On January 1, 2017, Bonita Co. purchased 24,000 shares (a 10% interest)
in Elton John Corp. for $1,470,000. At the time, the book value and the fair value of John's net assets were $14,200,000.
On July 1, 2018, Bonita paid $2,830,000 for 48,000 additional shares of John common stock, which represented a 20% investment in John. The fair value of John's identifiable assets net of liabilities was equal to their carrying amount of $15,500,000. As a result of this transaction, Bonita owns 30% of John and can exercise significant influence over John's operating and financial policies. (Any excess fair value is attributed to goodwill.)
John reported the following net income and declared and paid the following dividends
Net Income Dividend per Share
Year ended 12/31/17 $730,000 None
Six months ended 6/30/18 $510,000 None
Six months ended 12/31/18 $838,000 $1.65
Determine the ending balance that Bonita Co. should report as its investment in John Corp. at the end of 2018.
Investment in Elton John Corp.$
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