Economics Essay

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HW#1 Part I: Case study: Gap Inc. (5 points) Using the fiscal 2011 (year end Jan 28, 2012) 10k for Gap Inc., answer the following questions. Be sure to provide well written answers that are clearly supported. 1. What was Gap’s Total Assets at the fiscal yearend of 2011? What was its Total Liabilities? What was the largest asset of Gap in the year 2011? 2. What was Gap’s current ratio for the year 2011? What was the current ratio for 2010? How did the current ratio change? What is the implication of that change? 3. What was the Net Sales in 2011, 2010, and 2009? How does Net Sales change during these three years? What could be the reason for the change in Net Sales in 2011? 4. What was the change of Retained Earnings from the year 2010 to 2011? And what was the Net Income for the year 2011? Is that right that the Net Income in 2011 should be equivalent to the increase of Retained earnings from 2010 to 2011? Why they are not equivalent in this case? 5. On January 28, 2012, the stock price for Gap was $18.84. Calculate the Price-Earnings multiple for Gap. (Stock Price/EPS). Does this seem high or low? What might you compare it to? Part II: Problems: (5 points) Medford Moving Corporation was founded on May 1, 2010.Make journal entries for the transactions listed below. Assuming these are all the transactions in the year 2010, compose the income statement, balance sheet as of Dec 31, 2010. (Remember to make adjusting entries before composing income statement, and make closing entries before composing balance sheet.) a. May 1, 2010, Mr. Medford incorporated Medford Moving Co.. Medford Moving Co. issued 100,000 common shares. The par value per share is $1, and the company got $300,000 from issuing shares. b. May 1, 2010, the company paid $40,000 cash to purchase two trucks. The trucks’ useful life is 10 years. Medford uses

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