Skip to ContentGo to accessibility pageKeyboard shortcuts menu
OpenStax Logo

TP 1.

LO 2.1Choose three stakeholders (or stakeholder groups) for Walmart and prepare a written response for each stakeholder. In your written response, consider the factors about the business the particular stakeholder would be interested in. Consider the financial and any nonfinancial factors that would be relevant to the stakeholder (or stakeholder group). Explain why these factors are important. Do some research and see if you can find support for your points.

TP 2.

LO 2.1Assume you purchased ten shares of Roku during the company’s IPO. Comment on why this might be a good investment. Consider factors such as what you expect to get from your investment, why you think Roku would become a publicly traded company, and what you think is the landscape of the industry Roku is in. What other factors might be relevant to your decision to invest in Roku?

TP 3.

LO 2.2A trademark is an intangible asset that has value to a business. Assume that you are an accountant with the responsibility of valuing the trademark of a well-known company such as Nike or McDonald’s. What makes each of these companies unique and adds value? While the value of a trademark may not necessarily be recorded on the company’s balance sheet, discuss what factors you think would affect (increase or decrease) the value of the company’s trademark? Consider your answer through the perspective of various stakeholders.

TP 4.

LO 2.3For each of the following ten independent transactions, provide a written description of what occurred in each transaction. Figure 2.4 might help you.

Increase Cash $57,500, increase Common Stock 57,500. Decrease Cash 6,900, increase Inventory 6,900. Increase Equipment 25,300, increase Accounts Payable 25,300. Increase Cash 1,438, increase Retained Earnings 1,438. Decrease Cash 863, decrease Retained Earnings 863. Increase Accounts Payable 460, decrease Retained Earnings 460. Increase Wages Payable 3,450, decrease Retained Earnings 3,450. Increase Cash 3,680, increase Retained Earnings 3,680. Increase Accounts Payable 102, decrease Retained Earnings 102. Decrease Cash 1,150, increase Equipment 1,150.
TP 5.

LO 2.3The following historical information is from Assisi Community Markets.

Year 1 42,000, 12,500, 6,200, 12,500, 3,200. Year 2 37,500, 16,800, 7,600, 14,600, 3,700. Year 3 26,800, 22,900, 10,300, 19,800, 4,500. Year 4 22,100, 28,000, 15,400, 20,600, 6,000. Year 5 15,700, 29,500, 16,700, 22,900, 8,200.

Calculate the working capital and current ratio for each year. What observations do you make, and what actions might the owner consider taking?

Order a print copy

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.


This book may not be used in the training of large language models or otherwise be ingested into large language models or generative AI offerings without OpenStax's permission.

Want to cite, share, or modify this book? This book uses the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License and you must attribute OpenStax.

Attribution information
  • If you are redistributing all or part of this book in a print format, then you must include on every physical page the following attribution:
    Access for free at
  • If you are redistributing all or part of this book in a digital format, then you must include on every digital page view the following attribution:
    Access for free at
Citation information

© Dec 13, 2023 OpenStax. Textbook content produced by OpenStax is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License . The OpenStax name, OpenStax logo, OpenStax book covers, OpenStax CNX name, and OpenStax CNX logo are not subject to the Creative Commons license and may not be reproduced without the prior and express written consent of Rice University.