This excerpt taken from the HBI 8-K filed Sep 5, 2006.
(p) Financial Instruments
The Company uses financial instruments, including forward exchange, option and swap contracts, to manage its exposures to movements in interest rates and foreign exchange rates. The use of these financial instruments modifies the exposure of these risks with the intent to reduce the risk or cost to the Company. The Company does not use derivatives for trading purposes and is not a party to leveraged derivative contracts.
The Company formally documents its hedge relationships, including identifying the hedging instruments and the hedged items, as well as its risk management objectives and strategies for undertaking the hedge transaction. This process includes linking derivatives that are designated as hedges of specific assets, liabilities, firm commitments or forecasted transactions. The Company also formally assesses, both at inception and at least quarterly thereafter, whether the derivatives that are used in hedging transactions are highly effective in offsetting changes in either the fair value or cash flows of the hedged item. If it is determined that a derivative ceases to be a highly effective hedge, or if the anticipated transaction is no longer likely to occur, the Company discontinues hedge accounting, and any deferred gains or losses are recorded in the Selling, general and administrative expenses of the Combined and Consolidated Financial Statements.
Derivatives are recorded in the Combined and Consolidated Balance Sheets at fair value in other assets and other liabilities. The fair value is based upon either market quotes for actively traded instruments or independent bids for nonexchange traded instruments.
On the date the derivative is entered into, the Company designates the type of derivative as a fair value hedge, cash flow hedge, net investment hedge or a natural hedge, and accounts for the derivative in accordance with its designation.
A derivative used as a hedging instrument whose change in fair value is recognized to act as an economic hedge against changes in the values of the hedged item is designated a natural hedge. For derivatives designated as natural hedges, changes in fair value are reported in earnings in the Selling, general and administrative expenses line of the Combined and Consolidated Statements of Income. Forward exchange contracts are recorded as natural hedges when the hedged item is a recorded asset or liability that is revalued in each accounting period, in accordance with SFAS No. 52, Foreign Currency Translation.
Notes to Combined and Consolidated Financial Statements(Continued)
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Cash Flow Hedge
A hedge of a forecasted transaction or of the variability of cash flows to be received or paid related to a recognized asset or liability is designated as a cash flow hedge. The effective portion of the change in the fair value of a derivative that is designated as a cash flow hedge is recorded in the Accumulated other comprehensive loss line of the Combined and Consolidated Balance Sheets. When the hedged item affects the income statement, the gain or loss included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) is reported on the same line in the Combined and Consolidated Statements of Income as the hedged item. In addition, both the fair value of changes excluded from the Companys effectiveness assessments and the ineffective portion of the changes in the fair value of derivatives used as cash flow hedges are reported in the Selling, general and administrative expenses line in the Combined and Consolidated Statements of Income.