Buffalo Corp. was a 30% owner of Carla Company, holding 216,000 shares of Carla’s common stock on December 31, 2016. The investment account had the following entries.
|Investment in Carla|
|1/1/15 Cost||$3,150,000||12/6/15 Dividend received||$140,000|
|12/31/15 Share of income||380,000||12/5/16 Dividend received||250,000|
|12/31/16 Share of income||500,000|
On January 2, 2017, Buffalo sold 108,000 shares of Carla for $3,330,000, thereby losing its significant influence. During the year 2017, Carla experienced the following results of operations and paid the following dividends to Buffalo.
At December 31, 2017, the fair value of Carla shares held by Buffalo is $1,910,000. This is the first reporting date since the January 2 sale.
(b) Compute the carrying amount of the investment in Carla as of December 31, 2017 (prior to any fair value adjustment).
(c) Prepare the adjusting entry on December 31, 2017, applying the fair value method to Buffalo’s long-term investment in Carla Company securities. (Credit account titles are automatically indented when amount is entered. Do not indent manually. If no entry is required, select “No Entry” for the account titles and enter 0 for the amounts.)
|Date||Account Titles and Explanation||Debit||Credit|
|Dec. 31, 2017|