The stockholders’ equity section of Jarvis Corporation at December 31 is as follows.
Balance Sheet (partial)
Preferred stock, cumulative, 10,000 shares authorized, 6,000 shares issued $ 300,000
Common stock, no par, 750,000 shares authorized, 600,000 shares issued 1,200,000
Total paid-in capital 1,500,000
Retained earnings 1,858,000
Total paid-in capital and retained earnings 3,358,000
Less: Treasury stock (10,000 common shares) (64,000)
Total stockholders’ equity $3,294,000
From a review of the stockholders’ equity section, as chief accountant, write a memo to the president of the company answering the following questions.
(a) How many shares of common stock are outstanding?
(b) Assuming there is a stated value, what is the stated value of the common stock?
(c) What is the par value of the preferred stock?
(d) If the annual dividend on preferred stock is $30,000, what is the dividend rate on preferred stock?
(e) If dividends of $60,000 were in arrears on preferred stock, what would be the balance in Retained Earnings?
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