# During Year 2, Copernicus Corporation held a portfolio of available-for-sale securities having a cost of $185,000. There were no purchases or sales of investments during the year. The market values at the beginning and end of the year were$225,000 and $160,000, respectively. The net income for Year 2 was$180,000, and no dividends were paid during the year. The Stockholders’ Equity section of the balance sheet was as follows on December 31, Year 1: Prepare the Stockholders’ Equity section of the balance sheet for December 31, Year 2.

### Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124

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### Financial Accounting

15th Edition
Carl Warren + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337272124
Chapter 15, Problem 24E
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## During Year 2, Copernicus Corporation held a portfolio of available-for-sale securities having a cost of $185,000. There were no purchases or sales of investments during the year. The market values at the beginning and end of the year were$225,000 and $160,000, respectively. The net income for Year 2 was$180,000, and no dividends were paid during the year. The Stockholders’ Equity section of the balance sheet was as follows on December 31, Year 1:Prepare the Stockholders’ Equity section of the balance sheet for December 31, Year 2.

To determine

Prepare the stockholders’ equity section of the balance sheet.

### Explanation of Solution

Stockholders’ equity: The claims of shareholders’ or the owners on a company’s resources after the liabilities are paid off is referred to as stockholders’ equity. Stockholders’ equity includes common stock and retained earnings.

Stockholders’ equity section:

 Corporation C Statement of Stockholders’ Equity (Partial) December 31, Year 2 Common stock $50,000 Excess of issue price over par 250,000 Retained earnings 520,000 Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale investments (25,000) Total stockholders’ equity$795,000

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Working Notes:

Compute retained earnings, Year 2...

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