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Analyze World Wrestling Entertainment World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) is a sports media and entertainment company primarily focused on professional wrestling. WWE’s income statements through operating income for two recent years are as follows (in thousands): *$7,125 is related to expenses of abandoning a media project in Year 1. a. Prepare a vertical analysis of the income statements for both years. b. Interpret the vertical analysis.

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Financial And Managerial Accounting

15th Edition
WARREN + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337902663

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ISBN: 9781337902663
Chapter 3, Problem 3MAD
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Analyze World Wrestling Entertainment

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) is a sports media and entertainment company primarily focused on professional wrestling. WWE’s income statements through operating income for two recent years are as follows (in thousands):

Chapter 3, Problem 3MAD, Analyze World Wrestling Entertainment World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) is a sports media

*$7,125 is related to expenses of abandoning a media project in Year 1.

a. Prepare a vertical analysis of the income statements for both years.

b. Interpret the vertical analysis.

a.

To determine

Prepare a vertical analysis of the two income statements.

Explanation of Solution

Vertical analysis: The comparison of an item of a financial statement against the total amount of the same financial statement, to determine the relation between the two items, is referred to as vertical analysis. This analysis is also known as common size analysis. The vertical analysis percentage is calculated by using the formula:

Vertical analysis=Financial statement itemsBase amount×100

Income statement: The financial statement which reports revenues and expenses from business operations and the result of those operations as net income or net loss for a particular time period is referred to as income statement.

Prepare a vertical analysis of the two income statements.

Incorporation WWE
Income Statements
For the years ended December 31
(in thousands)
Particulars

b.

To determine

Interpret the vertical analysis.

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