Note 4 - Fair Value
|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
|Notes to Financial Statements
|Fair Value Disclosures [Text Block]
Fair value is the price at which an asset could be exchanged in a current transaction between knowledgeable, willing parties. A liability’s fair value is defined as the amount that would be paid to transfer the liability to a new obligor, not the amount that would be paid to settle the liability with the creditor. Fair value measurements are categorized into one of three levels based on the lowest level of significant input used: Level 1 (unadjusted quoted prices in active markets); Level 2 (observable market inputs available at the measurement date, other than quoted prices included in Level 1); and Level 3 (unobservable inputs that cannot be corroborated by observable market data).
The following table presents financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis and discloses the fair value of long-term debt:
(a) Included in Non-qualified benefit plan assets is the cash surrender value of insurance policies on various individuals that are associated with the Company. The carrying amount of these insurance policies approximates their fair value and is considered Level 2 inputs.
(b) Valuation models are calibrated to initial trade price. Subsequent valuations are based on observable inputs to the valuation model (e.g. interest rates and credit spreads). Model inputs are changed only when corroborated by market data. A credit risk adjustment is made on each swap using observable market credit spreads. Thus, inputs used to determine fair value of the interest rate swap are Level 2 inputs. Interest rate swaps of $3,104 and $3,909 at September 30, 2022 are included in Prepaid and other current assets and Other long-term assets, respectively. Interest rate swaps of $3,479 and $2,949 at December 31, 2021 are included in Accrued expenses and other current liabilities and Other long-term liabilities, respectively.
(c) The fair value of the Company’s long-term debt, including current maturities, is based on rates for instruments with comparable maturities and credit quality (Level 2 inputs), and approximates its carrying value. Prior to the Company’s most recent debt refinancing, the fair value of the Company’s long-term debt, including current maturities, was estimated using discounted cash flows based on the Company’s current incremental borrowing rates for similar types of borrowing arrangements, which was a Level 2 input. See Note 9 to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information. Long-term debt is recorded at carrying amount, net of discount and deferred debt issuance costs, as disclosed on the face of the balance sheet.