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Equity Method Transactions and Reporting
For this assignment, use your Fundamentals of Advanced Accounting text to complete the following:
Problem 13 on page 30. This assignment tests your knowledge of reporting under the equity method of accounting.
Problem 18 on page 31. You are responsible for preparing journal entries under the equity method of accounting.
On January 3, 2018, Matteson Corporation acquired 40 percent of the outstanding common stock of O’Toole Company for $1,160,000. This acquisition gave Matteson the ability to exercise significant influence over the investee. The book value of the acquired shares was $820,000. Any excess cost over the underlying book value was assigned to a copyright that was undervalued on its balance sheet. This copyright has a remaining useful life of 10 years. For the year ended December 31, 2018, O’Toole reported net income of $260,000 and declared cash dividends of $50,000. At December 31, 2018, what should Matteson report as its investment in O’Toole under the equity method?
Milani, Inc., acquired 10 percent of Seida Corporation on January 1, 2017, for $190,000 and appropriately accounted for the investment using the fair-value method. On January 1, 2018, Milani purchased an additional 30 percent of Seida for $600,000 which resulted in significant influence over Seida. On that date, the fair value of Seida’s common stock was $2,000,000 in total. Seida’s January 1, 2018, book value equaled $1,850,000, although land was undervalued by $120,000. Any additional excess fair value over Seida’s book value was attributable to a trademark with an 8-year remaining life. During 2018, Seida reported income of $300,000 and declared and paid dividends of $110,000. Prepare the 2018 journal entries for Milani related to its investment in Seida.
Problem 31 on page 34. This assignment tests your ability to prepare equity method conversion transactions over several years.
On January 1, 2017, Fisher Corporation purchased 40 percent (80,000 shares) of the common stock of Bowden, Inc., for $982,000 in cash and began to use the equity method for the investment. The price paid represented a $60,000 payment in excess of the book value of Fisher’s share of Bowden’s underlying net assets. Fisher was willing to make this extra payment because of a recently developed patent held by Bowden with a 15-year remaining life. All other assets were considered appropriately valued on Bowden’s books.
Bowden declares and pays a $100,000 cash dividend to its stockholders each year on September 15. Bowden reported net income of $400,000 in 2017 and $380,000 in 2018. Each income figure was earned evenly throughout its respective years.
On July 1, 2018, Fisher sold 10 percent (20,000 shares) of Bowden’s outstanding shares for $330,000 in cash. Although it sold this interest, Fisher maintained the ability to significantly influence Bowden’s decision-making process.
Prepare the journal entries for Fisher for the years of 2017 and 2018.