need help identifying cash on assets for a december balance sheetSkousen Exploration Corporation was formed on January 1, 20X3. The company was formed by Cli? and
Chris Skousen with the goal of conducting geophysical support services related to natural gas drilling op-
erations in the Uinta Basin region of eastern Utah. The company’s initial capitalization consisted of share-
holder investments of $1,000,000 and an additional bank loan of $750,000.
During the ?rst year of operation, the company purchased land, buildings, and equipment
in the amount of $200,000, $500,000, and $300,000, respectively. (Hint: In subsequent chap-
ters you will be introduced to the concepts of depreciation relating to certain of these assets;
for now you may ignore this issue).
During 20X3, the company signed contracts to deliver consulting services with a total val-
ue of $2,500,000. By year’s end, $1,600,000 of services had been provided and billed under
these agreements. The other $900,000 of work will not be performed until 20X4. All amounts
billed had been collected during 20X3, with the exception of December’s billings in the
amount of $125,000. The Skousen’s are quite con?dent that the December billing will be
collected in the normal course of business in early 20X4.
Expenses paid during 20X3 included rent ($140,000), wages ($780,000), interest ($75,000),
and taxes ($215,000). In addition, the company had incurred rent ($10,000), wages ($30,000),
and interest ($6,000) related to 20X3 activity that was not yet paid as of the end of 20X3.
Skousen Exploration declared and paid dividends to shareholders in the amount of $75,000
during 20X3. Skousen also repaid $50,000 of the original bank loan.
Prepare an income statement for Skousen Corporation for the year ending December 31, 20X3.
Prepare a statement of retained earnings for Skousen Corporation for the year ending
December 31, 20X3.
Prepare calculations showing that cash is $890,000 as of December 31, 20X3.
Prepare a balance sheet for Skousen Corporation as of December 31, 20X3.
Preparing ?nancial statements and cash calculations based on a narrative