Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Fair Value Measurements

Fair Value Measurements
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Fair Value Measurements  
Fair Value Measurements



The fair value measurement standard defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset, or paid to transfer a liability, in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (referred to as an “exit price”).  Authoritative guidance on fair value measurements and disclosures clarifies that a fair value measurement for a liability should reflect the entity’s non-performance risk.  In addition, a fair value hierarchy is established that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value.  The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements).


Fair Value on Recurring Basis


The carrying values of cash and cash equivalents, receivables, net, and accounts payables are considered to be representative of their respective fair values due to the short-term nature of these instruments. 


Fair Value on Non-Recurring Basis


Fair value measurements were applied to our long-term debt.  The carrying value of our long-term debt approximates the fair market value, primarily due to the fact that the non-performance risk of servicing our debt obligations, as reflected in our business and credit risk profile, has not materially changed since the debt obligations were assumed on June 30, 2015.  In addition, due to the floating-rate nature of our long-term debt, the market value is not subject to variability solely due to changes in the general level of interest rates as is the case with a fixed-rate debt obligation.


During the periods presented, there were no transfers between fair value hierarchical levels.