ABC began operations on January 1, 2011. On January 1, 2011, they purchased inventory at a cost of $2,400,000. The selling price of this inventory was initially set at $5,000,000.
During 2011, net markdowns totaled $2,000,000, and net markups totaled $1,000,000. The ending inventory on December 31, 2011 (at Retail) was $1,600,000.
During 2012, inventory was purchased at a cost of $3,000,000. The initial selling price of this inventory was set at $8,000,000. Net markdowns in 2012 were $1,000,000, and net markups were $400,000. Ending Inventory on December 31, 2012 (at Retail) was $1,800,000.
a. Assuming that ABC uses the conventional retail inventory method, find out the amount of inventory they should report on their December 31, 2011 Balance Sheet?
b. Assuming that ABC uses the conventional retail inventory method, find out the amount of cost of goods sold that they will report on their Income Statement for the year-ending December 31, 2012?