Question: On January 31 2018 Paju Inc Paju purchased 100 percent

On January 31, 2018, Paju Inc. (Paju) purchased 100 percent of the common shares of Shellmouth Ltd. (Shellmouth) for $6,250,000 in cash. Paju’s and Shellmouth’s balance sheets on January 31, 2018, just before the purchase are shown in the following table.

Management determined that the fair values of Shellmouth’s assets and liabilities were as follows:

Fair value of Shellmouth’s identifiable
assets and liabilities on January 31, 2018
Current assets................ $4,875,000
Capital assets................ 2,375,000
Current liabilities................ 2,000,000
Non-current liabilities............. 937,500

a. Prepare Paju's balance sheet immediately following the purchase.
b. Calculate the amount of goodwill to be reported on Paju's consolidated balance sheet on January 31, 2018.
c. Prepare Paju's consolidated balance sheet on January 31, 2018.
d. Calculate the current ratios and debt-to-equity ratios for Paju, Shellmouth, and for the consolidated balance sheet on January 31, 2018. Interpret the differences between the ratios you calculated. When calculating the ratios, use Paju's and Shell mouth's balance sheets after the purchase has been made and recorded.
e. You are a potential investor who has been asked to purchase a 25 percent equity inter est in Shellmouth (you would purchase the shares from Shellmouth, not from Paju). Which balance sheets would you be interested in viewing? Explain. How would you use Paju's consolidated financial statements in making your investment decision? What concerns would you have about making an equity investment in Shellmouth?

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