Equity Method Investment
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|Equity Method Investments and Joint Ventures [Abstract]|
|EQUITY METHOD INVESTMENT||
NOTE 7 – EQUITY METHOD INVESTMENT
The Company uses the equity method of accounting for its investment in, and earning or loss of, company that it does not control but over which it does exert significant influence. The Company considers whether the fair value of its equity method investment has declined below its carrying value whenever adverse events or changes in circumstances indicate that recorded value may not be recoverable. If the Company considers any decline to be other than temporary (based on various factors, including historical financial results and the overall health of the investee), then a write-down would be recorded to estimated fair value.
As of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the equity method investment amounted to $436,100 and $385,162, respectively. The investment represents the Company's subsidiary, Avalon Shanghai's interest in Epicon Biotech Co., Ltd. ("Epicon"). Epicon was incorporated on August 14, 2018 in the PRC. Avalon Shanghai and the other unrelated company, Jiangsu Unicorn Biological Technology Co., Ltd. ("Unicorn"), accounted for 40% and 60% of the total ownership, respectively. Epicon is focused on cell preparation, third party testing, biological sample repository for commercial and scientific research purposes and the clinical transformation of scientific achievements.
The Company treats the equity investment in the condensed consolidated financial statements under the equity method. Under the equity method, the investment is initially recorded at cost, adjusted for any excess of the Company's share of the incorporated-date fair values of the investee's identifiable net assets over the cost of the investment (if any). Thereafter, the investment is adjusted for the post incorporation change in the Company's share of the investee's net assets and any impairment loss relating to the investment. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company's share of Epicon's net loss was $25,266 and $48,353, respectively, which was included in loss from equity-method investment in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company's share of Epicon's net loss was $0.
Activity recorded for the Company's equity method investment in Epicon is summarized in the following table.
The tables below present the summarized financial information, as provided to the Company by the investee, for the unconsolidated company:
The entire disclosure for equity method investments and joint ventures. Equity method investments are investments that give the investor the ability to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of an investee. Joint ventures are entities owned and operated by a small group of businesses as a separate and specific business or project for the mutual benefit of the members of the group.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef