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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of the Parent and its subsidiaries. All intercompany accounts and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.
Use of Estimates
The Company prepares its Consolidated Financial Statements in conformity with GAAP. These principles require management to make estimates, judgments, and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses, together with amounts disclosed in the related notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements. Actual results and outcomes may differ from management’s estimates, judgments, and assumptions. Significant estimates, judgments, and assumptions used in these Consolidated Financial Statements include, but are not limited to, those related to revenues, accounts receivable and related allowances, contingencies, useful lives and recovery of long-term assets and intangible assets, income taxes and valuation allowances, stock-based compensation, business combinations, and impairment analysis of goodwill. These estimates, judgments, and assumptions are reviewed periodically and the effects of material revisions in estimates are reflected on the Consolidated Financial Statements prospectively from the date of the change in estimate.
Principles of Consolidation
The Company determines whether investments in affiliates are a Variable Interest Entity (“VIE”) at the start of each new venture and when a reconsideration event has occurred. A reporting entity must consolidate a VIE if that reporting entity has a variable interest (or combination of variable interests) and is determined to be the primary beneficiary. The primary beneficiary has both the power to direct the activities of the VIE that most significantly impact the entity’s economic performance and the obligation to absorb losses or the right to receive benefits from the VIE that could potentially be significant to the VIE.
The Company accounts for its equity investments that are under 20% of the total equity outstanding and for which the Company does not have significant influence by applying the cost method. Investments that are under 20% of the total equity outstanding and for which the Company has significant influence are accounted for using the equity method unless a scope exception is applicable. Investments in which the Company holds a non-controlling interest and are between 20-50% equity are accounted for using the equity method. For any equity investments in which the Company holds over 50% of the outstanding stock, or for investments in which the Company controls the investee, the Company consolidates those entities into the Consolidated Financial Statements.
Segment Reporting
The Company reports its activities in two reportable segments; (1) the Clinical Services segment and (2) the Pharma Services segment. These reportable segments deliver testing services to hospitals, reference labs, pathologists, oncologists, clinicians, pharmaceutical firms, and researchers and represent 100% of the Company’s consolidated assets, net revenue, and net (loss) income in each of the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020, and 2019. Please refer to Note 19. Segment Information, for further financial information about these segments.
Business Combinations
The Company accounts for acquisitions of entities over which control is obtained that include inputs and processes and have the ability to create outputs as business combinations. The tangible and identifiable intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination are recorded based on their estimated fair values as of the business combination date, including identifiable intangible assets which either arise from a contractual or legal right or are separable from goodwill. The Company bases the estimated fair value of identifiable intangible assets acquired in a business combination on independent third-party valuations that use information and assumptions provided by management, which consider estimates of inputs and
assumptions that a market participant would use. Any excess purchase price over the estimated fair value assigned to the net tangible and identifiable intangible assets acquired less liabilities assumed is recorded to goodwill. The use of alternative valuation assumptions, including estimated revenue projections, growth rates, estimated cost savings, cash flows, discount rates, estimated useful lives, and probabilities surrounding the achievement of contingent milestones could result in different purchase price allocations and amortization expense in current and future periods. Transaction costs associated with acquisitions are expensed as incurred in general and administrative expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. Results of operations and cash flows of acquired companies are included in the Company’s operating results from the date of acquisition.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The carrying value of cash, certain cash equivalents, accounts receivable, net, other current assets, accounts payable, accrued expenses and other liabilities, and Pharma contract liabilities are considered reasonable estimates of their respective fair values due to their short-term nature.
The Company measures its marketable securities at fair value on a recurring basis. Please refer to Note 4. Fair Value Measurements, for further discussion.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
The Company considers all highly liquid investments purchased with an original maturity of ninety days or less to be cash equivalents. The Company maintains its cash and cash equivalents with financial institutions that the Company believes to be of high credit standing. The Company believes that, as of December 31, 2021, its concentration of credit risk related to cash and cash equivalents was not significant.
Marketable Securities
The Company classifies all marketable securities as available-for-sale, including those with maturity dates beyond 12 months, and therefore these securities are classified within current assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets as they are available to support current operational liquidity needs.
Marketable securities are carried at fair value, with the unrealized holding gains and losses, net of income taxes, reflected in accumulated other comprehensive income until realized. The Company evaluates its marketable securities for other-than-temporary impairment on a quarterly basis. Unrealized losses are charged against net earnings when a decline in fair value is determined to be other-than-temporary. The Company reviews several factors to determine whether a loss is other-than-temporary, such as the length and extent of the fair value decline, the financial condition and near-term prospects of the issuer, and whether there is the intent to sell or will more likely than not be required to sell before the securities’ anticipated recovery. There were no other-than-temporary impairments for the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020 and 2019. Regardless of the intent to sell a security, the Company performs additional analysis on all securities with unrealized losses to evaluate losses associated with the creditworthiness of the security. Credit losses are recorded when the Company does not expect to receive cash flows sufficient to recover the amortized cost basis of a security.
For the purposes of computing realized and unrealized gains and losses, cost and fair value are determined on a specific identification basis.
Accounts Receivable, net
Accounts receivable are reported for all Clinical Services payers based on the amount expected to be collected, which considers implicit price concessions. Implicit price concessions represent differences between amounts billed and the estimated consideration the Company expects to receive based on negotiated discounts, historical collection experience, and other anticipated adjustments, including anticipated payer denials.
For Pharma Services the Company negotiates billing schedules and payment terms on a contract-by-contract basis which can include payments based on certain milestones being achieved.
Inventories
Inventories consist principally of testing supplies and are valued at lower of cost or net realizable value, using the first-in, first-out method. The Company periodically reviews its inventories for excess or obsolescence and writes-down obsolete or otherwise unmarketable inventories to their estimated net realizable value.
Assets Held for Sale
Assets to be disposed of by sale are reclassified as held for sale if their carrying amounts are expected to be recovered through a sale transaction rather than through continuing use and when the Company commits to a plan to sell the assets. Assets classified as held for sale are measured at the lower of their carrying value or fair value less selling costs. Such assets are classified within current assets if there is reasonable certainty that the sale and collection of consideration will take place within one year. Upon reclassification as held for sale, long-lived assets are no longer depreciated or amortized and a measurement for impairment is performed to determine if there is an excess of carrying value over fair value less costs to sell. Any remeasurement is reported as an adjustment to the carrying value of the assets. Subsequent changes to estimated fair value less the selling costs will impact the measurement of assets held for sale if the fair value is determined to be less than the carrying value of the assets.
The Company owns 43,560 square feet of our Carlsbad, California facility. During the third quarter of 2021, the Company committed to selling this property and the associated land and concluded that these assets met the held for sale criteria. At December 31, 2021, $10.1 million was recorded as assets held for sale within current assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets for this property and associated land and reflects its carrying value which was lower than the fair value less selling costs. We expect to sell this property within one year, however, there can be no assurance that the sale of this property will be completed in the time frame we expect or at all.
Prepaid Assets
The Company records a prepaid expense for costs paid but not yet incurred. Those expected to be incurred within one year are recorded as prepaid assets within total current assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Any costs expected to be incurred outside of one year are recorded as other assets within total non-current assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
Other Current Assets
As of December 31, 2021 and 2020, other current assets consisted primarily of receivables related to research and development (“R&D”) tax credit receivables, pharma contract assets and other non-trade receivables.
Property and Equipment, net
Property and equipment are recorded at cost, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization. Depreciation and amortization are computed on the straight-line basis over the estimated useful lives of the assets. Leasehold improvements are amortized over the shorter of the related lease terms or their estimated useful lives. Costs incurred in connection with the development of internal-use software are capitalized in accordance with the accounting standard for internal-use software, and are amortized over the expected useful life of the software.
The Company periodically reviews the estimated useful lives of property and equipment. Changes to the estimated useful lives are recorded prospectively from the date of the change. Upon retirement or sale, the cost of the assets disposed of, and the related accumulated depreciation, are removed from the accounts and any resulting gain or loss is included in income (loss) from operations. Repairs and maintenance costs are expensed as incurred and are included in cost of revenue, general and administrative expenses or R&D expenses, as appropriate in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Leases
The Company leases corporate offices and laboratory spaces throughout the world, all of which are classified as operating leases expiring at various dates and generally having terms ranging from 1 to 20 years. Leases with an initial term of 12 months or less are not recorded on the balance sheet.
Some of the Company’s real estate lease agreements include options to either renew or early terminate the lease. Leases with renewal options allow the Company to extend the lease term typically between 1 and 5 years. When it is reasonably certain that the Company will exercise an option to renew or terminate a lease, these options are considered in determining the classification and measurement of the lease.
Lease liabilities are recorded based on the present value of the future lease payments over the lease term and assessed as of the commencement date. Incentives received from landlords, such as reimbursements for tenant improvements and rent abatement periods, effectively reduce the total lease payments owed for leases.
Certain real estate leases also include executory costs such as common area maintenance (non-lease component), as well as property insurance and property taxes (non-components). Lease payments, which may include lease components, non-lease components and non-components, are included in the measurement of the Company’s lease liabilities to the extent that such
payments are either fixed amounts or variable amounts based on a rate or index (fixed in substance), as stipulated in the lease contract. Any actual costs in excess of such amounts are expensed as incurred as variable lease cost.
The Company utilizes its incremental borrowing rate by lease term in order to calculate the present value of its future lease payments when the implicit rates in the leases agreements are not readily determinable. The discount rate represents a risk-adjusted rate on a secured basis and is the rate at which the Company would borrow funds to satisfy the scheduled lease liability payment streams commensurate with the lease term.
Operating lease costs represent fixed lease payments recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Operating lease costs include an immaterial amount of variable lease costs and are recorded in cost of revenue, general and administrative, sales and marketing, and R&D expenses (depending on the nature of the leased asset) in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Intangible Assets, net
Intangible assets with determinable useful lives are recorded initially at acquired fair value or cost, less accumulated amortization. Each intangible asset with a determinable useful life is amortized over its estimated useful life using the straight-line method. The Company periodically reviews the estimated pattern in which the economic benefits will be consumed and adjusts the amortization period and pattern to match the estimate. Intangible assets with indefinite useful lives are recorded initially at fair value or cost and are tested annually for impairment or more frequently if management believes indicators of impairment exist. For the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020, and 2019, no impairment losses related to intangible assets with indefinite useful lives were recorded.
At December 31, 2021, the Company’s intangible assets were comprised of customer relationships, trade names and trademarks, marketing assets, and developed technology. At December 31, 2020, the Company’s intangible assets were comprised of customer relationships and trademarks.
Goodwill
The Company evaluates goodwill on an annual basis in the fourth quarter or more frequently if management believes indicators of impairment exist. Such indicators could include, but are not limited to, (1) a significant adverse change in legal factors or in business climate, (2) unanticipated competition, or (3) an adverse action or assessment by a regulator. The Company first assesses qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, including goodwill. If management concludes that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, management performs a quantitative goodwill impairment test. The quantitative analysis is performed by comparing the fair value of the reporting unit to its carrying value. If the carrying value is greater than the estimate of fair value, an impairment loss will be recognized for the amount in which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value. The Company estimates the fair values of its reporting units using a combination of the income, or discounted cash flows approach and the market approach, which utilizes comparable companies’ data. For the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020, and 2019, the Company’s evaluation of goodwill resulted in no impairment losses.
Recoverability and Impairment of Long-Lived Assets
The Company reviews the recoverability of its long-lived assets (including definite-lived intangible assets) if events or changes in circumstances indicate the assets may be impaired. Evaluation of possible impairment is based on the Company’s ability to recover the asset from the expected future pretax cash flows (undiscounted and without interest charges) of the related operations. If the expected undiscounted pretax cash flows are less than the carrying amount of such asset, an impairment loss is recognized for the difference between the estimated fair value to the carrying amount of the asset. For the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020, and 2019, no impairment losses were recognized related to long-lived assets.
Contingencies
We accrue contingent losses when estimated impacts of various conditions, situations or circumstances involve uncertain outcomes. Contingent losses are recorded based on management judgment along with internal and external advice from legal counsel and/or technical consultants. Estimated losses from contingencies are recorded when both of the following conditions are met: (i) information available before the financial statements are issued (or available to be issued) indicates that it is probable that an asset has been impaired or a liability has been incurred at the date of the financial statements and (ii) the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated. If some amount within a range of loss appears at the time to be a better estimate than any other amount within the range, that amount shall be accrued. When no amount within the range is a better estimate than any other amount, however, the minimum amount in the range shall be accrued. Please refer to Note 17. Commitments and Contingencies, for further discussion.
Debt Issuance Costs
Debt issuance costs related to convertible senior notes are recorded as deductions that net against the principal value of the debt and are amortized as interest expense over the life of the debt using the effective interest method. Debt issuance costs related to term loans are recorded as direct deductions from the carrying amount of the term loan and are amortized to interest expense over the life of the debt using the effective interest method. Debt issuance costs relating to line of credit arrangements are recorded as assets and amortized over the term of the credit arrangement regardless of whether any outstanding borrowing existed. The term loan and line of credit were terminated in 2020 and all debt issuance costs were expensed accordingly. Please refer to Note 9. Debt, for further information on debt issuance costs.
Stock-based Compensation
The Company measures compensation expense for stock-based awards to employees, non-employee contracted physicians, and directors based upon the awards’ initial grant-date fair values.
Prior to 2021 the Company estimated the fair value of stock options using a trinomial lattice model. On January 1, 2021, the Company began applying the Black-Scholes option valuation model (“Black-Scholes”) on a prospective basis to new awards. The Company expects the use of Black-Scholes to provide a more ubiquitous estimate of fair value. Like the prior trinomial lattice model, Black-Scholes is affected by the stock price on the date of the grant as well as assumptions regarding a number of highly complex and subjective variables. These variables include the expected term of the option, expected risk-free interest rate, the expected volatility of common stock, and expected dividend yield; each of which is described below. The assumptions for expected term and expected volatility are the two assumptions that significantly affect the grant date fair value.
Expected Term: The expected term of an option is determined using the simplified method under SAB 107 which represents the average between the vesting term and the contractual term. The Company utilizes the simplified method to determine the expected life of the options due to insufficient exercise activity during recent years.
Risk-free Interest Rate: The risk-free interest rate used in the Black-Scholes model is based on the implied yield at the grant date of the U.S. Treasury zero-coupon issue with an equivalent term to the stock-based award being valued. Where the expected term of a stock-based award does not correspond with the term for which a zero coupon interest rate is quoted, the Company uses the nearest interest rate from available maturities.
Expected Stock Price Volatility: The Company uses its own historical weekly volatility because that is more reflective of market conditions.
Dividend Yield: Because the Company has never paid a dividend and does not expect to begin doing so in the foreseeable future, the Company assumed no dividend yield in valuing the stock-based awards.
Revenue Recognition
Clinical Services
The Company’s specialized diagnostic services are performed based on a written test requisition form or electronic equivalent. The performance obligation is satisfied and revenues are recognized at the point in time the diagnostic services have been performed and the results have been delivered to the ordering physician. These diagnostic services are billed to various payers, including client direct billing, commercial insurance, Medicare and other government payers, and patients. Revenue is recorded for all payers based on the amount expected to be collected, which considers implicit price concessions. Implicit price concessions represent differences between amounts billed and the estimated consideration the Company expects to receive based on negotiated discounts, historical collection experience, and other anticipated adjustments, including anticipated payer denials. Collection of consideration the Company expects to receive typically occurs within 30 to 60 days of billing for commercial insurance, Medicare and other governmental and self-pay patients and within 60 to 90 days of billing for client payers.
Pharma Services
The Company’s Pharma Services segment generally enters into contracts with pharmaceutical and biotech customers as well as other Clinical Research Organizations (“CROs”) to provide research and clinical trial services ranging in duration from one month to several years. The Company records revenue on a unit-of-service basis based on number of units completed and the total expected contract value. The total expected contract value is estimated based on historical experience of total contracted units compared to realized units as well as known factors on a specific contract-by-contract basis. Certain contracts include upfront fees, final settlement amounts, or billing milestones that may not align with the completion of performance obligations. The value of these upfront fees or final settlement amounts is recognized over time based on the
number of units completed, which aligns with the progress of the Company towards fulfilling its obligations under the contract.
The Company also enters into other contracts, such as validation studies and informatics. Revenue for validation studies for which the sole deliverable may be a final report that is sent to sponsors at the completion of contracted activities, is recognized at a point in time upon delivery of the final report to the sponsor. Informatics provides de-identified data for which deliverables typically consist of retrospective records or prospective deliveries of data. Informatics revenue is recognized upon delivery of retrospective data or over time for prospective data feeds. Any contracts that contain multiple performance obligations and include both units-of-service and point in time deliverables are accounted for as separate performance obligations and revenue is recognized as previously disclosed. The Company negotiates billing schedules and payment terms on a contract-by-contract basis. While the contract terms generally provide for payments based on a unit-of-service arrangement, the billing schedules, payment terms, and related cash payments may not align with the performance of services and, as such, may not correspond to revenue recognized in any given period.
Amounts collected for services provided in advance of revenue being recognized are deferred as contract liabilities. The associated revenue is recognized and the contract liability is reduced as the contracted services are subsequently recognized. Contract assets are established for revenue that has been recognized but not yet billed. These contract assets are reduced once the customer is invoiced and a corresponding account receivable is recorded. Additionally, certain costs to obtain contracts, primarily for sales commissions, are capitalized when incurred and are amortized over the term of the contract. Amounts capitalized for contracts with an initial contract term of twelve months or less are classified as current assets and all others are classified as non-current assets. Contract assets are included in other current assets and other assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
Most contracts are terminable by the customer, either immediately or according to advance notice terms specified within the contracts. All contracts require payment of fees to the Company for services rendered through the date of termination and may require payment for subsequent services necessary to conclude the study or close out the contract.
Cost of Revenue
Cost of revenue includes payroll and payroll related costs for performing tests, project management, depreciation of laboratory equipment and laboratory leasehold improvements, rent for laboratory facilities, laboratory reagents, probes and supplies, delivery and courier costs relating to the transportation of specimens to be tested, and amortization for acquired Inivata developed technology intangible assets. The expenses related to shipping specimens to the facilities for testing, includes costs incurred for contract couriers, commercial airline flights, and courier charges. The Company also incurs expenses returning samples and slides to its customers. For the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020, and 2019, the Company recorded shipping expenses of approximately $16.5 million, $13.8 million, and $14.2 million, respectively as Cost of revenue in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.
General and Administrative Expenses
General and administrative expenses consist of payroll and payroll related costs for the Company’s billing, finance, human resources, information technology, and other administrative personnel as well as stock-based compensation. The Company also includes professional services, facilities expense, IT infrastructure costs, depreciation, amortization, and other administrative-related costs in general and administrative expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Research and Development Expenses
R&D costs are expensed as incurred. R&D expenses consist of payroll and payroll related costs, laboratory supplies, depreciation of laboratory equipment, and costs for samples to complete validation studies. These expenses are primarily incurred to develop new genetic tests.
Sales and Marketing Expenses
Sales and marketing expenses are primarily attributable to employee-related costs including sales management, sales representatives, sales and marketing consultants, and marketing and customer service personnel in the Clinical Services segment. Advertising costs are expensed at the time they are incurred and are deemed immaterial for the years ended December 31, 2021, 2020 and 2019.
Income Taxes
Deferred taxes are recognized for the tax consequences of temporary differences by applying enacted statutory rates applicable to future years to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts and the tax bases of existing assets
and liabilities. Also, the effect on deferred taxes of a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that included the enactment date. Temporary differences between financial and tax reporting arise primarily from the use of different depreciation methods and lives for property and equipment, recognition of bad debts, compensation related expenses, and various other expenses that have been allowed for or accrued for financial statement purposes but are not currently deductible for income tax purposes.
The provision for income taxes, including the effective tax rate and analysis of potential tax exposure items, if any, requires significant judgment and expertise in federal and state income tax laws, regulations, and strategies, including the determination of deferred tax assets and liabilities and any estimated valuation allowances deemed necessary to recognize deferred tax assets at an amount that is more likely than not to be realized. The Company evaluates tax positions that have been taken or are expected to be taken in its tax returns and records a liability for uncertain tax positions, if deemed necessary. The Company follows a two-step approach to recognizing and measuring uncertain tax positions. First, tax positions are recognized if the weight of available evidence indicates that it is more likely than not that the position will be sustained upon examination, including resolution of related appeals or litigation processes, if any. Second, the tax position is measured as the largest amount of tax benefit that has a greater than 50% likelihood of being realized upon settlement.
The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits in the provision for income taxes on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. At December 31, 2021 and 2020, the Company has an uncertain tax position related to Federal and State R&D tax credits, including a provision for interest and penalties related to such position as applicable. The Company does not expect a significant change in its uncertain tax positions in the next 12 months.
Net (Loss) Income per Common Share
The Company calculates basic net (loss) income per share attributable to common stockholders by dividing net (loss) income by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding for the period. Diluted net (loss) income per share is computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the applicable period, plus the dilutive effect of potential common stock. Potential common stock consists of shares issuable pursuant to stock options and convertible notes, as well as non-vested restricted stock awards which are not considered outstanding with respect to the weighted average common shares outstanding in the calculation of basic net (loss) income per share. Potentially dilutive shares are determined by applying the treasury stock method to the Company’s outstanding stock options and restricted stock awards. Potentially dilutive shares issuable upon conversion of the 0.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2028 and the 1.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 are calculated using the if-converted method.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In August 2021, the FASB issued ASU No. 2021-06, Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205), Financial Services-Depository and Lending (Topic 942), and Financial Services-Investment Companies (Topic 946) (“ASU 2021-06”), Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to SEC Final Rule Releases No. 33-10786, Amendments to Financial Disclosures About Acquired and Disposed Businesses, and No.33-10835, Update of Statistical Disclosures for Bank and Savings and Loan Registrants. This update amends certain SEC disclosure guidance that is included in the accounting standards codification to reflect the SEC’s recent issuance of rules intended to modernize and streamline disclosure requirements. The Company adopted this pronouncement upon issuance and the impact of the provisions of this standard on its Consolidated Financial Statements was immaterial.
In October 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-10, Codification Improvements, which updates various codification topics by clarifying disclosure requirements to align with the SEC’s regulations. The Company adopted this pronouncement on January 1, 2021 and the impact of the provisions of this standard on its Consolidated Financial Statements was immaterial.
In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, Debt - Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging - Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40) - Accounting For Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity (“ASU 2020-06”), which simplifies the accounting for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity, including convertible instruments and contracts in an entity’s own equity. Among other changes, ASU 2020-06 simplifies the accounting for convertible instruments by removing the liability and equity separation model for convertible instruments with a cash conversion feature, and as a result, after adoption, entities will no longer separately present in equity an embedded conversion feature for such convertible debt instruments. Similarly, the debt discount, that is equal to the carrying value of the embedded conversion feature upon issuance, will no longer be amortized into income as interest expense over the life of the instrument. Instead, entities will account for a convertible debt instrument wholly as debt unless (1) a convertible instrument contains features that require bifurcation as a derivative under ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, or (2) a convertible instrument was issued at a substantial premium. In addition, ASU 2020-06 requires the application of the if-converted method for calculating the impact of convertible instruments on diluted earnings
per share. ASU 2020-06 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, with early adoption permitted no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. ASU 2020-06 can be adopted on either a fully retrospective or modified retrospective basis.
The Company adopted ASU 2020-06 on January 1, 2021 using the modified retrospective approach, and, accordingly, the Company recorded an adjustment that reflects the 1.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025 as if the embedded conversion feature had not been separated. The impact upon adoption on the Consolidated Balance Sheets included an increase of approximately $27.2 million in convertible senior notes, net, a write-off of approximately $6.6 million in deferred income tax liabilities, establishment of approximately $2.0 million of valuation allowance against deferred income tax assets, and a decrease of approximately $23.3 million in additional paid-in capital. In addition, upon adoption, there was an adjustment to increase the beginning balance of retained earnings on the Consolidated Balance Sheets for previously recognized interest expense, net of tax effects, of approximately $2.7 million for amortization of debt discount related to the carrying value of the embedded conversion feature upon issuance, as well as a decrease to the beginning balance of retained earnings of approximately $2.0 million for the establishment of valuation allowance against the Company’s deferred income tax assets. There was no impact to the Company’s earnings per share calculation. For further information regarding the 1.25% Convertible Senior Notes due 2025, please refer to Note 9. Debt.
Accounting Pronouncements Pending Adoption
In November 2021, the FASB issued ASU No. 2021-10, Government Assistance (Topic 832), Disclosures by Business Entities about Government Assistance (“ASU 2021-10”). This update requires business entities to disclose information about certain government assistance they receive. Such disclosure requirements include the nature of the transactions and the related accounting policy used, the line items on the balance sheet and income statement that are affected and the amounts applicable to each financial statement line item and significant terms and conditions of the transactions. ASU 2021-10 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2021, with early adoption permitted. ASU 2021-10 should be applied either (1) prospectively to all transactions within the scope of the amendments that are reflected in financial statements at the date of initial application and new transactions that are entered into after the date of initial application or (2) retrospectively to those transactions. The Company will adopt this pronouncement on January 1, 2022, and is currently evaluating the impact of this standard on its annual disclosures.
In October 2021, the FASB issued ASU No. 2021-08, Business Combinations (Topic 805), Accounting for Contract Assets and Contract Liabilities from Contracts with Customers (“ASU 2021-08”). This update amends guidance to require that an entity (acquirer) recognize and measure contract assets and contract liabilities acquired in a business combination in accordance with Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). At the acquisition date, an acquirer should account for the related revenue contracts in accordance with Topic 606 as if it had originated the contracts. ASU 2021-08 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption of the amendments is permitted including adoption in an interim period. If the Company early adopts in an interim period, the Company is required to apply the amendments (1) retrospectively to all business combinations for which the acquisition date occurs on or after the beginning of the fiscal year that includes the interim period of early application and (2) prospectively to all business combinations that occur on or after the date of initial application. The amendments in ASU 2021-08 should be applied prospectively to business combinations occurring on or after the effective date of the amendments. The Company is currently evaluating the planned adoption date and the impact of this standard on its Consolidated Financial Statements.
In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting (“ASU 2020-04”) which provides for temporary optional expedients and exceptions to the current guidance on certain contract modifications and hedging relationships to ease the burdens related to the expected market transition from the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) or other reference rates to alternative reference rates. In January 2021, the FASB issued ASU No. 2021-01, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848) (“ASU 2021-01”) to clarify that certain optional expedients and exceptions apply to modifications of derivative contracts and certain hedging relationships affected by changes in the interest rates used for discounting cash flows, computing variation margin settlements, and for calculating price alignment interest. ASU 2020-04 was effective beginning on March 12, 2020 and may be applied prospectively to such transactions through December 31, 2022 and ASU 2021-01 was effective beginning on January 7, 2021 and may be applied retrospectively or prospectively to such transactions through December 31, 2022. The Company will evaluate transactions or contract modifications occurring as a result of reference rate reform and determine whether to apply the optional guidance on an ongoing basis. As of December 31, 2021, there was no impact to the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements related to ASU 2020-04 or ASU 2021-01.