Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
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Note 2: Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) applicable to interim reports of companies filing as a small reporting company. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for fair presentation have been included. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year ending Fiscal 2021.
For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10‑K for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2020 (“Fiscal 2020”), filed with the SEC on November 30, 2020, as well as the amendment to Item 13 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for Fiscal 2020 filed with the SEC on January 12, 2021.
Principles of Consolidation
The Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have been consolidated in the accompanying financial statements. All intercompany balances have been eliminated in consolidation.
On April 29, 2021, we announced our sponsorship, through our wholly-owned subsidiary, ShiftPixy Investments, Inc., of four special purpose acquisition companies, or “SPACs”. Three of the SPACs are each seeking to raise $250 million in capital investment, through an initial public offering, or “IPO”, to acquire companies in the light industrial, healthcare, and technology segments of the staffing industry, while the fourth SPAC is seeking to raise $500 million through an IPO to acquire one or more insurance entities. We anticipate that, through our wholly-owned subsidiary, we will own approximately 20% of the issued and outstanding stock in each entity upon their IPOs being consummated, and that each will operate as a separately managed, publicly traded entity following the completion of their respective initial business combinations, or “De-SPAC”. We anticipate entering into service agreements with each of the staffing entities that will allow them to participate in our HRIS platform. We also expect to facilitate the procurement of workers’ compensation, personal liability, and other similar insurance products for these staffing entities through our anticipated relationship with the insurance SPAC after it completes the De-SPAC process. For the period ended May 31, 2021, the sponsorship operations for these entities are consolidated in the accompanying financial statements as they were being conducted under a wholly-owned subsidiary.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the Company to make estimates and assumptions that affect certain reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates include:
Revenue and Direct Cost Recognition
The Company provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance.
The Company’s revenues are primarily attributable to fees for providing staffing solutions and EAS/human capital management services. The Company recognizes revenue when all of the following criteria are met: (i) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists; (ii) the services have been rendered to the customer; (iii) the sales price is fixed or determinable; and (iv) collectability is reasonably assured. The Company enters into contracts with its clients for EAS based on a stated rate and price in the contract. Contracts generally have a term of 12 months but are cancellable at any time by either party with 60 days’ written notice. Contract performance obligations are satisfied as services are rendered, and the time period between invoicing and when the performance obligations are satisfied is not significant. The Company does not have significant financing components or significant payment terms for its customers and consequently has no material credit losses. Payments for the Company’s services are typically made in advance of, or at the time that the services are provided.
The Company accounts for its EAS revenues in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 605-45, Revenue Recognition, Principal Agent Considerations. EAS solutions revenue is primarily derived from the Company’s gross billings, which are based on (i) the payroll cost of the Company’s worksite employees (“WSEs”) and (ii) a mark-up computed as a percentage of payroll costs for payroll taxes and workers’ compensation premiums.
Gross billings are invoiced to each client concurrently with each periodic payroll of the Company’s WSEs, which coincides with the services provided and which is typically a fixed percentage of the payroll processed. Revenues, which exclude the payroll cost component of gross billings and therefore consist solely of markup, are recognized ratably over the payroll period as WSEs perform their services at the client worksite. Revenues that have been recognized but not invoiced are included in unbilled accounts receivable on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets, and were not material as of May 31, 2021 and August 31, 2020, respectively.
Consistent with the Company’s revenue recognition policy, direct costs do not include the payroll cost of its WSEs. The cost of revenue associated with the Company’s revenue generating activities is primarily comprised of all other costs related to its WSEs, such as the employer portion of payroll-related taxes, employee benefit plan premiums and workers’ compensation insurance costs.
The Company has evaluated its revenue recognition policies in conjunction with its business as it migrates to a staffing business model. We had no billings for Fiscal 2020 that were recorded as staffing revenues. In Fiscal 2021, beginning in the quarter ended May 31, 2021, we migrated certain clients to CSAs that required their entire billings, including gross payroll paid to WSEs, be recorded as staffing revenues and the gross payroll paid be included in cost of revenues. The total revenues associated with staffing revenues for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2021 was $6,827,000.
Prior to Fiscal 2021, the Company operated as one reportable segment under ASC 280, Segment Reporting. The chief operating decision maker regularly reviews the financial information of the Company at a consolidated level in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance. During Fiscal 2021, the Company entered into new business lines and geographic areas that, to date, are not material. However, with the migration to Staffing during the fiscal quarter ending May 31, 2021, the Company expects to manage the business on a segmented basis in the future and will therefore report such information once systems and processes are updated accordingly. Reporting and monitoring activities on a segment basis will allow the chief operating decision maker to evaluate operating performance more effectively.
The Company currently principally operates as one reportable segment under ASC 280, Segment Reporting. The chief operating decision maker regularly reviews the financial information of the Company at a consolidated level in deciding how to allocate resources and in assessing performance. During Fiscal 2020, the Company began to enter into new business lines and geographic areas that, to date, are not material. The Company expects to operate in multiple segments in the future as its business evolves and will evaluate these changes prospectively. The impact from the SPACs for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2021, in our operations has not been material.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased as cash equivalents. The Company had no such investments as of May 31, 2021 or August 31, 2020.
Concentration of Credit Risk
The Company maintains cash with a commercial bank, which is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”). At various times, the Company has deposits in this financial institution in excess of the amount insured by the FDIC. The Company has not experienced any losses related to these balances and believes its credit risk to be minimal. As of May 31, 2021, there was $9,138,000 of cash in excess of the amounts insured by the FDIC.
For the three and nine months ended May 31, 2021, one and zero individual clients represented more than 10% of revenues, respectively.No individual clients represented more than 10% of revenues for the three months and nine months ended May 31, 2020. However, two clients represented 92% of total accounts receivable at May 31, 2021.
Fixed assets are recorded at cost, less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Expenditures for major additions and improvements are capitalized and minor replacements, maintenance, and repairs are charged to expense as incurred. When fixed assets are retired or otherwise disposed of, the cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any resulting gain or loss is included in the results of operations for the respective period. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of the useful life or the initial lease term.
Fixed assets are recorded at cost and are depreciated over the estimated useful lives of the related assets using the straight-line method. The estimated useful lives of property and equipment for purposes of computing depreciation are as follows:
The amortization of these assets is included in depreciation expense on the condensed consolidated statements of operations.
Computer Software Development
Software development costs relate primarily to software coding, systems interfaces and testing of the Company’s proprietary employer information systems and are accounted for in accordance with ASC 350-40, Internal Use Software.
Internal software development costs are capitalized from the time the internal use software is considered probable of completion until the software is ready for use. Business analysis, system evaluation and software maintenance costs are expensed as incurred. The capitalized computer software development costs are reported under the section fixed assets, net in the consolidated balance sheets.
The Company determined that there were no material capitalized internal software development costs for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2021 or May 31, 2020. All capitalized software recorded was purchased from third party vendors. Capitalized software development costs are amortized using the straight-line method over the estimated useful life of the software, generally three to five years from when the asset is placed in service.
Impairment and Disposal of Long-Lived Assets
The Company periodically evaluates its long-lived assets for impairment in accordance with ASC 360‑10, Property, Plant, and Equipment. ASC 360‑10 requires that an impairment loss be recognized for assets to be disposed of or held-for-use when the carrying amount of an asset is deemed to not be recoverable. If events or circumstances were to indicate that any of our long-lived assets might be impaired, the Company would assess recoverability based on the estimated undiscounted future cash flows to be generated from the applicable asset. In addition, the Company may record an impairment loss to the extent that the carrying value of the asset exceeds the fair value of the asset. Fair value is generally determined using an estimate of discounted future net cash flows from operating activities or upon disposal of the asset. There were no indicators noted of impairments during the periods ended May 31, 2021 or May 31, 2020.
Until July 2018, a portion of the Company’s workers’ compensation risk was covered by a retrospective rated policy, which calculates the final policy premium based on the Company’s loss experience during the term of the policy and the stipulated formula set forth in the policy. The Company funds the policy premium based on standard premium rates on a monthly basis and based on the gross payroll applicable to workers covered by the policy. During the policy term and thereafter, periodic adjustments may involve either a return of previously paid premiums or a payment of additional premiums by the Company or a combination of both. If the Company’s losses exceed the expected losses under that policy, then the Company could receive a demand for additional premium payments. The Company is currently engaged in litigation regarding such a demand for additional premium payments, which we believe to be without merit, as discussed at Note 9, Contingencies, Everest Litigation, below.
From July 2018 through February 28, 2021, the Company’s workers’ compensation program for its WSEs was provided primarily through an arrangement with United Wisconsin Insurance Company and administered by Sunz Insurance Solutions, LLC (“Sunz”). Under this program, the Company has financial responsibility for the first $0.5 million of claims per occurrence. The Company provides and maintains a loss fund that is earmarked to pay claims and claims related expenses. The workers’ compensation insurance carrier establishes monthly funding requirements comprised of premium costs and funds to be set aside for payment of future claims (“claim loss funds”). The level of claim loss funds is primarily based upon anticipated WSE payroll levels and expected workers’ compensation loss rates, as determined by the insurance carrier. Monies funded into the program for incurred claims expected to be paid within one year are recorded as Deposit - workers’ compensation, a short-term asset, while the remainder of claim funds are included in Deposit- workers’ compensation, a long-term asset in its consolidated balance sheets. The Company is currently engaged in litigation regarding demands by Sunz for additional claims loss funds, which we believe to be without merit, as discussed at Note 9, Contingencies, Sunz Litigation, below.
Effective March 1, 2021, the Company migrated its clients to a guaranteed cost program. Under this program, the Company’s financial responsibility is limited to the cost of the workers’ compensation premium. The Company funds the workers’ compensation premium based on standard premium rates on a monthly basis and based on the gross payroll applicable to workers covered by the policy. Any final adjustments to the premiums are based on the final audited exposure multiplied by the applicable rates, classifications, experience modifications and any other associated rating criteria.
Under the Everest and Sunz programs, the Company utilized a third party to estimate its loss development rate, which was based primarily upon the nature of WSEs’ job responsibilities, the location of WSEs, the historical frequency and severity of workers’ compensation claims, and an estimate of future cost trends. Each reporting period, changes in the assumptions resulting from changes in actual claims experience and other trends are incorporated into its workers’ compensation claims cost estimates.
As of May 31, 2021, the Company had $0.3 million in Deposit – workers’ compensation classified as a short-term asset and $0.5 million classified as a long-term asset.
The Company’s estimate of incurred claim costs expected to be paid within one year is included in short-term liabilities, while its estimate of incurred claim costs expected to be paid beyond one year is included in long-term liabilities on its consolidated balance sheets. As of May 31, 2021, the Company had short term accrued workers’ compensation costs of $0.7 million and long term accrued workers’ compensation costs of $1.3 million.
The Company retained workers’ compensation asset reserves and workers’ compensation related liabilities for former WSEs of clients transferred to Shiftable HR Acquisition, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vensure Employer Services, Inc. (“Vensure”), in connection with the Vensure Asset Sale described in Note 3, below. As of May 31, 2021, the retained workers’ compensation assets and liabilities are presented as a discontinued operation net asset or liability. As of May 31, 2021, the Company had $0.6 million in short term assets and $1.7 million of short term liabilities, and had $1.1 million of long term assets and $3.1 million of long term liabilities.
Because the Company bears the financial responsibility for claims up to the level noted above, such claims, which are the primary component of its workers’ compensation costs, are recorded in the period incurred. Workers’ compensation insurance includes ongoing health care and indemnity coverage whereby claims are paid over numerous years following the date of injury. Accordingly, the accrual of related incurred costs in each reporting period includes estimates, which take into account the ongoing development of claims and therefore requires a significant level of judgment. In estimating ultimate loss rates, the Company utilizes historical loss experience, exposure data, and actuarial judgment, together with a range of inputs that are primarily based upon the WSE’s job responsibilities, their location, the historical frequency and severity of workers’ compensation claims, and an estimate of future cost trends. For each reporting period, changes in the actuarial assumptions resulting from changes in actual claims experience and other trends are incorporated into the Company’s workers’ compensation claims cost estimates. The estimated incurred claims are based upon: (i) the level of claims processed during each quarter; (ii) estimated completion rates based upon recent claim development patterns under the plan; and (iii) the number of participants in the plan.
The Company has had very limited and immaterial COVID-19 related claims between March 2020 through the date of this Quarterly Report, although there is a possibility of additional workers’ compensation claims being made by furloughed WSEs as a result of the employment downturn caused by the pandemic. On May 4, 2020, the State of California indicated that workers who become ill with COVID-19 would have a potential claim against workers’ compensation insurance for their illnesses. There is a possibility that additional workers’ compensation claims could be made by employees required to work by their employers during the COVID-19 pandemic, which could have a material impact on our workers’ compensation liability estimates. While the Company has not seen significant additional expenses as a result of any such potential claims to date, which would include claims for reporting periods after May 31, 2021, we continue to monitor closely all workers’ compensation claims made as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
ASC 825, Financial Instruments, requires entities to disclose the fair value of financial instruments, both assets and liabilities recognized and not recognized on the balance sheet, for which it is practical to estimate fair value. ASC 825 defines fair value of a financial instrument as the amount at which the instrument could be exchanged in a current transaction between willing parties. At May 31, 2021 and August 31, 2020, the carrying value of certain financial instruments (cash, accounts receivable and payable) approximated fair value due to the short-term nature of the instruments. Notes Receivable was valued at estimated fair value as described below as of August 31, 2020 and through December 31, 2020 (end of the earnout period provided for under the terms of the Note Receivable), and at estimated net realizable value as of May 31, 2021.
The Company measures fair value under a framework that utilizes a hierarchy prioritizing the inputs to relevant valuation techniques. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). The three levels of inputs used in measuring fair value are:
We did not have any Level 1 or Level 2 assets or liabilities at May 31, 2021 or August 31, 2020.
The Fair Value of the SPAC Founder Shares
We recorded the fair value of the SPAC founder shares that we transferred to the underwriters using non-recurring Level 3 assumptions, including quoted asset prices for SPAC shares and warrants and estimates of the likelihood of the IPOs and IBCs of our sponsored SPACs being consummated.
Vensure Note Receivable
The valuation of the Note Receivable (as defined below) from the Vensure Asset Sale, as defined below, is a Level 3 fair value measurement as of August 31, 2020 and through December 31, 2020 (end of the earnout period as defined under the terms of the Note Receivable).
The Note Receivable, as described in Note 3, below, was estimated using a discounted cash flow technique based on expected contingent payments identified in the Vensure Asset Sale contract and with significant inputs that are not observable in the market and thus represents a Level 3 fair value measurement as defined in ASC 820. The Company valued the Note Receivable on the January 1, 2020 transaction date using a 10% discount rate, and on August 31, 2020 and through December 31, 2020 using a 15% discount rate, which contemplates the risk and probability assessments of the expected future cash flows. The significant inputs in the Level 3 measurement not supported by market activity include the probability assessments of expected future cash flows related to the Vensure Asset Sale, appropriately discounted considering the uncertainties associated with the obligation, and as calculated in accordance with the terms of the Vensure Asset Sale agreement. The Company believes there are risks associated with the value of the Note Receivable due to business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The expected cash payments from the Note Receivable are based on estimated gross wages billed for the clients transferred to Vensure pursuant to the Vensure Asset Sale as of the measurement date. Those transferred clients may have had their businesses impacted due to the pandemic which, in turn, would have resulted in lower gross wage billings. While the Company believes the current valuation of the Note Receivable was fairly recorded as of December 31, 2020, a material change in the business transferred may result in a reduction of the estimate of the contingent payments expected to be received and therefore the value of this asset. The Company used the following assumptions to value the Note Receivable as of August 31, 2020:
The development and determination of the unobservable inputs for Level 3 fair value measurements and the fair value calculations are the responsibility of the Company’s chief financial officer and are approved by the chief executive officer.
Research and Development
During the three months ended May 31, 2021 and May 31, 2020, the Company incurred research and development costs of approximately $1 million and $1.5 million, respectively. During the nine months ended May 31, 2021 and May 31, 2020, the Company incurred research and development costs of approximately $2.7 million and $3.4 million, respectively. All costs were related to internally developed or externally contracted software and related technology for the Company’s HRIS platform and related mobile application. No software costs were capitalized for the three months and nine months ended May 31, 2021 and May 31, 2020, respectively.
The Company expenses all advertising as incurred. The Company incurred advertising costs totaling $410,000 and $1,331,000 for the three months and nine months ended May 31, 2021, respectively, and advertising costs of $206,000 and $389,000 for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2020, respectively.
Earnings (Loss) Per Share
The Company utilizes ASC 260, Earnings per Share. Basic earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing earnings (loss) attributable to common stockholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period. Common stock outstanding for purposes of earnings (loss) per share calculations include unexercised Preferred Options and unexercised prefunded warrants, as described in Note 5, below. Diluted earnings (loss) per share is computed similar to basic earnings (loss) per share except that the denominator is increased to include additional common stock equivalents available upon exercise of stock options and warrants using the treasury stock method. Dilutive common stock equivalents include the dilutive effect of in-the-money stock equivalents, which are calculated based on the average share price for each period using the treasury stock method, excluding any common stock equivalents if their effect would be anti-dilutive. In periods in which a net loss has been incurred, all potentially dilutive common stock shares are considered anti-dilutive and thus are excluded from the calculation. Securities that are excluded from the calculation of weighted average dilutive common stock, because their inclusion would have been antidilutive, are:
For the table above, “Options” represent all options granted under the Company’s 2017 Stock Option/Stock Issuance Plan, as described in Note 6, below.
At May 31, 2021, the Company had one stock-based compensation plan under which the Company may issue awards, as described in Note 6, below. The Company accounts for this plan under the recognition and measurement principles of ASC 718, Compensation- Stock Compensation, which requires all stock-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options, to be recognized in the condensed consolidated statements of operations at their fair values.
The grant date fair value is determined using the Black-Scholes-Merton (“Black-Scholes”) pricing model. For all employee stock options, the Company recognizes expense on an accelerated basis over the employee’s requisite service period (generally the vesting period of the equity grant).
The Company’s option pricing model requires the input of highly subjective assumptions, including the expected stock price volatility and expected term. The expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of the Company's common stock since our initial public offering. Any changes in these highly subjective assumptions significantly impact stock-based compensation expense.
The Company elects to account for forfeitures as they occur. As such, compensation cost previously recognized for an unvested award that is forfeited because of the failure to satisfy a service condition is revised in the period of forfeiture.
The methods and assumptions used in the determination of the fair value of stock-based awards are consistent with those described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for Fiscal 2020. See the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for Fiscal 2020 for a detailed description of the Company’s stock-based compensation awards, including information related to vesting terms, service and performance conditions, payout percentages, and process for estimating the fair value of stock options granted.
Revisions and Reclassifications of Financial Statements for the Three and Nine months ended May 31, 2020
Revision of Financial Statements
During the preparation of the consolidated financial statements for Fiscal 2020, the Company determined that it had improperly amortized capitalized software that had not been placed into service. The Company assessed the materiality of the misstatements in accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 99, Materiality, and No. 108, Quantifying Misstatements, and concluded that this error was not qualitatively material to the Company’s consolidated balance sheet, statement of operations, statement of cash flows, statement of stockholders’ equity (deficit) or net loss for the periods then ended.
Reclassification of Discontinued Operations
During the preparation of the consolidated financial statements for Fiscal 2020, the Company determined that it had included in continuing operations certain customer revenues, cost of revenues, and commission expense related to customers transferred to Vensure as part of the Vensure Asset Sale. For consistency of presentation, those customer activities were reclassified to discontinued operations for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2020. Such reclassifications had no material impact on the Company’s financial condition, operating results, cash flows or stockholder’s equity. Reclassifications to discontinued operations and the impact on earnings (loss) per share have been represented in the table below.
The effect of the revisions and reclassifications on the line items within the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations for the three and nine months ended May 31, 2020, was as follows:
Recent Accounting Standards
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), which outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. The core principle of the revenue model is that “an entity recognizes revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services.” The standard provides enhancements to the quality and consistency of how revenue is reported by companies, while also improving comparability in the financial statements of companies reporting using International Financial Reporting Standards or GAAP. The new standard also requires enhanced revenue disclosures, provides guidance for transactions that were not previously addressed comprehensively, and improves guidance for multiple-element arrangements. This accounting standard was initially scheduled to become effective for the Company for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim reporting periods within annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019 but has since been delayed. Early adoption was permitted for annual reporting periods (including interim periods) beginning after December 15, 2016. This new standard permits the use of either the retrospective or cumulative effect transition method. The Company is still evaluating the effect of the new standard.
In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016‑08, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Principal versus Agent Considerations. The purpose of this standard is to clarify the implementation of guidance on principal versus agent considerations related to ASU 2014‑09. The standard has the same effective date as ASU 2014‑09 described above.
In April 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016‑10, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing, which provides clarity related to ASU 2014‑09 regarding identification of performance obligations and licensing implementation. The standard has the same effective date as ASU 2014‑09 described above.
In May 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016‑12: Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Narrow-Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients, which provides narrow scope improvements and practical expedients related to ASU 2014‑09. The purpose of this standard is to clarify certain narrow aspects of ASU 2014‑09, such as assessing the collectability criterion, presentation of sales taxes, and other similar taxes collected from customers, noncash consideration, contract modifications at transition, completed contracts at transition, and technical correction. The standard has the same effective date as ASU 2014‑09 described above.
In December 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016‑20: Technical Corrections and Improvements to Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The amendments in this standard affect narrow aspects of guidance issued in ASU 2014‑09.
In June 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-05: Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) and Leases (Topic 842). For entities that, as of June 2020, had not issued financial statements under Topic 606, the effective date was extended by one year to annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019 and interim periods within annual periods beginning after December 15, 2020. Entities that have not issued financial statements under Topic 842 are required to adopt this standard for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022. Earlier application is permitted.
The Company is evaluating the effect of adopting this new accounting guidance and is currently finalizing its analysis of the financial impact of adoption. The Company expects to adopt the guidance using the modified retrospective method.
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases. The new standard requires that a lessee recognize assets and liabilities on the balance sheet for leases with terms longer than 12 months. The recognition, measurement and presentation of lease expenses and cash flows by a lessee will depend on its classification of the lease as a finance or operating lease. The guidance also includes new disclosure requirements providing information on the amounts recorded in the financial statements. In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-10, Codification Improvements to Topic 842, Leases. For entities that early adopted Topic 842, the amendments are effective upon issuance of ASU 2018-10, and the transition requirements are the same as those in Topic 842. For entities that have not adopted Topic 842, the effective date and transition requirements will be the same as the effective date and transition requirements in Topic 842. In June 2020, the FASB voted to defer the effective date for private companies for one year. The updated effective date will be for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022. The Company is evaluating the effect of adopting this new accounting guidance and is currently finalizing its analysis of the financial impact of the adoption. The Company expects to adopt the guidance using the modified retrospective method.
In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, Debt – Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging – Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity, which simplifies the accounting for convertible debt instruments and convertible preferred stock by reducing the number of accounting models and the number of embedded conversion features that could be recognized separately from the primary contract. The update also requires the application of the if-converted method to calculate the impact of convertible instruments on diluted earnings per share. The new guidance is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2021, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted, but no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. This update can be adopted on either a fully retrospective or a modified retrospective basis. The Company is evaluating the effects of the adoption.
In May 2021, the FASB issued ASU 2021-04 Earnings Per Share (Topic 260), Debt—Modifications and Extinguishments (Subtopic 470-50), Compensation—Stock Compensation (Topic 718), and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Issuer’s Accounting for Certain Modifications or Exchanges of Freestanding Equity-Classified Written Call Options (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force). The amendments in this Update are effective for all entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company is evaluating the effects of the adoption.
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