B. NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2019
|New Accounting Pronouncements and Changes in Accounting Principles [Abstract]|
|NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS||
NOTE B – NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. ASU 2016-13 provides guidance for estimating credit losses on certain types of financial instruments, including trade receivables, by introducing an approach based on expected losses. The expected loss approach will require entities to incorporate considerations of historical information, current information and reasonable and supportable forecasts. ASU 2016-13 also amends the accounting for credit losses on available-for-sale debt securities and purchased financial assets with credit deterioration. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The guidance requires a modified retrospective transition method and early adoption is permitted. The Company does not expect the adoption of ASU 2016-13 to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.
Management has evaluated other recently issued accounting pronouncements and does not believe that any of these pronouncements will have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
Accounting Standards Recently Adopted
Effective January 1, 2019, the Company has adopted ASU 2016-02, Leases (“ASU 2016-02”), subsequently amended in 2018 by ASU 2018-10, ASU 2018-11 and ASU 2018-20 and codified in ASC 842, Leases (“ASC 842”). ASC 842 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 and interim periods thereafter. Earlier application was permitted, however the Company did not elect to do so. ASC 842 supersedes current lease guidance in ASC 840 and requires a lessee to recognize a right-of-use asset and a corresponding lease liability for substantially all leases. The lease liability will be equal to the present value of the remaining lease payments while the right-of-use asset will be similarly calculated and then adjusted for initial direct costs. In addition, ASC 842 expands the disclosure requirements to increase the transparency and comparability of the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases.
We chose to elect available practical expedients permitted under the guidance, which among other items, allowed the Company to carry forward its historical lease classification to not reassess leases for the definition of lease under the new standard, and to not reassess initial direct costs for existing leases. Refer below for practical expedient package adopted:
Upon the adoption of ASC 842, we have elected to not recognize a right-of-use asset and related lease liability for leases with an initial term of 12 months or less as an accounting policy choice and elected to account for lease and non-lease components as a single lease component.
The Company elected to utilize the new alternative transition approach introduced by ASU 2018-11, under which the standard is adopted and measured from the first date of the fiscal year under adoption, in this case January 1, 2019. Comparative periods are presented in accordance with Topic 840 and do not include any retrospective adjustments to comparative periods to reflect the adoption of Topic 842.
As of June 30, 2019, $1.0 million was included in total other assets, $0.2 million in total current liabilities, and $0.8 million in total long-term liabilities. There was no impact on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. Refer to Note K for further discussion.
The entire disclosure of changes in accounting principles, including adoption of new accounting pronouncements, that describes the new methods, amount and effects on financial statement line items.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef