Question: Goodwill Impairment On July 31 2010 Mexico Company paid 3

(Goodwill, Impairment) On July 31, 2010, Mexico Company paid $3,000,000 to acquire all of the common stock of Conchita Incorporated, which became a division of Mexico. Conchita reported the following balance sheet at the time of the acquisition.

It was determined at the date of the purchase that the fair value of the identifiable net assets of Conchita was $2,750,000. Over the next 6 months of operations, the newly purchased division experienced operating losses. In addition, it now appears that it will generate substantial losses for the foreseeable future. At December 31, 2010, Conchita reports the following balance sheet information.
Current assets $ 450,000
Noncurrent assets (including goodwill recognized in purchase) 2,400,000
Current liabilities (700,000)
Long-term liabilities (500,000)
Net assets $1,650,000
It is determined that the fair value of the Conchita Division is $1,850,000. The recorded amount for Conchita’s net assets (excluding goodwill) is the same as fair value, except for property, plant, and equipment, which has a fair value $150,000 above the carrying value.
(a) Compute the amount of goodwill recognized, if any, on July 31, 2010.
(b) Determine the impairment loss, if any, to be recorded on December 31, 2010.
(c) Assume that fair value of the Conchita Division is $1,600,000 instead of $1,850,000. Determine the impairment loss, if any, to be recorded on December 31, 2010.
(d) Prepare the journal entry to record the impairment loss, if any, and indicate where the loss would be reported in the incomestatement.


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