Financing Activities Analysis: Hayes, Inc.
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Question #1: Some car companies currently face numerous lawsuits due to reported cases of failed brakes, which could negatively impact image of those companies. Such lawsuits are prime examples of contingent losses because the loss is contingent upon an adverse settlement or verdict in the case. The litigation loss contingency should be accrued if a loss is probable and can be estimated. Probable and estimable are difficult concepts that offer managers a fair degree of discretion.
Question #2: On January 1, 2014, Hayes, Inc. leases equipment from Smithsonian Company for an annual lease rental of $25,000. The lease term is five years, and the lessor’s interest rate implicit in the lease is 8%. The lessee’s incremental borrowing rate is 8.25%. The useful life of the equipment is five years, and its estimated residual value equals its removal cost. Annuity tables indicate that the present value of an annual lease rental of $1 (at 8% rate) is $3.993. The fair value of leased equipment equals the present value of rentals. (Assume the lease is capitalized.)
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