CPB » Topics » Interest Expense/Income

This excerpt taken from the CPB 10-K filed Oct 1, 2008.
Interest Expense/Income
Interest expense increased 2% in 2008 from 2007. The prior year included a $4 million reduction in interest related to the APA settlement. The remaining increase was due to a reduction in interest in 2007 related to the favorable settlement of U.S. federal income tax audits and lower capitalized interest, partially offset by lower debt


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levels. Interest income declined to $8 million in 2008 from $19 million in 2007 primarily due to lower levels of cash and cash equivalents.
Interest expense decreased 1% in 2007 from 2006. In 2007, the company recognized a $4 million reduction in interest associated with the APA settlement. In 2006, interest expense included a non-cash reduction of $21 million related to a favorable tax settlement of a U.S. tax contingency. The remaining net reduction in 2007 was primarily due to lower debt levels and lower interest expense associated with tax matters, partially offset by higher interest rates. Interest income increased to $19 million in 2007 from $15 million in 2006 due to higher levels of cash and cash equivalents.
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