Fair Value Measurements
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Sep. 30, 2014
|Fair Value Measurements [Abstract]|
|Fair Value Measurements||
(7) Fair Value Measurements
The accounting standard for fair value measurements defines fair value, and establishes a market-based framework or hierarchy for measuring fair value. The standard is applicable whenever assets and liabilities are measured at fair value.
The fair value hierarchy established in the standard prioritizes the inputs used in valuation techniques into three levels as follows:
Level 1 – Observable inputs – quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities;
Level 2 – Observable inputs other than the quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities – includes quoted prices for similar instruments, quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in inactive markets and amounts derived from valuation models where all significant inputs are observable in active markets; and
Level 3 – Unobservable inputs – includes amounts derived from valuation models where one or more significant inputs are unobservable and require us to develop relevant assumptions.
The following table summarizes the financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 and the level they fall within the fair value hierarchy (in thousands):
Changes in the fair value of the Non-COLI assets held in the deferred supplemental compensation plan, as well as changes in the related deferred compensation obligation, are recorded as selling, general and administrative expenses.
Our interest rate swap agreements expired on June 30, 2014. The amounts paid and received on the swap agreements were recorded in interest expense as yield adjustments in the period during which the related floating-rate interest was incurred. We determined the fair value of the swap agreements based on a valuation model using market data inputs.
Our acquisition of WBI in 2011 required us to make additional payments to the sellers of up to a total of $40 million over a four-year post-acquisition period ending June 30, 2015 if WBI achieves certain financial performance. WBI's sellers earned approximately $2.7 million, $219 thousand and $7.1 million based on WBI's financial performances for the earn-out years ended June 30, 2014, 2013 and 2012, respectively. Included in earn-out obligations on our September 30, 2014 balance sheet is approximately $9.2 million classified as the current portion of earn-out obligations, which represents our best estimate of the present value. Changes in the fair value of the earn-out obligations are recorded as contract costs in the period of change through settlement.
The following table provides a reconciliation of the beginning and ending balance of the earn-out obligations measured at fair value on a recurring basis that used significant unobservable inputs (Level 3).
We utilize the Monte Carlo valuation model for our earn-out obligation. Significant unobservable inputs used to value the contingent consideration include projected earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and the discount rate. The model used a discount rate of 8.5% as of September 30, 2014. If a significant increase or decrease in the discount rate occurred in isolation, the result could be a significantly lower or higher fair value measurement of our earn-out obligation.
The entire disclosure of the fair value measurement of assets and liabilities, which includes financial instruments measured at fair value that are classified in shareholders' equity, which may be measured on a recurring or nonrecurring basis.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef