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Determining Financial Statement Effects of Various Transactions Lester's Home Healthcare Services (LHHS) was organized on January 1, 2005, by four...

Determining Financial Statement Effects of Various Transactions
Lester's Home Healthcare Services (LHHS) was organized on January 1, 2005, by four friends.
Each organizer invested $10,000 in the company and, in turn, was issued 8,000 shares of stock. To
date, they are the only stockholders. During the first month (January 2005), the company had the
following six events:
a. Collected a total of $40,000 from the organizers and, in turn, issued the shares of stock.
b. Purchased a building for $65,000, equipment for $16,000, and three acres of land for $12,000;
paid $13,000 in cash and signed a note for the balance, which is due to be paid in 15 years.
c. One stockholder reported to the company that 500 shares of his Lester's stock had been sold
and transferred to another stockholder for $5,000 cash.
d. Purchased supplies for $3,000 cash.
e. Sold one acre of land for $4,000 cash to another company.
f. Lent one of the shareholders $5,000 for moving costs, receiving a signed six-month note from
the shareholder.
Required:
1. Was Lester's Home Healthcare Services organized as a partnership or corporation? Explain
the basis for your answer.
2. During the first month, the records of the company were inadequate. You were asked to
prepare the summary of the preceding transactions. To develop a quick assessment of their
economic effects on Lester's Home Healthcare Services, you have decided to complete the
spreadsheet that follows and to use plus (_) for increases and minus (_) for decreases for
each account. The first transaction is used as an example.
Stockholders'
Assets _ Liabilities _ Equity
Notes Notes Contributed Retained
Cash Supplies Receivable Land Building Equipment Payable Capital Earnings
(a) _ 40,000 _ _40,000
3. Did you include the transaction between the two stockholders-event c-in the spreadsheet?
Why?
4. Based only on the completed spreadsheet, provide the following amounts (show
computations):
a. Total assets at the end of the month.
b. Total liabilities at the end of the month.
c. Total stockholders' equity at the end of the month.
d. Cash balance at the end of the month.
e. Total current assets at the end of the month.
5. As of January 31, 2005, has the financing for LHHS's investment in assets primarily come
from liabilities or stockholders' equity?

This question was asked on May 03, 2010.

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