The revenues generated through the company’s investments in marketable securities are recognized as non-operative income of the company. Various assets of the company in the form of cash and cash equivalents like time deposits, etc. are valued at par value. The prices of the marketable securities owned by the company are derived mostly from different pricing services. In the absence of pricing data the company values its marketable securities using the various standard valuation models and is based on the income approach. The notes receivables are first recorded at fair value and then evaluated at amortized cost. All the inventories of the company are recorded at their costs or market value, whichever is lower. The new assets that are acquired by Ford Motor are capitalized only if it is expected that those assets can be utilized for more than one year and its acquisition cost is greater than $2,500. The equipment and properties of Ford Motor are depreciated using the straight-line depreciation method over the total estimated useful life corresponding to each of the assets. Financial Issues of The Ford Motor Company.
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