VLKAY » Topics » 6 Trade Accounts Receivable

This excerpt taken from the VLKAY 20-F filed Feb 12, 2010.

Trade accounts receivable

Trade accounts receivable are initially recorded at their fair value and do not carry any interest. ArcelorMittal maintains an allowance for doubtful accounts at an amount that it considers to be a sufficient estimate of losses resulting from the inability of its customers to make required payments. An allowance is recorded and charged to expense when an account is deemed to be uncollectible. In judging the adequacy of the allowance for doubtful accounts, ArcelorMittal considers multiple factors including historical bad debt experience, the current economic environment and the aging of the receivables. Recoveries of trade receivables previously reserved in the allowance for doubtful accounts are recorded as gains in the statement of operations.

ArcelorMittal’s policy is to provide for all receivables over 180 days because historical experience is such that receivables that are past due beyond 180 days are generally not recoverable. Trade receivables between 60 days and 180 days are provided for based on estimated irrecoverable amounts from the sale of goods and/or services, determined by reference to past default experience.

This excerpt taken from the VLKAY 20-F filed Dec 21, 2009.

Trade Accounts Receivable

Trade accounts receivable are recorded at the invoiced amount and do not bear interest. The allowance for doubtful accounts is the Company’s best estimate of the amount of probable credit losses in the Company’s existing accounts receivable. The Company determines a general allowance utilizing percentages applied to aged outstanding receivable balances. The Company reviews its allowance for doubtful accounts monthly. Account balances are charged off against the allowance after all means of collection have been exhausted and the potential for recovery is considered remote. The Company does not have any off-balance sheet credit exposure related to its customers.

This excerpt taken from the VLKAY 6-K filed Dec 4, 2009.

c. Trade accounts receivable

Accounts receivable from users of telecommunications services are recorded at the amount of the tariff or service on the date the service is provided and do not differ from their fair values. Service accounts receivable include receivables from services provided and not invoiced up to the balance sheet date. Accounts receivable from sales of cell phones and accessories are recorded at the amount of the sales made when the goods are delivered and accepted by customers.

This excerpt taken from the VLKAY 6-K filed Nov 16, 2009.
Trade Accounts Receivable

Trade accounts receivable are recorded at the invoiced amount after deduction of trade discounts, if any, and do not bear interest. The allowance for doubtful accounts is the Group’s best estimate of the amount of probable credit losses in the Group’s existing accounts receivable. The Group determines the allowance based on historical write-off experience, customer specific facts and economic conditions.

The Group reviews its allowance for doubtful accounts monthly. Past due balances over 90 days and over a specified amount are reviewed individually for collectability. All other balances are reviewed on a pooled basis by aging of such balances.

 
 
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FUWEI FILMS (HOLDINGS) CO., LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(amounts in thousands except share and per share value)

NOTE 2 - BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

Account balances are charged off against the allowance after all means of collection have been exhausted and the potential for recovery is considered remote. The Group does not have any off-balance-sheet credit exposure related to its customers.

The Group has a credit policy in place and the exposure to credit risk is monitored on an ongoing basis. Credit evaluations are performed on all customers requiring credit over a certain amount. These receivables are due within 7 to 60 days from the date of billing. Normally, the Group does not obtain collateral from customers.

This excerpt taken from the VLKAY 6-K filed Nov 10, 2009.

6 Trade Accounts Receivable

    Parent company        Consolidated 
     
 
    Sep/09    Jun/09    Sep/09    Jun/09 
         
 
Trade accounts receivable                 
 
   Domestic market sales    1,268,856    1,419,998    1,316,260    1,452,922 
   Foreign market sales    677,932    772,016    690,795    725,103 
Discounted trade bills    (738)   (198,204)   (738)   (198,204)
Advances on bills of exchange delivered    (480,311)   (448,305)   (480,311)   (448,305)
Allowance for doubtful accounts    (248,204)   (227,077)   (263,760)   (242,812)
         
 
    1,217,535    1,318,428    1,262,246    1,288,704 
Noncurrent assets    (44,597)   (52,026)   (45,050)   (52,489)
         
 
Current assets    1,172,938    1,266,402    1,217,196    1,236,215 
         

The Company adopts an additional policy for realizing domestic trade accounts, by selling its receivables to investment funds with credit rights.

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