Prepare the appropriate journal entries through the maturity of each liability.
Jan. 13 Negotiated a revolving credit agreement with Parish Bank that can be renewed annually upon bank approval. The amount available under the line of credit is $20 million at the bankâ€™s prime rate.
Feb.1 Arranged a three-month bank loan of $5 million with Parish Bank under the line of credit agreement. Interest at the prime rate of 10% was payable at maturity.
May 1 Paid the 10% note at maturity.
Dec. 1 Supported by the credit line, issued $10 million of commercial paper on a nine-month note. Interest was discounted at issuance at a 9% discount rate.
31 Recorded any necessary adjusting entry(s).
An annual report of Sprint Corporation contained a rather lengthy narrative entitled â€œReview of Segmental Results of Operation.â€ The narrative noted that short-term notes payable and commercial paper outstanding at the end of the year aggregated $756 million and that during the following year â€œThis entire balance will be replaced by the issuance of long-term debt or will continue to be refinanced under existing long-term credit facilities.â€
How did Sprint report the debt in its balance sheet? Why?