9. What is the Cost of Debt, before and after taxes? Using the interest rate for the largest debt…cannot use the weighted interest rate for the debt since it includes capital lease obligations with no stated rate and could not find in the notes to the financials. 5.4% After tax cost is .054 x (1-.36) = 3.5%
835-20-30-2 The amount of interest cost to be capitalized for qualifying assets is intended to be that portion of the interest cost incurred during the assets ' acquisition periods
Use the following information for questions 13-16. You are looking at purchasing a widget producing machine that will cost $11 million which will be salvageable in 9 years for $3 million. The machine will increase revenues by $7.5 million per year and will fall into the 30% CCA bracket. You can lease the machine for $2.75 million per year. Your pre-tax cost of debt is 8.5%. Your corporate tax rate is 35%.
Commercial Capital Corporation is the leasing subsidiary of a major regional bank and offers a lease at 12.75 million per year for 4 years. The first payment is due upon delivery and installation. The rest of the payments are due each subsequent year at the beginning of the year. This cost includes the same service contract as what would have been obtained with purchase.
a. How much would the payment be if rate of interest is 5% and you only financed the truck for 48 months?
A2: Jack should recognize the $1.2 million as rental expense along with all the other lease payments ratably over the 10 years (lease term of the new agreement). It should initially be accounted for as prepaid lease payments and then be recognized as lease expense over the next 10 years as par. 840-10-35-4 states, “If at any time the lessee and lessor agree to change the provisions of the lease, other than by renewing the lease or extending its term, in a manner that would have resulted in a different classification of the lease under the lease classification criteria in paragraphs 840-10-25-1 and 840-10-25-42 had the changed terms been in effect at lease classification inception, the revised agreement shall be considered as a new agreement over its term, and the criteria in paragraphs 840-1025-1 and 840-10-25-42 shall be applied for purposes of classifying the new lease. Likewise, except when a guarantee or penalty is rendered inoperative as described in paragraphs 840-30-35-8 and 840-30-35-23, any action that extends the lease beyond the expiration of the existing lease term, such as the exercise of a lease renewal option other than those already included in the lease term, shall be considered as a new agreement, which shall be classified according to the guidance in section 840-10-25. Changes in estimates (for example, changes in estimates of the economic life or of
Continental Airlines has been experiencing turbulent times in recent quarters and without material changes to the company’s operations it may have worse times ahead. Using the results from my regression analysis, as well as cost estimation, I have forecasted what Continental can expect for revenue, costs, and profit in 2009. Table 2 is shown below, which shows the financial summary of Continental Airlines, based on reduced flight capacity and the projections I have been provided with.
9. Assuming that Santa Corporation was required to capitalize its operating lease how would the company’s
At the onset of the airline industry in the United States, major network airlines were the sole providers of air travel. This multifaceted industry was a difficult industry to break into as a consequence of “sophisticated customer segmentation, hub-and spoke models and costly information systems for reservations, fare wars and intense competition” (Thompson 2008). Shrinkage in airline ticket prices augmented the demand for airline travel. Many markets were simply deserted or over-looked by major network airlines; this is a region a fresh “second tier of service providers” could enter into. This endeavor proved to provide a consumer savings of billions per year. Thus in June of 1971, after a tumultuous battle with other Texas-based
American Airlines (American) made four fundamental changes to its rates. First, it moved to a four-tier rate structure; American offered first-class rates and three tiers of coach: full-fare, 21-day advance purchase and 7-day advance purchase. Overall, it expected to reduce coach fares by 38% and first-class fares by 20% to 50%. Though full fare coach prices dropped by about 38%, advance-purchase fares dropped by 6% when compared to the advance purchase tickets already being offered. Through this fare structure, American also eliminated deep discount tickets. Second, American eliminated the negotiated discount contracts of many large
United Airlines and Continental Airlines, two major airlines companies, agreed to a merger that would create the world’s largest airline. Such important deal has a lot of problems to be dealt with, from technical, for example how to put the companies databases together, to more fundamental, like how the company should be ruled.
5. How does the merger between Delta and Virgin Airlines impact the company as a whole? (Outside research required).
of outstanding shares) + (short-term debt + long-term debt + capitalized leases + preferred stock - cash on hand)
The bank lends amount $Y to ABC for the purchase of Lexington. The bank loan is repaid in 20 equal, year-end, payments. However, the bank insists that the lease payments must be 110% of the annual repayments of the bank loan. Note that the equal bank loan repayments include interest and principal.
In the last decade, Continental Airlines has had a spotty track record. The airline twice filed for bankruptcy, realized diminished performance culminating in a $613 million loss in 1994, and was ranked dead last in industry indicators such as on-time performance among the major carriers. During these years, employees at Continental had undergone several series of layoffs and withstood both wage cuts and delayed wage increases in an effort to slash Continental’s costs. The result of these efforts was a demoralized workforce and a corporate reputation that put Continental near the top of Fortune’s list of “least admired” companies.