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Recent Accounting Pronouncements Affecting The Company

Recent Accounting Pronouncements Affecting The Company
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Recent Accounting Pronouncements Affecting The Company [Abstract]  
Recent Accounting Pronouncements Affecting The Company

2. Recent Accounting Pronouncements Affecting the Company



In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the “FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2016-02, Leases (“ASU 2016-02”). ASU 2016-02 requires the recognition of lease assets and lease liabilities by lessees for those leases classified as operating leases under previous GAAP. ASU 2016-02 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018 and early adoption is permitted. The Company adopted the standard on January 1, 2019.  The Company elected the package of practical expedients permitted under the transition guidance within the new standard, which among other things, allows carryforward of the historical lease classification. The Company is not electing the hindsight practical expedient. The Company made an accounting policy election to keep leases with an initial term of 12 months or less off of the balance sheet. The Company will recognize those lease payments in the consolidated statements of operations on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

Adoption of this standard resulted in recognition of additional net right of use assets and lease liabilities, both of which were not quantitatively material to the Company’s financial statements, and there was no impact to the Company’s accumulated deficit.  Adoption of this standard did not have a notable impact on the Company’s liquidity. 

See Note 8 for additional discussion on the Company’s leases and the adoption of ASU 2016-02.