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You are considering two possible companies for investment purposes. The following data is available for each company. Additional Information: Company A: Bad debt estimation percentage using the income statement method is 6%, and the balance sheet method is 10%. The $230,000 in Other Expenses includes all company expenses except Bad Debt Expense. Company B: Bad debt estimation percentage using the income statement method is 6.5%, and the balance sheet method is 8%. The $140,000 in Other Expenses includes all company expenses except Bad Debt Expense. A. Compute the number of days’ sales in receivables ratio for each company for 2019 and interpret the results (round answers to nearest whole number). B. If Company A changed from the income statement method to the balance sheet method for recognizing bad debt estimation, how would that change net income in 2019? Explain (show calculations). C. If Company B changed from the balance sheet method to the income statement method for recognizing bad debt estimation, how would that change net income in 2019? Explain (show calculations). D. What benefits do each company gain by changing their method of bad debt estimation? E. Which company would you invest in and why? Provide supporting details.

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Chapter 9, Problem 4TP
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You are considering two possible companies for investment purposes. The following data is available for each company.

Chapter 9, Problem 4TP, You are considering two possible companies for investment purposes. The following data is available

Additional Information: Company A: Bad debt estimation percentage using the income statement method is 6%, and the balance sheet method is 10%. The $230,000 in Other Expenses includes all company expenses except Bad Debt Expense. Company B: Bad debt estimation percentage using the income statement method is 6.5%, and the balance sheet method is 8%. The $140,000 in Other Expenses includes all company expenses except Bad Debt Expense.

A. Compute the number of days’ sales in receivables ratio for each company for 2019 and interpret the results (round answers to nearest whole number).

B. If Company A changed from the income statement method to the balance sheet method for recognizing bad debt estimation, how would that change net income in 2019? Explain (show calculations).

C. If Company B changed from the balance sheet method to the income statement method for recognizing bad debt estimation, how would that change net income in 2019? Explain (show calculations).

D. What benefits do each company gain by changing their method of bad debt estimation?

E. Which company would you invest in and why? Provide supporting details.

To determine

(a)

Introduction:

The accounts receivable turnover ratio shows the company’s performance with respect to the company’s debt collection and company’s net credit sales. The number of days’ in receivable ratios shows the estimated days to convert accounts receivables into cash.

To compute:

The number of days’ sales in receivables ratio in 2019.

Explanation of Solution

Calculation of the number of days’ sales in receivables ratio for company A:

Formula to calculate the number of days’ sales in receivable ratio:

NumberofDays'SalesinReceivableRatio=365AccountsReceivableTurnoverratio

Substitute 3 times for accounts receivable turnover ratio in the above formula.

NumberofDays'SalesinReceivableRatio=365AccountsReceivableTurnoverratio=3653times1=122days

Calculation of the number of days’ sales in receivables ratio for company B:

Formula to calculate the number of days’ sales in receivable ratio:

NumberofDays'SalesinReceivableRatio=365AccountsReceivableTurnoverratio

Substitute 3.6 times for accounts receivable turnover ratio in the above formula.

NumberofDays'SalesinReceivableRatio=365AccountsReceivableTurnoverratio=3653

To determine

(b)

To explain:

The change in net income of Company A in 2019.

To determine

(c)

To explain:

The change in net income of Company B in 2019.

To determine

(d)

To explain:

The benefits each company gains by changing the methods of bad debt estimation.

To determine

(e)

To explain:

The reason for investment in a company and its supporting details.

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