This transaction should be counted as a financing agreement. The option is classified as a put option, since the customer has the right to exercise the option. The repurchase price is more than the initial asset price and the expected market value of the asset, making the transaction a financing agreement (the client provides financing to the entity). The company recognizes a liability of $1,500 for the consideration received from the customer. If the client exercises the option in three years, the company registers $100 ($1600 to $1,500) in interest charges and withdraws liability. However, if, at the end of the three years, the customer decides not to exercise the option, the company recognizes a turnover of $1500 and cancels the liability. While Lehman is an extreme example of aggressive use of rest for balance sheet management, it is unlikely that changes to the 2014 accounting rule prevented their collapse or the broader financial crisis of September 2008. First, the rules in force at the time of the bankruptcy excluded sales accounting in the United States for Lehman, which led the company to circumvent the rules by transferring the securities to its British broker. Second, Lehman`s bankruptcy was largely due to a significant drop in subprime market value, in which the company invested heavily. If Lehman had used secured credit accounting and provided the guidance required by the new rules, the increased usefulness of the balance sheet would likely have more quickly drawn the attention of market participants to the company`s excessive borrowing, but this could not have avoided the resulting problems for Lehman or for the market as a whole. Under a redirect or call option, the customer cannot order the use of the asset to obtain all the benefits, indicating that the customer has no control over the installation.
As a result, the entity does not count revenues when it transfers assets, but continues to record assets and record liabilities in its accounts. Forwards and call options are counted according to whether the feed-in price is more or less the initial selling price: financing agreements receive the same accounting treatment as forwards and call options. The accounting treatment of sales with return rights goes beyond the scope of this article, but it is dealt with in detail in the return and acceptance rights of customers. The following diagram provides a complete overview of the accounting process for pension transactions. Pension transactions are accounted for in different ways depending on the type of repurchase transaction and the terms of the contract. In the case of leasing and calling options, the repurchase price is compared to the original sale price to determine whether the transaction should be considered as a leasing or financing agreement. In the put options, the repurchase price is compared to the initial sale price and the expected market value of the asset at the end of the contract, to determine whether the transaction should be counted as a lease, financing contract or return sale.