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14. Recent Accounting Pronouncements

14. Recent Accounting Pronouncements
6 Months Ended
Jul. 02, 2016
Accounting Changes and Error Corrections [Abstract]  
14. 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 2018, and interim periods within that year. We will adopt the new provisions of this accounting standard at the beginning of fiscal year 2018, 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, became 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 July 4, 2015, we had $0.1 million of unamortized debt issuance costs.  This amount is recorded in other non-current assets on the consolidated balance sheets.


In July 2015, FASB issued ASU 2015-11, Inventory (Topic 330) Related to Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory which applies to all inventory except that which is measured using last-in, first-out (LIFO) or the retail inventory method. Inventory measured using first-in, first-out (FIFO) or average cost is included in the new amendments. Inventory within the scope of the new guidance should be measured at the lower of cost and net realizable value. Net realizable value is the estimated selling prices in the ordinary course of business, less reasonably predictable costs of completion, disposal, and transportation. Subsequent measurement is unchanged for inventory measured using LIFO or the retail inventory method.  The amendments will take effect for public business entities for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2016, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The new guidance should be applied prospectively, and earlier application is permitted as of the beginning of an interim or annual reporting period.  We are evaluating the impact of the standard on the consolidated financial statements.