Financial Development of the Co-operative Society.

RECEIPTS.  EXPENDITURES. Men's Furnishings,  $47,841.38  Merchandise,  $236,346.70 Books,  72,259.72  Salaries,  23,563.52 Stationery,  42,149.57  Rent,  3,503.00 Tailoring,  32,770.19  Taxes,  724.16 Furniture,  18,738.56  Advertising,  568.42 Coal and Wood,  19,009.63  Express and Carting,  2,428.56 Medical Branch,  56,448.99  Other Expenses,  6,836.47 Membership Fees,  2,895.00  Sundry Payments,  692.59 Interest and Discount,  3,888.70  Balance, profit,  21,827.82 Sundry receipts,  489.50   $296,491.24  $296,491.24

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES.

ASSETS.   July 1, 1902.  Jan. 1, 1903.  July 1, 1903. Merchandise,  $40,919.01  $59,972.36  $43,917.85 Fixtures,  2,715.92  4,045.13  3,419.87 Cash.  10,449.76  2,820.33  15,409.59 Accounts Receivable,  14,913.23  18,435.29  14,681.21   $68,997.92  $85,273.11  $77,428.52 LIABILITIES.   July 1, 1902.  Jan. 1, 1903.  July 1, 1903. Capital,  $36,493.24  $45,000.00  $45,000.00 Sinking Fund,  158.78  221.83  274.34 Accounts Payable,  15,776.67  26,321.28  13,220.04 Profit and Loss,  16,569.23  13,730.00  18,934.14   $68,997.92  $85,273.11  $77,428.52

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF SALES BY DEPARTMENTS.

  1898-99.  1899-00.  1900-01.  1901-02.  1902-03. Men's Furnishings,  $21,217.55  $32,407.54  $37,966.40  $43,618.29  $47,841.38 Books,  59,773.48  64,088.97  71,132.78  69,630.22  72,259.72 Stationery,  25,337.81  32,151.76  40,088.77  41,120.29  42,149.57 Tailoring,  5,828.99  9,729.53  21,069.51  28,105.36  32,770.19 Coal and Wood,  13,320.31  12,788.59  14,814.19  14,599.24  19,009.63 Furniture,  3,680.94  9,344.83  13,332.49  15,415.43  18,738.56 Medical Branch,  39,290.08  43,468.49  44,946.72  47,326.38  56,448.99 Shoe Mending,  2,028.20  2,477.85  2,986.63   $170,477.36  $206,457.56  $246,337.49  $259,815.21  $289,218.04

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF EXPENSES.

1897-98.  1898-99.  1899-00.  1900-01.  1901-02.  1902-03. $19,193.10  $21,483.77  $25,893.77  $30,530.55  $33,832.16  $37,624.13

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF AMOUNT ADDED TO CAPITAL.

$2,000.03  $1,510.30  $3,903.23  $4,118.49  $5,613.08  $7,893.68

COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF DIVIDENDS.

$5,000.00  $6,000.00  $6,894.36  $8,692.55  $10,956.15  $12,426.33

RATE OF DIVIDENDS ON PURCHASES ON WHICH DIVIDENDS WERE PAID.

5.9 per cent.  6.9 per cent.  7 per cent.  7 per cent.  8 per cent.  8 per cent.

COMPARATIVE RESULTS OF TRADING OPERATIONS.

  Cost of Merchandise, in terms of total sales,  Running expenses, in terms of total sales.  Profit from trading operations, in terms of total sales.   per cent.  per cent.  per cent. 1902-03,  81.7  13.0  5.3 1901-02,  81.6  13.0  5.4 1900-01,  83.5  12.4  4.1 1899-00,  83.9  12.5  3.6 1898-99,  84.4  12.6  3.0 1897-98  84.9  12.1  3.0 1896-97  85.3  11.8  2.9

The receipts from membership fees are not included in this table, which presents the results of the trading operations of the Society. In the years prior to 1902-03 the receipts from interest and from discount for cash payments are deducted from the cost of merchandise, and included in calculating the percentages of profit. As such receipts are not strictly receipts from trading operations, this is not done in 1902-03.