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Consolidated Financial Statement

  • Explain the entity theory and parent company theories of consolidations.
  • Identify one drawback of each method.
  • Suggest to management a strategy to overcome each drawback.
    • Be sure to provide a rationale for your suggestion.

Respond:

 

Consolidated financial statement theories

what is entity theory?

Consolidated financial statement

  1. give value to various groups including the parent company shareholders, non-controlling shareholders of the subsidiary, and creditors.
  2. net income includes total net income of both parent and subsidiary, whereby, controlling, and non-controlling share of subsidiary net income are distributed thus.
  3. total unrealized gain or loss is eliminated.

One drawback: when the parent can exert total control over the subsidiary, the shares held by non-controlling stockholders is insignificant with regards to equity ownership