Long-Term Hedging San Fran Co. imports products. It will pay 5 million Swiss francs for imports in one year. Mateo Co. will also pay 5 million Swiss francs for imports in one year. San Fran Co. and Mateo Co. will also need to pay 5 million Swiss francs for imports arriving in two years.
Today, Mateo Co. uses a one-year for ward contract to hedge its payables in one year. A year from today, it will use a one-year for ward contract to hedge the payables that it must pay two years from today.
Today, San Fran Co. uses a one-year forward contract to hedge its payables due in one year. Today, it also uses a two-year for ward contract to hedge its payables in two years.
Interest rate parity exists and will continue to exist in the future. The Swiss franc will consistently depreciate over the next two years.
Switzerland and the United States have similar interest rates, regardless of their maturity, and those rates will continue to be the same in the future.
Will the total expected dollar cash outflows that San Fran Co. will pay for its payables be higher than, lower than, or the same as the total expected dollar cash outflows that Mateo Co. will pay? Explain.
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