CFA Practice Question

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CFA Practice Question

During late December, 2013, Company A acquires a small competitor, Company B. During the evaluation of the acquisition it is determined that the customer lists of Company B have a fair value of $50,000. Company A has spent $15,000 during the year updating and maintaining its own customer lists. What will be the value of the customer list as an intangible asset on Company A's 31 December 2013 consolidated financial statements?
A. $15,000
B. $35,000
C. $50,000
Explanation: The purchased customer list is an identifiable intangible because it can be sold separately from the company and it would be recorded at its fair market value, the amount paid for it in the acquisition: $50,000. The amount spent by Company A on its own lists, $15,000, would have to be expensed because internally generated intangibles are not capitalized.

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