Compute the cost of inventory on hand at December

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Question - A) Compute the cost of inventory on hand at December 31, 2019, based on the conventional retail method.

Lincoln Company converted from the conventional retail method to the LIFO retail method on January 1, 2020, and is now considering converting to the dollar-value LIFO inventory method. During your examination of the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2021, management requested that you furnish a summary showing certain computations of inventory cost for the past 3 years.

Available information - The inventory at January 1, 2019, had a retail value of $55,500 and cost of $29,500 based on the conventional retail method.

Transactions 2019

 

Cost

Retail

Purchase

$317,768

$544,500

Purchase returns

5,200

10,000

Purchase discounts

6,000

 

Gross sales revenue (after employee discounts)

 

550,400

Sales returns

 

9,000

Employee discounts

 

2,900

Freight-in

17,500

 

Net mark-ups

 

19,600

Net markdowns

 

11,800

The retail value of the December 31, 2020, inventory was $77,000, the cost ratio for 2020 under the LIFO retail method was 63%, and the regional price index was 106% of the January 1, 2020, price level.

The retail value of the December 31, 2021, inventory was $62,000, the cost ratio for 2021 under the LIFO retail method was 62%, and the regional price index was 108% of the January 1, 2020, price level.

B) Next, how do you estimate ending inventory for 2019 assuming the company used the LIFO retail method?

C) Lastly, how do you estimate ending inventory for 2019 using the conventional retail method?

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