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Week 4 Homework Assignment Solution

Exercises E12-1, E12-5, E12-7, and E12-14


E 12–1: Securities held-to-maturity; bond investment; effective interest


      Tanner-UNF Corporation acquired as a long-term investment $240 million of 6% bonds, dated July 1, on July 1, 2013. Company management has the positive intent and ability to hold the bonds until maturity. The market interest rate (yield) was 8% for bonds of similar risk and maturity. Tanner-UNF paid $200 million for the bonds. The company will receive interest semiannually on June 30 and December 31. As a result of changing market conditions, the fair value of the bonds at December 31, 2013 was $210 million.


        1.  Prepare the journal entry to record Tanner-UNF’s investment in the bonds on July 1, 2013.

        2. Prepare the journal entry by Tanner-UNF to record interest on December 31, 2013, at the           effective (market) rate.

         3. At what amount will Tanner-UNF report its investment in the December 31, 2013, balance sheet? Why?

         4. Suppose Moody’s bond rating agency downgraded the risk rating of the bonds motivating Tanner-UNF to sell the investment on January 2, 2014, for $190 million. Prepare the journal entry to record the sale.

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