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Textbook Problem

Entries for issuing par stock

On October 31, Legacy Rocks Inc., a marble contractor, issued for cash 400,000 shares of $10 par common stock at 518, and on November 19, it issued for cash 50,000 shares of preferred stock, $75 par at $80.

  1. a. Journalize the entries for October 31 and November 19.
  2. b. What is the total amount invested (total paid-in capital) by all stockholders as of November 19?

(a)

To determine

Common stock: These are the ordinary shares that a corporation issues to the investors in order to raise funds. In return, the investors receive a share of profit from the profits earned by the corporation in the form of dividend.

Preferred stock: The stock that provides a fixed amount of return (dividend) to its stockholder before paying dividends to common stockholders is referred as preferred stock.

To Journalize: The entries for October 31 and November 19.

Explanation

Record the issuance of common stock on October 31.

Date Account Titles and Explanation Debit ($) Credit ($)

October 31

Cash (400,000 shares×$18) 7,200,000
      Common Stock (400,000 shares×$10) 4,000,000

      Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par value –

      Common stock ($7,200,000$4,000,000)

3,200,000
(To record issuance of 400,000 shares in excess of par value)

Table (1)

  • Cash is an asset account. The amount is increased, because cash is received upon stock issued. Therefore, debit Cash account with the amount of cash received.
  • Common Stock is a stockholders’ equity account and the amount is increased due to issuance of common stock. Therefore, credit Common Stock account with the value of common stock.
  • Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par Value is a stockholders’ equity account and the amount is increased due to increase in capital. Therefore, credit Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par Value account with the amount of cash received in excess of common stock value

(b)

To determine
The total paid in capital as of November 19.

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