|Analyzing the Statement of Cash Flows|
Using the table below, explain the difference between net income and cash flow from operating activities for Techno in 2009 and analyze their cash flows for 2008 and 2009.
|Net income||$ 316,354||$ 242,329|
|Noncash charges (credits) to income|
|Depreciation and amortization||68,156||62,591|
|$ 399,904||$ 327,734|
|Cash Provided (Used) by Operating Assets and Liabilities:|
|Other current assets||(1,470)||3,832|
|Accounts payable, accrued liabilities||73,684||41,079|
|Total Cash Provided by Operations||$ 24,525||$ 177,387|
|Additions to plant and equipment||(94,1760)||(93,136)|
|Other investment activities||14,408||(34,771)|
|Net investment activities||($ 79,768)||($ 127,907)|
|Purchases of treasury stock||(45,854)||(39,267)|
|Net changes in short-term borrowing||125,248||45,067|
|Additions to long-term borrowings||135,249||4,610|
|Repayments of long-term borrowings||(250,564)|
|Net financing activities||$ 165,353||($ 262,677)|
|Increase (decrease) in cash||$ 110,110||($ 213,197)|
|Beginning cash balance||78,114||291,311|
|Ending cash balance||$ 188,224||$ 78,114|
Discussion question 2
The Quality of Financial Information
Referencing this week’s readings and lecture, describe the quality issues related to reporting revenue. What is the importance of understanding various inventory valuation methods in determining the quality of reported profits?
Discussion question 3
|Conflicts with GAAP|
Even though firms follow the accounting rules (GAAP) when presenting their financial statements, it is still possible for conflicts of interest to exist between what management wants investors and creditors to see and the economic reality of transactions. Explain how this can occur.
Referencing this week’s readings and lecture, what are the limitations of financial ratios? Classify your answer into at least the following categories: liquidity ratios, activity ratios, leverage ratios, and profitability ratios.
R.E.C. Inc.’s staff of accountants finished preparing the financial statements for 2010 and will meet next week with the company’s CEO as well as the Director of Investor Relations and representatives from the marketing and art departments to design the current year’s annual report. Write a paragraph in which you present the main idea(s) you think the company should present to shareholders in the annual report. Why do you think those ideas should be included?
Each questions answer needs to be at least 250 words.
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