1. avatar says

    Hello ..johnmoffat.I have a query abt this exercise below. I dun understand the scenario.Can you help me ?

    Ex: Wet co owns 70% share in Dry co. On 1 july 20×5 the book value of the NCA( a non depreciating asset) of dry was $8000 while their fair value was established at $6200. On 30 june 20×6 the R.E of wet co was $9500 and of dry co was $2800.

    Ques: In preparing the comsoliadated SOFP of wet co at 31 dec 20X4, what the adjustment would be needed to NCA for the asset transferred?

    Ans said: decrease by $1800 !

    Can u explain why they decrease $1800?

    • Avatar of johnmoffat says

      If you listen around 4 minutes in, then I do explain.
      Since P acquired its holding on the date of incorporation, the value of the NCI at the date of incorporation must simply be their part of the share capita;. i.e. 25% x 20,000 = 5,000.

  2. avatar says

    one more question regarding NCI

    X acquired 95% of ordinary shares on Y at 20×0 31 december.
    retained earnings : of Y

    revaluation reserve @ 20×1 = 100

    NCI fair valuve at the date of acquisition was 45000$

    what is the amount of NCI reported ?

    • Avatar of johnmoffat says

      I am assuming that you want the NCI as at 31 December 20X1. You have not said what the balance on the revaluation reserve was at the date of acquisition. If I assume that the balance then was zero, then the NCI is:

      45000 + (5% x (800000 – 700000)) + (5% x 100000) = 55,000.

      (If the balance on the revaluation reserve at the date of acquisition was 100000, then that last part of the above disappears :-) )
      (And I do assume that the revaluation reserve is 100000 and not 100 as you have typed!)

      • avatar says

        sorry my mistake it is 100,000
        and your answer is correct. in my revision kit the answer was also 55k but the method they used was really wrong (printing mistake)

        well why did you subtracted last years retained earnings with this years retained earning and not simply take new retained earnings x 5% ?

      • Avatar of johnmoffat says

        It is because we know what the NCI was worth at the date of acquisition (45,000) and the only reason it will have increased is because of profits made since the date of acquisition.

      • avatar says

        in calculating NCI what other reserves do we take in account ?

        and do we always subtract starting years value with closing years value on reserves nd retain earnings and then multiply it with NCI % ?

      • Avatar of johnmoffat says

        You would take into account all reserves.

        And it is always the change in the reserves since the date of acquisition that you are after ( multiplied by the NCI % )

  3. avatar says

    i have 2 question relating to un-realized profits
    1. X sold goods to y at a price of 40,000$
    the profit markup was 40% on sales price. at the end of year 25% of these goods are still held in inventory of Y. calculate unrealized profit ?

    2.During the year X solds goods to Y for 20,000$. the price included markup of $12000 profit. at the end of the year 50% of these goods still remained in the inventory. calculate un-realized profit.

    please sir help me solve this no matter what method i used i am not getting the correct answer :/

    • Avatar of johnmoffat says

      Question 1:
      The goods still in inventory are 25% x $40000 = 10000.
      X sold these to Y at profit of 40%, so the unrealised profit is 40$ x 10000 = $4000
      (I don’t know where you found this question or whether you have typed it correctly. However they should not have called it a mark-up when it specifically says that the profit is 40% of sales price. Markups are %’s of cost)

      Question 2

      50% of the goods are still in inventory and therefore 50% of the profit is unrealised. 50% of 12000 is $6000.

  4. Avatar of Javeria says

    Venus Co acquired 75% of Mercury Co’s 100,000 $1 ordinary share capital on 1 November 2011. The consideration consisted of $2 cash per share and 1 share in Venus Co for every 1 share acquired in Mercury Co.
    Venus Co shares have a nominal value of $1 and a fair value of $1.75. The fair value of the non-controlling interest was $82,000 and the fair value of net assets acquired was $215,500.

    What should be recorded as goodwill on acquisition of Venus Co in the consolidated financial statements?

      • avatar says

        But then why in the calculation of Goodwill (which was zero) do we take the fair value of NCI as 20000 rather than 5000? Because in the test question 1 we are multiplying the percentage holding of the NCI with the subsidiary’s share capital? :(

      • Avatar of Khalid says

        Hey Sally. I cant really understand your question. Could you clarify?

        However, from what I understand, you are in doubt regarding the NCI calculation? As for goodwill, we dont need to calculate that in Example 7 since, as the question states, the acquisition was at cost. ( The SFP in the question states “Investment in S, at Cost”.)

        As for the calculation of NCI, according to IFRS 3 (Business Combinations) , it maybe measure as either

        1. A proportion of the net assets of the subsidiary
        2. At Fair Value -> the market price of the subsidiarys shares are an appropriate basis for the valuation of the NCI.

        therefore, in example 7 we see that the share capital of S is 20,000, and the Non-Controlling Interest percentage is 25% (Since rest of the 75% now belongs with P, who control the company).

        25% of 20,000 is 5000 and that is the value of the non controlling interest at the date of acquisition.

        Hope this helps.

      • avatar says

        Thankyou so much!

        What I meant is, in example 7, we started with the calculation as:
        Consideration: 15000
        “Fair value of NCI at the date of acquisition: 20000″
        Total worth of the business: 35000

        But in “test question 1″ we do the calculation as,
        Consideration: 21600
        “Fair value at NCI at the date of acquisition: 2400 (10% x 24000)
        Total worth: 24000

        So my question is, why do we do the “fair value of NCI” bit differently, even tho I know the goodwill will be zero??
        I hope I made sense this time.

      • Avatar of Khalid says

        You said “we are multiplying the percentage holding of the NCI with the subsidiary’s share capital?”.

        Let me clarify.

        The Parent company now owns 75% of the subsidiary right? But not 100%. The NCI portion represents what the new owners of the acquired company OWE BACK to the previous owners of the company. The percentage of the subsidiary’s shares still with the previous owners is 25% <- This is the MAGIC NUMBER :P


        NCI @ Acquisition (in ex. 7 , calculated using FV of shares @ acquisiton) : 20,000 x 25% = 5000
        NCI's share of subsidiary's POST ACQUISITION PROFITS : (15000-1200)x25% = 3450
        Non-Controlling Interest 8450

        See all those " x 25%"s ? That would be the calculation of what the parent company owes back to the old owners who still hold the subsidiary's shares.

  5. avatar says

    Please help as per Kaplan NCI is calculated as follows:

    Faire value of NCI + % of Subsidary x Post aquisition profit

    As per this formula there is no F.V of NCI hence as per kaplan it should be 3450..(15000-1200)*25%

    Please clarify this for me.

    Also i wonder for question 3 answer should be B

    • Avatar of johnmoffat says

      You will be given the fair value of the NCI at the date of acquisition, unless it was acquired on the date of incorporation (i.e. the date that the company was formed).
      If it was acquired on the date of incorporation then the fair value of the NCI is automatically the value of the shares held by the NCI. (This should also explain why the answer to question 3 is A)

  6. avatar says

    hello sir I need to ask a question concerning the mock exams question (36) and (48) asked for the consolidated retain earnings of the group and i got both wrong because i added line by line. I notice both answers refer to the consolidated retain earnings of the controlling interest, am i suppose to always assume thatthis is what they are asking even if it is not written, for i am comfortable with all of the calculations just don’t want to make stupid mistakes. Also can you explain question 47 i don’t know how to get the purchases figure. please keep up the good work and thanks a million

  7. avatar says

    Hi sir I need help here. There is a part of question from BPP as follows
    During the year ended 31 October 20X5 Black (parent) sold goods which originally cost 12million to Bury. Black invoiced Bury at cost plus 40%. Bury still has 30% of these goods in inventory at 31 Oct 20X5.
    May I know how to calculate the unrealised profit?

    • Avatar of johnmoffat says

      If they originally cost 12M and there are 30% of them still in inventory, then the original cost was 30% of 12M = 4M.

      However, Black will have invoiced Bury for these goods at cost + 40% and so Bury will be showing them in inventory and the cost to them. Since Black added 40% to the original cost, then unrealised profit will be 40% x 4M = 1.6M

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