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Retained Earnings Statement, and Balance Sheet

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to help students become familiar with the presentation of the income statement and the retained earnings statement, including how parts of the financial statement is evaluated to determine the operational success of the business.

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Assignment Steps

Resources: Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making, p. 36

Scenario: On June 1, 2017, Elite Service Co. was started with an initial investment in the company of $22,100 cash. Below are the assets, liabilities, and common stock of the company June 30, 2017, and the revenues and expenses for the month of June, its first month of operations:

In June, the company issues no additional stock but paid dividends of $1,400. 

Prepare an income statement, retained earnings statement, and balance sheet analyzing your findings using the questions below, in a total of 1,050 words:

  • Briefly address whether the company’s first month of operations was a success.
  • Discuss the company’s decision to distribute a dividend.

Use the Excel® spreadsheet to show your work and submit it with your analysis.

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