Business: Contractual Obligation

Sunray Oil Corp. is a small but profitable producer of crude oil and natural gas in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and California. Last year it had a neat net of $905,849.89 on a total gross operating income of $5,743,420.37. It now wants to expand, at the same time retire some bank loans. But, like many another gun-shy firm today, it distrusts the standard form of bond issue, which can cause such a crisis as that now afflicting the B. & O. railroad by maturing during depressed times (see p, 62). So last week Sunray Oil...

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