Listed here are the stockholders’ equity sections of three public companies for years ending in
2013 and 2012:
a. Divide the class in three sections and divide each section into groups of three to five st u dents.
Assign each section one of the companies.
Based on the company assigned to your group, answer the following questions:
b. What is the per share par or stated value of the common stock in 2013?
c. What was the average issue price of the common stock for each year?
d. How many shares of stock are outstanding at the end of each year?
e. What is the average cost per share of the treasury stock for 2013?
f. Do the data suggest that your company was profitable in 2013?
g. Can you determine the amount of net income from the information given? What is missing?
h. What is the total stockholders’ equity of your company for each year?
i. Have each group select a representative to present the information about its company. Compare the share issue price and the par or stated value of the companies.
j. Compare the average issue price to the current market price for each of the companies. Speculate about what might cause the difference.