Question: In January 2010 Wilkinson Inc acquired 20 percent of the

In January 2010, Wilkinson, Inc., acquired 20 percent of the outstanding common stock of Bremm, Inc., for $700,000. This investment gave Wilkinson the ability to exercise significant influence over Bremm. Bremm’s assets on that date were recorded at $3,900,000 with liabilities of $900,000. Any excess of cost over book value of the investment was attributed to a patent having a remaining useful life of 10 years.
In 2010, Bremm reported net income of $170,000. In 2011, Bremm reported net income of $210,000. Dividends of $70,000 were paid in each of these two years. What is the equity method balance of Wilkinson’s Investment in Bremm, Inc., at December 31, 2011?
a. $728,000.
b. $748,000.
c. $756,000.
d. $776,000.

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