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New Accounting Pronouncements

New Accounting Pronouncements
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Accounting Changes And Error Corrections [Abstract]  
New Accounting Pronouncements


New Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), (“ASC Topic 606”), which requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers.  ASC Topic 606 replaces most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.  In addition, the standard requires disclosure of the nature, amount, timing, and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from the contracts with customers.  The Company adopted ASC Topic 606 effective January 1, 2018.  See Note 3 for further discussion.  

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), (“ASU 2016-02”). The purpose of ASU 2016-02 is to provide financial statement users a better understanding of the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. The adoption of ASU 2016-02 will result in the recognition of a right-of-use asset and a lease liability for most operating leases.  New disclosure requirements include qualitative and quantitative information about the amounts recorded in the financial statements. ASU 2016-02 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. ASU 2016-02 requires a modified retrospective transition by means of a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the fiscal year in which the guidance is effective with the option to elect certain practical expedients. Early adoption is permitted. In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-10, Codification Improvements to Topic 842, Leases, (“ASU 2018-10”). The amendments in ASU 2018-10 provide clarification of narrow aspects of the guidance issued in ASU 2016-02.  In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-11, Leases (Topic 842), Targeted Improvements, (“ASU 2018-11”). The amendments in ASU 2018-11 provide an additional transition method to adopt the amendments in ASU 2016-02.  Under this new transition method, an entity initially applies the amendments in ASU 2016-02 at the adoption date and recognizes a cumulative-effect adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings in the period of adoption.  Under this transition method, an entity is not required to use the modified transition method described in ASU 2016-02.  The Company plans to adopt the additional transition method provided in ASU 2018-11.  The Company is currently evaluating the impact of ASU 2016-02, ASU 2018-10 and ASU 2018-11 on its condensed consolidated financial statements including, but not limited to, the impact of 1) the recognition of right-of-use assets and liabilities for operating leases, 2) the reassessment of certain leases previously evaluated under sale-leaseback accounting guidance and 3) the reclassification of certain rent related assets and liabilities as part of the right-of-use assets.  The most significant impact of these amendments on the Company’s financial statements will be the recognition of new right-of-use assets and lease liabilities related to leased theatres and certain leased equipment that are currently classified as operating leases.   The Company will adopt the amendments in ASU 2016-02, ASU 2018-10 and ASU 2018-11 in the first quarter of 2019.  

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230):  Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments – a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force, (“ASU 2016-15”). The purpose of ASU 2016-15 is to reduce the diversity in practice regarding how certain cash receipts and cash payments are presented and classified in the statement of cash flows.  ASU 2016-15 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that year.  A retrospective transition method should be used in the application of the amendments within ASU 2016-15.  The Company adopted ASU 2016-15 effective January 1, 2018.  As a result of the adoption of ASU 2016-15, cash paid of $246 related to the June 2017 amendment of the Company’s senior secured credit facility was reclassified from operating activities to financing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.  

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, (“ASU 2018-13”).  The purpose of ASU 2018-13 is to improve the disclosures related to fair value measurements in the financial statements.  The improvements in ASU include the removal, modification and addition of certain disclosure requirements primarily related to Level 3 fair value measurements.  ASU 2016-18 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within that year.  The amendments in ASU 2018-13 should be applied prospectively.  The Company does not expect ASU 2018-13 to have a significant impact on its condensed consolidated financial statements.

U.S. Tax Reform

On December 22, 2017, the U.S. government enacted comprehensive tax legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Tax Act"). The Tax Act made changes to the U.S. tax code, which included (1) reduced U.S. corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, (2) generally eliminated U.S. federal income taxes on dividends from foreign subsidiaries, and (3) a one-time transition tax on certain undistributed earnings of foreign subsidiaries.  Under ASC 740, Income Taxes, reporting entities are required to recognize the effect(s) of the Act on current and deferred income taxes in the enactment period’s financial statements.  As of September 30, 2018, the amounts recorded for the Tax Act pertaining to the transition tax impact for 2017 are final, however, the transition tax impact for 2018 remains provisional. The amounts recorded for the re-measurement of net deferred taxes, and the Company’s reassessment of valuation allowances remain provisional. These estimates may be impacted by further analysis due to future clarification and guidance regarding earnings and profits computations, state tax conformity to federal tax changes, and potential tax planning options under consideration.