Why would a company want to reduce its bond indebtedness before its bonds reach maturity? Indicate how this can be done and the correct accounting treatment for such a transaction.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 7:11 am ad1c9bdddf
Companies retire bonds before they are due. There can be several reasons why they do this.
- Changes in Interest rate: If the company can secure a lower interest rate based on market conditions, they will refinance in order to lower the interest expense and increase the net income for the company.
- Investment opportunities: There may not be anything ...
The solution clearly explains the treatment when a company chooses to retire a bond before the maturity date. Specific debt and credit entries are shown as well.