Derivative Financial Instruments
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2019
|Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Derivative Financial Instruments||
Derivative Financial Instruments
On March 31, 2016, we entered into two interest rate swap agreements (collectively the “2016 Swap Agreements”), which are designed to mitigate our exposure to interest rate risk associated with a portion of our variable rate debt. The 2016 Swap Agreements cover an aggregate notional amount of $75.0 million from March 2016 to September 2019 by replacing the obligation’s variable rate with a blended fixed rate of 0.89%.
On December 24, 2018, we entered into two interest rate swap agreements (collectively the “2018 Swap Agreements”), which also are designed to mitigate our exposure to interest rate risk associated with a portion of our variable rate debt. The 2018 Swap Agreements cover an aggregate notional amount of $100.0 million from December 2018 to February 2022 by replacing the obligation’s variable rate with a blended fixed rate of 2.57%. We designated both the 2016 and 2018 Swap Agreements (collectively the “Swap Agreements”) as cash flow hedges of interest rate risk.
The changes in the fair value of the Swap Agreements are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income and is subsequently reclassified into earnings in the period that the hedged forecasted transaction affects earnings. Amounts reported in accumulated other comprehensive income related to the Swap Agreements will be reclassified to interest expense as interest payments are made on our variable-rate debt. We estimate that during the next twelve months, an additional $0.4 million will be reclassified to earnings as a decrease to interest expense.
As of March 31, 2019, the Swap Agreements were still outstanding. The table below presents the notional and fair value of the Swap Agreements as well as their classification in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018:
As of March 31, 2019, we have not posted any collateral related to the Swap Agreements. If we had breached any of the Swap Agreement’s default provisions at March 31, 2019, we could have been required to settle our obligations under the Swap Agreements at their termination value of $0.6 million.
The tables below present the amount of gains and losses related to the Swap Agreements and their location in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, in thousands:
Gains and losses on our cash flow hedges are net of income tax expense (benefit) of $0.2 million and $(0.1) million during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. Cash flows from the Swap Agreements is included within the operating activities in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, as the Company’s accounting policy is to present cash flows from hedging instruments in the same category as the item being hedged.
The entire disclosure for derivative instruments and hedging activities including, but not limited to, risk management strategies, non-hedging derivative instruments, assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and methodologies and assumptions used in determining the amounts.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef