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The Byrd Company’s Contributed Capital section of its January 1, 2007 balance sheet is as follows:

Preferred stock (6%, $50 par, 8,000 shares authorized, 3,400 shares issued and outstanding) $170,000

Common stock ($10 stated value, 30,000 shares authorized, 12,000 shares issued and outstanding) 120,000

Preferred stock subscribed (800 shares subscribed at $54 per share) 40,000

Additional paid-in capital on preferred stock 12,800

Additional paid-in capital on common stock 72,000

Total contributed capital $414,800

During 2007 the company entered into the following transactions:

Jan. 3 Established a compensatory share option plan for its key executives. The options vest after a three-year service period. The estimated fair value of the options expected to be exercised is $81,000.

Mar. 6 Received the remaining $40 per share on the subscribed preferred stock and issued the shares.

Apr. 24 Sold 300 shares of preferred stock at $55 per share.

May 4 Received a subscription down payment of $6 per share on 1,000 shares of common stock. The remaining $11 per share balance is due in 60 days.

June 7 Sold 600 shares of common stock at $17 per share.

July 3 Received the remaining balance on subscribed common stock and issued the shares.

Sept. 21 Purchased building by paying $9,000 cash and issuing 800 shares of common stock and 450 shares of preferred stock. Common and preferred stock are currently selling for $19 and $57 per share, respectively.

Oct. 12 Reacquired 900 shares of common stock at $19.50 per share. The company uses the cost method to account for treasury stock.

Nov. 15 Issued for $32,000 a combination of 700 shares of common stock and 12% bonds with a face value of $20,000. The common stock is currently selling for $18 per share. No market value exists for the bonds.

Dec. 14 Reissued the 900 shares of treasury stock at $20.50 per share.

Dec. 28 Distributed a $3.00 per share dividend to all outstanding preferred stock and a $1.50 per share dividend to all common stock outstanding on this date (debit Retained Earnings and credit Cash for each dividend).

Dec. 31 Declared a two-for-one stock split on the common stock, reducing the stated value to $4 per share and increasing the authorized shares to 60,000.


1. Prepare journal entries to record the preceding transactions.

2. Prepare the contributed capital section of Byrd’s December 31, 2007 balance sheet.

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