Mattoon Inc owns 80 percent of Effingham Company For the
Mattoon, Inc., owns 80 percent of Effingham Company. For the current year, this combined entity reported consolidated net income of $500,000. Of this amount $465,000 was attributable to Mattoon’s controlling interest while the remaining $35,000 was attributable to the noncontrolling interest. Mattoon has 100,000 shares of common stock outstanding and Effingham has 25,000 shares outstanding.
Neither company has issued preferred shares or has any convertible securities outstanding. On the face of the consolidated income statement, how much should be reported as Mattoon’s earnings per share?
a. $5.00
b. $4.65
c. $4.00
d. $3.88

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