Belden, Inc., acquires 30 percent of the outstanding voting shares of Sheffield, Inc., on January 1, 2020, for $312,000, which gives Belden the ability to significantly influence Sheffield. Sheffield has a net book value of $800,000 at January 1, 2020. Sheffieldâs asset and liability accounts showed carrying amounts considered equal to fair values, except for a copyright whose value accounted for Beldenâs excess cost over book value in its 30 percent purchase. The copyright had a remaining life of 16 years at January 1, 2020. No goodwill resulted from Beldenâs share purchase.
Sheffield reported net income of $180,000 in 2020 and $230,000 of net income during 2021. Dividends of $70,000 and $80,000 are declared and paid in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Belden uses the equity method.
a. On its 2021 comparative income statements, how much income would Belden report for 2020 and 2021 in connection with the companyâs investment in Sheffield?
b. If Belden sells its entire investment in Sheffield on January 1, 2022, for $400,000 cash, what is the impact on Beldenâs income?
c. Assume that Belden sells inventory to Sheffield during 2020 and 2021 as follows:
What amount of equity income should Belden recognize for the year 2021?
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