Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Derivatives

v3.19.1
Derivatives
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
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 7, Fair Value Measurements, for additional information about the credit valuation adjustments.

Prior to December of 2018, all of the Swaps were designated and qualified as cash flow hedging instruments, with the effective portion of the Swaps' change in fair value recorded in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). However, in December of 2018, given the potential for changes in the Company's future expected interest payments that these Swaps hedged, all of the Swaps no longer qualified as a cash flow hedge and were de-designated as such. Before the de-designation, changes in the fair value of the Swaps were recognized in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and were reclassified to Interest expense when the hedged interest payments on the underlying debt were recognized. After the de-designation, changes in the fair value of the Swaps are recognized in Unrealized loss on derivative financial instruments on the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss). For the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Company recorded an Unrealized loss on derivative financial instruments of $7,773,000. Amounts recognized in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) as of the de-designation date will be amortized to Interest expense on the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss) over the remaining term of the hedged forecasted transactions of the Swaps which were 3 month LIBOR interest payments. Amounts in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) expected to be recognized in Interest expense in the coming 12 months total approximately $2,005,000.

As of March 31, 2019, 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
$
189,013,883

 
March 23, 2018
 
April 9, 2022 (a)
 
3.110%
 
3 mo. USD-LIBOR-BBA, subject to a 1.00% floor
246,875,000

 
March 23, 2018
 
April 9, 2022 (a)
 
3.110%
 
3 mo. USD-LIBOR-BBA, subject to a 1.00% floor
49,375,000

 
March 23, 2018
 
April 9, 2022 (a)
 
2.504%
 
3 mo. USD-LIBOR-BBA, subject to a 1.00% floor
372,287,500

 
March 23, 2018
 
September 30, 2022 (a)
 
1.833%
 
3 mo. USD-LIBOR-BBA, subject to a 1.00% floor
 
(a)        On April 30, 2019, the various counterparties and the Company agreed to settle and terminate all of the outstanding swap agreements, which required us to pay $8,767,000 in termination amount to certain counterparties and required a certain counterparty to pay $6,540,000 in termination amount to us.

The impact of the derivatives designated as cash flow hedges on the condensed consolidated financial statements is depicted below (amounts in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Effective portion of gain recognized in Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
$

 
13,668

Effective portion of loss reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) into Net loss (a)
$
(468
)
 
(738
)
 

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