On January 1, 2016, Aspen Company acquired 80 percent of Birch Company’s voting stock for $364,000….

On January 1, 2016, Aspen Company acquired 80 percent of Birch
Company’s voting stock for $364,000….

On January 1, 2016, Aspen Company acquired 80 percent of Birch
Company’s voting stock for $364,000. Birch reported a $320,000 book
value and the fair value of the noncontrolling interest was $91,000
on that date. Then, on January 1, 2017, Birch acquired 80 percent
of Cedar Company for $108,000 when Cedar had a $108,000 book value
and the 20 percent noncontrolling interest was valued at $27,000.
In each acquisition, the subsidiary’s excess acquisition-date fair
over book value was assigned to a trade name with a 30-year
remaining life.
These companies report the following financial information.
Investment income figures are not included.   

Problem 7-14 (LO 7-1) On January 1, 2016, Aspen Company acquired 80 percent of Birch Company’s voting stock for $364,000. Birch reported a $320,000 book value and the fair value of the noncontrolling interest was $91,000 on that date. Then, on January 1, 2017, Birch acquired 80 percent of Cedar Company for $108,000 when Cedar had a $108,000 book value and the 20 percent noncontrolling interest was valued at $27,000. In each acquisition, the subsidiary’s excess acquisition-date fair over book value was assigned to a trade name with a 30-year remaining life. These companies report the following financial information. Investment income figures are not included. 2016 2017 2018 $ 485,000 $ 767,500 211,500 386,000 Not available 263,700 $ 892,500 622,300 240,000 Sales: Aspen Company Birch Company Cedar Company Expenses : Aspen Company Birch Company Cedar Company Dividends declared: Aspen Company Birch Company Cedar Company $ 332,500 167,000 Not available $ 525,000 $ 635,000 315,000 550,000 244,000 210,000 $ 10,000 $ 45,000 $ 55,000 8,000 18,000 18,000 Not available 2,000 6,000 Assume that each of the following questions is independent: a. If all companies use the equity method for internal reporting purposes, what is the December 31, 2017, balance in Aspen’s Investment in Birch Company account? b. What is the consolidated net income for this business combination for 2018? c. What is the net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest in 2018? d. Assume that Birch made intra-entity inventory transfers to Aspen that have resulted in the following intra-entity gross profits in inventory at the end of each year: Date Amount 12/31/16 $13,500 12/31/17 16,200 12/31/18 30,400 What is the accrual-based net income of Birch in 2017 and 2018, respectively? Complete this question by entering your answers in the tabs below. Req A to C Req D a. If all companies use the equity method for internal reporting purposes, what is the December 31, 2017, balance in Aspen’s Investment in Birch Company account? b. What is the consolidated net income for this business combination for 2018? c. What is the net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest in 2018? Show less a. Investment in Birch b. Consolidated net income c. Noncontrolling interests’ share of the consolidated net income

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