Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

New Accounting Pronouncements

New Accounting Pronouncements
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Accounting Changes And Error Corrections [Abstract]  
New Accounting Pronouncements



ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, (“ASU 2019-12”).  The purpose of ASU 2019-12 is to simplify the accounting for income taxes.  The improvements in ASU 2019-12 include removing certain exceptions for recognizing deferred taxes for investments, performing intraperiod allocation and calculating income taxes in interim periods. ASU 2019-12 also adds guidance to reduce complexity in certain areas, including recognizing deferred taxes for tax goodwill and allocating taxes to members of a consolidated group.  ASU 2019-12 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within that year.  The amendments in ASU 2019-12 should be applied prospectively.  The Company is evaluating the impact of ASU 2019-12 and does not expect ASU-2019-12 to have a significant impact on its consolidated financial statements.

ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting, (“ASU 2020-04”) and ASU 2021-01, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Scope, (“ASU 2021-01”). The purpose of ASU 2020-04 is to provide optional guidance for a limited period of time to ease the potential burden in accounting for (or recognizing the effects of) reference rate reform on financial reporting. More specifically, the amendments in ASU 2020-04 provide optional expedients and exceptions for applying U.S. GAAP to contracts, hedging relationships, and other transactions affected by reference rate reform if certain criteria are met.  The amendments in ASU 2021-01 clarify that certain optional expedients and exceptions in Topic 848 for contract modifications and hedge accounting apply to derivatives that are affected by the discounting transition.  The amendments in ASU 2020-04 and ASU 2021-01 are effective as of March 12, 2020 through December 31, 2022. The Company is evaluating ASU 2020-04 and ASU 2021-01 and their impact on its consolidated financial statements.

ASU 2020-06, Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity (“ASU 2020-06”).  In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, which simplifies the guidance on the issuer’s accounting for convertible debt instruments by removing the separation models for (1) convertible debt with a cash conversion feature and (2) convertible instruments with a beneficial conversion feature. As a result, entities will not separately present in equity an embedded conversion feature in such debt. Instead, they will account for a convertible debt instrument wholly as debt, unless certain other conditions are met. The elimination of these models will reduce reported interest expense and increase reported net income for entities that have issued a convertible instrument that was within the scope of those models before the adoption of ASU 2020-06. Also, ASU 2020-06 requires the

application of the if-converted method for calculating diluted earnings per share and treasury stock method will be no longer available. The provisions of ASU 2020-06 are applicable for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, with early adoption permitted no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of ASU 2020-06 on its consolidated financial statements.