The Average Cost Inventory Valuation Method

The average cost inventory valuation method is one way that many companies choose to evaluate their company inventory. This method is very simple to calculate and is preferred by many companies for this reason. Here are the basics of the average cost inventory valuation method.

Average Cost Inventory Valuation Method

With the average cost inventory valuation method, you are going to be looking at the weighted average of all of the items in your inventory. It looks at the average value of all of the items that were up for sale during a specific accounting period. With this information, you can determine the cost of goods sold and the inventory that is left at the end of the period.

How to Calculate

In order to calculate the average cost inventory valuation method, you are going to multiply the number of each item that was available for sale by the price of that item. You will then add these values together. At that point, you will take the number and divide it by the total number of items that were for sale. This will give you the average cost of items that were for sale. 

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