What item is probably the least useful when analyzing financial statements?
Management discussion and analysis
The notes to the financial statements
The statement of cash flows
Public relations materials
What types of information CANNOT be found in the financial statements?
Details about officer and employee retirement, pension, and stock option plans
Pending legal proceedings
Reputation of the firm, morale of employees and prestige in the community
Disclosures about segments of an enterprise
Using __ during a period of inflation would result in net income being overstated relative to the LIFO method.
__ is (are) short-term obligations that arise from credit extended by suppliers for the purchase of goods and services.
Which of the following statements about a common-size balance sheet is true?
Each item on a common-size balance sheet is expressed as a percentage of sales.
The common-size balance sheet reveals the composition of expenses relative to revenues.
The common-size balance sheet reveals the capital and debt structure of the firm.
Each item on a common-size balance sheet is expressed as a percentage of net income.
Which of the items below would be analyzed separate from operating profit?
Salaries, interest expense, and equity losses
Equity earnings, discontinued operations, and interest income
Research and development, dividend income, and interest expense
Advertising, cost of goods sold, and selling and administrative expenses
Per FASB rules, firms may use the _ method or the _ method to calculate and present cash flow from operating activities.
before tax; after tax
Reading the “Commitments and Contingencies” note to financial statements is important when assessing the quality of the:
statement of owner’s equity.
double contingency statement.
The following categories of ratios are used in financial statement analysis: iquidity, Operating efficiency (also referred to as Activity), Leverage, Profitability, and Market measures. Classify the following ratios according to these categories.
Earnings per share – operating efficiency; fixed asset turnover – liquidity
Earnings per share – leverage; fixed asset turnover – profitability
Earnings per share – market measures; fixed asset turnover – operating efficiency
Earnings per share – market measures; fixed asset turnover – profitability
The average collection period of accounts receivable is the:
average number of days required to convert receivables into write offs/bad debts.
average number of days required to convert receivables into cash.
total number of days required to convert receivables into write offs/bad debts.
total number of days required to convert receivables into cash.
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