# Financial Accounting Fundamentals: Problem 15-5A Selk Steel Co., which began operations

Financial Accounting Fundamentals
Problem 15-5A

Selk Steel Co., which began operations on Jan. 4, 2009, had the following subsequent transactions and events in its long - term investments.
2009
Jan. 5 Selk purchased 50,000 shares (20% of total) of Wulf's common stock for \$1,567,000.
Oct. 23 Wulf declared and paid a cash dividend of \$3.20 per share.
Dec. 31 Wulf's net income for 2009 is \$1,164,000, and the market value of its stock at Dec. 31 is \$34.00 per share.
2010
Oct 15 Wulf declared and paid a cash dividend of \$2.50 per share.
Dec. 31 Wulf's net income for 2010 is \$1,476,000, and the market value of its stock at Dec. 31 is \$36.00 per share.
2011
Jan. 2 Selk sold all of its investment in Kildaire for \$1,895,500 cash.
Part 1
Assume that Selk has a significant influence over Wulf with its 20% share of stock

Required
1. Prepare journal entries to record these transactions and events for Selk.
2. Compute the carrying (book) value per share of Selk's investment in Wulf common stock as reflected in the investment account on Jan 1, 2011.
3. Compute the net increase or decrease in Selk's equity from Jan. 5, 2009 trhough Jan. 2, 2011, resulting from its investment in Wulf.
Part 2
Assume that although Selk owns 20% of Wulf's outstanding stock, circumstances indicate that it does not have a significant influence over the investee and that it is classified as an available-for-sale security investment
Required
1. Prepare journal entries to record the preceeding transaction and events for Selk. Also prepare an entry dated Jan. 2, 2011, to remove any balance related to the market adjustment.
2. Compute the cost per share of Selks's investment in Wulf common stock as reflected in the investment account on Jan. 1, 2011.
3. Compute the net increase or decrease in Selk's equity from Jan. 5, 2009, through Jan. 2, 2011, resulting from its investment in Wulf.