Recently publicPersistent Learning is purchasing critical computer components. They have to decide how the lease or the acquisition choice will effect their financial statements, and the consumer market will respond with respect to their prior forecasted earnings and rival’s accounting.
How would the company account for the “fair market value” and “one dollar purchase” leases for the computers, over the course of the next three years? Classify the leases as operating or capital lease, and for each year, show journal entries or T-accounts.
Directionally, what are the effects on the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flow?
The company is trying to decide between the “fair-market value” lease and the “one dollar purchase” lease. Which leasing alternative would you choose? Why?
Why do the competitors own their own computers?