Issuing stock and preparing the stockholders’ equity section of the balance sheet

Lincoln-Priest, Inc., was organized in 2011. At December 31, 2011, the Lincoln- Priest balance sheet reported the following stockholders’ equity:

Lincoln-Priest, Inc.

Stockholders’ Equity

December 31, 2011

Paid-in Capital:

Preferred Stock, 7%, $40 par, 110,000 shares authorized, none issued

Common stock, $1 par, 520,000 shares authorized, 61,000 shares issued and outstanding 61,000

Paid-in capital in excess of par – common


Total paid-in capital


Retained earnings


Total Stockholders’ Equity



1. During 2012, the company completed the following selected transactions.

Journalize each transaction. Explanations are not required.

a. Issued for cash 1,300 shares of preferred stock at par value.

b. Issued for cash 2,400 shares of common stock at a price of $5 per share.

c. Net income for the year was $74,000, and the company declared no dividends.

Make the closing entry for net income.

2. Prepare the stockholders’ equity section of the Lincoln-Priest balance sheet at December 31, 2012.