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Recent Accounting Pronouncements (Notes)

Recent Accounting Pronouncements (Notes)
3 Months Ended
Apr. 04, 2015
Recent Accounting Pronouncements [Abstract]  
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Recent Accounting Pronouncements

New Accounting Standards Not Yet Effective

Revenue from Contracts with Customers: In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued guidance creating Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Section 606, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”. The new section will replace Section 605, “Revenue Recognition” and creates modifications to various other revenue accounting standards for specialized transactions and industries. The section is intended to conform revenue accounting principles with a concurrently issued International Financial Reporting Standards with previously differing treatment between United States practice and those of much of the rest of the world, as well as, to enhance disclosures related to disaggregated revenue information. Entities will have the option to apply the standard retrospectively to all prior periods presented, or to apply it retrospectively only to contracts existing at the effective date, with the cumulative effect of the standard recorded as an adjustment to beginning retained earnings. The updated guidance will be effective for us for the annual reporting period beginning with our fiscal 2017, and interim periods within that year. We will adopt the new provisions of this accounting standard at the beginning of fiscal year 2017, given that early adoption is not an option. We will further study the implications of this statement in order to evaluate the expected impact on the consolidated financial statements.
ASU 2015-02, Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis:  This standard, which will become effective January 1, 2016 for the Company, provides amended guidance on whether reporting entities should consolidate certain legal entities, including limited partnerships.  We are evaluating the impact of the standard on the consolidated financial statements.
ASU 2015-03, Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs:  This standard, which will be effective January 1, 2016 for the Company, requires that debt issuance costs be presented as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of long-term debt on the balance sheet.  Presently, debt issuance costs are reported as an asset.  The new guidance aligns the presentation of debt issuance costs with debt discounts and premiums.  The standard is to be applied retrospectively to all prior periods presented.  As of April 4, 2015, we had $0.1 million of unamortized debt issuance costs.  This amounts is recorded in other non-current assets on the consolidated balance sheets.