JCOM » Topics » (d) Fair Value of Financial Instruments

This excerpt taken from the JCOM 10-K filed Mar 28, 2005.

(d) Fair Value of Financial Instruments


Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) No. 107, “Disclosure about Fair Value of Financial Instruments”, requires entities to disclose the fair value of financial instruments, both assets and liabilities recognized and not recognized on the balance sheet, for which it is practicable to estimate fair value. SFAS No. 107 defines fair value of a financial instrument as the amount at which the instrument could be exchanged in a current transaction between willing parties. As of December 31, 2004 and 2003, the carrying value of cash and cash equivalents, short-term and long-term investments, accounts receivable, interest receivable, accounts payable, accrued expenses, interest payable and customer deposits approximates fair value due to the short-term nature of such instruments. The carrying value of long-term debt approximates fair value as the related interest rates approximate rates currently available to the Company.


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