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Recent Accounting Pronouncements (Policies)

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements (Policies)
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Sep. 30, 2016
Accounting Changes and Error Corrections [Abstract]  
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). Under the update, revenue will be recognized based on a five-step model. The core principle of the model is that revenue will be recognized when the transfer of promised goods or services to customers is made in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. In March 2016, the FASB issued additional guidance which clarifies principal versus agent considerations, and in April 2016, the FASB issued further guidance which clarifies the identification of performance obligations and the implementation guidance for licensing. Additional guidance was issued in May 2016 which clarified, among other items, revenue collectability, presentation of sales tax and other similar taxes from customers and non-cash consideration. In the third quarter of 2015, the FASB deferred the effective date of the standard to annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2017. Early adoption will be permitted for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that adopting this ASU will have on its financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), ("ASU 2016-02"). ASU 2016-02 introduces a lessee model that brings most leases on the balance sheet and eliminates the current requirements for a company to use bright-line tests in determining lease classification. ASU 2016-02 is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018 and requires a modified retrospective approach. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that adopting ASU 2016-02 will have on its financial position, results of operations and cash flows.

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-09, Compensation--Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share Based Accounting ("ASU 2016-09"). ASU 2016-09 simplifies several aspects of accounting for employee share-based payment transactions, including accounting for income taxes, forfeitures, and statutory tax withholding requirements as well as classification of certain elements in the statement of cash flows. Adoption requirements are different for each change in the reporting method and may be prospective, retrospective and/or modified retrospective. ASU 2016-09 is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016. Early adoption is permitted. The Company plans to adopt the standard in its annual report for the period ending December 31, 2016. The adoption is not expected to have a material impact on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.