depreciation liabilities

1.Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 9: “Long-Lived Assets.” When applying financial valuation tools to determine the value of a business, we will look at various aspect of an organization. One area that we look at is an organization’s assets. There are many benefits to understanding what assets an organization has to determine company value. One benefit can come from determining the depreciation of the company’s long-lived assets. Describe the different depreciation methods for property, plant, and equipment, and the effects of the choice of depreciation method to financial statements.

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2.Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 10: “Non-Current (Long-Term) Liabilities,” and review the last 3 years of balance sheet information of the organization you chose in Week 1 through Yahoo! Finance and the SEC EDGAR database in the Filings & Forms (Links to an external site.) page. You can access the balance sheet by going to the Yahoo! Finance website, typing in the stock symbol of your organization, clicking on the Financials tab, and then clicking on Show Balance Sheet. To understand non-current liabilities, we can begin by looking at examples of what falls in this category. Items that fall in this category include bonds, finance leases, pension liabilities, and deferred tax liabilities. Although these items are not always itemized in detail in publicly accessible balance sheets of an organization, their full values are available for calculating solvency ratios. Using the 3 years of data available through Yahoo! Finance, calculate the debt-to-capital ratio of each year and share what factors may have influenced differences in the 3 years.

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