# lifo fifo stock valuation

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## Presentation Description

This PPt leads students through the calculations of LIFO and FIFO stock valuation. Its is for IB Business and Management HL students

## Presentation Transcript

### FIFO & LIFO :

FIFO & LIFO IB Business & Management IB2 Higher Level

### Lesson objectives :

Lesson objectives By the end of the lesson students should be able to: - Understand the ways businesses value stock on the balance sheet Know the term FIFO and LIFO

### Stock valuation :

Stock valuation For many businesses, stocks (or inventories) represent a significant proportion of assets so must be accurately recorded on the balance sheet. Stock valuation is the technique used to measure the value of raw materials, work-in-progress or finished goods. Stock valuation is important when stocks are difficult to distinguish in terms of purchase date and cost.

### For example :

For example Crude oil prices change on a daily basis It is difficult to distinguish between different batches of stocks. This means a firm’s inventories will consist of different batches of deliveries valued at different purchase costs

### Supermarkets :

Supermarkets In supermarkets it is difficult to distinguish between different batches of the same product. Supermarkets use a stock rotation system whereby the newest stocks go to the back of the shelves to ensure the older batches are bought first. This is particularly important for perishable goods. There are two main methods of stock valuation LIFO Last In First Out FIFO First In First Out

### Last In First Out :

Last In First Out This methods involves using the most recent batches of stocks first. It is a suitable method for businesses that do not need to adhere to a sell by date. The result is the older stock, which is usually valued at a lower cost will remain the same. I.e. the closing stock will be a lower value. Businesses that use LIFO tend to have big inventories This will result in tax benefits as although there is no fundamental difference in the business the gross profit figure will be lower

### LIFO Cont… :

LIFO Cont… Cost of goods sold = opening stock+ purchases- closing stock Therefore a lower valued closing stock will mean a higher cost of goods sold. Gross profit = Sales Revenue- COGS Therefore lower gross profit and subsequently lower corporation tax payable

LIFO Cont…

### Table what it means! :

Table what it means! At the begging of March the form bought 30 units of stock at \$25 each, therefore the stock valuation is \$750 Four days later 20 units were needed for production, so there was 10 units left, valued at \$250 On 8th March the form paid the supplier for another 20 units, however they now cost \$30, giving a valuation of 600, which is then added to the \$20 giving \$850 On 10th March 15 units are issued for production. LIFO means all 15 units are values at \$30 (the most current cost value). This leaves 5 left, \$150, added to the unused batch of earlier stock, \$400 The total value of stocks equals \$1350, \$750 on 1st March and another \$600 on 8th March

### First In First Out :

First In First Out This is a method of stock valuation whereby stock is valued based on the order in which it was purchased by the business. This method ensures that any unsold stock is more realistically valued as its current or replacement stock is valued at the most recent purchase cost. It is suitable for business that regularly rotate their stocks. On the balance sheet it is a more realistic and representative of the current market value. It will boost the gross profit

FIFO Cont…

### Comparing… :

Comparing… The closing stock values LIFO= \$400 FIFO= \$450 If revenue is \$1750. The impact on profits would be LIFO FIFO Sales 1750 1750 COGS Purchases 1350 1350 Closing stock 400 450 950 900 Gross Profit 800 850

### Choosing between LIFO and FIFO :

Choosing between LIFO and FIFO If there were no price increases over time LIFO and FIFO would get the same results, however the reality prices increase due to inflation. Laws are in place to stop firms switching between FIFO and LIFO, the same has to be used when account presented to the government and the shareholders In UK and Canada LIFO is not permitted for tax but it is in USA