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RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

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RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS  
RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

NOTE 3—RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In June 2018, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2018-07, “Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting,” which expands the scope of Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 718, “Compensation–Stock Compensation” and applies to all share-based payment transactions to nonemployees in which a grantor acquires goods and services to be used or consumed in a grantor’s own operations by issuing share-based awards. Upon adoption of ASU 2018-07, an entity should only re-measure liability-classified awards that have not been settled by the date of adoption and equity-classified awards for which a measurement date has not been established through a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the fiscal year of adoption. In the first quarter of 2019, the Company adopted ASU 2018-07, which did not have a material impact on its financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-02, “Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income,” which gives entities the option to reclassify the tax effects stranded in accumulated other comprehensive income as a result of the enactment of comprehensive tax legislation in December 2017, commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Act”), to retained earnings. The Company adopted ASU 2018-02 effective January 1, 2019 and elected not to reclassify the income tax effects stranded in accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings and, as a result, there was no impact on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows. 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, “Leases” (ASC Topic 842), which, together with its related clarifying ASUs (collectively, “ASU 2016-02”), amended the previous guidance for lease accounting and related disclosure requirements. The new guidance requires the recognition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet for leases with terms greater than twelve months or leases that contain a purchase option that is reasonably certain to be exercised. Lessees are required to classify leases as either finance or operating leases. This classification will determine whether lease expense is recognized based on an effective interest method or on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. For leases with a term of twelve months or less, a lessee can make an accounting policy election by class of underlying asset to not recognize an asset and corresponding liability. Lessees will also be required to provide additional qualitative and quantitative disclosures regarding the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. These disclosures are intended to supplement the amounts recorded in the financial statements and provide additional information about the nature of an organization’s leasing activities. On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted ASU 2016-02 using the modified retrospective method, meaning it has been applied to leases that existed or have been entered into on or after January 1, 2019 without adjusting comparative periods in the financial statements. Please refer to “Note 4–Leases” for further discussion of the adoption and the impact on the Company’s financial statements.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, “Intangibles—Goodwill and Other Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40).” This update aligns the requirements for capitalizing costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract with the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal use software, including hosting arrangements that is a service contract over the term of the hosting arrangement. Further, this update requires the presentation of the expense in the statement of income, the presentation of the costs on the statement of financial position and the classification of payments in the statement of cash flows related to capitalized implementation costs to be treated the same as the fees of the associated hosting arrangement. The update is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods thereafter. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the effect this ASU will have on its results of operations, financial position and cash flows.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, “Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820).” This amendment update modifies disclosure requirements related to fair value measurement and will be effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019 and interim periods thereafter. Implementation on a prospective or retrospective basis varies by specific disclosure requirement. Early adoption is permitted, and the standard allows for early adoption of any removed or modified disclosures upon issuance of the update, while delaying adoption of the additional disclosures until their effective date. The Company is currently evaluating this guidance to determine the impact it may have on its disclosures.

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, "Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments". This update replaces the incurred loss methodology to record credit losses with a methodology which requires the measurement and recognition of expected credit losses for financial assets held at amortized cost. ASU 2016-13 replaces the existing incurred loss impairment model with an expected loss model which requires the use of forward-looking information to calculate credit loss estimates. ASU 2016-13 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within the fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted for periods beginning on or after January 1, 2019.  The Company is currently evaluating the effect the adoption may have on its results of operations, financial condition and cash flows.