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New Accounting Pronouncements

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New Accounting Pronouncements
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Mar. 31, 2018
Accounting Changes And Error Corrections [Abstract]  
New Accounting Pronouncements

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New Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 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. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of ASU 2016-02 on its condensed consolidated financial statements.  The most significant impact of the amendments in ASU 2016-02 will be the recognition of new right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for assets currently subject to operating leases.  The Company will adopt the amendments in ASU 2016-02 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.  ASU 2016-15 did not have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.  

In October 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-16, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory, (“ASU 2016-16”).  The purpose of ASUS 2016-16 is to improve the accounting for the income tax consequences of intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory.  ASU 2016-16 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that year.  A modified retrospective transition method should be used in the application of the amendments within ASU 2016-16 with a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the period of adoption.  ASU 2016-16 did not have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.  

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-09, Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718):  Scope Modification Accounting, (“ASU 2017-09”). The amendments in ASU 2017-09 provide guidance on which changes to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award require an entity to apply modification accounting as described in ASC Topic 718.  The amendments should be applied on a prospective basis. ASU 2017-09 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that year. Early adoption is permitted.  The Company adopted ASU 2017-09 effective January 1, 2018.  ASU 2017-09 did not have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements.