Long Term Credit Decision
In no more than one typed page, provide a statement of your decision to lend or not lend to this company based on your interpretation of the company's long-term prospects (i.e., long-term viability, solvency, and growth). Research this as you would if you were considering lending $1,000,000 of your own money to this company to be repaid in 10 years. Address the following and be sure to provide a conclusion on your decision on whether to lend to this company:
a. Is the company experiencing favorable or unfavorable leverage?
b. What are the company's needs for future financing?
c. What are the company's likely sources for payment of interest and principal?
d. How much cushion does the company have in its earnings and cash flows to pay interest and principal?
e. What is the likelihood the company will be unable to meet its financial obligations?
f. How volatile are the company's earnings and cash flows?
g. Does the company have the financial strength to pay its commitments in a period of poor profitability?