Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2012 Ivan Gutierrez
Under current GAAP principles convertible debt is valued and accounted for using an outdated practice. Only one aspect of these complex financial instruments are valued at a time resulting in flawed financial statements. Although the Accounting Principles Board agreed with this sentiment, originally proclaiming that both the debt and equity aspects be valued together, significant resistance by the public forced the Board to amend its Opinion to the current standard. In this paper three ratios that measure company performance and health will be tested against the amount of convertible debt in selected companies in the hopes that a correlation will be found that shows the impact of the current accounting method.
Gutierrez, Ivan, "The Proper Accounting and Valuation of Convertible Debt in the Modern Market" (2012). CMC Senior Theses. 439.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.