1-During times of inflation, which of these inventory accounting methods is best for cash flow?
a. FIFO, because the cheapest goods are recorded as being sold first, resulting in lower cost of goods sold and higher reported net income.
b. LIFO, because the most expensive goods are recorded as being sold first, resulting in a higher cost of goods sold and a lower reported net income.
c. Specific identification, because it correctly identifies the actual item sold and so the actual cost is recorded on the income statement.
d. Weighted average, because it smoothest the reported cost of goods sold over time.
e. It doesn’t matter which you use since cash flow is unaffected by the choice of inventory
2-1. Which of the following is NOT correct for a firm with seasonal sales and customers who all pay promptly at the end of 30 days?
a. DSO will vary from month to month.
b. The quarterly uncollected balances schedule will be the same in each quarter.
c. The level of accounts receivable will be constant from month to month.
d. The ratio of accounts receivable to sales will vary from month to month.
e. The level of accounts receivable at the end of each quarter will be the same.
3-Which of the following is true of the Baumol model? Note that the optimal cash transfer amount is C?
a. If the fixed costs of selling securities or obtaining a loan (cost per transaction) increase by 20%, then C* will increase by 20%
b. If the total amount of cash needed during the year increases by 20%, then C* will increase by 20%.
c. If the average cash balance increases by 20%, then the total holding costs will increase by 20%.
d. If the average cash balance increases by 20% the total transactions costs will increase by 20%.
e. The optimal transfer amount is the same for all companies.