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Basis of Presentation (Policies)

Basis of Presentation (Policies)
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Basis of Presentation  
Share repurchase program

Share repurchase program – On February 25, 2016, the Company announced that its Board of Directors had authorized a share repurchase program under which the Company may repurchase up to 2,000,000 shares of its common stock. The timing and volume of share repurchases will be determined by the Company’s management based on its ongoing assessments of the capital needs of the business, the market price of its common stock and general market conditions. No time limit has been set for the completion of the repurchase program, and the program may be suspended or discontinued at any time. The repurchase program authorizes the Company to purchase its common stock from time to time in the open market (including pursuant to a “Rule 10b5-1 plan”), in block transactions, in privately negotiated transactions, through accelerated stock repurchase programs, through option or other transactions or otherwise, all in compliance with applicable laws and other restrictions. As of June 30, 2017, 1,956,390 shares could still be purchased under this program. For the six month period ended June 30, 2017, the Company purchased no shares under this program.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Recent Accounting Pronouncements - In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers,” which amends the existing accounting standards for revenue recognition. ASU 2014-09 is based on principles that govern the recognition of revenue at an amount an entity expects to be entitled when products are transferred to customers.


The original effective date for ASU 2014-09 would have required the Company to adopt beginning in its first quarter of 2017. However, in July 2015, the FASB voted to amend ASU 2014-09 by approving a one-year deferral of the effective date as well as providing the option to early adopt the standard on the original effective date. Accordingly, the Company will adopt the standard in its first quarter of 2018.


In 2016, the Company began evaluating the impact of the adoption of the new revenue standard on its consolidated financial statements, including enhanced disclosures, as well as assessing the impact on systems, processes, controls. The Company expects the new revenue standard to have an impact on the estimation of variable transaction considerations, the allocation of variable considerations across distinct services, and the tracking and amortization of contract costs.  We expect to begin capitalizing certain costs to obtain and fulfill a contract upon adoption of the new standard and are currently in the process of evaluating the period over which to amortize these capitalized costs. The Company has not yet quantified these amounts.


The new revenue standard may be applied retrospectively to each prior period presented or retrospectively with the cumulative effect recognized as of the date of adoption. The Company plans to adopt the standard using the modified retrospective approach with the cumulative effect recognized as of the date of adoption.


In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, “Leases.” This update amends the requirements for assets and liabilities recognized for all leases longer than twelve months. Lessees will be required to recognize a lease liability measured on a discounted basis, which is the lessee’s obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease, and a right-of-use asset, which is an asset that represents the lessee’s right to use, or control the use of, a specified asset for the lease term. This standard will be effective for financial statements issued by public companies for the annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018. Early adoption of the standard is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of this guidance on our consolidated financial statements.


In March 2016, The FASB issued ASU 2016-09, “Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting.” This update is intended to reduce the cost and complexity of accounting for share-based payments; however, some changes may also increase volatility in reported earnings. Under the new guidance, all excess tax benefits and deficiencies will be recorded as an income tax benefit or expense in the income statement and excess tax benefits will be recorded as an operating activity in the statements of cash flows.   Upon adoption, we determined that we did not have previously unrecognized excess tax benefits to be recognized on a modified retrospective transition method as an adjustment to retained earnings.  The new guidance also allows withholding up to the maximum individual statutory tax rate without classifying the awards as a liability. We did not elect an accounting policy change to withhold at the maximum individual statutory tax rate.  The cash paid to satisfy the statutory income tax withholding obligation will continue to be classified as a financing activity in the statements of cash flows.  Lastly, the update allows forfeitures to be estimated or recognized when they occur. The requirements for the excess tax effects related to share-based payments at settlement must be applied on a prospective basis, and the other requirements under this standard are to be applied on a retrospective basis. We did not elect an accounting policy change to record forfeitures as they occur and will continue to estimate forfeitures at each period.  This standard is effective for financial statements issued by public companies for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016. These changes became effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning January 1, 2017 and have been reflected in these condensed consolidated financial statements. As a result of the retrospective adoption of ASU 2016-09, for the six months ended June 30, 2016, net cash provided by operating activities decreased by $183 with a corresponding offset to net cash used for financing activities.


In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, “Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230) - Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments,” which clarifies eight specific cash flow issues in an effort to reduce diversity in practice in how certain transactions are classified within the statement of cash flows. This ASU is effective for the Company January 1, 2018 with early adoption permitted. The ASU requires a retrospective application unless it is determined that it is impractical to do so for which it must be retrospectively applied at the earliest date practical. Upon adoption, the Company does not anticipate significant changes to the Company’s existing accounting policies or presentation of the consolidated statements of cash flows.


In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, “Intangibles—Goodwill and Other (Topic 350),” which removes step two from the goodwill impairment test. As a result, an entity should perform its annual goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount and should recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting units’ fair value. This standard will be effective for financial statements issued by public companies for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted. The Company has adopted this standard as of April 1, 2017, however it did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.