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Palm Company acquired 100 percent of Storm Company’s voting stock on January 1 2011 by issuing 10000 shares of its $10 par value common stock (having a fair value of $14 per share As of that date

Palm Company acquired 100 percent of Storm Company’s voting stock on January 1, 2011, by issuing 10,000 shares of its $10 par value common stock (having a fair value of $14 per share). As of that date, Storm had stockholders’ equity totaling $105,000. Land shown on Storm’s accounting records was undervalued by $10,000. Equipment (with a 5-year remaining life) was undervalued by $5,000. A secret formula developed by Storm was appraised at $20,000 with an estimated life of 20 years. Following are the separate financial statements for the two companies for the year ending December 31, 2015. There were no intra-entity payables on that date. Credit balances are indicated by parentheses.

a. Explain how Palm derived the $66,000 balance in the Subsidiary Earnings account.

b. Prepare a worksheet to consolidate the financial information for these two companies.

c. Explain how Storm’s individual financial records would differ if the push-down method of accounting had been applied.

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