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127 - Disclosure - BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND BUSINESS DESCRIPTION (Policies)
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2012-01-01 - 2012-12-31
Basis of Presentation
Basis of Presentation — On October 17, 2005, Cendant Corporation (“Cendant”) completed the sale of the Cendant Marketing Services Division (the “Predecessor”) to Affinion Group, Inc. (the “Company” or “Affinion”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Affinion Group Holdings, Inc. (“Affinion Holdings”) and an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its subsidiaries, “Apollo”), pursuant to a purchase agreement dated July 26, 2005 for approximately $1.8 billion (the “Apollo Transactions”). The purchase price consisted of approximately $1.7 billion of cash, net of estimated closing adjustments, plus $125.0 million face value of preferred stock (fair value at issuance of $80.4 million) of Affinion Holdings issued at closing and a warrant (fair value at issuance of $16.7 million) that is exercisable into 4,437,170 shares of common stock of Affinion Holdings, and $38.1 million of transaction-related costs.
All references to Cendant refer to Cendant Corporation, which changed its name to Avis Budget Group in August 2006, and its consolidated subsidiaries, specifically in the context of its business and operations prior to, and in connection with, the Company’s separation from Cendant.
Business Description — The Company is a global leader in the designing, marketing and servicing of comprehensive customer engagement and loyalty solutions that enhance and extend the relationship of millions of consumers with many of the largest and most respected companies in the world. Generally, the Company partners with these leading companies in two ways: 1) by developing and marketing programs that provide valuable services to their end-customers, and 2) by providing the back-end technological support and redemption services for points-based loyalty programs. The Company refers to the companies that it works with to provide customer engagement and loyalty solutions as its marketing partners. The Company refers to the consumers with whom it provides services directly under a contractual relationship as subscribers or members. The Company refers to those consumers that it services on behalf of a third party, such as one of its marketing partners, and with whom it has a contractual relationship as end-customers.
The Company utilizes its expertise in a variety of direct engagement media to market valuable products and services to the customers of its marketing partners on a highly targeted campaign basis. The selection of the media employed in a campaign corresponds to the preferences and expectations the targeted customers have demonstrated for transacting with the Company’s marketing partners, as the Company believes this optimizes response, thereby improving the efficiency of the Company’s marketing investment. Accordingly, the Company maintains significant capabilities to market through direct mail, point-of-sale, direct response television and internet, inbound and outbound telephony and voice response unit marketing, as well as other media as needed.
The Company designs customer engagement and loyalty solutions with a suite of benefits that it believes are likely to interest and engage consumers based on their needs and interests, with a particular focus on programs offering lifestyle and protection benefits and programs which offer savings in purchasing everyday items. For example, the Company provides discount travel services, credit monitoring and identity-theft resolution, accidental death and dismemberment insurance (“AD&D”), roadside assistance, and various checking account and credit card enhancement services, as well as loyalty points redemptions for goods and merchandise, as well as other products and services.
Affinion North America. Affinion North America is comprised of the Company’s Membership, Insurance and Package, and Loyalty customer engagement businesses in North America.
Affinion International. Affinion International is comprised of the Company’s Membership, Package and Loyalty customer engagement businesses outside North America. The Company has not offered AD&D or related insurance outside North America since 2000. The Company expects to leverage its current international operational platform to expand its range of products and services, develop new marketing partner relationships in various industries and grow its geographical footprint.
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company, its wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries. Investments in entities over which the Company has the ability to exercise significant influence but does not have a controlling interest are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. The Company considers several factors in determining whether it has the ability to exercise significant influence with respect to investments, including, but not limited to, direct and indirect ownership level in the voting securities, active participation on the board of directors, approval of operating and budgeting decisions and other participatory and protective rights and commercial business relationships. Under the equity method, the Company’s proportionate share of the net income or loss of such investee is reflected in the Company’s consolidated results of operations. Although the Company owns interests in companies that it accounts for pursuant to the equity method, the investments in those entities were not significant as of December 31, 2012 and 2011. These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”). All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated.
For all stock-based awards issued by Affinion Holdings to employees of the Company that are accounted for as equity awards, the Company recognizes compensation expense, net of estimated forfeitures based on estimated fair values on the date of grant. For all stock-based awards issued by Affinion Holdings to employees of the Company that are accounted for as liability awards, the Company recognizes compensation expense, net of forfeitures, based on estimated fair value at each reporting date. Compensation expense is recognized ratably over the requisite service period, which is the period during which the employee is required to provide services in exchange for the award. The requisite service period is generally the vesting period. Stock compensation expense is included in general and administrative expense in the accompanying consolidated statements of comprehensive income, with an offsetting liability to Affinion Holdings.
Membership — For retail memberships, subscription fees are typically paid either monthly or annually. Membership revenue is not recognized until any trial period has expired, membership fees have been collected and the membership fees become non-refundable. Monthly membership revenue is recognized when earned and no longer subject to refund. Annual pro rata membership fees (related to memberships that are cancelable for a pro rata refund) are recognized ratably over the membership term as membership revenue is earned and no longer subject to refund. In the case of annual full money back (“FMB”) membership fees, although payment is received from members at the beginning of an FMB membership, the memberships are cancelable for a full refund at any time during the membership period. Accordingly, FMB revenue is deferred and recognized at the end of the membership term when it is no longer subject to refund.
For wholesale memberships, marketing partners are provided with programs and services and, in many cases, the marketing partners market those programs and services to their customer bases. Monthly or annual fees are received from the marketing partners based on the number of members who purchase these programs from the marketing partners and revenue is recognized as the monthly fees are earned.
Insurance — Commission revenue is recognized based on premiums earned by the insurance carriers that issue the policies. Premiums are typically paid either monthly or quarterly and revenue is recognized ratably over the underlying policy coverage period. There are also revenue and profit-sharing arrangements with the insurance carriers which issue the underlying insurance policies. Commission revenue from insurance programs is reported net of insurance costs. Insurance costs totaled approximately $164.1 million in 2012, $171.0 million in 2011 and $159.1 million in 2010. Under a typical arrangement, commission revenue of approximately 60% of the gross premiums collected on behalf of the insurance carrier is initially retained and approximately 40% of gross premiums is remitted to the insurance carrier. No less frequently than annually, a profit-sharing settlement analysis is prepared which is based on the premiums paid to the insurance carriers less claims experience incurred to date, estimated claims incurred but not reported, reinsurance costs and carrier administrative fees. An accrual is made monthly for the expected share of this excess or shortfall based on the claims experience to date, including an estimate for claims incurred but not reported. The profit share excess is reflected in profit-sharing receivables from insurance carriers on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. Historically, the claims experience has not resulted in a shortfall.
Package — Monthly fees are earned based on the number of customers enrolled in a package program. The marketing partner collects revenue each month from its customers and pays a per subscriber monthly fee for the benefits and services. These monthly fees are recognized as revenue as the fees are earned. Strategic consultation, pricing and profitability consultation, competitive analysis and implementation assistance are provided and revenue is recorded at the time the services are performed.
Loyalty — Loyalty Solutions programs generate revenue from four primary product lines: loyalty, travel reservation service fees, protection and convenience. Generally, loyalty revenue consists of a monthly per member administrative fee and redemption fees that are recognized as earned. Loyalty redemption revenue is reported net of the pass through of fulfillment costs. Travel reservation service fee income is generally recognized when the traveler’s reservation or booking is made and secured by the use of points or credit card, net of estimated cancellations and “no-shows”. Protection and convenience programs are sold to marketing partners on a wholesale basis; the partner generally provides the enhancements (e.g. credit card enhancements) to their customers and a monthly fee is received from the marketing partner based on the number of marketing partner customers who have access to the enhancement program. Marketing partners also purchase incentives (such as gift cards) and revenue is recognized upon the delivery of the incentives to the marketing partner.
Other — Other revenue primarily includes royalties, co-operative advertising and shopping program revenues. Royalty revenue is recognized monthly when earned and no longer subject to refund. Cooperative advertising revenue is earned from vendors that include advertising of their products and services in the membership program catalogues. Cooperative advertising revenue is recognized upon the distribution of the related travel or shopping catalogue to members. In connection with the shopping membership program, the Company operates a retail merchandising service that offers a variety of consumer products at a discount to members. Shopping program revenue is recorded net of merchandise product costs as the Company acts as an agent between the member and third-party merchandise vendor. Shopping program revenue is recorded upon the shipment of the merchandise by the vendor to the member.
Membership — Marketing expense to acquire new members is recognized when incurred, which is generally prior to both the commencement of the trial period and recognition of revenue for membership programs.
Insurance — Marketing expense to acquire new insurance business is recognized by the Company when incurred. Payments are made to marketing partners or third parties associated with acquiring rights to their existing block of insurance customers (contract rights) and for the renewal of existing contracts that provide the Company primarily with the right to retain billing rights for renewal of existing customers’ insurance policies and the ability to perform future marketing (list fees). These payments are deferred on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets, with contract rights amortized to amortization expense and list fees amortized to marketing expense over the initial and renewal term of the contract, as applicable, using an accelerated method of amortization for contractual terms longer than five years and the straight line method of amortization for contractual terms of five years or less. Contract rights are considered acquisitions of intangible assets and therefore the related amortization is recorded as amortization expense. List fees primarily grant the rights to perform future marketing and therefore the related amortization is charged to marketing expense. The amortization methods employed generally approximate the expected pattern of net insurance revenue earned over the applicable contractual terms.
Package — Marketing costs associated with marketing partners’ in-branch programs are expensed as such programs are implemented. These costs include the printing of brochures, banners, posters, other in-branch collateral marketing materials, training materials, new account kits, member mailings and statement inserts. The Company performs a variety of direct mail campaigns where it incurs all associated marketing costs and, in return, receives a greater share of the revenue generated (the “Package Marketing Campaigns”). For these Package Marketing Campaigns, the marketing expense is recognized when incurred which is generally prior to the recognition of monthly revenue.
Membership — Membership commissions represent payments to marketing partners, generally based on a percentage of revenue from the marketing of programs to such marketing partners’ customers. Commissions are generally paid for each initial and renewal membership following the collection of membership fees from the customer. Commission costs are deferred on the accompanying consolidated balance sheets as prepaid commissions and are recognized as expense over the applicable membership period in the same manner as the related retail membership revenue is recognized.
Insurance — Insurance administrative fees represent payments made to bank marketing partners, generally based on a fee per insured or a percentage of the revenue earned from the marketing of insurance programs to such marketing partners’ customers. Administrative fees are paid for new and renewal insurance premiums received. Additionally, for certain channels and clients, commissions are paid to brokers. Administrative fees are included within commission expense on the accompanying consolidated statements of comprehensive income and are recognized ratably over the underlying insurance policy coverage period.
Package — Package commissions represent payments made to bank associations and brokers who provide support for the related programs. These commissions are based on a percentage of revenue and are expensed as the related revenue is recognized.
Operating costs represent the costs associated with servicing our members and end-customers. These costs include product fulfillment costs, communication costs with members and end-customers, and payroll, telecommunications and facility costs attributable to operations responsible for servicing our members and end-customers.
The Company is included as a member of Affinion Holdings’ consolidated federal income tax return and as a member of certain of Affinion Holdings’ unitary or combined state income tax returns. Income taxes are presented in the Company’s consolidated financial statements using the asset and liability approach based on the separate return method for the consolidated group. Under this method, current and deferred tax expense or benefit for the period is determined for the Company and its subsidiaries as a separate group on a standalone basis. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are calculated based upon the temporary differences between the financial statements and income tax bases of assets and liabilities using currently enacted tax rates. Deferred tax assets are recorded net of a valuation allowance when, based on the weight of available evidence, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the recorded deferred tax assets will not be realized in future periods. Decreases to the valuation allowance are recorded as reductions to the income tax provision, while increases to the valuation allowance result in additional income tax provision. The realization of deferred tax assets is primarily dependent on estimated future taxable income. As of December 31, 2012 and 2011, the Company has recorded a full valuation allowance for its U.S. federal net deferred tax assets. The Company has also recorded valuation allowances against the deferred tax assets of certain state and foreign taxing jurisdictions as of December 31, 2012 and 2011.
The tax effects of an uncertain tax position (“UTP”) taken or expected to be taken in income tax returns are recognized only if it is “more likely-than-not” to be sustained on examination by the taxing authorities, based on its technical merits as of the reporting date. The tax benefits recognized in the financial statements from such a position are measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than fifty percent likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement. The Company recognizes estimated accrued interest and penalties related to UTPs in income tax expense.
The Company recognizes the benefit of a UTP in the period when it is effectively settled. Previously recognized tax positions are derecognized in the first period in which it is no longer more likely than not that the tax position would be sustained upon examination.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
Cash and Cash Equivalents
The Company considers all highly liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents.
Restricted cash amounts relate primarily to insurance premiums collected from members that are held pending remittance to third-party insurance carriers. These amounts are not available for general operations under state insurance laws or under the terms of the agreements with the carriers that underwrite and issue insurance policies to the members. Changes in such amounts are included in operating cash flows in the consolidated statements of cash flows. Restricted cash also includes amounts to collateralize certain bonds and letters of credit issued on the Company’s behalf and amounts held in escrow. Changes in such amounts are included in investing cash flows in the consolidated statements of cash flows.
The Company records all derivative instruments on the balance sheet at fair value. Changes in the fair value of derivatives are recognized in earnings unless specific hedge criteria are met. Changes in the fair value of derivatives that are designated as fair value hedges, along with the gain or loss on the hedged item, are recognized in current period earnings in the consolidated statements of comprehensive income. For derivative instruments that are designated as cash flow hedges, the effective portion of changes in the fair value of derivative instruments is initially recorded in other comprehensive income and subsequently reclassified into earnings when the hedged transaction affects earnings. Any ineffective portion of changes in the fair value of cash flow hedges are immediately recognized in earnings.
The Company uses derivative financial instruments, primarily interest rate swaps and foreign currency forward contracts, to manage its interest rate and foreign exchange risk. The Company’s interest rate swaps and foreign currency forward contracts are recorded at fair value on the consolidated balance sheets. The derivative financial instruments are not designated as hedging instruments and therefore changes in their fair value are recognized currently in earnings. The Company does not use derivative instruments for speculative purposes.
Property and Equipment
Property and Equipment
Property and equipment are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation and amortization. Depreciation is determined using the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the related assets. Amortization of leasehold improvements and computer equipment acquired under capital leases is determined using the straight-line method over the shorter of the estimated useful lives of the related assets or the lease term. Useful lives are from 5 to 15 years for leasehold improvements, from 3 to 5 years for capitalized software, from 3 to 5 years for computer equipment and from 5 to 7 years for furniture, fixtures and equipment.
The Company capitalizes the costs of acquiring, developing and testing software to meet the Company’s internal needs. Capitalization of costs associated with software obtained or developed for internal use commences when both the preliminary project stage is completed and management has authorized further funding for the project, based on a determination that it is probable that the project will be completed and used to perform the function intended. Capitalized costs include only (1) external direct cost of materials and services consumed in developing or obtaining internal-use software, and (2) payroll and payroll-related costs for employees who are directly associated with and devote time to the internal-use software project. Capitalization of such costs ceases no later than the point at which the project is substantially complete and ready for its intended use.
Goodwill and Identifiable Intangible Assets
Goodwill and Identifiable Intangible Assets
Goodwill represents the excess of the cost of an acquired entity over the net of the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed. Goodwill has been assigned to the Company’s reporting units and is tested for impairment at least annually based on financial data relating to the reporting unit to which it has been assigned. The Company evaluates the recoverability of the carrying value of each reporting unit’s goodwill as of December 1, or whenever events or circumstances indicate that an impairment may have occurred. Goodwill is tested for impairment by comparing the carrying value of each reporting unit to its fair value. The Company determines the fair value of its reporting units utilizing discounted cash flows and incorporating assumptions that it believes marketplace participants would utilize. If the carrying amount of the reporting unit is greater than its fair value, a comparison of the reporting unit’s implied goodwill is compared to the carrying amount of the goodwill to determine the amount of the impairment, if any. Any impairment is recognized in earnings in the period in which the impairment is determined.
During the fourth quarter of 2012, the Company performed its annual goodwill impairment for those reporting units that had goodwill recorded. Key assumptions used in the goodwill impairment test were long-term growth rates ranging from 1.0% to 3.0% and discount rates ranging from 11.0% to 12.5%. In 2012, the fair value of each of the reporting units that have goodwill exceeded its respective carrying amount by more than 25% of the carrying amount, with the exception of Membership Products, for which fair value exceeded its carrying amount by approximately 4%. The reduction in the fair value of Membership Products is primarily the result of lower projected cash flows related to the delay or cancellation of new marketing campaigns with the Company’s large financial institution marketing partners as a result of the current regulatory environment. The Membership Products cash flow projections assumed a long-term growth rate of 2.0% and a discount rate of 11.5%.
Indefinite-lived intangible assets, if any, are tested for impairment annually, or sooner if events occur or circumstances change. An indefinite-lived intangible asset is tested for impairment by comparing its fair value to its carrying amount and, if the carrying amount is greater than the fair value, recognizing an impairment loss for the excess.
The Company’s intangible assets as of December 31, 2012 and 2011 consist primarily of intangible assets with finite useful lives acquired by the Company in the Apollo Transactions and were initially recorded at their respective estimated fair values. Finite-lived intangible assets are amortized as follows:
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets
Impairment of Long-Lived Assets
The Company evaluates the recoverability of the carrying amount of its long-lived assets when events and circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset may not be recoverable. For long-lived assets held and used by the Company, an impairment loss is recognized only if the carrying amount of the long-lived asset is not recoverable and exceeds its fair value. The carrying amount is not recoverable if it exceeds the sum of the undiscounted cash flows expected to result from the use and eventual disposition of the asset. If an asset is determined to be impaired, the loss is measured based on the difference between the fair value of the long-lived asset and its carrying amount.
Foreign Currency Translation
Foreign Currency Translation
Assets and liabilities of foreign operations whose functional currency is the local currency are translated at exchange rates as of the balance sheet dates. Revenues and expenses of such local functional currency foreign operations are translated at average exchange rates during the periods presented. Translation adjustments resulting from the process of translating the functional currency foreign operation financial statements into U.S. dollars are included in accumulated other comprehensive income. Gains or losses resulting from foreign currency transactions are included in the consolidated statements of comprehensive income. Foreign local currency gains and losses relating to non-operational transactions are included in other income (expense), net. Foreign currency gains and losses relating to operations are included in general and administrative expense.
Contingencies by their nature relate to uncertainties that require management to exercise judgment both in assessing the likelihood that a liability has been incurred as well as in estimating the amount of potential loss, if any. The Company accrues for costs relating to litigation, claims and other contingent matters when such liabilities become probable and reasonably estimable. Such estimates may be based on advice from third parties or on management’s judgment, as appropriate. Actual amounts paid may differ from amounts estimated, and such differences will be charged to operations in the period in which the final determination of the liability is made.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires the use of estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates include accounting for profit-sharing receivables from insurance carriers, accruals and income tax valuation allowances, litigation accruals, the estimated fair value of stock-based compensation, estimated fair values of assets and liabilities acquired in business combinations and estimated fair values of financial instruments.
Concentration of Risk
Concentration of Risk
The Company generally derives a substantial portion of its net revenues from members and customers of 10 of the Company’s marketing partners. For the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, the Company derived approximately 46%, 46% and 49%, respectively, of its net revenues from members and end-customers through marketing and servicing agreements with these 10 marketing partners. The Company’s largest marketing partner and its customers accounted for 15.3% of consolidated net revenue for the year ended December 31, 2012. The Company’s largest marketing partner and its customers accounted for 14.0% of consolidated net revenue for the year ended December 31, 2011. The Company’s largest marketing partner and its customers accounted for 11.4% of consolidated net revenue for the year ended December 31, 2010. Many of these key marketing partner relationships are governed by agreements that may be terminated without cause by the marketing partners upon notice of as few as 90 days without penalty. Some of these agreements may be terminated by the Company’s marketing partners upon notice of as few as 30 days without penalty. Moreover, under many of these agreements, the marketing partners may cease or reduce their marketing of the Company’s services without terminating or breaching agreements with the Company. A loss of key marketing partners, a cessation or reduction in their marketing of the Company’s services, or a decline in their businesses could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s future revenue.
As of December 31, 2012 and 2011, approximately $55.7 million and $62.8 million of the profit-sharing receivables from insurance carriers were due from one insurance carrier.
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
The activity in the allowance for doubtful accounts is as follows:
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information
During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company reversed certain accruals for additional considerationrecorded as part of the Prospectiv Direct, Inc. (“Prospectiv”) acquisition ($14.6 million) as the Company does not expect to achieve the growth originally planned for these years due to market conditions (see Note 3 – Acquisitions). In addition, in September, 2012, the Company entered into a settlement agreement with the former equity holders of Prospectiv which resulted in a $0.7 million reduction of the initial purchase price and released the Company from any future claims for additional consideration based on achievement of the performance targets. During the three months ended June 30, 2012, the Company performed an interim impairment test of the goodwill for Prospectiv, which resulted in recognition of an impairment loss of $39.7 million, representing all of the goodwill ascribed to Prospectiv at the date of acquisition ($31.5 million) and a portion of the intangible assets of Prospectiv ($8.2 million). At December 31, 2012, the Company had an accrual for the acquisition of property and equipment of $3.1 million.
In January 2011, Affinion Holdings contributed shares of its common stock and options and warrants that were exercisable for shares of its common stock with a fair value of $290.7 million to the Company. These equity instruments were utilized by the Company to acquire all of the outstanding equity of Webloyalty Holdings, Inc. (“Webloyalty”), as further discussed in Note 3 – Acquisitions. During 2011, the Company entered into a capital lease, acquiring property and equipment with a fair value of $0.9 million and also wrote-off fixed assets with a net book value of $0.8 million. In 2011, the Company entered into an operating lease, acquiring property and equipment with a fair value of $2.6 million. At December 31, 2011, the Company had an accrual for the acquisition of property and equipment of $4.0 million.
As a result of Affinion Holdings’ election to pay interest on its outstanding debt by increasing the face amount of the debt, during 2010 the Company increased the carrying amount of its held-to-maturity debt securities issued by Affinion Holdings by $6.1 million. During 2010, Affinion Holdings redeemed its debt securities and the Company received proceeds of $78.9 million. The excess of the proceeds in the amount of $11.2 million over the Company’s carrying amount at the date of redemption of $67.7 million was treated as a capital contribution for accounting purposes. In addition, during 2010 the Company entered into a capital lease, acquiring property and equipment with a fair value of $0.5 million and entered into an operating lease, acquiring property and equipment with a fair value of $3.5 million. At December 31, 2010, the Company had accruals for the acquisition of property and equipment and the repurchase of an employee equity award of a subsidiary of $3.2 million and $3.5 million respectively.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In June 2011, the FASB issued new guidance that gives an entity the option to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. In both choices, an entity is required to present each component of net income along with total net income, each component of other comprehensive income along with a total for other comprehensive income, and a total for comprehensive income. The entity is also required to present on the face of the financial statements reclassification adjustments for items that are reclassified from other comprehensive income to net income in the statements(s) where the components of net income and the components of other comprehensive income are presented. The guidance is to be applied retrospectively, for fiscal periods and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011 and early adoption is permitted. In December 2011, the FASB issued new guidance deferring the changes in the June 2011 relating to presentation of classification adjustments. The Company elected to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income and the components of other comprehensive income in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income. The Company’s adoption of the new guidance, other than that related to presentation of reclassification adjustments, as of January 1, 2012 did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In July 2012, the FASB issued new guidance that amended previous guidance on testing indefinite-lived intangible assets, other than goodwill, for impairment. Under the new guidance, an entity testing an indefinite-lived intangible asset for impairment has the option of performing a qualitative assessment before calculating the fair value of the asset. It does not revise the requirements to test indefinite-lived intangible assets annually for impairment and between annual tests if there is a change in events or circumstances. The new guidance is effective for annual and interim impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after September 15, 2012. The adoption of the new guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.