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Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making, 7th Edition by Donald E. Kieso, Jerry J. Weygandt, Paul D. Kimmel

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CHAPTER 5

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MERCHANDISING OPERATIONS AND THE MULTIPLE-STEP INCOME STATEMENT

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the differences between a service company and a merchandising company.
  2. Explain the recording of purchases under a perpetual inventory system.
  3. Explain the recording of sales revenues under a perpetual inventory system.
  4. Distinguish between a single-step and a multiple-step income statement.
  5. Determine cost of goods sold under a periodic system.
  6. Explain the factors affecting profitability.
  7. Identify a quality of earnings indicator.

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Feature Story

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BUY NOW, VOTE LATER

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REI is a consumer cooperative, or “co-op” for short. To figure out what that means, consider this quote from the company's annual report:

As ...

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