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CFA Practice Question

Southern Corp. purchases an investment in Morton Inc. at a purchase price of $1million, representing 30% of the book value of Morton. During the year, Morton reports net income of $100,000 and pay dividends of $40,000. At the end of the year, the market value of Southern's investment is $1.2 million. The investment will be reported on Southern's balance sheet at:
A. $1 million.
B. $1.018 million.
C. $1.060 million.
Explanation: The year-end balance of the investment account is computed as follows:

Beginning balance: $1,000,000.
% investee income earned: 30,000 ($100,000 * .3).
Dividends received: (12,000) ($40,000 * .3)
Ending balance: $1,018,000.

User Contributed Comments 4

User Comment
zwer What is 12,000?
Ree2 40 000*0.3 = 12 000
100 000 * 0.3 = 30 000
30 000 - 12 000 = 18 000
Hope this helps
dblueroom 12,000 is investor's share of dividends paid during the year, which reduces the investment account.
aruffo So the market price is a red herring?
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