Income derived from investment

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Smith purchased 5 percent of Barker's outstanding stock on October 1, 2007, for $7,475 and ac-quired an additional 10 percent of Barker for $14,900 on July 1,2008. Both of these purchases were accounted for as available-for-sale investments. Smith purchases a final 20 percent on December 31, 2009, for $34,200. With this final acquisition, Smith achieves the ability to significantly influence Barker's decision-making process and employs the equity method.

Barker has a book value of $100,000 as of January 1, 2007. Information follows concerning the operations of this company for the 2007-09 period. Assume that all income was earned uniformly in each year. Assume also that one-fourth of the total annual dividends are paid at the end of each calendar quarter.

year reported income dividends
2007 20000 8000
2008 30000 16000
2009 24000 9000

On Barker's financial records, the book values of all assets and liabilities are the same as their fair values. Any excess cost from either purchase relates to identifiable intangible assets. For each purchase, the excess cost is amortized over 15 years. Amortization for a portion of a year should be based on months.

a. On comparative income statements issued in 2010 for the years of 2007, 2008, and 2009, what would Smith report as its income derived from this investment in Barker?

b. On a balance sheet as of December 31, 2009, what should Smith report as investment in Barker?

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