United Corporation and Intrepid Company are similar firms operating in the same industry. United follows U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Intrepid follows International Financial Reporting Standards. At the end of last year, Intrepid had a higher inventory turnover ratio than United. Are the following plausible explanations for the difference? Explanation #1 – United accounts for its inventory using the first-in, first-out method and Intrepid uses the last-in, first-out method. Explanation #2 – United recognized an upward valuation of inventory that had been previously written down. Intrepid does not revalue its inventory upward. Explanation #1 Explanation #2 A) No Yes B) Yes No C) Yes Yes D) No No
I’d say both statements are incorrect. LIFO is not allowed under IFRS, and upward valuation is not allowed under FASB(GAAP).
map1 is 100% correct