On January 1, 2020, Ridge Road Company acquired 20 percent of the voting shares of Sauk Trail, Inc., for $2,700,000 in cash. Both companies provide commercial Internet support services but serve markets in different industries. Ridge Road made the investment to gain access to Sauk Trailâs board of directors and thus facilitate future cooperative agreements between the two firms. Ridge Road quickly obtained several seats on Sauk Trailâs board, which gave it the ability to significantly influence Sauk Trailâs operating and investing activities.
The January 1, 2020, carrying amounts and corresponding fair values for Sauk Trailâs assets and liabilities follow:
Also, as of January 1, 2020, Sauk Trailâs computing equipment had a seven-year remaining esti- mated useful life. The patented technology was estimated to have a three-year remaining useful life. The trademarkâs useful life was considered indefinite. Ridge Road attributed to goodwill any unidentified excess cost. During the next two years, Sauk Trail reported the following net income and dividends:
a. How much of Ridge Roadâs $2,700,000 payment for Sauk Trail is attributable to goodwill? b. What amount should Ridge Road report for its equity in Sauk Trailâs earnings on its income statements for 2020 and 2021? c. What amount should Ridge Road report for its investment in Sauk Trail on its balance sheets at the end of 2020 and 2021?
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