4. New Accounting Standards
We qualify as an emerging growth company under the 2012 JOBS Act. Section 107 of the JOBS Act provides that an emerging growth company can take advantage of the extended transition period provided in Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act for complying with new or revised accounting standards. As an emerging growth company, we can delay the adoption of certain accounting standards until those standards would otherwise apply to private companies. We have elected to take advantage of the benefits of this extended transition period.
In May 2011, the FASB issued ASC update No. 2011-04, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820), Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRSs. The amendments in this update result in common fair value measurement and disclosure requirements in US generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Consequently, the amendments converge the fair value measurement guidance in U.S. GAAP and IFRS. Some of the amendments clarify the application of existing fair value measurement requirements, while other amendments change a particular principle in ASC 820. The amendments in this update that change a particular principle or requirement for measuring fair value or disclosing information about fair value measurements include the following:
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measuring the fair value of financial instruments that are managed within a portfolio,
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application of premiums and discounts in a fair value measurement, and
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additional disclosures about fair value measurements. The amendments in this update are to be applied prospectively and are effective during interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011.
In June 2011, the FASB issued ASC update No. 2011-05, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220), Presentation of Comprehensive Income. The FASB decided to eliminate the option to present components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in stockholders equity, among other amendments in this update. The amendments require that all non-owner changes in stockholders equity be presented in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. In both choices, the Company is required to present each component of net income along with total net income, each component of other comprehensive income along with a total for other comprehensive income, and a total amount for comprehensive income. The statement of other comprehensive income should immediately follow the statement of net income and include the components of other comprehensive income and total for other comprehensive income, along with a total for comprehensive income.
The entity is also required to present on the face of the financial statements reclassification adjustments for items that are reclassified from other comprehensive income to net income in the statement(s) where the components of net income and the components of comprehensive income are presented. The amendments in this update should be applied retrospectively, and are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011.
Management does not anticipate that the adoption of these standards will have a material impact on the financial statements