Fair Value Measurements
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Sep. 30, 2018
|Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]|
|Fair Value Measurements||
3. Fair Value Measurements
We measure the fair value of our open derivative financial instruments by applying the income approach, using models with inputs that are classified within Level 2 of the valuation hierarchy. The fair value of the 1.5 Lien Term Loan was estimated using the carrying value of the principal as only one entity has been the holder of the 1.5 Lien Term Loan. The fair values of our Second Lien Term Loan, Second Lien PIK Toggle Notes, Third Lien PIK Toggle Notes and Unsecured Senior Notes were based on quoted prices, although the market is not a very active market; therefore, the fair value is classified within Level 2.
The following table presents the fair value of our long-term debt, all of which are classified as Level 2 within the valuation hierarchy (in thousands):
The long-term debt items are reported on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at their carrying value as described in Note 2, Long-Term Debt. See Note 7, Derivative Financial Instruments, for the fair value of our open derivative contracts, which is classified as Level 2 in the reporting hierarchy and is reported in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets using fair value.
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://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef