On January 1, 2018, Roland, Inc., paid $200,000 for a 40% interest in Holt Corp.’s common stock. This investee had assets with a book value of $250,000 and liabilities of $10,000. A patent held by Holt having a $5,000 book value was actually worth $25,000. A building held by Holt had a book value of $70,000 and a fair value of $120,000. The patent had a remaining useful life of 5 years while the building had a 10 year remaining life. Any further excess cost was associated with goodwill. During 2018, Holt earned income of $60,000 and paid dividends of $8,000. During 2019, it had income of $80,000 and dividends of $12,000. During 2019, the fair value of Roland’s investment in Holt had risen from $210,000 to $230,000.
Assuming the equity method, what balance should appear in the investment in Holt account as of Dec. 31, 2019?
|For investing in Holt Corp|
|Investments in associates a/c Dr||200000|
|Roland inc, receives dividend|
|Cash a/c Dr||4800|
|To Investment a/c||4800|
|Recording of net income|
|Investment in associates a/c Dr||24000|
|To Investment revenue a/c||24000|
|Amount Paid for stake in Holt corp||200000|
Calculation of Value of Investment in associate under Equity method
|Opening value in Investment in Associate a/c||200000|
|Less: Dividend received||4800|
|Add: Net income gained||24000|
|Closing value of Investment in Associate a/c||219200|
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