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Lower of Cost or Market

Meredith’s Appliance Store has the following data for the items in its inventory at the end of the accounting period:

Chapter 6, Problem 56E, Lower of Cost or Market Merediths Appliance Store has the following data for the items in its

Required:

1. Compute the carrying value of Meredith’s ending inventory using the lower of cost or market rule applied on an item-by-item basis.

2. Prepare the journal entry required to value the inventory at lower of cost or market.

3. CONCEPTUAL CONNECTION What is the conceptual justification for valuing inventory at the lower of cost or market?

To determine

Concept introduction:

Lower of Cost or market value method is applied to find the cost of ending inventory to be recorded in the book of account. According to this method the cost is compared with the market value and inventory is recorded with the lower amount of cost or market value.

Requirement 1:

To calculate:

The carrying value of inventory applying the Lower of Cost or market value method on item by item basis.

Explanation

The carrying value of inventory applying the Lower of Cost or market value method on item by item basis is calculated as follows:

...
Item Number of Units Cost per unit Selling Price per unit Disposal Costs Market Value LCM Carrying value
A B C D E =C-D F =(Lower of B or E) = A*F
Window air Conditioner 25 $ 180 $ 150 $ 45 $ 105 $ 105 $ 2,625
Dishwasher
To determine

Concept introduction:

Lower of Cost or market value method is applied to find the cost of ending inventory to be recorded in the book of account. According to this method the cost is compared with the market value and inventory is recorded with the lower amount of cost or market value.

Requirement 2:

To prepare:

The journal entry to value the inventory on Lower of Cost or market value method.

To determine

Concept introduction:

Lower of Cost or market value method is applied to find the cost of ending inventory to be recorded in the book of account. According to this method the cost is compared with the market value and inventory is recorded with the lower amount of cost or market value.

Requirement 3:

To discuss:

The justification to value the inventory on Lower of Cost or market value method.

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