Posted: April 19th, 2016
Complete the following exercise. Create an Excel spreadsheet provided via the link below to provide your answers to parts a and b. Then paste the Excel data into a Word document on which you can also write the answer to part c.
Label each exercise or problem clearly.
Jan 1 Investor Corporation purchased 8,000 shares (20%) of Investee Company’s outstanding stock at a cost of $150,000.
May 31 Investee Company declared and paid a cash dividend of $1.50 per share.
Dec 31 Investee Company announced that its net income for the year was $100,000.
Oct 1 Investee Company declared and paid a cash dividend of $1.00 per share.
Dec 31 Investee Company announced that its net income for the year was $80,000.
Jan 1 Investor Corporation sold all of its shares of Investee Company for $178,000 cash.
1a. Prepare journal entries on Investor Corporation’s books using the equity method, which assumes that Investor has significant influence over Investee Company.
2b. Prepare journal entries on Investor Corporation’s books using the cost method, which assumes that even though Investor owns 20% of Investee’s stock, Investor does not have significant influence over Investee (for example, another corporation owns 70% of Investee Company’s stock).
3c. Write a brief report between 200-300 words in length outlining your recommendations to senior management based on the information presented here.
Place an order in 3 easy steps. Takes less than 5 mins.