General Disclosures Inventories Property Plant And Equipment Koch Corporation Is

General Disclosures; Inventories; Property, Plant, and Equipment Koch Corporation is in the process of preparing its annual financial statements for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2011. Because all of Koch’s shares are traded intrastate, the company does not have to file any reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company manufactures plastic, glass, and paper containers for sale to food and drink manufacturers and distributors. Koch Corporation maintains separate control accounts for its raw materials, work-in-process, and finished goods inventories for each of the three types of containers. The inventories are valued at the lower of-cost-or-market. The company’s property, plant, and equipment are classified in the following major categories: land, office buildings, furniture and fixtures, manufacturing facilities, manufacturing equipment, and leasehold improvements. All fixed assets are carried at cost. The depreciation methods employed depend on the type of asset (its classification) and when it was acquired. Koch Corporation plans to present the inventory and fixed asset amounts in its April 30, 2011, balance sheet as shown below.

Inventories…………………………………………………………………$4,814,200

Property, plant, and equipment (net of depreciation)…..6,310,000,

What information regarding inventories and property, plant, and equipment must be disclosed by Koch Corporation in the audited financial statements issued to stockholders, either in the body or the notes, for the 2010–2011 fiscal years?

(CMA adapted)

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