Acc440 Advanced Financial Accounting: E1-2 MCQs on Recording Business Combinations

Acc440 Advanced Financial Accounting

E1-2 Multiple-Choice Questions on Recording Business Combinations
Select the correct answer for each of the following questions.
1. Goodwill represents the excess of the sum of the consideration given over the:
a. Sum of the fair values assigned to identifiable assets acquired less liabilities assumed .
b. Sum of the fair values assigned to tangible assets acquired less liabilities assumed .
c. Sum of the fair values assigned to intangible assets acquired less liabilities assumed .
d. Book value of an acquired company.

2. In a business combination, costs of registering equity securities to be issued by the acquiring company are a(n):
a. Expense of the combined company for the period in which the costs were incurred.
b. Direct addition to stockholders' equity of the combined company.
c. Reduction of the otherwise determinable fair value of the securities.
d. Addition to goodwill.

3. Which of the following is the appropriate basis for valuing fixed assets acquired in a business combination carried out by exchanging cash for common stock?
a. Historical cost
b. Book value
c. Cost plus any excess of purchase price over book value of assets acquired.
d. Fair value

4. In a business combination, the fair value of the identifiable net assets acquired exceeds the fair value of the consideration given. The excess should be reported as a:
a. Deferred credit
b. Reduction of the values assigned to current assets and a deferred credit for any unallocated portion.
c. Pro rata reduction of the values assigned to current and noncurrent assets and a deferred credit for any unallocated portion.
d. No answer listed is correct.

5. A and B Companies have been operating separately for five years. Each company has a minimal amount of liabilities and a simple capital structure consisting solely of voting common stock. A Company, in exchange for 40 percent of its voting stock, acquires 80 percent of the common stock of B Company. This is a “tax-free” stock-for-stock (type B) exchange for tax purposes. B Company assets have a total net fair market value of $800,000 and a total net book value of $580,000. The fair market value of the A stock used in the exchange is $700,000 and the fair value of the no controlling interest is $175,000. The goodwill reported following the acquisition would be:
a. Zero.
b. $60,000.
c. $75,000.
d. $295,000.
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