Question: In January 2014 Domingo Inc acquired 20 percent of the

In January 2014, Domingo, Inc., acquired 20 percent of the outstanding common stock of Martes, Inc., for $700,000. This investment gave Domingo the ability to exercise significant influence over Martes. Martes’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 2014, Martes reported net income of $170,000. In 2015, Martes reported net income of $210,000. Dividends of $70,000 were declared in each of these two years. What is the equity method balance of Domingo’s Investment in Martes, Inc., at December 31, 2015?
a. $728,000.
b. $748,000.
c. $756,000.
d. $776,000.

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