Question: BuyCo holds 25 percent of the outstanding shares of Marqueen

BuyCo holds 25 percent of the outstanding shares of Marqueen and appropriately applies the equity method of accounting. Excess cost amortization (related to a patent) associated with this investment amounts to $10,000 per year. For 2014, Marqueen reported earnings of $100,000 and declares cash dividends of $30,000. During that year, Marqueen acquired inventory for $50,000, which it then sold to BuyCo for $80,000. At the end of 2014, BuyCo continued to hold merchandise with a transfer price of $32,000.
a. What Equity in Investee Income should BuyCo report for 2014?
b. How will the intra-entity transfer affect BuyCo’s reporting in 2015?
c. If BuyCo had sold the inventory to Marqueen, how would the answers to (a) and (b) have changed?


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