shares of no par common stock, 300,000 shares are issued and outstanding.

7. The company recently announced plans to sell its operating facility in Katy, Texas, consisting of land (cost $82,000) and a building (cost $175,000; book value $110,000).

Production equipment has already been removed from the Katy plant and is being used in other company facilities.


Prepare a classified balance sheet for the Short Erin Company at December 31, 20X1.

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Financial Reporting And Analysis

ISBN: 9781260247848

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Authors: Lawrence Revsine, Daniel Collins, Bruce Johnson, Fred Mittelstaedt, Leonard Soffer

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