Bennett Corporation owns 60 percent of the stock of Stone
Bennett Corporation owns 60 percent of the stock of Stone Container Company, which it acquired at book value in 20X1. At that date, the fair value of the noncontrolling interest was equal to 40 percent of Stone's book value. On December 31, 20X3, Bennett purchased $100,000 par value of Stone bonds. Stone originally issued the bonds at par value. The bonds' coupon rate is 9 percent. Interest is paid semiannually on June 30 and December 31. Trial balances for the two companies on December 31, 20X4, are as follows:


All interest income recognized by Bennett is related to its investment in Stone bonds. Assume Bennett uses the fully adjusted equity method.

Required
a. Prepare a consolidation worksheet for 20X4 in good form.
b. Prepare a consolidated balance sheet, income statement, and retained earnings statement for20X4.
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