Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

Recent Accounting Pronouncements and Developments (Policies)

Recent Accounting Pronouncements and Developments (Policies)
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
Recent Accounting Pronouncements and Developments [Abstract]  
Presentation of Comprehensive Income

On January 1, 2012, we adopted Accounting Standard Update (“ASU”) 2011-05, Presentation of Comprehensive Income, which requires presentation of the components of net income and other comprehensive income either as one continuous statement or as two consecutive statements and eliminates the option to present components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in stockholders’ equity. The standard does not change the items that must be reported in other comprehensive income, how such items are measured or when they must be reclassified to net income. In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU 2011-12 which deferred the effective date of the requirement in ASU 2011-05 to present separate line items on the income statement for reclassification adjustments of items out of accumulated other comprehensive income into net income. The Company adopted this guidance in the first quarter of 2012, and the implementation did not have a material impact on its results of operations or financial condition.

Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820)

In May 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-04, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This ASU is intended to result in convergence between U.S. GAAP and IFRS requirements for measurement of and disclosures about fair value. The guidance amends current fair value measurement and disclosure guidance to include increased transparency around valuation inputs and investment categorization. This new guidance is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2011. The Company has adopted this new guidance effective with its first quarter of fiscal year 2012.

Intangibles - Goodwill and Other

In July 2012, the FASB issued ASU No. 2012-02, “Intangibles — Goodwill and Other (Topic 350) — Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment.” In accordance with the amendments in ASU No. 2012-02, the Company has the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether the existence of events and circumstances indicates that it is more likely than not that an indefinite-lived intangible asset is impaired. If, after assessing the totality of events and circumstances, the Company concludes that it is not more likely than not that the indefinite-lived intangible asset is impaired, the Company is not required to take further action. The Company will adopt ASU No. 2012-02 during the fourth quarter of 2012 when its annual indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment assessment is performed.