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Fair Value Measurements

Fair Value Measurements
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]  
Fair Value Measurements


Fair Value Measurements

The Company determines fair value measurements in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 820: Fair Value Measurements (“ASC Topic 820”), which establishes a fair value hierarchy under which an asset or liability is categorized based on the lowest level of input significant to its fair value measurement. The levels of input defined by ASC Topic 820 are as follows:

Level 1 – quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that are accessible at the measurement date;

Level 2 – other than quoted market prices included in Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly; and

Level 3 – unobservable and should be used to measure fair value to the extent that observable inputs are not available.

The Company did not have any assets or liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis under ASC Topic 820 as of December 31, 2016 or June 30, 2017.  

Below is a reconciliation of the beginning and ending balance for liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) for the six months ended June 30, 2016:




Liabilities (1)






Beginning balances - January 1





Total loss included in accumulated other comprehensive loss





Settlements included in interest expense





Ending balances – June 30







The Company was previously party to an interest rate swap agreement, which expired in April 2016.  

The Company uses the market approach for fair value measurements on a nonrecurring basis in the impairment evaluations of its long-lived assets (see Note 9 and Note 10). See additional explanation of fair value measurement techniques used for long-lived assets, goodwill and intangible assets in “Critical Accounting Policies” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed February 23, 2017.  There were no changes in valuation techniques and there were no transfers in or out of Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 during the six months ended June 30, 2017.