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Recent fiscal years for several well-known companies are as follows: Company Fiscal Year Ending JCPenney January 27 Limited Brands, Inc. January 27 Sears January 27 Target Corp. January 27 The Home Depot January 28 Tiffany & Co. January 30 What general characteristic shared by these companies explains why they do not have fiscal years ending December 31?

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Publisher: Cengage Learning,
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ISBN: 9781337272094
Chapter 4, Problem 10DQ
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Recent fiscal years for several well-known companies are as follows:

Company Fiscal Year Ending
JCPenney January 27
Limited Brands, Inc. January 27
Sears January 27
Target Corp. January 27
The Home Depot January 28
Tiffany & Co. January 30

What general characteristic shared by these companies explains why they do not have fiscal years ending December 31?

To determine

Fiscal year: It refers to a financial year having a period of 12 consecutive months. This means that, it starts with the first day of the month chosen by the company and ends on the last day of the twelfth month other than December 31.

To Explain: The general characteristic shared by these companies

Explanation of Solution

The listed well-known companies are general merchandisers. Therefore, during the holiday period, they will be busy for selling their goods and t...

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