DiCenta Corporation reported net income of $270,000 in 2017 and had 50,000 shares of common stock outstanding throughout the year. Also outstanding all year were 5,000 shares of cumulative preferred stock, each convertible into 2 shares of common. The preferred stock pays an annual dividend of $5 per share. DiCenta’s tax rate is 40%. Compute DiCenta’s 2017 diluted earnings per share.
DiCenta’s 2017 diluted earnings per share are $4.50.
Net Income: $270,000
Common stock outstanding: $50,000
Preferred stock of 5,000 shares are converted into 2 shares of common stock.
The annual dividend is $5 per share.
Tax rate: 40%
Weighted-average number of shares adjusted for dilutive securities (50,000 + 10,000)
At December 31, 2017, Reid Company had 600,000 shares of common stock issued and outstanding, 400,000 of which had been issued and outstanding throughout the year and 200,000 of which were issued on October 1, 2017. Net income for 2017 was $2,000,000, and dividends declared on preferred stock were $400,000. Compute Reid’s earnings per common share. (Round to the nearest penny.)
Cordero Corporation has an employee stock-purchase plan which permits all full-time employees to purchase 10 shares of common stock on the third anniversary of their employment and an additional 15 shares on each subsequent anniversary date. The purchase price is set at the market price on the date purchased and no commission is charged. Discuss whether this plan would be considered compensatory.
Four years after issue, debentures with a face value of $1,000,000 and book value of $960,000 are tendered for conversion into 80,000 shares of common stock immediately after an interest payment date. At that time, the market price of the debentures is 104, and the common stock is selling at $14 per share (par value $10). The company records the conversion as follows. Bonds Payable 1,000,000 Discount on Bonds Payable 40,000 Common Stock 800,000 Paid-in Capital in Excess of Par— Common Stock 160,000 Discuss the propriety of this accounting treatment.
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