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Jarvis Corporation transacts business with a number of foreign vendors and customers. These transactions are denominated in FC, and the company uses a number of hedging strategies to reduce the exposure to exchange rate risk. Several such transactions are as follows:
Transaction A: On November 30, the company purchased inventory from a vendor in the amount of 100,000 FC with payment due in 60 days. Also on November 30, the company purchased a forward contract to buy FC in 60 days.
Transaction B: On November 1, the company committed to provide services to a foreign customer in the amount of 100,000 FC. The services will be provided in 30 days. On November 1, the company also purchased a forward contract to sell 100,000 FC in 30 days. Changes in the value of the commitment are based on changes in forward rates.
Transaction C: On November 1, the company forecasted a purchase of equipment in 30 days. The forecasted cost is 100,000 FC, and the equipment is to be depreciated over five years using the straight-line method of depreciation. On November 1, the company acquired a forward contract to buy 100,000 FC in 30 days.
Transaction D: On November 30, the company purchased an option to sell 100,000 FC in 60 days to hedge a forecasted sale to a customer in 60 days. The option sold for a premium of $1,200 and had a strike price of $1.155. The value of the option on December 31 was $2,000. The time value of all hedging instruments is excluded from the assessment of hedge effectiveness. Relevant spot and forward rates are as shown on page 594.
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Assuming that the company’s year-end is December 31, for each of the above transactions determine the current-year effect on earnings. All necessary discounting should be determined by using a 6% discount rate. For transactions C and D, the time value of the hedging instrument is excluded from hedge effectiveness and is to be separately accounted for.


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