Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

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12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
2. NEW ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

In January 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update 2015-01, Income Statement — Extraordinary and Unusual Items (Subtopic 225-20): Simplifying Income Statement Presentation by Eliminating the Concept of Extraordinary Items, (“ASU 2015-01”). ASU 2015-01 eliminates the concept of an extraordinary item from GAAP. With this update, there is no longer a need to segregate extraordinary items from the results of ordinary operations, separately present an extraordinary item on its income statement, net of tax, after income from continuing operations or disclose income taxes and earnings per share data applicable to an extraordinary item. However, presentation and disclosure requirements for items that are unusual in nature and occur infrequently still apply. ASU 2015-01 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015. Early adoption is permitted. The Company has elected to early adopt ASU 2015-01, which had no impact on its consolidated financial statements.

In February 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2015-02, Consolidation (Topic 810): Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis, (“ASU 2015-02”). ASU 2015-02 affects reporting entities that are required to evaluate whether they should consolidate certain legal entities. Specifically, ASU 2015-02 modifies the evaluation of whether limited partnerships and similar legal entities are variable interest entities (VIEs) or voting interest entities, eliminates the presumption that a general partner should consolidate a limited partnership and affects the consolidation analysis of reporting entities that are involved with certain VIEs. ASU 2015-02 also provides a scope exception from consolidation guidance for reporting entities with interests in legal entities that are required to comply with or operate in accordance with requirements that are similar to those in Rule 2a-7 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 for registered money market funds. ASU 2015-02 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of ASU 2015-02 on its consolidated financial statements.

In April 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2015-03 Interest — Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30): Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs (“ASU 2015-03”). The update changes the presentation of debt issuance costs for term debt in the balance sheet by requiring the debt issuance costs be presented as a direct deduction from the related debt liability, rather than recorded as an asset. This guidance is effective for periods beginning after December 15, 2015, and interim periods within those annual periods applied retrospectively. Early adoption is permitted. The Company adopted this guidance in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015. Debt issuance costs associated with long-term debt, net of accumulated amortization, were $31,419 and $33,237 as of December 31, 2014 and 2015, respectively. The balance sheet as of December 31, 2014 has been recast to reflect the reclassification of debt issuances costs, net of accumulated amortization, from deferred charges and other assets — net to a reduction of long-term debt, less current portion.

In April 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2015-05, Intangibles — Goodwill and Other — Internal Use Software (Subtopic 350-40): Customer’s Accounting for Fees Paid in Cloud Computing Arrangement, (“ASU 2015-05”). ASU 2015-05 provides guidance to customers about whether a cloud computing arrangement includes a software license. If a cloud computing arrangement includes a software license, then the customer should account for the software license element of the arrangement consistent with the acquisition of other software licenses. If a cloud computing arrangement does not include a software license, the customer should account for the arrangement as a service contract. The guidance will not change GAAP for a customer’s accounting for service contracts. In addition, the guidance in this Update supersedes paragraph 350-40-25-16. Consequently, all software licenses within the scope of Subtopic 350-40 will be accounted for consistent with other licenses of intangible assets. ASU 2015-05 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015. Early adoption is permitted. The Company has elected to early adopt ASU 2015-05, which had no impact on its consolidated financial statements.

In July 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2015-11, Inventory (Topic 330): Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory, (“ASU 2015-11”). ASU 2015-11 affects reporting entities that measure inventory using first-in, first-out (FIFO) or average cost. Specifically, ASU 2015-11 requires that inventory be measured at the lower of cost and net realizable value. Net realizable value is the estimated selling prices in the ordinary course of business, less reasonably predictable costs of completion, disposal, and transportation. Subsequent measurement is unchanged for inventory measured using LIFO or the retail inventory method. ASU 2015-11 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016. Early adoption is permitted. The Company does not expect ASU 2015-11 to have an impact on its consolidated financial statements.

In August 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2015-14, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Deferral of the Effective Date, (“ASU 2015-14”). ASU 2015-14 defers the effective date of Accounting Standards Update 2014-09: Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), (“ASU 2014-09). The guidance in ASU 2014-09 is now effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim reporting periods within that reporting period. Early adoption is permitted only as of annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim reporting periods within that reporting period. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of ASU 2014-09, as amended by ASU 2015-14, on its consolidated financial statements.

In August 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2015-15, Interest — Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30): Presentation and Subsequent Measurement of Debt Issuance Costs Associated with Line-of-Credit Arrangements, (“ASU 2015-15”). ASU 2015-15 adds clarification to the guidance presented in ASU 2015-03, as that guidance did not address the presentation or subsequent measurement of debt issuance costs related to line-of-credit arrangements. The Company adopted this ASU along with the original guidance in ASU 2015-03 discussed above. The guidance in this ASU did not have an impact on the consolidated financial statements.

In September 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2015-16, Business Combinations (Topic 805): Simplifying the Accounting for Measurement-Period Adjustments, (“ASU 2015-16”). ASU 2015-16 was issued to simplify the accounting for adjustments made to provisional amounts recognized in a business combination and eliminates the requirement to retrospectively account for such adjustments. ASU 2015-16 requires an entity to present separately on the face of the income statement, or disclose in the notes, amounts recorded in current period earnings that would have been recorded in previous reporting periods if the adjustment to the provisional amounts had been recognized as of the acquisition date. For public business entities, the amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The amendments should be applied prospectively to adjustments to provisional amounts that occur after the effective date with earlier application permitted for financial statements that have not been issued. The Company does not expect ASU 2015-16 to have a significant impact on its consolidated financial statements.

In November 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2015-17, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes, (“ASU 2015-17”). ASU 2015-17 was issued to simplify the presentation of deferred income taxes. ASU 2015-17 requires that deferred tax liabilities and assets be classified as noncurrent in a classified balance sheet. However, the requirement that deferred tax liabilities and assets of a tax-paying component of an entity be offset and presented as a single amount is not affected. For public business entities, the amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Earlier application is permitted for all entities as of the beginning of an interim or annual reporting period. The amendments in ASU 2015-17 may be applied either prospectively to all deferred tax liabilities and assets or retrospectively to all periods presented. The Company adopted this guidance in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 and elected the prospective approach. Therefore, deferred taxes as of December 31, 2015 are recorded as long-term deferred tax assets and long-term deferred tax liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet. Balances as of December 31, 2014 have not been recast.

In January 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-01, Financial Instruments — Overall (Subtopic 825-10): Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities, (“ASU 2016-01”). ASU 2016-01 address certain aspects of recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure of financial instruments. The guidance in ASU 2016-01 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim reporting periods within that reporting period. Early adoption is permitted for financial statements of fiscal years that have not been previously issued. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of ASU 2016-01 on its consolidated financial statements.