Question: Multiple Choice Questions 1 Under fair value accounting for an equity

Multiple Choice Questions
1. Under fair-value accounting for an equity investment, which of the following affects the income the investor recognizes from its ownership of the investee?
a. The investee’s reported income adjusted for excess cost over book value amortizations.
b. Changes in the fair value of the investor’s ownership shares of the investee.
c. Intra-entity profits from upstream sales.
d. Other comprehensive income reported by the investee.
2. When an equity method investment account is reduced to a zero balance
a. The investor should establish a negative investment account balance for any future losses reported by the investee.
b. The investor should discontinue using the equity method until the investee begins paying dividends.
c. Future losses are reported as unusual items in the investor’s income statement.
d. The investment retains a zero balance until subsequent investee profits eliminate all unrecognized losses.
3. Perez, Inc., applies the equity method for its 25 percent investment in Senior, Inc. During 2015, Perez sold goods with a 40 percent gross profit to Senior. Senior sold all of these goods in 2015. How should Perez report the effect of the intra-entity sale on its 2015 income statement?
a. Sales and cost of goods sold should be reduced by the amount of intra-entity sales.
b. Sales and cost of goods sold should be reduced by 25 percent of the amount of intra-entity sales.
c. Investment income should be reduced by 25 percent of the gross profit on the amount of intra-entity sales.
d. No adjustment is necessary.

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