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Chapter 1 Test Bank

BUSINESS COMBINATIONS

Multiple Choice Questions


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Multiple Choice Questions
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B
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Which of the following is a reason why a company would expand


through a combination, rather than by building new facilities?
a. A combination might provide cost advantages.
b. A combination might provide fewer operating delays.
c. A combination might provide easier access to intangible
assets.
d. All of the above are possible reasons that a company might
choose a combination.

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2.

A business combination in which a new corporation is created


and two or more existing corporations are combined into the
newly created corporation is called a
a.
b.
c.
d.

3.

merger.
purchase transaction.
pooling-of-interests.
consolidation.

A business combination occurs when a company acquires an equity


interest in another entity and has
a.
b.
c.
d.

at least 20% ownership in the entity.


more than 50% ownership in the entity.
100% ownership in the entity.
control over the entity, irrespective of the percentage
owned.

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4.

FASB favors consolidation of two entities when


a. one acquires less than 20% equity ownership of the other.
b. one companys ownership interest in another gives it
control of the acquired company, yet the acquiring company
does not have a majority ownership in the acquired.
Typically, this is in the 20%-50% interest range.
c. one acquires two thirds equity ownership in the other.
d. one gains control over the entity, irrespective of the
equity percentage owned.

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5.

Michangelo Co. paid $100,000 in fees to its accountants and


lawyers in acquiring Florence Company. Michangelo will treat
the $100,000 as
a. an expense for the current year.
b. a prior period adjustment to retained earnings.
c. additional cost to investment of Florence on the
consolidated balance sheet.
d. a reduction in paid-in capital.

6.

Picasso Co. issued 10,000 shares of its $1 par common stock,


valued at
$400,000, to acquire shares of Bull Company in an
all-stock transaction. Picasso paid the investment bankers
$35,000. Picasso will treat the investment banker fee as:
a.
b.
c.
d.

7.

an expense for the current year.


a prior period adjustment to Retained Earnings.
additional goodwill on the consolidated balance sheet.
a reduction in paid-in capital.

Durer Inc acquired Sea Corporation in a business combination


and Sea Corp went out of existence. Sea Corp developed a patent
listed as an asset on Sea Corps books at the patent office
filing cost. In recording the combination
a. fair value is not assigned to the patent because the
research and development costs have been expensed by Sea
Corp.
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b. Sea Corps prior expenses to develop the patent are


recorded as an asset by Durer at purchase.
c. the patent is recorded as an asset at fair market value.
d. the patent's market value increases goodwill.
8.

In a merger, which of the following will occur?


a. A merger occurs when one corporation takes over the
operations of another business entity, and the acquired
entity is dissolved.
b. None of the business entities will be dissolved.
c. The acquired assets will be recorded at book value by the
acquiring entity.
d. None of the above is correct.

9.

According to FASB Statement 141, which one of the following


items may not be accounted for as an intangible asset apart
from goodwill?
a.
b.
c.
d.

10.

A production backlog.
A talented employee workforce.
Noncontractual customer relationships.
Employment contracts.

Under the provisions of FASB Statement No. 141R, in a business


combination, when the fair value exceeds the investment cost,
which of the following statements is correct?
a. A gain from a bargain purchase is recognized for the amount
that the fair value of the identifiable net assets acquired
exceeds the acquisition price.
b. the value is allocated first to reduce proportionately
(according to market value) non-current assets, then to
non-monetary current assets, and any negative remainder is
classified as a deferred credit.
c. it is allocated first to reduce proportionately (according
to market value) non-current assets, and any negative
remainder is classified as an extraordinary gain.
d. It is allocated first to reduce proportionately (according
to market value) non-current, depreciable assets to zero,
and any negative remainder is classified as a deferred
credit.

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With respect to goodwill, an impairment


a. will be amortized over the remaining useful life.
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b. is a two-step process which analyzes each business unit of


the entity.
c. is a one-step process considering the entire firm.
d. occurs when asset values are adjusted to fair value in a
purchase.
Use the following information in answering questions 12 and 13.
Manet Corporation exchanges 150,000 shares of newly issued $1
value common stock with a fair market value of $25 per share for
of the outstanding $5 par value common stock of Gardner Inc
Gardner is then dissolved. Manet paid the following costs
expenses related to the business combination:
Costs of special shareholders meeting
to vote on the merger
Registering and issuing securities
Accounting and legal fees
Salaries of Manets employees assigned
to the implementation of the merger
Cost of closing duplicate facilities
12.

par
all
and
and

$13,000
14,000
9,000
15,000
11,000

In the business combination of Manet and Gardner


a. the costs of registering and issuing the securities are
included as part of the purchase price for Gardner.
b. only the salaries of Manet's employees assigned to the
merger are treated as expenses.
c. all of the costs except those of registering and issuing
the securities are included in the purchase price of
Gardner.
d. only the accounting and legal fees are included in the
purchase price of Gardner.

13.

In the business combination of Manet and Gardner


a. all of the items listed above are treated as expenses.
b. all of the items listed above except the cost of
registering and issuing the securities are expensed.
c. the costs of registering and issuing the securities are
deducted from the fair market value of the common stock
used to acquire Gardner.
d. only the costs of closing duplicate facilities, the
salaries of Manet's employees assigned to the merger, and
the costs of the shareholders' meeting would be treated as
expenses.
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14.

In Statement 142, which of the following methods does the FASB


consider the best indicators of fair values in the evaluation
of goodwill impairment?
a.
b.
c.
d.

15.

Raphael Company paid $2,000,000 for the net assets of Paris


Corporation and Paris was then dissolved. Paris had no
liabilities. The fair values of Paris assets were $2,500,000.
Pariss only non-current assets were land and equipment with
fair values of $160,000 and $640,000, respectively. At what
value will the equipment be recorded by Raphael?
a.
b.
c.
d.

16.

$640,000
$240,000
$400,000
$0

According to FASB 141, liabilities assumed in an acquisition


will be valued at the
a.
b.
c.
d.

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Senior executives estimates.


Financial analyst forecasts.
Market value.
The present value of future cash flows discounted at the
firms cost of capital.

estimated fair value.


historical book value.
current replacement cost.
present value using market interest rates.

In reference to the FASB disclosure requirements, which of the


following is correct?
a. Information related to several minor acquisitions may not
be combined.
b. Firms are not required to disclose the business purpose for
a combination
c. Notes to the financial statements of an acquiring
corporation must disclose that the business combination was
accounted for by the acquisition method.
d. All of the above are correct.
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Goodwill arising from a business combination is


a. charged to Retained Earnings after the acquisition is
completed.
b. amortized over 40 years or its useful life, whichever is
longer.
c. amortized over 40 years or its useful life, whichever is
shorter.
d. never amortized.

19.

In reference to international accounting for goodwill, which of


the following statements is correct?
a. U.S. companies have complained that past accounting rules
for amortizing goodwill placed them at a disadvantage in
competing against foreign companies for merger partners.
b. Some foreign countries permitted the immediate write-off of
goodwill to stockholders equity.
c. The IASB and the FASB are working to eliminate differences
in accounting for business combinations.
d. All of the above are correct.

20.

In recording acquisition costs, which of following procedures


is correct?
a. Registration costs are expensed, and not charged against
the fair value of the securities issued.
b. Indirect costs are charged against the fair value of the
securities issued.
c. Consulting fees are expensed.
d. None of the above procedures is correct.

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Exercises
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Exercise 1
On January 2, 2005 Bison Corporation issued 100,000 new shares of its
$5 par value common stock valued at $19 a share for all of Deer
Corporations outstanding common shares. Bison paid $15,000 to
register and issue shares. Bison also paid $10,000 for the direct
combination costs of the accountants. The fair value and book value
of Deer's identifiable assets and liabilities were the same.
Summarized balance sheet information for both companies just before
the acquisition on January 2, 2005 is as follows:
Bison

Deer

Cash
Inventories
Other current assets
Land
Plant assets-net
Total Assets

150,000
320,000
500,000
350,000
4,000,000
$5,320,000

120,000
400,000
500,000
250,000
1,500,000
$2,770,000

Accounts payable
Notes payable
Capital stock, $5 par
Paid-in capital
Retained Earnings
Total Liabilities & Equities

$1,000,000
1,300,000
2,000,000
1,000,000
20,000
$5,320,000

300,000
660,000
500,000
100,000
1,210,000
$2,770,000

Required:
1. Prepare Bison's general journal entry for the acquisition of
Deer, assuming that Deer survives as a separate legal entity.
2. Prepare Bison's general journal entry for the acquisition of
Deer, assuming that Deer will dissolve as a separate legal entity.

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Exercise 2
On January 2, 2005 Altamira Company issued 80,000 new shares of its
$2 par value common stock valued at $12 a share for all of Lascaux
Corporations outstanding common shares. Altamira paid $5,000 for the
direct combination costs of the accountants. Altamira paid $10,000 to
register and issue shares. The fair value and book value of Lascaux's
identifiable assets and liabilities were the same. Summarized balance
sheet information for both companies just before the acquisition on
January 2, 2005 is as follows:

Cash
Inventories
Other current assets
Land
Plant assets-net
Total Assets
Accounts payable
Notes payable
Capital stock, $2 par
Paid-in capital
Retained Earnings
Total Liabilities & Equity

Altamira
$ 75,000
160,000
200,000
175,000
1,500,000
$2,110,000

Lascaux
$ 60,000
200,000
250,000
125,000
750,000
$1,385,000

100,000
700,000
600,000
450,000
260,000
$2,110,000

155,000
330,000
250,000
50,000
600,000
$1,385,000

Required:
1. Prepare Altamira's general journal entry for the acquisition of
Lascaux assuming that Lascaux survives as a separate legal entity.
2. Prepare Altamira's general journal entry for the acquisition of
Lascaux assuming that Lascaux will dissolve as a separate legal
entity.

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Exercise 3
Dolmen Corporation purchased the net assets of Carnac Inc on January
2, 2005 for $280,000 and also paid $10,000 in direct acquisition
costs. Carnac's balance sheet on January 2, 2005 was as follows:
Accounts receivable-net
Inventory
Land
Building-net
Equipment-net
Total assets

$ 90,000
180,000
20,000
30,000
40,000
$360,000

Current liabilities
Long term debt
Common stock ($1 par)
Paid-in capital
Retained earnings
Total liab. & equity

$ 35,000
80,000
10,000
215,000
20,000
$360,000

Fair values agree with book values except for inventory, land, and
equipment, that have fair values of $200,000, $25,000 and $35,000,
respectively. Carnac has patent rights valued at $10,000.
Required:
Prepare Dolmen's general journal entry for the cash purchase of
Carnac's net assets.

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Exercise 4
The balance sheets of Palisade Company and Salisbury Corporation were
as follows on December 31, 2004:
Current Assets
Equipment-net
Buildings-net
Land
Total Assets
Current Liabilities
Common Stock, $5 par
Paid-in Capital
Retained Earnings
Total Liabilities and
Stockholders' equity

Palisade
260,000
440,000
600,000
100,000
$1,400,000
100,000
1,000,000
100,000
200,000
$1,400,000
$

Salisbury
120,000
480,000
200,000
200,000
$1,000,000
120,000
400,000
280,000
200,000
$1,000,000
$

On January 1, 2005 Palisade issued 30,000 of its shares with a market


value of $40 per share in exchange for all of Salisbury's shares, and
Salisbury was dissolved. Palisade paid $20,000 to register and issue
the new common shares. It cost Palisade $50,000 in direct combination
costs. Book values equal market values except that Salisburys land is
worth $250,000.
Required:
Prepare a Palisade balance sheet after the business combination on
January 1, 2005.

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Exercise 5
Paradise Inc purchased the net assets of Sublime Company on January
2, 2005 for $320,000 and also paid $5,000 in direct acquisition
costs. Sublime's balance sheet on January 2, 2005 was as follows:
Accounts receivable-net
Inventory
Land
Building-net
Equipment-net
Total assets

$180,000
180,000
30,000
30,000
30,000
$450,000

Current liabilities
Long term debt
Common stock ($1 par)
Paid-in capital
Retained earnings
Total liab. & equity

$ 25,000
90,000
10,000
225,000
100,000
$450,000

Fair values agree with book values except for inventory, land, and
equipment, that have fair values of $200,000, $25,000 and $35,000,
respectively. Solitaire has patent rights valued at $10,000.
Required:
Prepare Paradise's general journal entry for the cash purchase of
Sublime's net assets.

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Exercise 6
On January 2, 2005 Tennessee Corporation issued 100,000 new shares of
its $5 par value common stock valued at $19 a share for all of Alaska
Companys outstanding common shares in an acquisition. Tennessee paid
$15,000 for registering and issuing securities and $10,000 for other
direct costs of the business combination. The fair value and book
value of Alaska's identifiable assets and liabilities were the same.
Summarized balance sheet information for both companies just before
the acquisition on January 2, 2005 is as follows:

Cash
Inventories
Other current assets
Land
Plant assets-net
Total Assets

Tennessee
$ 150,000
320,000
500,000
350,000
4,000,000
$5,320,000

Accounts payable
Notes payable
Capital stock, $5 par
Paid-in capital
Retained Earnings
Total Liabilities & Equities

$1,000,000
1,300,000
2,000,000
1,000,000
20,000
$5,320,000

Alaska
120,000
400,000
500,000
250,000
1,500,000
$2,770,000
$

300,000
660,000
500,000
100,000
1,210,000
$2,770,000

Required:
Prepare a balance sheet for Tennessee Corporation immediately after
the business combination.

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Exercise 7
Balance sheet information for Sphinx Company at January 1, 2005, is
summarized as follows:
Current assets
Plant assets

230,000
450,000

680,000

Liabilities
$
Capital stock $10 par
Retained earnings
$

300,000
200,000
180,000
680,000

Sphinxs assets and liabilities are fairly valued except for plant
assets that are undervalued by $50,000. On January 2, 2005, Pyramid
Corporation issues 20,000 shares of its $10 par value common stock
for all of Sphinxs net assets and Sphinx is dissolved. Market
quotations for the two stocks on this date are:
Pyramid common:
Sphinx common:
Butler pays the
combination:

$28.00
$19.50

following

fees

and

Finders fee
Legal and accounting fees

costs

in

connection

with

$10,000
6,000

Required:
1. Calculate Pyramids investment cost of Sphinx Corporation.
2. Calculate any goodwill from the business combination.

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Solutions:

Exercise 1
1.

General journal entry recorded by Bison for the acquisition of


Deer (Deer survives as a separate legal entity):
Investment in Deer
Common stock
Paid-in capital
Investment in Deer
Paid-in capital
Cash

2.

1,900,000
10,000
15,000

500,000
1,400,000
25,000

General journal entry recorded by Bison for the acquisition of


Deer (Deer dissolves as a separate legal entity):
Cash
Inventories
Other current assets
Land
Plant assets
Goodwill
Accounts payable
Notes payable
Common stock
Paid-in capital

120,000
400,000
500,000
250,000
1,500,000
75,000

300,000
660,000
500,000
1,385,000

Exercise 2
1.

General journal entry recorded by Altamira for the acquisition of


Lascaux (Lascaux survives as a separate legal entity):
Investment in Lascaux

960,000

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Common stock
160,000
Paid-in capital
800,000
Investment in Lascaux
5,000
Paid-in capital
10,000
Cash
15,000
2. General journal entry recorded by Altamira for the acquisition of
Lascaux (Lascaux dissolves as a separate legal entity):
Cash
Inventories
Other current assets
Land
Plant assets
Goodwill
Accounts payable
Notes payable
Common stock
Paid-in capital

60,000
200,000
250,000
125,000
750,000
55,000
155,000
330,000
160,000
790,000

Exercise 3
General journal entry for the purchase of Carnac's net assets:
Accounts receivable
Inventory
Land
Building
Equipment
Patent
Goodwill
Current liabilities
Long-term debt
Cash

90,000
200,000
25,000
30,000
35,000
10,000
15,000
35,000
80,000
290,000

Exercise 4
The stockholders' equity section for Palisade Corporation subsequent
to its acquisition of Salisbury Corporation on January 1, 2005 will
appear as follows:
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Palisade Corporation
Balance Sheet
January 1, 2005
Current Assets
Equipment-net
Buildings-net
Land
Goodwill
Total Assets
Current Liabilities
Common Stock, $5 par
Paid-in Capital
Retained Earnings
Total Liabilities and
Stockholders' equity

310,000
920,000
800,000
350,000
320,000
$2,270,000
220,000
1,150,000
1,130,000
200,000
$2,700,000

Exercise 5
General journal entry for the purchase of Sublime's net assets:
Accounts receivable
Inventory
Land
Building-net
Equipment-net
Patent rights
Current liabilities
Long-term debt
Cash
Extraordinary gain

180,000
200,000
25,000
30,000
35,000
10,000

25,000
90,000
325,000
40,000

Exercise 6
Tennessee Corporation
Balance Sheet
January 1, 2005
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Assets:
Cash
$ 245,000
Inventory
720,000
Other current assets 1,000,000
Total current assets 1,965,000
Land
Plant assets-net
Goodwill
Total L.T. assets
Total assets

Liabilities:
Accounts payable
Notes payable
Total liabilities

600,000
5,500,000
100,000
6,200,000

$1,300,000
1,960,000
3,260,000

Equity:
Common stock ($5 par) 2,500,000
Paid-in capital
2,385,000
Retained earnings
20,000
Total equity
4,905,000
Total liab.& eq.
$8,165,000

$8,165,000

Exercise 7
Requirement 1
FMV of shares issued by Pyramid: 20,000 x $28.00=
Finders fees
Legal and accounting fees
Total acquisition cost for Sphinx Corporation:

$
$

560,000
10,000
6,000
576,000

576,000

430,000
146,000

Requirement 2
Investment cost from above:
Less: Fair value of Sphinxs net assets ($680,000 of
total assets plus $50,000 of undervalued plant assets
minus $300,000 of debt)
Equals: Goodwill from investment in Sphinx:

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