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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Message Board

  • sandline2000 sandline2000 Jul 18, 2006 9:38 PM Flag

    WSJ:Up for Overhaul: Lease Accounting

    Way bad for BKD

    ...Currently, if leases for such items are structured to meet certain criteria, a company can keep them off its balance sheet and so report lower debt figures. Today's lease accounting lets companies in the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index, for example, keep about $400 billion in liabilities off their books, according to Credit Suisse research.

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