In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). This ASU amends the existing guidance by requiring the recognition of all leases, including operating leases, on the balance sheet as right of use asset and lease liability and disclosing key information about the lease arrangements. The Company adopted this ASU on January 1, 2019 using the modified retrospective approach with no cumulative effect on retained earnings. See Note 3 - Leases for more information.
In August 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities, which amends and simplifies existing guidance to better align an entity’s risk management activities and financial reporting for hedging relationships through changes to both the designation and measurement guidance for qualifying hedging relationships and the presentation of hedge results. The Company adopted this ASU as of January 1, 2019 with an immaterial impact on the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements. See Note 7 - Derivatives and Hedging Activities for more information.
In August 2018, the SEC issued a final rule amending certain of its disclosure requirements. This rule eliminates or simplifies redundant or outdated disclosure requirements. The rule also requires companies to present changes in shareholders’ equity on a quarterly basis for both current and prior year periods.
In August 2018, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2018-15, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other-Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40), Customer’s Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That Is a Service Contract. This ASU aligns the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract with the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software (and hosting arrangements that include an internal-use software license). This ASU is effective for the annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019 and interim periods within those annual periods, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of this ASU on its Consolidated Financial Statements.