“Off-Balance Sheet Financing and Bonds” Please respond to the following:
- Company XYZ is considering using off-balance-sheet financing in order to obtain a loan from a local bank, but the company is unsure of the various forms of off-balance-sheet financing. For management, compare and contrast the various forms of off-balance-sheet financing. Give your opinion on whether or not Company XYZ should engage in off-balance-sheet financing. Provide a rationale with your response.
- Explain the primary advantages and disadvantages of issuing bonds with call features to potential buyers. Suggest two (2) improvements that a company could implement in order to make bonds with call features more attractive to potential buyers.