Derivative Financial Instruments
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2017
|Derivative Financial Instruments [Abstract]|
|Derivative Financial Instruments||
NOTE 8. DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
The Company’s primary exchange rate risk management objective is to mitigate the uncertainty of anticipated cash flows attributable to changes in foreign currency exchange rates. The Company primarily focuses on mitigating changes in cash flows resulting from sales denominated in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. The Company manages this risk primarily by using currency forward and option contracts. If the anticipated transactions are deemed probable, the resulting relationships are formally designated as cash flow hedges. The Company accounts for these contracts as cash flow hedges and tests effectiveness by determining whether changes in the expected cash flow of the derivative offset, within a range, changes in the expected cash flow of the hedged item.
At December 31, 2017, the Company’s derivative contracts had a remaining maturity of less than one and one-half years. The counterparty to these transactions had both long-term and short-term investment grade credit ratings. The maximum net exposure of the Company’s credit risk to the counterparty is generally limited to the aggregate unrealized loss of all contracts with that counterparty, which is $947 as of December 31, 2017. The Company’s exposure to the counterparty credit risk is limited to the aggregate unrealized gain on all contracts. At December 31, 2017, there was no such exposure to the counterparty. The Company’s derivative counterparty has strong credit ratings and as a result, the Company does not require collateral to facilitate transactions.
The Company held the following contracts designated as hedged instruments as of December 31, 2017 and 2016:
For contracts that qualify as effective hedge instruments, the effective portion of gains and losses resulting from changes in fair value of the instruments are included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and reclassified to sales in the period the underlying hedged transaction is recognized. Losses of $(450) and $(351) were reclassified to sales during the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.
The Company records ineffectiveness of hedged instruments resulting from changes in fair value of the instruments in earnings. There were no gains (losses) recorded to Other, net, during the year ended December 31, 2017. Losses of $(42) were recorded to Other, net, associated with ineffective hedge instruments during the year ended December 31, 2016.
The following table presents the balance sheet classification and fair value of derivative instruments as of December 31, 2017 and 2016:
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://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef