On December 31, 2012, the American Bank enters into a debt restructuring agreement with Barkley Company, which is now experiencing financial trouble. The bank agrees to restructure a 14%, issued at pa

On December 31, 2012, the American Bank enters into a debt restructuring agreement with Barkley Company, which is now experiencing financial trouble. The bank agrees to restructure a 14%, issued at par, $3,092,000 note receivable by the following modifications:

1. Reducing the principal obligation from $3,092,000 to $2,473,600.

2. Extending the maturity date from December 31, 2012, to January 1, 2016.

3. Reducing the interest rate from 14% to 10%.

Barkley pays interest at the end of each year. On January 1, 2016, Barkley Company pays $2,473,600 in cash to Firstar Bank.

(a) Will the gain recorded by Barkley be equal to the loss recorded by American Bank under the debt restructuring?

(b) Can Barkley Company record a gain under the term modification mentioned above?

(c) Assuming that the interest rate Barkley should use to compute interest expense in future periods is 1.4276%, prepare the interest payment schedule of the note for Barkley Company after the debt restructuring. (Round answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. $38,548.)

BARKLEY COMPANY

Interest Payment Schedule After Debt Restructuring

Effective-Interest Rate

Date

Cash

Paid

Interest

Expense

Reduction

of Carrying

Amount

Carrying

Amount of

Note

12/31/12 $ $ $ $

12/31/13

12/31/14

12/31/15 *

Total $ $ $

* Difference due to rounding

(d) Prepare the interest payment entry for Barkley Company on December 31, 2014. (Round answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. $38,548. Credit account titles are automatically indented when amount is entered. Do not indent manually.)

Account Titles and Explanation

Debit

Credit

(e) What entry should Barkley make on January 1, 2016? (Round answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. $38,548. Credit account titles are automatically indented when amount is entered. Do not indent manually.)

Account Titles and Explanation

Debit

Credit

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