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You have been given responsibility for overseeing a bank’s small business loans division. The bank has included loan covenants requiring a minimum current ratio of 1.70 in all small business loans. When you ask which inventory costing method the covenant assumes, the previous loans manager gives you a blank look. To explain to him that a company’s inventory costing method is important, you present the following balance sheet information. Current assets other than inventory $ 12 Inventory (a ) Other (noncurrent) assets 111 Total assets $ (b ) Current liabilities $ 40 Other (noncurrent) liabilities 48 Stockholders’ equity (d ) Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ (c )
You ask the former loans manager to find amounts for (a), (b), (c), and (d) assuming the company began the year with 4 units of inventory at a unit cost of $11, then purchased 7 units at a cost of $12 each, and finally purchased 5 units at a cost of $16 each. A year-end inventory count determined that 4 units are on hand.
Required: Determine the amount for (a) using FIFO, LIFO, and Weighted Average and then calculate (b) through (d). Amount Inventory Total Assets Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity Stockholders’ Equity
2. Determine the current ratios using (i) FIFO, (ii) Weighted Average, and (iii) LIFO. (Round your answers to 2 decimal places.)
3. Determine whether the company would be in violation or compliance with the loan covenant if the company were to use (i) FIFO, (ii) Weighted Average, and (iii) LIFO.