1. Periodic vs Perpetual method
    Periodic: compute COGS along with financial reporting

    Perpetual: compute COGS every time a sale is made
  2. LIFO Reserve
    FIFO inventory = LIFO inventory + LIFO inventory

    FIFO COGS = LIFO COGS - (end LIFO reserve - beg LIFO reserve)
  3. LIFO Liquidation
    Firm sells more assets than purchased, so its COGS include values from years past (which could have substantially lower costs). A disclosure must be made in the financial statements about what COGS would have been if there had been no liquidation.
  4. CF for capitalizing vs expensing

    CF for capital (finance) lease vs operating lease
    • Capitalizing = CFI
    • Expensing = CFF

    • Capital (finance) lease = CFF (principal) and CFO (interest)
    • Operating Lease = CFO
  5. Inventory write-down: US vs IFRS
    US: Lower of cost* and market value, where NRV > market value > NRV - normal profit margin.

    IFRS: Lower of cost* and NRV. NRV = selling price - sales costs

    *cost does NOT include storage, overhead, admin, abnormal costs
  6. Impairment of Long-lived assets: US vs IFRS
    US: Impaired if BV > Undiscounted future cash flows.

       Write down to fair value, or PV of future cash flows if fair value is unknown

    IFRS: Impaired if BV > Recoverable Amount, where Recoverable Amount = GREATER of NRV (ie fair value - selling costs) and PV future cash flows.

       Write-down to Recoverable Amount
  7. Determinants of Finance (Capital) lease: US vs IFRS
    • US: Any of the following:
    • 1. Ownership transfered at the end of the lease
    • 2. Bargain purchase option at the end of the lease
    • 3. Lease lasts > 75% of the asset's useful life
    • 4. PV lease payments > 90% of asset fair value

    IFRS: "Substantially all rights and risks of ownership are transferred to lessee."
  8. Value to report leased asset in finance lease
    lower of fair value or PV future payments
  9. How are lease payments classified as cash flows?
    • Principal: CFF
    • Interest: CFO

    Operational lease: all CFO
  10. How would a Finance lease affect each of the following, as opposed to an Operating lease:
    NI (early)
    NI (later)
    Total NI
    Total CF
    • Assets: higher
    • Liabilities: higher
    • NI (early): lower
    • NI (later): higher
    • Total NI: same
    • CFO: higher
    • CFF: lower
    • Total CF: same
  11. Criteria for categorizing investments as financial assets, investments in associates, business combinations, or joint ventures
    financial assets: no significant influence, <20%

    investments in associates: sign infl, 20-50%

    business combinations: >50%

    joint venture: shared control
  12. Accounting for different investment categories in GAAP vs IFRS
    financial assets: both amortized cost or fair value

    inv. in assoc.: both equity

    business combinations: both acquisition

    joint venture: equity in GAAP, proportional combination (preferred) in IFRS. Can use equity in IFRS as well.
  13. IS and BS treatment for held to maturity, available for sale, and trading securities
    HTM: IS = coupon + amortization of discount/premium = beginning value*original YTM AND any realized gains, BS = amortized cost

    AFS: IS = coupon + amortization of discount/premium = beginning value*original YTM AND any realized gains, BS = Fair value in assets, unrealized G/L to equity

    Trading: IS = coupon + amortization of discount/premium + unrealized G/L, BS = fair value
  14. Which reclassifications of passive investments are prohibited under IFRS?
    to or from Trading the trading classification
  15. How are unrealized G/L reported when changing classification of passive investment?
    moved to place dictated by the new classification. If going to HTM from AFS, cost is amortized out of OCI account. If going from trading to any, previously unrecognized amount goes to IS. All transfers at fair value on transfer date.
  16. How to account for equity method investment
    Investment is listed as an asset (reduce funding method asset or stock (ex. cash))

    Investment is is changed by %owned*NI-%owned*dividends paid - amortization

    IS shows %owned*earnings (dividends not subtracted out bc part of "earnings," increase cash on BS) - amortization

    Amortization: If Purchase Price > BV, must amortize difference between BV and FV (excess of Purchase Price over FV is implied goodwill, but not recorded anywhere).

    Transfer costs between companies must be backed out at proportion of ownership if they have not realized value. Ex. A sells B 10M, B has resold 8M, take away 2M*%ownership on IS and BS.
  17. How to account for acquisition method and proportionate consolidation
    BS: combine all assets and liabilities (not equity!) and add a minority interest account in equity. Goodwill (full or partial, explained on different card) in separate account.

    IS: combine all line items, subtract minority interest income and amortization

    Proportionate consolidation: Same as acquisition, only add proportion owned, not all, and no minority interest account. Goodwill is the exact same under both if using partial goodwill. 
  18. Full vs Partial Goodwill
    • Full: Required by GAAP.
    • Goodwill on BS in assets = Total FV subsidiary (ie. total purchase price) - FV subsidiary net assets
    • minority interest in equity = %notOwned*FVsubsidiary

    • Partial: Option under IFRS (most common). Goodwill on BS in assets = (Net purchase price - FV subsidiary)*%owned
    • minority interest = %notowned*FVsubsidiaryAssets
  19. Compare each line item under equity, prop consolidation, and acquisition:
    Assets and Liabilities
    Net Profit Margin
    • Equity; Prop Cons; Acquisition
    • Sales: lowest; middle; highest
    • NI: same; same; same
    • Assets & Liab: lowest; middle; highest
    • Total equity: lowest; same as equity; highest bc includes minority interest
    • Leverage: lowest; middle; depends on measure
    • Net profit margin: highest; middle; lowest
    • ROE: highest; same as equity; lowest
    • ROA: highest; middle; lowest
  20. Criteria requiring consolidation of SPE (GAAP and IFRS)
    • GAAP
    • Considered VIE and must be consolidated if:
    • insufficient at risk investment (less than 10% equity capital)
    • shareholders lack decision-making rights
    • shareholders do not absorb losses
    • shareholders do not receive residual returns

    • IFRS
    • Consolidate when sponsor retains control and earns benefits/absorbs losses
  21. Required assumption disclosures for pensions:
    • discount rate
    • rate of compensation increase
    • expected rate of return on assets
  22. Define service cost, interest cost, and actuarial gains/losses, prior service cost
    • Service cost: change in PBO due to additional work performed
    • Interest cost: change in PBO due to passage of time. = beginning PBO*discount rate
    • Actuarial gains/losses: changes in assumptions. Also, expected returns <> actual returns
    • Prior service cost: changes due to change in plan rules (offer 3% instead of 2%) 
  23. Calculate FV assets
    • Beginning FV
    • + Actual Returns
    • + Employer contributions
    • - Benefits paid
  24. Calculate PBO
    • Beginning PBO
    • + Service cost
    • + Interest cost
    • +/- Actuarial gains (losses); includes difference between expected and actual return on assets
    • + Prior service cost
    • - Benefits paid
  25. Funded Status
    • Overfunded: FV plan assets > PBO
    • Underfunded: FV plan assets < PBO

    on BS reported as net FV assets - PBO; positive as asset, negative as liability (change last year for GAAP, prev. had to report FV assets and PBO separately as asset and liability)
  26. Total periodic pension cost

    = contribution amount - change in funded status
  27. Pension cost (GAAP and IFRS)
    • Pension cost on IS for GAAP = 
    • + Service Cost
    • + Interest Cost (previous PBO*disc rate)
    • - Expected return on assets (GAAP only!)
    • +/- amortization of actuarial gains/losses
    • + amortization of prior service costs

    • Pension cost on IS for IFRS =
    • + Service cost
    • +/- net interest expense(income) = beg funded status*discount rate (same as GAAP, but combined in one line item bc disc rate = exp return)
    • + prior service costs
    • (note actuarial gains/losses not included. They stay in OCI)
  28. Impact of pension assumptions (disc rate, wage increase rate, exp returns plan assets) on:
    Pension Expense
    • PBO; Pension expense; NI
    • Increase Discount rate: lower; lower for GAAP, depends on funded status for IFRS; higher
    • Increase Wage increase rate: higher; higher; lower
    • expected returns plan assets (GAAP ONLY): not affected; lower; higher
  29. How to determine pension actuarial G/L amortization amount in GAAP
    take 10% of PBO and FV Plan Assets separately, and determine which is larger

    amortize amount of actuarial gain/loss above than the amount found in step one over service life of plan

    • Ex. PBO = 100, Plan Assets = 120, beginning period actuarial gain of 13:
    • 10%PBO = 10, 10%Plan Assets = 12, so use 12
    • 13 - 12 = 1, so amortize 1 over average service life of plan participants. This amount does not include current year act gain/loss, these are added to OCI, then amortized out the following year. 
  30. How to adjust pension items for analysis: IS and CF
    • IS
    • All is originally reported as operating expense (SG&A)
    • Take out total pension expense as an operating expense and replace it with service cost only
    • Add interest cost to interest expense
    • Add actual return on assets to non-operating income
    • Ignore amortization

    • CF
    • Originally pension expense is all reported as CFO
    • To adjust, only report Total Periodic Pension Cost as CFO, and difference between contribution and change in funded status as CFF (contribution > change funded status = CFF outflow)
  31. Total impact to IS of pension adjustments for CFA purposes
    = service cost + interest expense - actual asset returns
  32. When to use each foreign currency translation method
    Temporal: local currency -> functional currency = presentation currency

    Current Rate: local currency = functional currency -> presentation currency

    Possible to have to do both if 3 currencies are involved (1 local, 1 func, 1 pres)
  33. How are transfers made under temporal (re-estimate) method? Which statement start with?
    • BS
    • Monetary assets (cash, A/R): current rate
    • Other Assets: historic rate
    • Monetary Liabilities (usually all liabilities): current rate
    • Other Liabilities (usually n/a): historic rate
    • Common Stock: historic rate
    • RE: determined based on rest

    • IS
    • COGS: hist rate
    • Depr: hist rate
    • Rest: avg rate
    • Dividends: hist rate
    • Foreign Currency Gain/Loss: based on difference in necessary adjustment to RE in BS and NI calculated
  34. How are transfers made under current rate (translation) method? Which statement start with?
    • IS
    • All items: avg rate

    • BS
    • All Assets and Liab: current rate
    • Common Stock: historic rate
    • RE: bring NI from IS, then add/subtract adjustment from foreign currency so that it balances
  35. How does hyperinflation affect choice of IS and BS translation method?
    IFRS: first translate adjusting for inflation, then use current rate method

    US: use temporal method at all times
  36. Type of exposure expected under each foreign subsidiary translation method, and how would appreciation of foreign currency affect each BS and IS?
    • BS
    • Temporal: since monetary assets and liab are at current rate, expect net liability exposure. Appreciation would cause loss on IS.

    Current rate: since all assets and liab are at current rate, expect net asset exposure. Appreciation would cause gain in RE.

    • IS
    • Temporal (as compared to current rate): some items at historic rates, so lower NI, made even lower by loss from BS

    Current rate: higher because all items at average rate. Unaffected by BS effect.
  37. Types of derivative hedges and how they are reflected in the financial statements
    Fair value hedge: net changes in asset vs derivative reflected in IS

    Cash flow hedge: effective portion initially reported in equity, then to IS when resolves. Any ineffective portions (not related to underlying CF) are reported on IS

    Foreign currency hedges: reported with translation g/l
  38. Earnings persistence, mean reversion of cash vs accruals
    same as sustainability. Cash earnings are considered more persistent than accruals earnings

    accruals mean revert faster than cash (both are expected to mean revert eventually)
  39. Agg Accruals and Accruals Ratio using BS and CF approaches
    Net Oper Assets (NOA) = (Total Assets - Cash&equivalents) - (Total Liab - Debt) = All non-cash(&equivalent) assets - (A/P, unearned rev)

    • Agg Accruals (BS): NOAt - NOAt-1
    • Agg Accruals (CF): NI - (CFO + CFI)
    • Note that CFO is usually positive and CFI is usually negative

    Accruals Ratio: AggAcc/(Avg NOAt & NOAt-1)
  40. Extended Dupont Equation
    When is an adjustment made?
    ROE = tax burden * interest burden * EBIT margin * asset turnover * financial leverage

    ROE = NI/EBT * EBT/EBIT * EBIT/Revenue * Revenue/AvgAssets * AvgAssets/AvgEquity

    If company used equity method, remove equity income and equity asset
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