USE OF ESTIMATES
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
The following have been added to United States generally accepted accounting standards.
Intangibles Goodwill and Other (Topic 350) issued September 15, 2011.
The amendments in this will allow an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is necessary to perform the two-step quantitative goodwill impairment test. Under these amendments, an entity would not be required to calculate the fair value of a reporting unit unless the entity determines, based on a qualitative assessment, that it is more likely than not that its fair value is less than its carrying amount. The amendments include a number of events and circumstances for an entity to consider in conducting the qualitative assessment.
Compensation-Retirement Benefits-Multiemployer Plans (Subtopic 715-80) issued September 21, 2011.
This amendment requires additional disclosures about an employers participation in a multiemployer plan.
Property, Plant and Equipment (Topic 360) issued December 14, 2011
These amendments resolve the diversity in practice about whether the guidance in Subtopic 360-20, Property, Plant, and Equipment-Real Estate Sales, applies to a parent that ceases to have a controlling financial interest (as described in Subtopic 810-10, Consolidation-Overall) in a subsidiary that is in substance real estate as a result of default on the subsidiarys nonrecourse debt. This change does not address whether the guidance in Subtopic 360-20 would apply to other cir4cumstances when a parent ceases to have a controlling financial interest in a subsidiary that is in substance real estate.
Balance Sheet (Topic 210) issued December 16, 2011
This change provides enhanced disclosures that will enable users of its financial statements to evaluate the effect or potential effect of netting arrangements on an entitys financial position. This includes the effect or potential effect of rights of setoff associated with an entitys recognized assets and recognized liabilities within the scope of this amendment. The amendment requires enhance disclosures by requiring improved information about financial instruments and derivative instruments that are wither (1) offset in accordance with wither Section 210-20-45 or Section 815-10-45 or (2) subject to an enforceable master netting arrangement or similar agreement, irrespective of whether they are offset in accordance with wither Section 210-20-45 or Section 815-10-45.
Comprehensive Income (Topic 210) issued December 23, 2011
This change pushes back some of the previous changes to comprehensive income until the Board can decide on presentation policies for presentation requirements for reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income for annual and interim financial statements for public, private, and non-profit entities.
Health Care Entities (Topic 954) issued July 24, 2012
This amendment is to clarify the reporting for refundable advance fees received by continuing care retirement communities.
Intangibles Goodwill and Other (Topic 350) issued July 27, 2012
These amendments will allow an entity to first assess qualitative factors t determine whether it is necessary to perform a quantitative impairment test. Under these amendments, an entity would not be required to calculate the fair value of an indefinite-lived intangible asset unless the entity determines, based on qualitative assessment, that it is not more likely than not, the indefinite-lived intangible asset is impaired. The amendments include a number of events and circumstances for an entity to consider in conducting the qualitative assessment.
None of these new standards have a direct effect on the quarterly financial statements.