Chapter 17 Exercises
Determine pension plan assets
The following data relate to Voltaire Company’s defined benefit pension plan:
Determine the amount of pension plan assets at fair value on December 31.
Changes in plan assets; determine cash contributions
Pension data for Fahy Transportation Inc. include the following:
Assuming cash contributions were made at the end of the year, what was the amount of those contributions?
Determine pension expense
Abbott and Abbott has a noncontributory, defined benefit pension plan. At December 31, 2013, Abbott and Abbott received the following information:
The expected long-term rate of return on plan assets was 10%. There was no prior service cost and a negligible net loss-AOCI on January 1, 2013.
1. Determine Abbott and Abbott’s pension expense for 2013.
2. Prepare the journal entries to record Abbott and Abbott’s pension expense, funding, and payment for 2013.
PBO calculations; ABO calculations; present value concepts
Clark Industries has a defined benefit pension plan that specifies annual retirement benefits equal to:
1.2% × Service years × Final year’s salary
Stanley Mills was hired by Clark at the beginning of 1994. Mills is expected to retire at the end of 2038 after 45 years of service. His retirement is expected to span 15 years. At the end of 2013, 20 years after being hired, his salary is $80,000. The company’s actuary projects Mills’s salary to be $270,000 at retirement. The actuary’s discount rate is 7%.
1. Estimate the amount of Stanley Mills’s annual retirement payments for the 15 retirement years earned as of the end of 2013.
2. Suppose Clark’s pension plan permits a lump-sum payment at retirement in lieu of annuity payments. Determine the lump-sum equivalent as the present value as of the retirement date of annuity payments during the retirement period.
3. What is the company’s projected benefit obligation at the end of 2013 with respect to Stanley Mills?
4. Even though pension accounting centers on the PBO calculation, the ABO still must be disclosed in the pension disclosure note. What is the company’s accumulated benefit obligation at the end of 2013 with respect to Stanley Mills?
5. If we assume no estimates change in the meantime, what is the company’s projected benefit obligation at the end of 2014 with respect to Stanley Mills?
6. What portion of the 2014 increase in the PBO is attributable to 2014 service (the service cost component of pension expense) and to accrued interest (the interest cost component of pension expense)?
A partially completed pension spreadsheet showing the relationships among the elements that comprise the defined benefit pension plan of Universal Products is given below. The actuary’s discount rate is 5%. At the end of 2011, the pension formula was amended, creating a prior service cost of $120,000. The expected rate of return on assets was 8%, and the average remaining service life of the active employee group is 20 years in the current year as well as the previous two years.
Copy the incomplete spreadsheet and fill in the missing amounts.