The article I chose to report on is from an article published in 2003 by the New York Times. In this article they are forced to report a forecast for a lower profit due to a smaller demand from business customers and an increase in costs because of a new labor
The weekly performance of IBM stock presented a contestant growth. One highlight of the falling of stock price in the 6th week in the investment period was when IBM presented the 3rd quarter financial report. The investors weren’t satisfied with the profit report which they expected to be better especially when other IT companies were doing well in the 3rd quarter. One mistake I made was that I didn’t follow closely to the financial report of the company; therefore, I missed the peak of the stock price. From this experience, I learned that financial reports and current news are important indicators of the stock price. By following closely to the current event and analyzing the financial report, investors can maximize the profit and also become more familiar to the market.
$8 mill needed to be deducted from net income on the income statement. They should have followed (Following) with disclosure notes to describe why this error occurred and how it impacted the statement and accounts that it touched. For instance, the notes would describe the presence of the correction on the current period of beginning inventory, and retainED earnings.
Yahoo and google have the Revenue at $73,785,000,000 for 2016 which is a $1,167,000,000 increase from 2015 when they were at $72,618,000,000. However this increase does not continue into the income statement on 01/28/17 where their revenues fell to $69,495,000,000 which is about a 6.17% decrease as compared to the 1.61% increase from the prior years. Even 2014 to 2015 saw an increase in revenue of $1,339,000,000 equating to a 1.88% increase. The profit shows a similar tended expect when a discontinued operations is involved by resulting in a loss for 2015 of $1,636,000,000. Both 2016 and 2017 reports show a profit however 2016 is gain lower than the statement for 01/28/17 with profit dropping by $626,000,000 translating to a 22.87% less
Such an intense focus has been placed on quarterly earnings as an indication of a company’s success by everyone from analysts to executives that ethics have for the most part been thrown out the window, sacrificed to the all important number, i.e. earnings per share. This is the theory in Alex Berenson’s book “The Number: How the Drive for Quarterly Earnings Corrupted Wall Street and Corporate America.” This number has become part of a game to be played, a figure to be manipulated – beat the number and Wall Street all but throws a parade, miss it and a company’s stock may be abandoned. Take into account the incentives that executives have to beat the number and one can find plenty of reasons to manage earnings.
executives were accused of overstating revenue from software licenses in collusion with executives from PurchasePro Inc.AOL sold the software licenses for PurchasePro. The parties were accused of deceptive accounting practices that resulted in investors believing that the sales projections of PurchasePro had been met when they had not and the result was that the stock prices of PurchasePro were inflated and overstated by 37% in the first quarter of 2001. Out of court settlements were reached by AOL and executives including a $210 million fine in order to avoid being criminally and civilly prosecuted. The defendants in this case who did not accept plea agreements were found to be 'not guilty' and this is stated to be due to the lack of documentation of what had occurred on AOL's networking and computer systems.
According to Kimmel, Kieso and Waygandt (2011), "the revenue recognition principle requires that companies recognize revenue in the accounting period in which it is earned." Basically, this means that revenues should be recognized (or in other words recorded) on completion of the process of revenue generation i.e. once revenue has been earned. This is as per the accrual basis of accounting. Essentially, revenue recognition derives its significance from its utilization when it comes to the determination of the specific accounting period in which earnings should be recorded.
Like several companies, Nortel stipendiary their executives with stock choices (Collins, 2011). This compensation solely inspired the tendency to be but honest regarding the company’s finances. author closely-held stock choices that solely inspired his actions to fulfill or beat the benchmark set by analysts. If Nortel’s earnings showed to be higher than the benchmark, Nortel’s stock costs would rise creating the stock closely-held by management to be even a lot of valuable. By tweaking the books to indicate the road earnings price as critical the allowable accumulation price he created the stakeholders assume that the corporate was creating extra money than it had been. “Nortel ne'er incomprehensible a benchmark over the sixteen quarters (Collins, 2011).” it had been too tempting to bump the numbers up so the stocks gave the impression to be value over they were. “Nortel’s accounting practices junction rectifier to AN investigation by AN freelance review committee, that found that insubordination with accumulation and accounting fraud were undertaken to fulfill internally obligatory earnings targets (Collins, 2011).”
This memorandum is intended to communicate the deferred tax issues of Lucent Technologies Inc. on the basis of analysis of the veracity of the situation according to the reporting framework’s guidelines to anticipate unfavorable implications that had been resulted due to poor performance of the company over the past years. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is the recognized body for making pronouncements as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAPs) in the United States. The FASB has promulgated Statement of Financial Accounting Standard # 103 “Accounting for Income Taxes” which specifically prescribes the treatment of income taxes of corporate entities and guidance for how deferred taxes should be
Increase in the profits above the actual budget can be attributed to 20% increase in sales in 2009. Although Jean’s profits were above the actual budget, French Division’s earnings were much lower than what it could have been, had they budgeted for the actual volume of sales that they ended up selling. We can partly attribute this decrease in earnings to the fact
1994 Liabilities and Equity Short-term borrowings Accounts payable Progress collections and price adjustments accrued Dividends payable Taxes accrued Other costs and expenses accrued Current liabilities Long-term borrowings Other liabilities Total liabilities Minority interest in equity of consolidated affiliates Preferred stock Common stock Amounts received for stock in excess of par value Retained earnings Deduct common stock held in treasury Total shareowners’ equity Total liabilities and equity $644.9 696.0 1,000.5 72.8 337.2 1,128.1 $3,879.5 1,195.2 518.9 5,593.6 $ 71.2 $ — $465.2 414.5 3,000.5 $3,880.2 (175.9 ) $3,704.3 $9,369.1 $665.2 673.5 718.4 72.7 310.0 1,052.6 $3,492.4 917.2 492.1 4,901.7 50.1 — $463.8 409.5 2,683.6 $3,556.9 (184.5 ) $3,372.4 $8,324.2 $ $120.6 376.2 300.5 58.7 318.3 392.6 $1,566.9 364.1 221.0 2,152.0 41.4 — $455.8 266.9 1,384.5 $2,107.2 — $2,107.0 $4,300.6 1993 1985
In October 1988, Paula Perry, a research analyst for the brokerage firm Alexander and Ferris, was tasked to analyse the financial condition and performance of MiniScribe Corporation. The latter was a manufacturer of disk-drives for personal computers, and was rumoured to be experiencing cash flow and inventory problems. The objective of Paula’s analysis is to
The two restructuring program implemented resulted in net loss. However the company continued to pay dividends which exceeded earnings. In 2004, it declared dividends in spite of heavy losses. The board did not declare any dividends for the two quarters of 2005, but committed itself to resuming dividend payment as soon as possible.