Note 17 - Financial Instruments
|12 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2016
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Fair Value Disclosures [Text Block]||
(17) Financial Instruments
We determine fair value as the price that would be received upon sale of an asset or paid upon transfer of a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date and in the principal or most advantageous market for that asset or liability. The fair value should be calculated based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability, not on assumptions specific to the Company. In addition, the fair value of liabilities includes consideration of non-performance risk including our own credit risk. Each fair value measurement is reported in one of the three levels, determined by the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. These levels are:
Level 1 – inputs are based upon unadjusted quoted prices for identical instruments traded in active markets.
Level 2 – inputs are based upon quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active, and model-based valuation techniques for which all significant assumptions are observable in the market or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.
Level 3 – inputs are generally unobservable and typically reflect management’s estimates of assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability. The fair values are therefore determined using model-based techniques that include option pricing models, discounted cash flow models, and similar techniques.
ETHAN ALLEN INTERIORS INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
The following section describes the valuation methodologies we use to measure different financial assets and liabilities at fair value.
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
The following table presents our assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis at June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2015
Cash equivalents consist of money market accounts, and mutual funds in U.S. government and agency fixed income securities. We use quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities to determine fair value. There were no transfers between level 1 and level 2 during fiscal years 2016 or 2015. At June 30, 2016 and 2015, $7.8 million and $8.0 million, respectively, of cash equivalents were restricted and classified as a long-term asset.
We did not hold any available-for-sale securities at June 30, 2016 as all municipal bonds matured and the proceeds were transferred to our operating cash accounts. As of June 30, 2015, available for sale securities consisted of $2.2 million in U.S. municipal bonds, with maturities of less than two years, and were rated A/A2 or better by S&P/Moody’s respectively. There were no material gross unrealized gains or losses on available-for-sale securities at June 30, 2016 or June 30, 2015.
The contractual maturities of our available-for-sale investments as of June 30, 2015 were as follows (in thousands):
There were no proceeds from sales of investments available for sale in fiscal 2016 and $15.4 million during fiscal 2015, resulting in no material gain or loss in either period. There were no investments that have been in a continuous loss position for more than one year, and there have been no other-than-temporary impairments recognized.
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis
We measure certain assets, including our cost and equity method investments, at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. These assets are recognized at fair value when they are deemed to be other-than-temporarily impaired. During the year ended June 30, 2015, we determined that certain long-lived assets of our retail design centers in Belgium were impaired, and an impairment charge of $0.8 million was recorded at that time.
The entire disclosure for the fair value of financial instruments (as defined), including financial assets and financial liabilities (collectively, as defined), and the measurements of those instruments as well as disclosures related to the fair value of non-financial assets and liabilities. Such disclosures about the financial instruments, assets, and liabilities would include: (1) the fair value of the required items together with their carrying amounts (as appropriate); (2) for items for which it is not practicable to estimate fair value, disclosure would include: (a) information pertinent to estimating fair value (including, carrying amount, effective interest rate, and maturity, and (b) the reasons why it is not practicable to estimate fair value; (3) significant concentrations of credit risk including: (a) information about the activity, region, or economic characteristics identifying a concentration, (b) the maximum amount of loss the entity is exposed to based on the gross fair value of the related item, (c) policy for requiring collateral or other security and information as to accessing such collateral or security, and (d) the nature and brief description of such collateral or security; (4) quantitative information about market risks and how such risks are managed; (5) for items measured on both a recurring and nonrecurring basis information regarding the inputs used to develop the fair value measurement; and (6) for items presented in the financial statement for which fair value measurement is elected: (a) information necessary to understand the reasons for the election, (b) discussion of the effect of fair value changes on earnings, (c) a description of [similar groups] items for which the election is made and the relation thereof to the balance sheet, the aggregate carrying value of items included in the balance sheet that are not eligible for the election; (7) all other required (as defined) and desired information.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef