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Question: On January 1, 2020, Hi-Speed.com

On January 1, 2020, Hi-Speed.com acquired 100 percent of the common stock of Wi-Free Co. for cash of $730,000. The consideration transferred was allocated among Wi-Free’s net assets as follows:

On January 1, 2020, Hi-Speed.com acquired -1

At the acquisition date, the computer software had a 4-year remaining life, and the Internet domain name was estimated to have a 10-year remaining life. By the end of 2020, it became clear that the acquired in-process research and development would yield no economic benefits and Hi-Speed.com recognized an impairment loss. At December 31, 2021, Wi-Free’s accounts payable included a $30,000 amount owed to Hi-Speed.
The December 31, 2021, trial balances for the parent and subsidiary follow:

On January 1, 2020, Hi-Speed.com acquired -2

a. Using Excel, prepare calculations showing how Hi-Speed derived the $856,000 amount for its investment in Wi-Free.
b. Using Excel, compute consolidated balances for Hi-Speed and Wi-Free. Either use a worksheet approach or compute the balances directly.


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