Unformatted text preview: Motorola had “special” charges in 14 consecutive quarters. On the other hand, other companies have a restructuring charge only once in a five- or ten-year period. There appears to be no substitute for careful analysis of the numbers that comprise net income. If a company takes a large restructuring charge, what is the effect on the company's current income statements versus future ones? Answer: The current period's net income can be greatly diminished by a large restructuring charge. The net incomes in future periods can be enhanced because they are relieved of costs (i.e., depreciation and labor expenses) that would have been charged to them....
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- Spring '11
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