CFA Practice Question

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CFA Practice Question

At the beginning of the year, two companies issued debt with the same market rate, maturity date, and total face value. One company issued coupon-bearing bonds at par and the other company issued zero-coupon bonds. All other factors being equal for that year, compared with the company that issued par bonds, the company that issued zero-coupon debt will most likely report ______
A. higher cash flow from operations but not higher interest expense.
B. neither higher cash flow from operations nor higher interest expense.
C. both higher cash flow from operations and higher interest expense.
Explanation: When a company issues a zero-coupon bond, cash flow from operations is overstated over the life of the bond. Interest expense is recorded for income statement purposes, but is added back in the statement of cash flows as a non-cash adjustment to cash flow from operations.

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