This excerpt taken from the CHH 10-Q filed May 7, 2009.
Recently Adopted Accounting Guidance
In June 2008, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued FASB Staff Position Emerging Issues Task Force No. 03-6-1, Determining Whether Instruments Granted in Share-Based Payment Transactions Are Participating Securities (FSP EITF 03-6-1). FSP EITF 03-6-1 clarified that all share-based payment awards that contain rights to non-forfeitable dividends participate in undistributed earnings with common shareholders. Therefore, awards of this nature are considered participating securities and the two-class method of computing basic and diluted earnings per share must be applied rather than the treasury stock method. FSP EITF 03-6-1 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008. In addition, once effective, all prior period earnings per share data presented must be adjusted retrospectively to conform to the provisions of FSP EITF 03-6-1.
The Companys outstanding unvested restricted stock awards contain rights to non-forfeitable dividends and as a result, the Company applied this guidance in the first quarter of 2009. The two-class method of calculating earnings per share is more dilutive to both basic and diluted shares outstanding than the previously utilized treasury stock method. In accordance with FSP EITF 03-6-1, the Company has also retrospectively adjusted its basic and diluted shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2008 under the two-class method which resulted in a reduction of the Companys diluted earnings per share from $0.30 to $0.29 per share while basic earnings per share for the three months ended March 31, 2008 remained unchanged. Additionally, based on the implementation of FSP EITF 03-6-1, basic and diluted earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2008 were reduced from $1.62 to $1.61 and $1.60 to $1.59 per share, respectively.
On January 1, 2009, the Company adopted the provisions of Statement of Financial Accounting Standard (SFAS) No. 141 (revised 2007), Business Combinations, (SFAS No. 141R). SFAS No. 141R requires the acquiring entity in a business combination to recognize the full fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in the transaction whether full or partial acquisition, establishes
the acquisition-date fair value as the measurement objective for all assets acquired and liabilities assumed, requires expensing of most transaction and restructuring costs, and requires the acquirer to disclose all information needed to evaluate and understand the nature and financial effect of the business combination. The adoption of these provisions did not have an impact on our consolidated financial statements, but will have an impact on the accounting for future business combinations.
In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 160, Non-Controlling Interests in Consolidated Financial StatementsAn Amendment of ARB No. 51 (SFAS No. 160). SFAS No. 160 establishes new accounting and reporting standards for the non-controlling interest in a subsidiary and for the deconsolidation of a subsidiary. SFAS No. 160 is effective for fiscal years beginning on or after December 15, 2008. The adoption of this statement on January 1, 2009 did not have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements.
In March 2008, the FASB issued SFAS No. 161, Disclosures about Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activitiesan amendment of FASB Statement No. 133 (SFAS No. 161). SFAS No. 161 requires entities that utilize derivative instruments to provide qualitative disclosures about their objectives and strategies for using such instruments, as well as any details of credit-risk-related contingent features contained within derivatives. SFAS No. 161 also requires entities to disclose additional information about the amounts and location of derivatives located within the financial statements, how the provisions of SFAS No. 133 Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities have been applied, and the impact that hedges have on an entitys financial position, financial performance, and cash flows. SFAS No. 161 is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after November 15, 2008. The adoption of this statement on January 1, 2009 did not have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements.
In April 2008, the FASB issued FASB Staff Position (FSP) 142-3, Determination of the Useful Life of Intangible Assets (FSP No. 142-3). FSP 142-3 amends the factors that should be considered in developing renewal or extension assumptions used to determine the useful life of a recognized intangible asset under SFAS No. 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets. FSP No. 142-3 became effective for the Company on January 1, 2009. The Company will apply FSP No. 142-3 prospectively to intangible assets acquired.
In September 2008, the FASB ratified Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) Issue No. 08-5, Issuers Accounting for Liabilities Measured at Fair Value With a Third-Party Credit Enhancement (EITF 08-5). EITF 08-5 provides guidance for measuring liabilities issued with an attached third-party credit enhancement (such as a guarantee). It clarifies that the issuer of a liability with a third-party credit enhancement (such as a guarantee) should not include the effect of the credit enhancement in the fair value measurement of the liability. EITF 08-5 is effective for the first reporting period beginning after December 15, 2008. The implementation of this guidance on January 1, 2009 did not have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements.
In December 2008, the FASB issued EITF Issue No. 08-6, Equity Method Investment Accounting Consideration, effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2008. EITF Issue No. 08-6 requires an equity method investor to account for its initial investment at cost and shall not separately test an investees underlying indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment. It also requires an equity method investor to account for share issuance by an investee as if the investor had sold a proportionate share of its investment. The resulting gain or loss shall be recognized in earnings. The implementation of this guidance on January 1, 2009 did not have a material effect on our consolidated financial statements.