The Hole in the Doughnut - Accounting for Acquired Intangibles at Krispy Kreme
Posted: 31 Aug 2010
Date Written: 2006
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. used a 2000 initial public offering (IPO) to embark on an active expansion and franchise reacquisition program. This case focuses on this high-visibility franchise reacquisition program and several associated and highly controversial accounting issues, and provides an opportunity to examine numerous technical and conceptual issues in a real-world setting. In the case, you will encounter a variety of financial reporting issues – from identification and valuation of uncommon intangible assets in part 1, to acquisition accounting, purchase-price allocations, contingent consideration, exit costs, executive compensation, and loan impairments in part 2. The case is appropriate for use in intermediate and advanced accounting courses.
Keywords: financial reporting, mergers and acqusitions, reaquired franchise rights, intangibles
JEL Classification: M40, M49, G34
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