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The first case at the end of this chapter and each of the remaining chapters is a series of integrative cases involving Starbucks. The series of cases applies the concepts and analytical tools discussed in each chapter to Starbucks’ financial statements and notes. The preparation of responses to the questions in these cases results in an integrated illustration of the six sequential steps in financial statement analysis discussed in this chapter and throughout the book.

Balance Sheet

a. Describe how Cash differs from Cash Equivalents.

b. Why do investments appear on the balance sheet under both current and noncurrent assets?

c. Accounts receivable are reported net of allowance for uncollectible accounts. Why? Identify the events or transactions that cause accounts receivable to increases and decrease. Also identify the events or transactions that cause the allowance account to increase and decrease.

d. How does the account Accumulated Depreciation on the balance sheet differ from Depreciation Expense on the income statement?

e. Deferred income taxes appear as a current asset on the balance sheet. Under what circumstances will deferred income taxes give rise to an asset?

f. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income includes unrealized gains and losses from marketable securities and investments in securities as well as unrealized gains and losses from translating the financial statements of foreign subsidiaries into U.S. dollars. Why are these gains and losses not included in net income on the income statement? When, if ever, will these gains and losses appear in net income?

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