Judd, Inc., owns 35% of Cosby Corporation. During the calendar year 2012, Cosby had
net earnings of $300,000 and paid dividends of $30,000. Judd mistakenly recorded these
transactions using the fair value method rather than the equity method of accounting.
What effect would this have on the investment account, net income, and retained
a. Understate, overstate, overstate
b. Overstate, understate, understate
c. Overstate, overstate, overstate
d. Understate, understate, understate
Dublin Co. holds a 30% stake in Club Co. which was purchased in 2013 at a cost of
$3,000,000. After applying the equity method, the Investment in Club Co. account has a
balance of $3,040,000. At December 31, 2013 the fair value of the investment is
$3,120,000. Which of the following values is acceptable for Dublin to use in its balance
sheet at December 31, 2013?
a. I, II, or III.
b. I or II only.
c. II only.
d. II or III only.