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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies and Recently Issued Accounting Standards

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies and Recently Issued Accounting Standards
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies and Recently Issued Accounting Standards
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies and Recently Issued Accounting Standards
 
The significant accounting policies followed by the Company are set forth in Note 2 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.
 
Accounting Standards Adopted in 2018
 
Equity-based Compensation. In May 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2017-09 – Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718); Scope of Modification Accounting. The new guidance clarifies when to account for a change to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award as a modification. Under the new guidance, modification accounting is required only if the fair value, the vesting conditions, or the classification of the award as equity or liability changes as a result of the change in terms or conditions. The Company adopted ASU 2017-09 in 2018. The adoption of ASU 2017-09 did not have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted

Revenue Recognition. ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) (“ASC 606”), supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in Topic 605, Revenue Recognition, and industry-specific guidance in Subtopic 932-605, Extractive Activities-Oil and Gas-Revenue Recognition and requires an entity to recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration the entity expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. Subsequently, in April 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-10, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing as further clarification on identifying performance obligations and the licensing implementation guidance. In May 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-12, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Narrow-Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients, as clarifying guidance to improve the operability and understandability of the implementation guidance on principal versus agent considerations. In December 2016, the FASB further issued ASU 2016-20, Technical Corrections and Improvements to Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, to increase stakeholders’ awareness of the proposals and to expedite improvements to ASU 2014-09.

The Company is in the process of reviewing its various contracts with customers and evaluating the effects of ASC 606 on its financial statements and disclosures. Based on the Company’s analysis to date, changes are expected in the presentation of revenues and expenses as net versus gross for certain contracts; however, net income and cash flows are not expected to be impacted. The Company’s analysis will be completed in the fourth quarter, and it is not currently able to estimate the quantitative effect of the aforementioned change. The Company continues to evaluate and compile the information required for the new disclosure requirements, which also includes any changes to relevant business practices, accounting policies and control activities as a result of the adoption of ASC 606. The Company plans to adopt ASC 606 using the modified retrospective method on January 1, 2019.

Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities. In January 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-01, Financial Instruments - Overall: Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities. The pronouncement requires, among other things, public business entities to use the exit price notion when measuring the fair value of financial instruments for disclosure purposes and requires separate presentation of financial assets and financial liabilities by measurement category and form of financial asset. For the Company, these changes become effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-03, Technical Corrections and Improvements to Financial Instruments - Overall (Subtopic 825-10): Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, which clarifies certain aspects of the guidance issued in ASU 2016-01 including: the ability to irrevocably elect to change the measurement approach for equity securities measured using the practical expedient (at cost plus or minus observable transactions less impairment) to a fair value method in accordance with Topic 820, Fair Value Measurement; clarification that if an observable transaction occurs for such securities, the adjustment is as of the observable transaction date; clarification that the prospective transition approach for equity securities without a readily determinable fair value is meant only for instances in which the practical expedient is elected; and various other clarifications. The expected adoption of ASU 2016-01 and ASU 2018-03 are being evaluated by the Company and the adoption is not expected to have a significant impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.

Leases. In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which requires the recognition of lease assets and lease liabilities by lessees for those leases classified as operating leases under current U.S. GAAP. In January 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-01, Leases (Topic 842): Land Easement Practical Expedient for Transition to Topic 842, which provides clarifying guidance regarding land easements and adds practical expedients. In July 2018, further amendments were issued under ASU 2018-10, Codification Improvements to Topic 842, Leases. In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-11, Leases (Topic 842): Targeted Improvements, which provides entities with an additional transition method in which an entity initially applies the new leases standard at the adoption date and recognizes a cumulative-effect adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings in the period of adoption. ASU 2016-02 and its related updates are effective for the Company for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company is currently evaluating the method of adoption and the impact of the adoption of this guidance on its condensed consolidated financial statements and disclosures.
 
Financial Instruments – Credit Losses. In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments requiring the measurement of all expected credit losses for financial assets, which include trade receivables, held at the reporting date based on historical experience, current conditions, and reasonable and supportable forecasts. The guidance in this ASU is effective for the Company for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021 with early adoption permitted for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018. The evaluation of this standard and its impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements and related disclosures is currently being assessed.

Derivatives and Hedging. In August 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities, which expands and refines hedge accounting for both financial and non-financial risk components, aligns the recognition and presentation of the effects of hedging instruments and hedge items in the financial statements, and includes certain targeted improvements to ease the application of current guidance related to the assessment of hedge effectiveness. ASU 2017-12 is effective for the Company for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of this guidance on its condensed consolidated financial statements.

Fair Value Measurement Disclosures. 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 removes, modifies, and adds disclosure requirements on fair value measurements. ASU 2018-13 is effective for the Company for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 and the Company is permitted to early adopt any removed or modified disclosures upon issuance of this ASU and delay adoption of the additional disclosures until their effective date. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of this guidance on its disclosures.