On January 1, 20X1, when its $30 par value common stock was selling for $80 per share,

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On January 1, 20X1, when its $30 par value common stock was selling for $80 per share, Gierach Corporation issued $10 million of 4% convertible debentures due in 10 years. The conversion option allowed the holder of each $1,000 bond to convert the bond into five shares of the company’s $30 par-value common stock. Cash settlement upon conversion is not permitted. The debentures were issued for $10 million. Without the conversion feature, the bonds would have been issued for $8.5 million.

On January 1, 20X3, the company’s $30 par value common stock was split three for one.

On January 1, 20X4, when the company’s $10 par value common stock was selling for $90 per share, holders of 40% of the convertible debentures exercised their conversion options.


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1. Following U.S. GAAP, prepare a journal entry to record the original issuance of the convertible debentures.

2. How much interest expense would the company recognize on the convertible debentures in 20X1?

3. Prepare a journal entry to record the exercise of the conversion option.

4. Why do many companies use the book value method to record debt conversions?

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Financial Reporting And Analysis

ISBN: 9781260247848

8th Edition

Authors: Lawrence Revsine, Daniel Collins, Bruce Johnson, Fred Mittelstaedt, Leonard Soffer

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