Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Fair Value Measurements

Fair Value Measurements
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]  
Fair Value Measurements



The Company determines fair value measurements in accordance with FASB 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 FASB 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.

Below is a summary of liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis by the Company under FASB ASC Topic 820 as of December 31, 2019:







Fair Value







Level 1



Level 2



Level 3


Interest rate swap liabilities















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):




Liabilities (1)






Beginning balance - January 1





Total loss included in accumulated other comprehensive loss





Settlements included in interest expense





Ending balance - December 31







Represents interest rate swap liabilities.  See Note 12 for further discussion.

The Company also uses the market approach for fair value measurements on a nonrecurring basis in the impairment evaluations of its long-lived assets (see Note 1 and Note 10). Additionally, the Company uses the market approach to estimate the fair value of its long-term debt (see Note 12).  There were no changes in valuation techniques during the period. There were no transfers in or out of Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 during the years ended December 31, 2017, 2018 and 2019.