Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]|
|Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies||
Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
The following is a summary of the significant accounting policies consistently applied in the preparation of the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
Basis of Presentation
In the opinion of the Company's management, the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the same basis as the Company's audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2019, and include normal recurring adjustments necessary for the fair presentation of the Company's interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the full 2020 fiscal year. The consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2019 has been derived from the Company's audited balance sheet included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on May 15, 2020 (the "2019 Form 10-K").
The interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to SEC Form 10-Q and Article 10 of SEC Regulation S-X. They do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete audited financial statements. Therefore, these interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the 2019 Form 10-K.
Principles of Consolidation
The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated.
Liquidity, Going Concern and Management’s Plan
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global travel industry created an urgent liquidity crisis for the airline, cruise ship and other maritime industries, which created follow-on impact for the Company. As of March 31, 2020, our principal source of liquidity was our cash and cash equivalents of approximately $54.2 million. In addition, we had approximately $0.7 million of restricted cash, which amount is excluded from the $54.2 million of cash and cash equivalents, and was attached to letters of credit between our subsidiaries and certain customers. Our cash is invested primarily in cash and money market funds in banking institutions in the U.S., Canada and Europe and to a lesser extent in Asia Pacific. Our total debt balance increased from $773.1 million at December 31, 2019 to $821.4 million at March 31, 2020. This was primarily driven by the February 2020 draw down of the remaining $41.8 million under our Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility (“Revolving Credit Facility”) with a corresponding increase in our cash on hand. As of June 30, 2020, we had approximately $30.7 million of cash and cash equivalents.
Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 205-40, Presentation of Financial Statements - Going Concern, requires that an entity’s management evaluate whether there are relevant events and conditions that in aggregate initially indicate that it will not be able to meet its obligations as they become due within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued, and therefore raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company has evaluated events and conditions as further described below, including historical losses and negative cash flows from operations, government and industry-imposed travel restrictions in the aviation and maritime industries that the Company services, and the Company’s projected future violations of the covenants contained in its existing indebtedness, including the maximum consolidated first lien net leverage ratio (“Maximum First Lien Leverage”) and a covenant requiring it to maintain minimum levels of undrawn revolving commitments plus cash and cash equivalents (“Minimum Liquidity”) contained in its Senior Secured Credit Agreement entered into on January 6, 2017 (as amended, the “2017 Credit Agreement”). These events and conditions have raised substantial doubt of the Company’s ability to satisfy existing debt obligations and paydown past due accounts payable and other obligations as they become due in the next 12 months
Our customers in the airline, cruise ship and other maritime industries, have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through travel restrictions, government and business-imposed shutdowns or other operating issues resulting from the pandemic. We continue to analyze the potential impacts of the conditions and events arising from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Company’s principal sources of liquidity have historically been its debt and equity issuances, and its cash and cash equivalents. The Company’s long-term ability to continue as a going concern is dependent on its ability to comply with the covenants in its indebtedness, increase revenue, reduce costs and deliver satisfactory levels of profitable operations. A substantial amount of the Company's cash requirements is for debt service obligations. The Company has generated substantial historic operating losses.
The Company has incurred net losses and had negative cash flows from operations for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 primarily as a result of the negative operating impact of COVID-19. Net cash used in operations was $3.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020 which included cash paid for interest of $14.6 million. Working capital deficiency “(defined as current assets less current liabilities)” increased by $776.7 million, to $840.0 million as of March 31, 2020, compared to $63.4 million as of December 31, 2019, primarily due to the classification of all applicable long term debt as current liabilities at March 31, 2020.
The Company's current forecast indicates it will continue to incur net losses and generate negative cash flows from operating activities as a result of the Company's indebtedness, significant related interest expense and significant decline in customer demand due to COVID-19, which negatively impacts the Company’s business and results of operations. The Company was in compliance with all lender covenants for the period ended March 31, 2020. However, in anticipation of failing the Maximum First Lien Leverage covenant, the Company sought and was granted a waiver over such covenant on April 15, 2020 in connection with the Tenth Amendment to the 2017 Credit Agreement (the “Tenth Amendment to 2017 Credit Agreement”), while the lenders added an additional covenant at that time, namely the Minimum Liquidity covenant. Moreover, based on current projections, management believes it is probable that the Company will not comply with the Minimum Liquidity covenant and the Maximum First Lien Leverage covenant in the 2017 Credit Agreement during the remainder of the fiscal year. Due to these factors and the cross-default provisions contained in our other debt, which would be triggered upon acceleration of debt under the 2017 Credit Agreement, effective as of the March 31, 2020 balance sheet, the Company classified all applicable long-term debt as current. This treatment follows the guidance of ASC 470-10-45 applicable to the classification of second lien debt and convertible notes when the obligation includes a subjective acceleration clause. The Company’s management determined that the likelihood of subjective acceleration is probable in the Company’s Securities Purchase Agreement governing the Second Lien Notes and Convertible Notes which allows the creditors to accelerate the scheduled maturities of the obligations under conditions that are not objectively determinable.
Additionally, the Company’s projected failure to comply with certain covenants in the 2017 Credit Agreement and the Securities Purchase Agreement governing our Second Lien Notes, which include covenants in the 2017 Credit Agreement requiring us to (i) satisfy the Maximum First Lien Leverage ratio, which ratio was waived for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2020 and (ii) maintain Minimum Liquidity, could result in an event of default on our debt. The Securities Purchase Agreement and the terms of the Company’s 2.75% Convertible Notes due 2035 (the “Convertible Notes”) do not include covenants related to maintenance of Maximum First Lien Leverage or Minimum Liquidity; however, both the Securities Purchase Agreement and terms of the Convertible Notes contain cross-default provisions based on an acceleration of material indebtedness (including indebtedness under the 2017 Credit Agreement) and certain payment defaults under material indebtedness. As discussed above, on April 15, 2020, the Company entered into the Tenth Amendment to the 2017 Credit Agreement and obtained, among other amendments and waivers, a waiver to our Maximum First Lien Leverage covenant for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 and the addition of a Minimum Liquidity covenant. This Minimum Liquidity covenant imposes substantial limits on our ability to make investments in our business. In addition, we may be limited in our ability to pay all of our required debt and interest payments on our indebtedness and our other operating expenses while remaining in compliance with this Minimum Liquidity covenant.
If the Company is unable to comply with the covenants contained in its debt agreement or obtain a waiver or an amendment from its lenders, or take other remedial measures, the Company will be in default under the credit facilities, which would enable the lenders thereunder to accelerate the repayment of amounts outstanding and exercise remedies with respect to the collateral. If the Company’s lenders under our credit facilities demand immediate payment, we will not have sufficient cash to repay such indebtedness. In addition, as discussed above, certain payment defaults under our credit facilities or the lenders accelerating their claims thereunder would trigger cross-default provisions in our other indebtedness and certain other operating agreements. Furthermore, failure to meet our borrowing conditions under our Revolving Credit Facility could materially and adversely impact our liquidity.
The Company’s management has plans in-place, and is working with outside advisors, to address the substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. Mitigating actions implemented in the first quarter include temporary salary reductions for all employees, including executive offices and the Company’s Board of Directors, negotiations with both customers and vendors to revise existing contracts to current activity levels and executing substantial reductions in capital expenditures and overall costs. Mitigating actions that continue to be implemented include:
•Restructure debt covenants with lenders, including deferral of amortization and interest payments;
•Continue reduction of overall workforce to match revenue streams;
In addition, the Company’s management is pursuing actions to maximize cash available to meet the Company’s obligations as they become due in the ordinary course of business, including (i) executing additional substantial reductions in expenses, capital expenditures and overall costs; (ii) applying for all eligible global government and other initiatives available to businesses or employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily through payroll and wage subsidies and deferrals; (iii) submitting applications for U.S. Treasury Loans through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act. There is no assurance that our applications will be approved or that any sources of financings under the CARES Act will be available to us on favorable terms or at all; and (iv) accessing alternative sources of capital, in order to generate additional liquidity. These actions are intended to mitigate those conditions which raise substantial doubt of the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. While the Company continues to work toward completing these items and taking other actions to create additional liquidity and comply with the payment and other covenants set forth in its debt agreements, there is no assurance that the Company will be able to do so. The Company’s ability to meet its obligations as they become due in the ordinary course of business for the next 12 months will depend on its ability to achieve improved results, its ability to generate and conserve cash, its ability to obtain necessary waivers from lenders and other equity stakeholders to achieve sufficient cash interest savings therefrom and its ability to complete other liquidity-generating transactions. Based on the uncertainty of achieving these actions the Company’s management has determined that the substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year from the issuance date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q has not been alleviated. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that may result from the possible inability of the Company to continue as a going concern for at least the next 12 months from the issuance of these financial statements.
We have engaged financial and legal advisors to assist us in, among other things, analyzing various strategic alternatives to address our liquidity and capital structure, including strategic and refinancing alternatives to restructure our indebtedness in private transactions. If the negative impact from COVID-19 continues, if the Company is unable to successfully complete the actions described in the paragraph above or otherwise generate incremental liquidity, or if there is not otherwise a material improvement in our business, results of operations and liquidity, we may be forced to further reduce or delay our business activities and capital expenditures, sell material assets, seek additional capital or be required to file for bankruptcy court protection. . Due to our current financial constraints, there is a substantial risk that it may be necessary for us to seek protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
Additionally, the 2017 Credit Agreement includes a requirement that we receive an opinion from our auditors in connection with our year-end audit that is not subject to a “going concern” or like qualification or exception. In addition to the waiver discussed above, the Tenth Amendment to the 2017 Credit Agreement also provided a waiver related to obtaining a “going concern” or like qualification or exception in the report of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s year-end December 31, 2019 financial statements. We cannot be assured that we will be able to obtain additional covenant waivers or amendments in the future which may have a material adverse effect on the Company’s results of operations or liquidity.
The Company accounts for a contract with a customer when an approved contract exists, the rights of the parties are identified, payment terms are identified, the contract has commercial substance and the collectability of substantially all of the consideration is probable. Revenue is recognized as the Company satisfies performance obligations by transferring a promised good or service to a customer (see further discussion in Note 3. Revenue Recognition).
Deferred revenue consists substantially of amounts received from customers in advance of the Company’s performance service period and of fees deferred for future support services. Deferred revenue is recognized as revenue on a systematic basis that is proportionate to the period that the underlying services are rendered, which in a majority of arrangements is straight line over the remaining contractual term.
The Company’s management constrains the estimates to reduce the probability of a significant revenue reversal in future periods, allocates variable consideration to the identified performance obligations and recognizes revenue in the period the services are provided. Estimates are based on historical experience, anticipated future performance, market conditions and the best judgment at the time. For the three months ended March 31, 2020, the Company’s estimates included management’s assumptions for the impact of COVID-19, which includes significant decline in flight levels. A significant change in one or more of these estimates could affect the estimated contract value. For example, estimates of variable revenue within certain contracts require estimation of the number of sessions or megabytes that will be purchased over the contract term and the average revenue per connectivity session, which varies based on the connectivity options available to passengers on each airline. Estimated revenue under these contracts anticipates increases in take rates over time and assumes an average revenue per session consistent with our historical experience. The estimated contract revenue may differ significantly from the initial estimates to the extent actual take rates and average revenue per session differ from the Company’s historical experience.
Valuation of Goodwill and Intangible Assets
The Company performs valuations of assets acquired and liabilities assumed on each acquisition accounted for as a business combination and allocates the purchase price of each acquired business to its respective net tangible and intangible assets and liabilities. Acquired intangible assets principally consist of technology, customer relationships, backlog and trademarks. Liabilities related to intangibles principally consist of unfavorable vendor contracts. The Company determines the appropriate useful life by performing an analysis of expected cash flows based on projected financial information of the acquired businesses. Intangible assets are amortized over their estimated useful lives using the straight-line method, which approximates the pattern in which the majority of the economic benefits are expected to be consumed. Intangible liabilities are amortized into cost of sales ratably over their expected related revenue streams over their useful lives.
Goodwill represents the excess of the cost of an acquired entity over the fair value of the acquired net assets. The Company does not amortize goodwill but evaluates it for impairment at the reporting unit level annually during the fourth quarter of each fiscal year (as of December 31 of that quarter) or when an event occurs or circumstances change that indicates the carrying value may not be recoverable. An impairment loss will be recognized for the amount by which the reporting unit’s carrying amount exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the carrying amount of goodwill in that reporting unit.
For the quarter ended March 31, 2020, the Company identified a triggering event due to a significant decline in the market capitalization of the Company and results of operations as result of the uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, the Company assessed the fair value of its three reporting units as of March 31, 2020 and recorded a goodwill impairment charge of $22.1 million related to its Maritime & Land Connectivity reporting unit. This impairment was primarily due to first quarter results resulting in a revised forecast for the reporting unit, due primarily to impacts of COVID-19 outbreak on our cruise and yacht channels, coupled with the loss of a Brazilian government customer and continuation of exiting the mobile network operation channel. Given these indicators, the Company then determined that there was a higher degree of uncertainty in achieving its financial projections for this unit and as such, performed a full revision of its forecasted cash flows to consider the impacts of COVID-19 (as further discussed below) and increased its discount rate, which reduced the fair value of the reporting unit.
To determine the fair value of our reporting units and test for impairment, we utilized an income approach (discounted cash flow method), as we believe this is the most direct approach to incorporate the specific economic attributes and risk profiles of our reporting units into our valuation model. Historically we have used the market approach, however, due to the uncertainty related to COVID-19, management did not use this method in the current quarter analysis. However, to the extent market indicators of fair value become available, we consider such market indicators as well as market participant assumptions in our discounted cash flow analysis and determination of fair value. The discounted cash flow methodology is based, to a large extent, on assumptions about future events, which may or may not occur as anticipated, and such deviations could have a significant impact on the calculated estimated fair values of our reporting units. These assumptions included the use of significant unobservable inputs, representative of a Level 3 fair value measurement, and included, but were not limited to, estimates of discount rates, future growth rates and terminal values for each reporting unit.
The discounted cash flow analysis for each of our reporting units included forecasted cash flows over a four-year forecast period (2020 through 2023), with our 2020 management budget used as the basis for our projections. These forecasted cash flows took into consideration historical and recent results, and near-term prospects and management’s outlook for the future. A terminal value was also calculated using a terminal value growth assumption to derive the annual cash flows after the discrete forecast period. A reporting unit specific discount rate was applied to the forecasted cash flows and terminal cash flows to determine the discounted future cash flows, or fair value, of each reporting unit. Our assessment took into consideration the changes in the projections discussed above and reflected the increased market risk surrounding the execution of those projections and adjusted our cost of capital assumptions to be in-line with recent market indicators for our company and industry. These increases in cost of capital and risk premium assumptions resulted in a significant increase in our discount rates utilized for purposes of determining our discounted cash flows and reduced the estimated fair values of our reporting units.
Investments in Equity Affiliates
Wireless Maritime Services, LLC (“WMS”)
In connection with the EMC Acquisition, the Company acquired a 49% equity interest in WMS, which interest EMC owned at the time of the EMC Acquisition. The remaining 51% equity interest in WMS is owned by an unaffiliated U.S. company (the “WMS third-party investor”), which is the managing member of WMS and is responsible for its day-to-day management and operations. Certain matters, including determination of capital contributions and distributions and business plan revisions, require approval of WMS’s board of directors, which consists of five voting members, three of which are appointed by the WMS third-party investor and two of which are appointed by the Company. Profits and losses for any fiscal year are allocated between the Company and the WMS third-party investor in proportion to their respective ownership interests, after giving effect to any special allocations made pursuant to the WMS operating agreement. EMC’s carrying value of the investment in WMS was adjusted to fair value as a result of the EMC Acquisition. The excess of the fair value over the underlying equity in net assets of WMS is primarily comprised of amortizable intangible assets and nonamortizable goodwill. The Company’s carrying value in its investment in WMS was subsequently adjusted for contributions, distributions. net income (loss) attributable to WMS, the amortization of the cost basis difference associated with the amortizable intangible assets, and impairment.
Santander Teleport S.L. (“Santander”)
Also in connection with the EMC Acquisition, the Company acquired an equity interest in a teleport in Santander, Spain, which provides various telecommunication services, including teleport and terrestrial services (EMC owned this interest at the time of the EMC Acquisition). The Company is a significant customer of, and holds a 49% equity interest in Santander, and the remaining 51% is held by an unaffiliated Spanish company (the “Santander third-party investor”). The Santander third-party investor is responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of Santander. Some matters—such as the determination of capital contributions, capital expenditures over budget and distributions—require approval of Santander’s board of directors, which consists of five voting members, three of which are appointed by the Santander third-party investor and two of which are appointed by the Company. Profits and losses for any fiscal year are allocated between the Company and the Santander third-party investor in proportion to their respective ownership interests. The carrying value of the Company’s investment in Santander approximated its fair value on the date the Company acquired EMC and was subsequently adjusted for contributions, distributions, and net income (loss) attributable to Santander, and impairment. As a result of decreased demand due to COVID-19 and seeking additional cost savings initiatives, the Company is evaluating its ongoing participation in the equity method investment from an operating and ownership perspective.
Impairment of Equity Method Investments
To determine the fair value of our equity method investments and test for impairment, we utilized an income approach (discounted cash flow method), as we believe this is the most direct approach to incorporate the specific economic attributes and risk profiles of our businesses into our valuation model. We generally do not utilize a market approach given the lack of relevant information generated by market transactions involving comparable businesses. However, to the extent market indicators of fair value become available, we consider such market indicators as well as market participant assumptions in our discounted cash flow analysis and determination of fair value. The discounted cash flow methodology is based, to a large extent, on assumptions about future events, which may or may not occur as anticipated, and such deviations could have a significant impact on the calculated estimated fair values of our equity method investments. These assumptions included the use of significant unobservable inputs, representative of a Level 3 fair value measurement, and included, but were not limited to, estimates of discount rates, future growth rates and terminal values for each equity method investment.
During the first quarter of 2020, in accordance with ASC 323, Investments-Equity Method and Joint Ventures, the Company’s management completed an assessment of the recoverability of the equity method investments. They determined the carrying value of the interests in the WMS and Santander joint ventures exceeded their estimated fair value of the Company’s interests, which management concluded was other than temporary. The Company recorded an impairment charge of $10.1 million and $3.0 million relating to its WMS and Santander equity investments, respectively. This WMS impairment was primarily the result of lower than expected financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 due to the uncertainty related to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the cruise industry. This resulted in a decline in operating performance which is not expected to be recovered in the foreseeable future, causing Company’s management to reduce the financial projections for the WMS business for the remainder of 2020 and beyond. The Santander impairment was primarily the result of a reduction in forecasted financial results for Santander due to the Company’s efforts to reduce costs by shifting certain teleport and related network operations support services away from this joint venture to other vendors. This resulted in a reduction in the financial projections for the remainder of 2020 and beyond. The other than temporary impairments recognized are in addition to the MEG Connectivity reporting unit goodwill impairment recognized for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.
The discounted cash flow analysis for each of our equity method investments included forecasted cash flows over a long-term forecast period (2020 through 2030). These forecasted cash flows took into consideration historical and recent results, a lack of sustained earnings, a deterioration of market conditions, primarily as a result of COVID-19, and management's prospective outlook. A terminal value was calculated using a terminal value growth assumption to derive the annual cash flows after the discrete forecast period. A specific discount rate was applied to the forecasted cash flows and terminal cash flows to determine the discounted future cash flows, or fair value, of each equity method investment. Our assessment took into consideration probability weighted scenarios using the above assumptions. We utilized an independent analysis to assist in our determination of fair value of our equity method investments.
In March 2020, the Company purchased commercial paper with nominal value of $30.0 million for an initial investment of $29.9 million with maturities ranging from 29 to 71 days. Due to their short-term maturity, these investments were classified as cash and cash equivalents. At March 31, 2020, the amortized cost of the investment was $29.9 million. There were no credit losses on the investment as of March 31, 2020.
Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are recognized for temporary differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of assets and liabilities and the amounts that are reported in the income tax returns. Deferred taxes are evaluated for realization on a jurisdictional basis. The Company records valuation allowances to reduce deferred tax assets to the amount that is more likely than not to be realized. In making this assessment, management analyzes future taxable income, reversing temporary differences and ongoing tax planning strategies. Should a change in circumstances lead to a change in judgment about the realizability of deferred tax assets in future years, the Company will adjust related valuation allowances in the period that the change in circumstances occurs, along with a corresponding increase or charge to income.
The Company recognizes the tax benefit from an uncertain tax position only if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained upon examination by the taxing authorities based on the technical merits of the Company’s position. The tax benefit recognized in the financial statements for a particular tax position is based on the largest benefit that is more likely than not to be realized. The amount of unrecognized tax benefits (UTBs) is adjusted as appropriate for changes in facts and circumstances, such as significant amendments to existing tax laws, new regulations or interpretations by the taxing authorities, new information obtained during a tax examination, or resolution of an examination. The Company recognizes both accrued interest and penalties associated with uncertain tax positions as a component of Income tax (benefit) expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Adoption of New Accounting Pronouncements
On January 1, 2020, we adopted ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, which requires the measurement and recognition of expected credit losses for financial assets held at amortized cost.
The cumulative effect adjustment from using the modified retrospective approach for the adoption of ASC 326 impacted our unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet as of January 1, 2020 by the recognition of allowance for credit losses as summarized below:
Refer to Note 8. Credit Loss Reserve and Allowances for further details.
In November 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-8, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718) and Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Codification Improvements - Share-Based Consideration Payable to a Customer, which expedites the improvement process of the amendments and increase stakeholder awareness in ASU 2018-07, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718); Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting. The Company adopted ASU No. 2019-18 beginning January 1, 2020. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on its unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
In March 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-01, Leases (Topic 842): Codification Improvements, to provide clarifications on ASC 842 and to correct unintended application of the guidance. The amendments in this update include the following items brought to FASB’s attention through those interactions with stakeholders: (i) determining the fair value of the underlying asset by lessors that are not manufacturers or dealers; (ii) presentation on the statement of cash flows—sales-type and direct financing leases; and (iii) transition disclosures related to Topic 250, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections. The Company adopted ASU No. 2019-01 beginning January 1, 2020. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on its condensed consolidated financial statements.
In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework-Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement, which modifies the disclosure requirements on fair value measurements by removing, modifying, or adding certain disclosures for fair value measurements. The Company adopted ASU No. 2018-13 beginning January 1, 2020. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on its condensed consolidated financial statements.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting. The purpose of ASU 2020-04 is to provide optional guidance for a limited period of time to ease the potential burden in accounting for (or recognizing the effects of) reference rate reform on financial reporting. More specifically, the amendments in ASU 2020-04 provide optional expedients and exceptions for applying U.S. GAAP to contracts, hedging relationships, and other transactions affected by reference rate reform if certain criteria are met. The amendments in ASU 2020-04 are effective as of March 12, 2020 through December 31, 2022. This guidance was effective upon issuance, as a result the Company adopted the guidance in the first quarter of fiscal 2020 and there was no financial impact on the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements upon adoption.
In January 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-01, Investments-Equity Securities (Topic 321), Investments-Equity Method and Joint Ventures (Topic 323), and Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815) - Clarifying the Interactions between Topic 321, Topic 323, and Topic 815 (a consensus of the Emerging Issues Task Force). The new guidance clarifies the application of measurement alternatives and the accounting for certain forward contracts and purchased options to acquire investments. The ASU is effective for the Company beginning December 15, 2020, with early adoption permitted. We are currently evaluating the potential impact of adopting this guidance on our consolidated financial statements.
In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, which identifies, evaluates and improves areas of GAAP for which cost and complexity can be reduced while maintaining or improving the usefulness of the information provided to users of financial statements. The ASU is effective for the Company beginning January 1, 2021, with early adoption permitted. We are currently evaluating the potential impact of adopting this guidance on our consolidated financial statements.
The entire disclosure for the basis of presentation and significant accounting policies concepts. Basis of presentation describes the underlying basis used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS). Accounting policies describe all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
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