Posted: July 12th, 2016

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2. On January 1, 2009, Rand Corp. issued shares of its common stock to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Spaulding Inc. Spaulding’s book value was only $140,000 at the time, but Rand issued 12,000 shares having a par value of $1 per share and a fair value of $20 per share. Rand was willing to convey these shares because it felt that buildings (ten-year life) were undervalued on Spaulding’s records by $60,000 while equipment (five-year life) was undervalued by $25,000. Any consideration transferred over fair value of identified net assets acquired is assigned to goodwill.
Following are the individual financial records for these two companies for the year ended December 31, 2012.

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Prepare a consolidation worksheet for this business combination.

3. On January 1, 2011, John Doe Enterprises (JDE) acquired a 55% interest in Bubba Manufacturing, Inc. (BMI). JDE paid for the transaction with $3 million cash and 500,000 shares of JDE common stock (par value $1.00 per share). At the time of the acquisition, BMI’s book value was $16,970,000.
On January 1, JDE stock had a market value of $14.90 per share and there was no control premium in this transaction. Any consideration transferred over book value is assigned to goodwill. BMI had the following balances on January 1, 2011.

For internal reporting purposes, JDE employed the equity method to account for this

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