Complete all questions below. All workings, when appropriate, must be shown to substantiate your answers.
Question 1 [40 marks]
Topics 1 to 3 – Consolidation: Principles, accounting requirements, intra-group transactions and non-controlling interests
Parent Ltd acquired 80% of the issued shares of Subsidiary Ltd on 1 July 2014. At the acquisition date, the equity of Subsidiary Ltd consisted of Share Capital of $200,000; Retained Earnings of $ 74,000 and General Reserve of $6,000.
Parent Ltd uses the full goodwill method. The fair value of non-controlling interest at 1 July 2014 was $63,000.
All the identifiable net assets of Subsidiary Ltd were recorded at fair value at the date of acquisition, except for the following assets
(a) The inventory on hand of Subsidiary Ltd on 1 July 2016 included a quantity priced at $20,000 that was transferred from Parent Ltd during the prior financial year. This inventory had cost Parent Ltd $15,000. This entire inventory was sold by Subsidiary Ltd to parties external to the group during the current financial year.
(b) Subsidiary Ltd sold inventory to Parent Ltd for $120,000 during the year. This inventory had an original cost to Subsidiary Ltd of $110,000. This entire inventory was held by Parent Ltd during the year.
(c) On 1 January 2016, Subsidiary Ltd sold an item from its inventory to Parent Ltd for $40,000. Parent Ltd had treated this item as an addition to its plant. The item was put into service as soon as received by Parent Ltd and depreciation charged at 20% p.a. The cost of that item to Subsidiary Ltd was $30,000.
(d) The management and consulting fees of Parent Ltd were all paid by Subsidiary Ltd and represented charges made for administration $4,400 and technical services $5,600. The latter were recognised as manufacturing expenses by Subsidiary Ltd.
(e) All debentures issued by Subsidiary Ltd are held by Parent Ltd. The interest has been recorded by Parent Ltd accordingly and Subsidiary Ltd recorded the interest paid in financial expenses.
(f) Other components of equity relate to movements in the fair values of the financial assets. The balance of these accounts on 1 July 2016 was $20,000 for Parent Ltd and $16,000 for Subsidiary Ltd.
(g) The tax rate is 30%.
Prepare an acquisition analysis and the consolidation journal entries necessary for preparation of the consolidated financial statements for the year ending 30 June 2017 for the group comprising Parent Ltd and Subsidiary Ltd.
Note: show all necessary workings and narrations.
Question 2 [10 marks]
Topic 4: Investment in associates
On 1 July 2015, Rules Ltd acquired 25% of the shares of Commercial Ltd for $200 000. The acquisition of these shares gave Rules Ltd significant influence over Commercial Ltd. At this date, the equity of Commercial Ltd consisted of:
At 1 July 2015, all the identifiable assets and liabilities of Commercial Ltd were recorded at amounts equal to their fair values except for:
The plant was considered to have a further useful life of 5 years. The land was revalued in the records of Commercial Ltd and the revaluation model applied in the measurement of the land. The tax rate is 30%.
Prepare the journal entries in the books of Rules Ltd to account for the investment in Commercial Ltd under the equity method for the year ended 30 June 2017.
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