• Filing Date: 2020-11-03
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies 3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The Company’s accounting policies followed for quarterly financial reporting are the same as those disclosed in the Notes to Financial Statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Reverse Stock Split

On November 14, 2019, the Company filed a certificate of amendment to its restated certificate of incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware, which effected a one-for-15 reverse stock split (the reverse split) of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock at 5:01 PM Eastern Time on that date. As a result of the reverse split, every 15 shares of common stock then issued and outstanding were converted into one share of common stock. The Company paid cash in lieu of fractional shares, and accordingly, no fractional shares were issued in connection with the reverse split.

The reverse split did not change the par value of the common stock or the authorized number of shares of common stock. All outstanding options, preferred stock, restricted stock units, warrants and other securities entitling their holders to purchase or otherwise receive shares of Alimera’s common stock have been adjusted as a result of the reverse split, as required by the terms of each security. The number of shares available to be awarded under the 2019 Omnibus Incentive Plan and the number of shares that are purchasable under the 2010 Employee Stock Purchase Plan have also been appropriately adjusted.

Accounting Standards Issued but Not Yet Effective

In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Accounting Standards Codification (ASC 326)): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. This ASU replaces the current incurred loss impairment methodology for financial assets measured at amortized cost with a methodology that reflects expected credit losses and requires consideration of a broader range of reasonable and supportable information, including forecasted information, to develop credit loss estimates. The standard becomes effective for the Company on January 1, 2023. The Company does not anticipate the adoption of this ASU will have a material impact on its financial statements.

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12, Income Taxes (ASC 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. The standard eliminates the need for an organization to analyze whether the following apply in a given period: (1) exception to the incremental approach for intraperiod tax allocation; (2) exceptions to accounting for basis differences when there are ownership changes in foreign investments; and (3) exceptions in interim period income tax accounting for year-to-date losses that exceed anticipated losses. The ASU also is designed to improve financial statement preparers’ application of income tax-related guidance and simplify GAAP for (1) franchise taxes that are partially based on income, (2) transactions with a government that result in a step-up in the tax basis of goodwill, (3) separate financial statements of legal entities that are not subject to tax and (4) enacted changes in tax laws in interim periods. The standard becomes effective for the Company on January 1, 2021. The Company is in the process of determining the effect that the adoption will have on its financial statements.

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-06, Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity. This standard simplifies the accounting for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity, including convertible instruments and contracts on an entity’s own equity. The standard requires entities to provide expanded disclosures about the terms and features of convertible instruments and amends certain guidance in ASC 260 on the computation of EPS for convertible instruments and contracts on an entity’s own equity. The standard becomes effective for the Company on January 1, 2022. The Company is currently assessing the impact of adoption of the ASU.