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Section 3430: Investments in Associates

[U.S. GAAP Codification Topic]
323 Investments - Equity method and joint ventures
323-10 Overall

[U.S. GAAP before the Codification]
APB 18, March 1971, The Equity Method for Accounting for Investments in Common Stock
SFAS 12, December 1975, Accounting for Certain Marketable Securities, Superseded by SFAS 115, in 1993
SFAS 115, May 1993, Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities

1. Initial measurement under equity method
--> investments are measured at cost

2. Subsequent measurement under equity method
(1) Investor's share of (B)
--> is recognized in the investor's financial statements
(B) Earnings or losses of an investee

(2) Investor's share of (C)
--> adjusts the investor's other comprehensive income
(C) Other comprehensive income

(3) Investor's share of (B) and (C)
--> adjusts the carrying amount of the investor's investment

3. Equity method losses
Investor's share of losses of an investee
--> is recognized up to
--> the carrying amount of the investor's investment

4. Equity method goodwill: Basis difference
(1) If investment cost > investor's share of net assets
--> the difference between two
--> is recognized as "equity method goodwill"
(2) Equity method goodwill is not amortized.
(3) Impairment test for goodwill, SFAS 142,
--> is not applied to "equity method goodwill"
(4) Equity method goodwill is impaired
--> if a decrease in value is "other than temporary"

5. Impairment of equity method investment
If a decrease in (D) is "other than temporary"
--> recognize such a decrease
--> beyond the amount normally recognized by equity method, i.e., current losses
(D) the value of investor's equity method investment

Index of U.S. GAAP Financial Reporting Guide

U.S. GAAP by Codification Topics 
 105  GAAP Hierarchy 
 105  GAAP History 

 205  Presentation of Financial Statements 
 205-20 Discontinued Operations 
 210  Balance Sheet 
 210-20 Offsetting 
 220  Comprehensive Income 
 225  Income Statement 
 225-20 Extraordinary and Unusual Items 
 230  Statement of Cash Flows 
 250  Accounting Changes and Error Corrections 
 260  Earnings per Share 
 270  Interim Reporting
 310  Impairment of a Loan
 320  Investment Securities 
 320  Other-Than-Temporary Impairments, FSP FAS 115-2 
 320-10-05 Overview of Investments in Other Entities 
 320-10-35 Reclassification of Investments in Securities
 323-10 Equity Method Investments
 323-30 Investments in Partnerships and Joint Ventures 
 325-20 Cost Method Investments 
 330  Inventory

 340-20 Capitalized Advertising Costs 
 350-20 Goodwill 
 350-30 Intangibles Other than Goodwill 
 350-40 Internal-Use Software 
 350-50 Website Development Costs 
 360  Property, Plant and Equipment
 360-20 Real Estate Sales

 410  Asset Retirement and Environmental Obligations 
 420  Exit or Disposal Cost Obligations 
 450  Contingencies 
 450-20 Loss Contingencies 
 450-30 Gain Contingencies
 480  Redeemable Financial Instruments 

 505-20 Stock Dividends, Stock Splits 
 505-30 Treasury Stock 

 605  SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin, Topic 13 
 605-25 Revenue Recognition - Multiple Element Arrangements 
 715-30 Defined Benefit Plans - Pension
 718  Share-Based Payment 
 730  Research and Development 
 730-20 Research and Development Arrangements 

 805  Business Combinations  
 810  Consolidation 
 810  Noncontrolling Interests 
 810  Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities, SFAS 167 
 815  Derivatives and Hedging Overview 

 820  Fair Value Measurements  
 820  Fair value when the markets are not active, FSP FAS 157-4
 825  Fair Value Option 

 830  Foreign Currency Matters 
 830-20 Foreign Currency Transactions 
 830-30 Translation of Financial Statements 
 835  Interest 
 835-20 Capitalization of Interest 
 835-30 Imputation of Interest 

 840  Leases 
 840-20 Operating Leases 
 840-30 Capital Leases 
 840-40 Sale-Leaseback Transactions
 845  Nonmonetary Transactions 

 855  Subsequent Events 
 860-20 Sale of Financial Assets, SFAS 166 
 860-50 Servicing Assets and Liabilities, SFAS 156 

 985-20 Costs of software to be sold  

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