Advanced Accounting - The Equity Method of Accounting for Investment. 1. During January 2010, Wells, Inc. acquired 30% of the outstanding common stock of Wilton Co. for $1,400,000. This investment gave Wells the ability to exercise significant influence over Wilton. Wilton's assets on that date were recorded at $6,400,000 with liabilities of $3,000,000. Any excess of cost over book value of Wells' investment was attributed to unrecorded patents having a remaining useful life of ten years. In 2010, Wilton reported net income of $600,000. For 2011, Wilton reported net income of $750,000. Dividends of $200,000 were paid in each of these two years. What was the reported balance of Wells' Investment in Wilson Co. at December 31, 2011? 2. On January 4, 2011, Watts Co. purchased 40,000 shares (40%) of the common stock of Adams Corp., paying $800,000. There was no goodwill or other cost allocation associated with the investment. Watts has significant influence over Adams. During 2011, Adams reported income of $200,000 and paid dividends of $80,000. On January 2, 2012, Watts sold 5,000 shares for $125,000. What was the balance in the investment account after the shares had been sold? 3. Tower Inc. owns 30% of Yale Co. and applies the equity method. During the current year, Tower bought inventory costing $66,000 and then sold it to Yale for $120,000. At year-end, only $24,000 of merchandise was still being held by Yale. What amount of intra-entity inventory profit must be deferred by Tower? 4. On January 1, 2011, Pacer Company paid $1,920,000 for 60,000 shares of Lennon Co.'s voting common stock which represents a 45% investment. No allocation to goodwill or other specific account was made. Significant influence over Lennon was achieved by this acquisition. Lennon distributed a dividend of $2.50 per share during 2011 and reported net income of $670,000. What was the balance in the Investment in Lennon Co. account found in the financial records of Pacer as of December 31, 2011? 5. On January 1, 2011, Bangle Company purchased 30% of the voting common stock of Sleat Corp. for $1,000,000. Any excess of cost over book value was assigned to goodwill. During 2011, Sleat paid dividends of $24,000 and reported a net loss of $140,000. What is the balance in the investment account on December 31, 2011?
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