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Recent Accounting Pronouncements

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Accounting Changes and Error Corrections [Abstract]  
RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
3. RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

 

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230) ("ASU 2016-15") – Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments. This ASU is intended to clarify the presentation of cash receipts and payments in specific situations. The amendments in this update were effective for financial statements issued for annual periods that began after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within those annual periods, and early application was permitted. An entity should apply ASU 2016-15 using a retrospective transition method to each period presented. We adopted ASU 2016-15 beginning in fiscal 2018. The adoption of this pronouncement did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In November 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230) ("ASU 2016-18") – Restricted Cash, which outlines that a statement of cash flows explains the change during the period in total cash, cash equivalents, and amounts generally described as restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents. ASU 2016-18 was effective for public business entities for annual periods, including interim periods within those annual periods, that began after December 15, 2017, and early application was permitted. An entity should apply ASU 2016-18 using a retrospective transition method to each period presented. We adopted ASU 2016-18 beginning in fiscal 2018. The adoption of this pronouncement did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-09, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718) ("ASU 2017-09") – Scope of Modification Accounting, which provides clarity and reduces complexity when an entity has changes to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award, and when an entity should apply modification accounting. The amendments in this update are effective for financial statements issued for annual periods that began after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within those annual periods, and early adoption was permitted for interim or annual periods. The amendments in ASU 2017-09 should be applied prospectively to awards modified on or after the adoption date. We adopted ASU 2017-09 beginning in fiscal 2018. The adoption of this pronouncement did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements – Pending Adoption

 

In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-01, Financial Instruments-Overall: Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities , which requires that (i) all equity investments, other than equity-method investments, in unconsolidated entities generally be measured at fair value through earnings and (ii) when the fair value option has been elected for financial liabilities, changes in fair value due to instrument-specific credit risk will be recognized separately in other comprehensive income. Additionally, the ASU 2016-01 changes the disclosure requirements for financial instruments. The new standard will be effective for the Company starting in the first quarter of fiscal 2019. Early adoption is permitted for certain provisions. The Company is in the process of determining the effects the adoption will have on its consolidated financial statements as well as whether to adopt certain provisions early.

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04 simplifying the accounting for goodwill impairment for all entities. The new guidance eliminates the requirement to calculate the implied fair value of goodwill (Step 2 of the current two-step goodwill impairment test under ASC 350). Instead, entities will record an impairment charge based on the excess of a reporting unit's carrying amount over its fair value (Step 1 of the current two-step goodwill impairment test). The ASU is effective prospectively for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019, with early adoption permitted for annual and interim goodwill impairment testing dates after January 1, 2017. We are currently evaluating the impact of the new guidance on our goodwill impairment testing process and consolidated financial statements.

 

On August 28, 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-12, "Derivatives and Hedging," which better aligns risk management activities and financial reporting for hedging relationships through changes to both the designation and measurement guidance for qualifying hedging relationships and the presentation of hedge results. The amendments expand and refine hedge accounting for both nonfinancial and financial risk components and in some situations better align the recognition and presentation of the effects of the hedging instrument and the hedged item in the financial statements. The new standard will be effective for the Company as of January 1, 2019. Early adoption is permitted. We do not believe the adoption of this new standard will have any impact on our consolidated financial statements and footnote disclosures.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases ("ASU 2016-02"), which, among other things, requires an entity to recognize a right-of-use asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases, including operating leases, with a term greater than twelve months. Expanded disclosures with additional qualitative and quantitative information will also be required. ASU 2016-02 and its amendments are effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018 and early adoption is permitted. In July 2018, the FASB issued amendments in ASU 2018-11, which provide a transition election to not restate comparative periods for the effects of applying the new standard. This transition election permits entities to change the date of initial application to the beginning of the year of adoption and to recognize the effects of applying the new standard as a cumulative-effect adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings. The Company has elected this transition approach and will recognize the cumulative impact of adoption in the opening balance of retained earnings as of January 1, 2019.