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On July 1, 2011, Truman Company acquired a 70 percent interest in Atlanta Company in exchange for consideration of $720,000 in cash and equity securities. The remaining 30 percent of Atlanta’s shares traded closely near an average price that totaled $290,000 both before and after Truman’s acquisition. In reviewing its acquisition, Truman assigned a $100,000 fair value to a patent recently developed by Atlanta, even though it was not recorded within the financial records of the subsidiary. This patent is anticipated to have a remaining life of five years.

The following financial information is available for these two companies for 2011. In addition, the subsidiary’s income was earned uniformly throughout the year. Subsidiary dividend payments were made quarterly.

Truman Atlanta
Revenues $ (670,000) $ (400,000)
Operating expenses 402,000 280,000
Income of subsidiary (35,000)
Net income $ (303,000) $ (120,000)
Retained earnings, 1/1/11 $ (823,000) $ (500,000)
Net income (above) (303,000) (120,000)
Dividends paid 145,000 80,000
Retained earnings, 12/31/11 $ (981,000) $ (540,000)
Current assets $ 481,000 $ 390,000
Investment in Atlanta 727,000
Land 388,000 200,000
Buildings 701,000 630,000
Total assets $ 2,297,000 $ 1,220,000
Liabilities $ (816,000) $ (360,000)
Common stock (95,000) (300,000)
Additional paid-in capital (405,000) (20,000)
Retained earnings, 12/31/11 (981,000) (540,000)
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $(2,297,000) $(1,220,000)

Answer each of the following:

a. How did Truman allocate Atlanta’s acquisition-date fair value to the various assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the combination?

b. How did Truman allocate the goodwill from the acquisition across the controlling and noncontrolling interests?

c. How did Truman derive the Investment in Atlanta account balance at the end of 2011?

d. Prepare a worksheet to consolidate the financial statements of these two companies as of December 31, 2011

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