Acc421 Intermediate Accounting: E4-6 The accountant of Weatherspoon Shoe Co.

E4-6 Multiple-step and Single-step

The accountant of Weatherspoon Shoe Co. has compiled the following information from the company's records as a basis for an income statement for the year ended December 31, 2010.
Rental revenue 29,000
Interest expense 18,000
Market appreciation on land above cost 31,000
Wages and salaries-sales 114,800
Materials and supplies-sales 17,600
Income tax 30,600
Wages and salaries-administrative 135,900
Other administrative expenses 51,700
Cost of goods sold 516,000
Net sales 980,000
Depreciation on plant assets (70% selling, 30% administrative) 65,000
Dividends declared 16,000
There were 20,000 shares of common stock outstanding during the year.

Instructions:
a. Prepare a multiple-step income statement. (Round earnings per share to 2 decimal places, e.g. 5.25. For multiple entries list from largest to smallest amounts, e.g. 10, 5, 1. Enter all amounts as positive amounts and subtract where necessary.)
b. Prepare a single-step income statement. (Round earnings per share to 2 decimal places, e.g. 5.25. For multiple entries list from largest to smallest amounts, e.g. 10, 5, 1. Enter all amounts as positive amounts and subtract where necessary.)
c. Which format do you prefer? Discuss
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