Financial Statement Analysis – Specific Areas of Focus on the Balance Sheet: Long-term Liabilities

Business Finance

Download the 2015 financial statements for Ford Motor Company.

  • How does Ford initially value its debt on the balance sheet? How are the discounts, premiums, and costs directly related to the issuance of debt recognized?
  • What method does Ford use to calculate interest expense on its debt?
  • What is the total amount of debt appearing within current liabilities on the balance sheet at December 31, 2015? What does it include?
  • What is the total amount of debt due after one year appearing on the balance sheet at December 31, 2015? What does it include?
  • How does the interest rate in 2015 on the short-term debt compare to 2014?
  • What is the fair value of Ford’s debt at December 31, 2015?
  • What was Ford’s rent expense in 2015 related to Lease Commitments?
  • What are Ford’s debt-to-equity ratios for 2014 and 2015?
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