|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
|Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]|
The Company utilizes interest rate swap agreements 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 6, Fair Value Measurements, for additional information about the credit valuation adjustments.
As of September 30, 2017, the Swaps’ outstanding notional balances, effective dates, maturity dates and interest rates paid and received are noted below:
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 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 loss are reclassified to Interest expense when the hedged interest payments on the underlying debt are recognized. Amounts in Accumulated other comprehensive loss expected to be recognized in Interest expense in the coming 12 months total approximately $5,775,000.
The impact of the derivatives designated as cash flow hedges on the condensed consolidated financial statements is depicted below (amounts in thousands):
(a) Amounts are included in Interest expense in the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income (loss).
The entire disclosure for derivative instruments and hedging activities including, but not limited to, risk management strategies, non-hedging derivative instruments, assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and methodologies and assumptions used in determining the amounts.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef