On January 1, 2014, The Miller Corporation purchased 300,000 shares of The Mayfair Corporation for $5.7 million. The investment represented 25 percent of The Mayfair Corporation’s outstanding common shares.
During 2014, Mayfair reported net earnings of $2.25 million and
paid a cash dividend of $0.15 per share. During 2015, Mayfair
reported a net loss of $180,000 and again paid a dividend of $0.15
Calculate the book value of Miller’s investment in Mayfair as of December 31, 2014, and December 31, 2015.
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