In sale and leaseback, what is the logic(general) behind the amortisation of profits / loss ,as the case may be
Sale and lease back is a structured transaction. I can sell the asset at a higher profit (above its fair value) and take it back on lease at a higher rental. Because i sold at a higher price, i will show higher profits. But the reality is that i will pay higher rent in future. So to ensure that profit and losses are reported properly, amortisation is done.