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A manager decided to acquire some expensive equipment through the use of an operating lease, even though a capital budgeting analysis showed that it was more profitable to buy than to lease. However, the purchase alternative would have required the issuance of some bonds. Offer some reasons that would explain the manager’s choice.

Explain why an investor would be interested in a company’s debt ratio.

To determine

Explain if the manager should purchase or lease expensive equipment.

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Ratio analysis

One of the techniques of financial statement analysis is ratio analysis. In this analysis, each item in the statement is expressed in terms of percentages or ratios by dividing that item by another item or account to evaluate the financial performance of the company.

The manager has to make a choice between buying expensive equipment or leasing it. If the manager decides to purchase the equipment, some bonds have to be issued against it...

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