Singapore Airline & Delta Airline

1531 words, 7 pages

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|Singapore Airlines | |
|Prior to April 1,1989 |100*90%/8 = $11.25 |
|From April 1, 1989 on |100*80%/10 = $8 |

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The method of depreciation differences in accounting can be explained in several ways. The two airlines are facing largely different competitive pressures. While Delta has a growing presence overseas, they still have a sizeable portion of their business in the continental United States. A large part of their business is subject to the intense competition of the American markets. In order to stay competitive and chase limited investment dollars, Delta is forced to defer expenses as far as possible. They appear to accomplish this in two ways. The first is maintaining a great deal of their fleet on operating leases, keeping the planes off of the books. The second way is deferring the depreciation expense on the planes they do own over as long a period as possible. The downside is that Delta ends up paying more in the long term due to the increased cost of operating leases, and is denied the cash inflow from disposal of the aircraft. Additionally, Delta may be realizing a lower residual on their sold planes due to a longer assumed life of the planes. When they f View More »

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