CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING POLICY
|3 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2018
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|Accounting Changes and Error Corrections [Text Block]||
The FASB issued ASU No. 2017-11,
Earnings Per Share (Topic 260) Distinguishing Liabilities From Equity (Topic 480) Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): I. Accounting for Certain Financial Instruments With Down Round Features II Replacement of the Indefinite Deferral for Mandatorily Redeemable Financial Instruments of Certain Nonpublic Entities and Certain Mandatorily Redeemable Noncontrolling Interests With a Scope Exception
, allows a financial instrument with a down-round feature to no longer automatically be classified as a liability solely based on the existence of the down-round provision. The update also means the instrument would not have to be accounted for as a derivative and be subject to an updated fair value measurement each reporting period.
On consideration of the above factors, the Company elected to early adopt ASU 2017-11 on July 1, 2017. The ASU is effective for public business entities for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2018. For all other organizations, the amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020.
The early adoption allows the Company to reduce the cost and complexity of updating the fair value measurement each reporting period and eliminate the unnecessary volatility in reported earnings created by the revaluation when the Company’s shares’ value changes.
The Company presented the change in accounting policy through the retrospective application of the new accounting principle to all prior periods, as described in ASU No. 250-10-45-5, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections.
The following financial statement line items for the periods indicated were affected by the change in accounting principle.
Statement of cash flows
The entire disclosure for reporting accounting changes and error corrections. It includes the conveyance of information necessary for a user of the Company's financial information to understand all aspects and required disclosure information concerning all changes and error corrections reported in the Company's financial statements for the period.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef