Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]|
|Summary of Significant Accounting Policies||SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
The accounting policies of the Company are set forth in Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements contained in the Company’s 2019 annual report on Form 10-K. The Company includes herein certain updates to those policies.
Accounts Receivable and allowance for Credit Losses
Accounts receivable are stated at the amount management expects to collect from outstanding balances. Effective January 1, 2020, the Company adopted ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments (ASU 2016-13) prospectively. This ASU replaces the incurred loss impairment model with an expected credit loss impairment model for financial instruments, including trade receivables. The amendment requires entities to consider
forward-looking information to estimate expected credit losses, resulting in earlier recognition of losses for receivables that are current or not yet due, which were not considered under the previous accounting guidance. The Company performed an assessment of its allowance for credit losses and determined that no adjustment was required to retained earnings upon adoption.
The Company’s methodology to estimate the allowance for credit losses includes quarterly assessments of historical bad debt write-off experience, current economic and market conditions, management’s evaluation of outstanding accounts receivable, anticipated recoveries and the Company’s forecasts. Due to the short-term nature of its receivables, the estimate of credit losses is primarily based on aged accounts receivable balances and the financial condition of customers. In addition, specific allowance amounts are established to record the appropriate provision for customers that have a higher probability of default. Bad debts are written off against the allowance when identified. As part of its assessment, the Company also considered the current and expected future economic and market conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and determined that the estimate of credit losses was not significantly impacted as of September 30, 2020.
Changes in the allowance for credit losses are as follows:
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Fair Value Measurement
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. ASU 2018-13 was effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company adopted this guidance as of January 1, 2020 and the adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
In October 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-17, Consolidation (Topic 810), Targeted Improvements to Related Party Guidance for Variable Interest Entities, which aligns the evaluation of whether a decision maker's fee is a variable interest with the guidance in the primary beneficiary test by requiring the decision maker to consider an indirect interest in a VIE held by related party under common control on a proportionate basis. The new standard was effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, with early adoption permitted. The Company adopted this guidance as of January 1, 2020 and the adoption did not have an impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments (ASU 2016-13), and a subsequent amendment to the initial guidance, ASU 2018-19 Codification Improvements to Topic 326, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (collectively, Topic 326). Topic 326 requires measurement and recognition of expected credit losses for financial assets held, which include, but are not limited to, trade and other receivables. The new standard was effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company adopted this guidance as of January 1, 2020 and the adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
In April 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-04, Codification Improvements to Topic 326, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses, Topic 815, Derivatives, and Hedging, and Topic 825, Financial Instruments. The improvements to Topic 815, among other things, clarifies some areas around partial-term fair value hedges, interest rate risk, the amortization of fair value hedge basis adjustments and their disclosure, and some clarification of matters related to the transitioning to ASU 2017-12, which was adopted by the Company during the year ended December 31, 2018. The improvements to Topic 326 clarify certain aspects surrounding accounting for credit losses in connection with the Company’s receivables. These include that the Company should consider anticipated recoveries in its calculation of credit losses. For those that have already adopted ASU No. 2017-12, the new standard
was effective the first annual period beginning after the issuance date of ASU No. 2019-04, or as of January 1, 2020 for the Company, with early adoption permitted. The Company adopted this guidance as of January 1, 2020 and the adoption did not have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.
In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, which eliminates certain exceptions within ASC 740, Income Taxes, and clarifies certain aspects of the current guidance to promote consistency among reporting entities. ASU 2019-12 is effective for the Company for the fiscal year beginning after December 15, 2020. The Company is currently evaluating the impacts of the provisions of ASU 2019-12 on its condensed consolidated financial statements and disclosures.
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. ASU 2020-0, which provides 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. Companies can apply the ASU immediately, however, the guidance will only be available until December 31, 2022. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that adopting this new accounting standard will have on its condensed consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
The entire disclosure for all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
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