On 1 February 20X1 Picardy acquired 35% of the equity shares of Avignon, its only associate, for $10 million
in cash. The post-tax profit of Avignon for the year to 30 September 20X1 was $3 million. Profits accrued
evenly throughout the year. Avignon made a dividend payment of $1 million on 1 September 20X1. At 30
September 20X1 Picardy decided that an impairment loss of $500,000 should be recognised on its
investment in Avignon.
What amount will be shown as ‘investment in associate’ in the statement of financial position of Picardy as at
30 September 20X1?
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