This excerpt taken from the PBR 20-F filed Jun 30, 2005.
Fair values are derived either from quoted market prices available, or, in their absence, the present value of expected cash flows. The fair values reflect the cash that would have been received or paid if the instruments were settled at year end. Fair values of cash and cash equivalents, trade receivables, short-term debt and trade payables approximate their carrying values. For 2003, fair value for long-term lines of credit approximates carrying value due to the nature of the transactions.
At December 31, 2003, the Companys long-term debt was US$ 5,825,336, of which US$ 5,447,786 related to senior notes, sales of future receivables, senior exchangeable notes, global step-up notes and global notes, which had estimated fair values of US$ 5,898,000.
For 2004, long-term lines of credit had fair values immaterially different from their book values. At December 31, 2004 the Companys long-term debt was US$ 6,151,802 and had an estimated fair value of approximately US$ 6,576,000.
The Companys long-term asset related to the export prepayment program was US$ 1,261,820 and US$ 1,706,850 at December 31, 2004 and 2003, and had fair values of US$ 1,252,000 and US$ 1,717,000, respectively.
PETROBRAS INTERNATIONAL FINANCE COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
(A wholly-owned subsidiary of PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S.A. - PETROBRAS)
NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(In thousands of US dollars)
In an effort to ensure procurement of oil products for the Companys customers, the Company currently has several short-term contracts which collectively obligate it to purchase a minimum of approximately 57,412 barrels of crude oil and oil products per day at market prices.
The Company has maintained the right to exercise the call option on the existing Subchartered Asset Option Agreements with PNBV, for the Platforms P-8, P-15, P-32 and P-47, after the expiration of the Charter terms with PNBV. Upon exercise of the call option, the Company will purchase all of the vessels for the greater of (i) the purchase price, any unpaid and accrued charter hire for all of the vessels, or any costs and expenses which PNBV has incurred or may incur by virtue of any such purchase, and the amount equal to the default amount set forth in each of the charters for all of the Vessels; and (ii) Ten (10) dollars from PNBV, representation or warranty of any kind or character, and assume and succeed to all rights, duties and obligations of PNBV under the charters.
PIFCo may designate any affiliate or subsidiary to perform its obligations under this agreement.