Business & Finance

On September 1, 2015, Evansville Lumber Company issued $80 million in 20-year, 10 percent bonds payable. Interest is payable semiannually on March 1 and September 1. Bond discounts and premiums are amortized at each interest payment date and at year-end. The company’s fiscal year ends at December 31.

Question #1

Instructions

a-1.

Prepare the necessary adjusting entries at December 31, 2015, and the journal entry to record the payment of bond interest on March 1, 2016, under the bonds were issued at 98: (If no entry is required for a transaction/event, select “No journal entry required” in the first account field. Round your answers to the nearest dollar amount.)

Date

General Journal

Debit

Credit

1

Dec 31, 2015

Bond interest expense

2,693,334

2

Bond interest payable

2,666,667

3

Discount on bonds payable

26,667

4

5

Mar 01, 2016

Bond interest expense

1,346,666

6

Bond interest payable

2,666,667

7

Cash

4,000,000

8

Discount on bonds payable

13,333

Prepare the necessary adjusting entries at December 31, 2015, and the journal entry to record the payment of bond interest on March 1, 2016, under the bonds were issued at 101: (If no entry is required for a transaction/event, select “No journal entry required” in the first account field. Round your answers to the nearest dollar amount.)

Date

General Journal

Debit

Credit

1

Dec 31, 2015

Bond interest expense

2

Cash

3

Premium on bonds payable

4

5

Mar 01, 2016

Bond interest expense

6

Premium on bonds payable

As of December 31 of the current year, Petersen Corporation has prepared the following information regarding its liabilities and other obligations:

Question #2

Notes payable, of which $12,000 will be repaid within the next 12 months

$

80,000

Interest expense that will result from existing liabilities over the next 12 months

125,000

Lawsuit pending against Petersen, in which $600,000 is claimed in damages. Legal counsel can make no reasonable estimate of the company’s ultimate liability at this time

600,000

20-year bond issue that matures in two years. The entire amount will be repaid from a bond sinking fund

900,000

Accrued interest on the 20-year bond issue as of the balance sheet date

36,000

Three-year commitment to John Hoskins as chief financial officer at a salary of $275,000 per year

825,000

Note payable due within 90 days (but that is approved to be extended for an additional 18 months

75,000

Cash deposits from customers for goods and services to be delivered over the next nine months

300,000

Income taxes, of which $100,000 are currently payable and the remainder deferred indefinitely

185,000

PETERSEN CORPORATION

Balance Sheet (Partial)

December 31

Liabilities:

Current liabilities:

Notes payable (current portion)

$12,000

Income taxes payable

100,000

Accrued bond interest payable

36,000

Unearned revenues

300,000

Total current liabilities

$448,000

Long-term liabilities:

Bonds payable

Notes payable

Deferred income taxes

Legal fees

Total long-term liabilities

$0

Total liabilities

$448,000

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Question #3

Using this table to complete the next question:

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Tilman Company is required by a bond indenture to make equal annual payments to a bond sinking fund at the end of each of the next 20 years. The sinking fund will earn 8 percent interest and must accumulate to a total of $500,000 at the end of the 20-year period. Use Table FA–2 (in Exhibit B-4)

Instructions

a.

Calculate the amount of the annual payments. (Round FV factor to 3 decimal places and final answer to the nearest dollar amount.)

Annual Payment=____________

b.

Calculate the total amount of interest that will be earned by the fund over the 20-year period. (Round your answer to the nearest dollar amount.)

Total Interest=_______________

Make the general journal entry to record redemption of the bond issue at the end of the 20-year period, assuming that the sinking fund is recorded on Tilman’s accounting records at $500,000 and bonds payable are recorded at the same amount. (If no entry is required for a transaction/event, select “No journal entry required” in the first account field.)

Transaction

General Journal

Debit

Credit

1

Bond payable

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