Introduction to Business Combinations and the Conceptual Framework
1.Stock given as consideration for a business combination is valued at a.fair market value
d.None of the above
2.Which of the following situations best describes a business combination to be accounted for as a statutory merger? a.Both companies in a combination continue to operate as separate, but related, legal entities. b.Only one of the combining companies survives and the other loses its separate identity. c.Two companies combine to form a new third company, and the original two companies are dissolved. d.One company transfers assets to another company it has created.
3.A firm can use which method of financing for an acquisition structured as either an asset or stock acquisition? a.Cash
d.All of the above
4.The objectives of FASB 141R (Business Combinations) and FASB 160 (NonControlling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements) are as follows: a.to improve the relevance, comparibility, and transparency of financial information related to business combinations. b.to eliminate the amortization of Goodwill.
c.to facilitate the convergence project of the FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board. d.a and b only
5.A business combination in which the boards of directors of the potential combining companies negotiate mutually agreeable terms is a(n) a.agreeable combination.
6.A merger between a supplier and a customer is a(n)
7.When a business acquisition is financed using debt, the interest payments are tax deductible and create a.operating synergy.
8.The defense tactic that involves purchasing shares held by the would-be acquiring company at a price substantially in excess of their fair value is called a.poison pill.
9.The third period of business combinations started after World War II and is called a.horizontal integration.
10.A statutory ______________ results when one company acquires all the net assets of another company and the acquired company ceases to exist as a separate legal entity. a.acquisition.
11.When a new corporation is formed to acquire two or more other corporations and the acquired corporations cease to exist as separate legal entities, the result is a statutory a.acquisition.
12.The excess of the amount offered in an acquisition over the prior stock price of the acquired firm is the a.bonus.
c.implied offering price.
13.The difference between normal earnings and expected future earnings is a.average earnings.
14.The first step in estimating goodwill in the excess earnings approach is to a.determine normal earnings.
b.identify a normal rate of return for similar firms.
c.compute excess earnings.
d.estimate expected future earnings.
15.A potential offering price for a company is computed by adding the estimated goodwill to the a.book value of the company’s net assets.
b.book value of the company’s net identifiable assets.
c.fair value of the company’s net assets.
d.fair value of the company’s net identifiable assets.
16.Estimated goodwill is determined by computing the present value of the a.average earnings.
c.expected future earnings.
17.Which of the following statements would not be a valid or...