ABSTRACT

Lakeview Hotel Investment Corp. (LHIC) is a publicly traded owner and operator of hotel properties located primarily within smaller centers in western Canada. The case provides students with the opportunity to develop research and analytical skills by investigating related party disclosures found within LHIC's financial statements. Students are asked to identify related parties and analyze the transactions between LHIC and its related parties. They are then directed to comment on the underlying value of the transactions. This case illustrates both how much can be learned by careful reading and analysis of related party transaction disclosures and also how many questions about related party transactions remain unanswered based on the information contained in financial statements. Although all information used in the case is publicly available, the degree of difficulty can be adjusted for use within undergraduate and graduate courses by varying the amount of information provided to students. This case is suitable for intermediate financial accounting, accounting theory, and financial statement analysis courses.

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