Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]
|Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
NOTE 2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Except for our accounting policies for investments, there have been no changes to our significant accounting policies described in Note 2 to our Annual Report on Form
10-Kfor the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on March 4, 2022, that have had a material impact on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and related notes.
Accounting for Investments
We may make strategic investments in entities that share similar interests in Christian and conservative content. The accounting for these investments depends on the degree to which we influence the investee. The determination of the degree to which we can influence the investee requires extensive analysis depending on the terms and nature of each investment. For material investments that we directly or indirectly hold a controlling financial interest, we apply the guidance within Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 810
. For material investments that we do not hold a controlling interest, but for which we have significant influence, we apply the equity method of accounting under ASC
. For investments in which we do not have significant influence, we apply the accounting guidance in ASC 321
Investments – Equity Method and Joint Ventures
– Investments Equity Securities
We monitor equity method investments for impairment and record a reduction in the carrying value if the carrying value exceeds the estimated fair value. An impairment charge is recorded when such impairment is deemed to be other than temporary. To determine whether an impairment is other than temporary, we consider our ability and intent to hold the investment until the carrying amount is fully recovered. Circumstances that indicate an impairment may have occurred include factors such as decreases in quoted market prices or declines in the operations of the investee. The evaluation of the investment for potential impairment requires us to exercise significant judgment and to make certain assumptions. The use of different judgments and assumptions could result in different conclusions. There were no indications of impairment at September 30, 2022.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Changes to accounting principles are established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) in the form of Accounting Standards Update (“ASUs”) to the FASB’s Codification. We consider the applicability and impact of all ASUs on our financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof. Described below are ASUs that may be applicable to our financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof. ASUs not listed below were assessed and determined to not be applicable to our financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof.
Accounting Standards Adopted in 2022
In November 2021, the FASB issued ASU
. The ASU codifies new requirements to disclose information about the nature of certain government assistance received, the accounting policy used to account for the transactions, the location in the financial statements where such transactions were recorded, and significant terms and conditions associated with such transactions. The guidance was effective for annual periods beginning on January 1, 2022. The adoption of ASU
Disclosures by Business Entities about Government Assistance
No. 2021-10did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof.
Recent Accounting Standards or Updates Not Yet Effective
In September 2022, the FASB issued ASU
, to enhance the transparency about the use of supplier finance programs. The ASU is effective January 1, 2023
abilities – Supplier Finance Programs (Subtopic
405-50):Disclosure of Supplier Finance Program Obligations
,and is to be applied retrospectively with early adoption permitted. We do not currently utilize Supplier Finance programs and therefore, we do not expect the adoption of this ASU to have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof.
In June 2022, the FASB issued ASU
. This amended guidance clarifies that a contractual restriction on the sale of an equity security is not considered part of the unit of account of the equity security and, therefore, is not considered in measuring fair value. The ASU is effective January 1, 2024
Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820) Fair Value Measurement of Equity Securities Subject to Contractual Sales Restrictions
,and is to be applied prospectively with early adoption permitted. We do not expect the adoption of this ASU to have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof.
In March 2022, the FASB issued ASU
Troubled Debt Restructurings (“TDRs”) and Vintage Disclosures
. This amended guidance will eliminate the accounting designation of a loan modification as a TDR, including eliminating the measurement guidance for TDRs. The amendments also enhance existing disclosure requirements and introduce new requirements related to modifications of receivables made to borrowers experiencing financial difficulty. Additionally, this guidance requires entities to disclose gross write-offs by year of origination for financing receivables, such as loans and interest receivable. The ASU is effective January 1, 2023, and is required to be applied prospectively, except for the recognition and measurement of TDRs which can be applied on a modified retrospective basis. We do not expect the adoption of this ASU to have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows, or presentation thereof.
Financial Instruments – Credit Losses
In October 2021
the FASB issued ASU 2021
Business Combinations (Topic
, which requires an acquirer to recognize and measure contract assets and liabilities acquired in a business combination in accordance with Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic
805): Accounting for Contract Assets and Contract Liabilities from Contracts with Customers
) rather than adjust them to fair value at the acquisition date. The ASU is effective January 1, 2023, with early adoption permitted. The impact that this pronouncement will have will depend on the nature of any business acquisitions that we may enter in the future.