Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Derivatives

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Derivatives
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]  
Derivatives
Derivatives
 
The Company utilizes Swaps to reduce the interest rate risk inherent in the Company's variable rate Credit Facility term loan.  The valuation of these instruments is determined using widely accepted valuation techniques, including discounted cash flow analysis on the expected cash flows of each derivative. This analysis reflects the contractual terms of the derivatives, including the period to maturity, and uses observable market-based inputs, including interest rate curves and implied volatility. The Company incorporates credit valuation adjustments to appropriately reflect the respective counterparty's nonperformance risk in the fair value measurements.  See note 9, Fair Value Measurements, for additional information about the credit valuation adjustments.

At December 31, 2017, derivative financial instruments included two Swaps with an aggregate fair value of $7,058,000 that constituted an asset of the Company and six Swaps with an aggregate fair value of $13,817,000 that constituted a liability to the Company.  At December 31, 2016, derivative financial instruments included one Swap with a fair value of $8,521,000 that constituted an asset of the Company and seven Swaps with an aggregate fair value of $16,948,000 that constituted a liability to the Company.  Swap asset values are included in Prepaid and other current assets or non-current Other assets, net and Swap liability values are included in current Other accrued liabilities or non-current Derivative financial instruments on the consolidated balance sheets depending on the maturity date of the swap.  As of December 31, 2017 and 2016, no amounts were offset for certain derivatives' fair value that were recognized under a master netting agreement with the same counterparty.
 
The objective of the Swap derivative instruments was to reduce the risk associated with the Company's term loan variable interest rates.  In effect, the Swap derivative instruments convert variable interest rates into fixed interest rates on the Company's term loan borrowings. 

All of the Swaps are designated and qualify as cash flow hedging instruments, with the effective portion of the Swaps' change in fair value recorded in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss).  Any ineffective portions of the Swaps' change in fair value are recognized in current earnings in Interest expense.  Changes in the fair value of the Swaps recognized in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) are reclassified to Interest expense when the hedged interest payments on the underlying debt are recognized.  Amounts in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) expected to be recognized in Interest expense in the coming 12 months total approximately $4,672,000.

As of December 31, 2017, the Swaps' outstanding notional balances, effective dates, maturity dates and interest rates paid and received are noted below:
Notional
 
Effective Date
 
Maturity Date
 
Fixed Rate Paid
 
Variable Rate Received
$
518,375,000

 
March 28, 2013
 
March 23, 2018
 
1.884%
 
3 mo. USD-LIBOR-BBA, subject to a 1.00% floor (a)
137,387,500

 
March 28, 2013
 
March 23, 2018
 
1.384%
 
3 mo. USD-LIBOR-BBA, subject to a 1.00% floor (a)
107,412,060

 
September 30, 2013
 
March 23, 2018
 
1.959%
 
3 mo. USD-LIBOR-BBA, subject to a 1.00% floor
107,412,060

 
September 30, 2013
 
March 23, 2018
 
1.850%
 
3 mo. USD-LIBOR-BBA, subject to a 1.00% floor
191,475,002

 
March 23, 2018
 
April 9, 2022
 
3.110%
 
3 mo. USD-LIBOR-BBA, subject to a 1.00% floor (a)
250,000,000

 
March 23, 2018
 
April 9, 2022
 
3.110%
 
3 mo. USD-LIBOR-BBA, subject to a 1.00% floor (a)
50,000,000

 
March 23, 2018
 
April 9, 2022
 
2.504%
 
3 mo. USD-LIBOR-BBA, subject to a 1.00% floor
377,000,000

 
March 23, 2018
 
September 30, 2022
 
1.833%
 
3 mo. USD-LIBOR-BBA, subject to a 1.00% floor
 
(a) 
On March 25, 2013 and September 30, 2016, the Company negotiated amendments to the terms of these interest rate swap agreements (the "Existing Swap Agreements," as amended, the "Amended Swaps"). The Amended Swaps are held with the same counterparties as the Existing Swap Agreements. Upon entering into the Amended Swaps, the Company simultaneously dedesignated the Existing Swap Agreements and redesignated the Amended Swaps as cash flow hedges for the underlying change in the swap terms. The amounts previously recognized in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) relating to the dedesignation are recognized in Interest expense over the remaining life of the Amended Swaps.
 
The impact of the derivatives designated as cash flow hedges on the consolidated financial statements is depicted below (amounts in thousands):
 
 
Year Ended December 31,
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
2015
Effective portion of loss recognized in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
 
$
(3,842
)
 
(2,673
)
 
(16,041
)
Effective portion of loss reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) into Net loss (a)
 
$
(5,424
)
 
(7,262
)
 
(7,300
)
Ineffective portion of amount of gain (loss) recognized into Net loss on interest rate swaps (a)
 
$
88

 
423

 
(119
)
 
(a)         Amounts are included in Interest expense in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss).