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1

How is a Capital Lease recorded?

Capitalize at cost: Asset & Liability Recorded at Present Value of Future Lease Payments

2

What footnote disclosures are required for a Capital Lease?

Future minimum rental commitments

By year - for 5 years

All remaining years as a group

3

What are the requirements for a Capital Lease for a lessor?

Same as for lessee (Title- BPO or Substance)- PLUS:

Collectability of lease payments is predictable

No uncertainties about the lessor reimbursing the lessee for costs incurred

4

What are the characteristics of an Operating Lease for a lessee?

Risk of ownership does NOT pass

No asset or liability is recorded on the financial statements

Leasehold improvements - capitalized and depreciated over the lesser of lease life or leasehold improvement's life.

5

What are the characteristics of an Operating Lease for a LESSOR?

Rent revenue recorded

Leased property remains an asset and depreciated by lessor

If payments fluctuate over the term of the lease- rent revenue recognized on a straight line basis

6

What are the characteristics of a Direct Financing Lease?

Interest Revenue (or expense for lessor) decreases with passage of time

Principal amount increases with each payment

Carrying amount of Lease decreases

7

How is a sale-leaseback recorded?

Any profit on the sale is deferred and amortized

Exception: If PV of lease payments is 10% or less of the asset's FMV- the gain is recognized

If PV of lease payments is greater than 10% of FMV and the lease is operating- all of the gain is recognized except the amount of the PV of the lease payments

8

What are the characteristics of lease payments under an annuity due situation?

Payments begin at the start of the lease period

Think: Rent/Mortgage payments are Due at the first of the month

9

What are the characteristics of lease payments under an ordinary annuity situation?

Payments begin after the end of the first year

Think: An annuity that pays you at the end of each year

10

What are the characteristics of a Capital Lease for a lessee?

Risk of ownership passes to lessee by:
Title,
Bargain Purchase Option (BPO),
Substance - Lease is more than 75% of asset's useful life or PV of minimum lease payments are more than 90% of fair value