Question: Fred Inc and Herman Corporation formed a business combination on

Fred, Inc., and Herman Corporation formed a business combination on January 1, 2009, when Fred acquired a 60 percent interest in Herman’s common stock for $312,000 in cash. The book value of Herman’s assets and liabilities on that day totaled $300,000 and the fair value of the noncontrolling interest was $208,000. Patents being held by Herman (with a 12-year remaining life) were undervalued by $90,000 within the company’s financial records and a customer list (10-year life) worth $130,000 was also recognized as part of the acquisition-date fair value.
Intra-entity inventory transfers occur regularly between the two companies. Merchandise carried over from one year to the next is always sold in the subsequent period.

Fred had not paid for half of the 2011 inventory transfers by year-end.
On January 1, 2010, Fred sold $15,000 in land to Herman for $22,000. Herman is still holding this land.
On January 1, 2011, Herman acquired $20,000 (face value) of Fred’s bonds on the open market.
These bonds had an 8 percent cash interest rate. On the date of repurchase, the liability was shown within Fred’s records at $21,386, indicating an effective yield of 6 percent. Herman’s acquisition price was $18,732 based on an effective interest rate of 10 percent.
Herman indicated earning a net income of $25,000 within its 2011 financial statements. The subsidiary also reported a beginning Retained Earnings balance of $300,000, dividends paid of $4,000, and common stock of $100,000. Herman has not issued any additional common stock since its takeover. The parent company has applied the equity method to record its investment in
a. Prepare consolidation worksheet adjustments for 2011.
b. Calculate the 2011 balance for the noncontrolling interest’s share of consolidated net income. In addition, determine the ending 2011 balance for noncontrolling interest in the consolidated balance sheet.
c. Determine the consolidation worksheet adjustments needed in 2012 in connection with the intraentitybonds.
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