3. RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
In January 2010, the FASB issued amendments to existing accounting guidance regarding fair value measurements and disclosures and improvement in the disclosure about fair value measurements. These amendments require additional disclosures regarding significant transfers in and out of Levels 1 and 2 of fair value measurements, including a description of the reasons for the transfers. Further, this amendment requires additional disclosures for the activity in Level 3 fair value measurements, requiring presentation of information about purchases, sales, issuances, and settlements in the reconciliation for fair value measurements. This amendment is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2010, and for interim periods within those fiscal years. The adoption of these amendments did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
In May 2011, the FASB issued amendments to existing accounting guidance regarding fair value measurements and disclosures and improvement in the disclosure about fair value measurements. The amendments improve comparability of fair value measurements presented and disclosed in financial statements prepared with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and International Financial Reporting Standards. The amendments clarify the application of existing fair value measurement requirements including (1) the application of the highest and best use and valuation premise concepts, (2) measuring the fair value of an instrument classified in a reporting entity’s shareholders’ equity, and (3) quantitative information required for fair value measurements categorized within Level 3. The amendments also provide guidance on measuring the fair value of financial instruments managed within a portfolio, and application of premiums and discounts in a fair value measurement. In addition, the amendments require additional disclosure for Level 3 measurements regarding the sensitivity of fair value to changes in unobservable inputs and any interrelationships between those inputs. The amendments in this guidance are to be applied prospectively, and are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011. The Company does not expect that the adoption of this standard will have a material effect on its financial statements.
In December 2011, the FASB issued updated authoritative guidance to amend the presentation of comprehensive income in financial statements. The guidance becomes effective on a retroactive basis for the Company’s first quarter of fiscal 2013. This new guidance allows companies the option to present other comprehensive income in either a single continuous statement or in two separate but consecutive statements. It eliminates the option to present components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in stockholders’ equity. Under both alternatives, companies will be required to present each component of net income and comprehensive income. The adoption of this updated authoritative guidance will impact the presentation of the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements, but it will have no effect on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flow.
In July 2012, The FASB issued guidance to amend and simplify the rules related to testing indefinite-lived intangible assets. The revised guidance will allow an entity to first assess qualitative factors to 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 more likely than not that 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. The amendments are effective for annual and interim impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012. The adoption of this guidance will not have a material effect on the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements.