RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
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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.
The entire disclosure for all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef