Winnipeg Exchanges Ltd. completed the following long-term investment transactions during 2017: 2017 May 12 Purchased 2
Winnipeg Exchanges Ltd. completed the following long-term investment transactions during 2017:
May 12 Purchased 20,000 shares, which make up 35% of the common shares of Fellingham
Corporation at a total cost of $370,000
July 9 Received annual cash dividend of $1.26 per share on the Fellingham investment
Sept. 16 Purchased 800 common shares of Tomassini Inc. as a non-strategic investment, paying $41.50 per share
Oct. 30 Received cash dividend of $0.30 per share on the Tomassini investment
Dec. 31 Received annual report from Fellingham Corporation. Net income for the year was
At year-end the current fair value of the Tomassini shares is $30,600. The fair value of the Fellingham shares is $652,000. The company reports changes in fair value through other comprehensive income.
1. For which investment is current fair value used in the accounting? Why is fair value used for one investment and not the other?
2. Show what Winnipeg Exchanges Ltd. would report on its year-end balance sheet and income statement for these investment transactions. It is helpful to use a T-account for the Long-Term Investment in Fellingham Shares account. Ignore income tax.