International Accounting Help

  1. On December 1, 2009, a U.S.-based company entered into a three-month forward contract to purchase 1 million Mexican pesos on March 1, 2010.

The following are the purchase rates for US dollar per peso

 

Date                                                    

Spot Rate                          

Forward Rate (March, 2010)

December 1, 2009                             

$0.088                                       

$0.084

December 31, 2009                        

$0.080                                  

$0.074

March 1, 2010                                    

$0.076

 

 

The company’s borrowing rate is 12 percent. The present value factor for two months at an annual interest rate of 12 percent (1 percent per month) is 0.9803.

 

How will the U.S. company report the forward contract on its December 31, 2009, balance sheet?

 

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