• Filing Date: 2015-03-10
  • Form Type: 10-K
  • Description: Annual report
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Recent Accounting Pronouncements
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Accounting Changes and Error Corrections [Abstract]  
Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Note 3 — Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-15. In August 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-15 (“ASU 2014-15”), Presentation of Financial Statements – Going Concern (Subtopic 205-40). The purpose of this update is to provide guidance about management’s responsibility to evaluate whether there is substantial doubt about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern and to provide related footnote disclosures. ASU 2014-15 applies to all reporting entities and is effective for the annual period ending after December 15, 2016, and for annual periods and interim periods thereafter. Early adoption is permitted. Adoption of this guidance is expected to have no effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-12. In June 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-12 (“ASU 2014-12”), Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718). ASU 2014-12 applies to all reporting entities that grant employees share-based payments in which the terms of the award provide that a performance target affecting vesting could be achieved after the requisite service period. ASU 2014-12 is effective for all entities for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2015. Early adoption is permitted. Entities may apply the amendments in this Update either (a) prospectively to all awards granted or modified after the effective date or (b) retrospectively to all awards with performance targets that are outstanding as of the beginning of the earliest annual period presented in the financial statements and to all new or modified awards thereafter. Although the Company has share-based awards with performance targets, such awards do not permit vesting when a performance target is achieved after termination of an employee’s service. Adoption of this guidance had no effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09. In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09 (“ASU 2014-09”), Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). The core principle of the guidance is that an entity should recognize 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. ASU 2014-09 supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in Topic 605, Revenue Recognition, and most industry-specific guidance throughout the Industry Topics of the Codification. ASU 2014-09 also amends the existing requirements for the recognition of a gain or loss on the transfer of nonfinancial assets that are not in a contract with a customer to be consistent with the guidance in this ASU. ASU 2014-09 is effective for public entities for reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016. Early adoption is not permitted. While the guidance specifically excludes revenues from insurance contracts, investments and financial instruments from the scope of the new guidance, the guidance will be applicable to the Company’s other forms of revenue not specifically exempted from the guidance. The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.