|GREENSKY, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/09/2018|
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited)—(Continued)
Information as of September 30, 2018 and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 is unaudited
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data, unless otherwise stated)
2016-02 at the beginning of the earliest period presented in the financial statements. Entities that elect this additional transition method must provide the required ASC 840, Leases, disclosures for all periods that continue to be in accordance with ASC 840. The remaining provisions of the standard are not applicable to us, as the provisions relate only to lessors. The standard is effective for us on January 1, 2019 in conjunction with our adoption of ASU 2016-02.
Measurement of credit losses on financial instruments
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, which is intended to better align the timing of recognition of credit losses on financial instruments with management’s expectations. The standard requires a financial asset (or group of financial assets) measured at amortized cost to be presented at the net amount expected to be collected. Management must determine expected credit losses for all financial instruments held at the reporting date based on relevant information about past events, including historical experience, current conditions and reasonable and supportable forecasts, the latter of which broadens current guidance. The standard requires enhanced disclosures to help investors and other financial statement users to better understand the significant estimates and judgments used in estimating credit losses. The standard is effective for us on January 1, 2020, with early adoption permitted, but not before January 1, 2019. The majority of this standard's provisions must be applied using a modified retrospective approach. We are currently evaluating the potential impact of adopting this standard.
Improvements to nonemployee share-based payment accounting
In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-07 to simplify certain aspects of the accounting for non-employee share-based payment transactions. Under the new standard, all share-based payment transactions in which a grantor acquires goods or services to be used or consumed in a grantor's own operations by issuing share-based payment awards are within the scope of ASC 718. Consistent with the accounting requirement for employee share-based payment awards, non-employee share-based payment awards within the scope of ASC 718 are measured at grant-date fair value of the equity instruments, and the requirement to reassess classification of non-employee share-based payment awards upon vesting is eliminated. The standard is effective for us on January 1, 2019, with early adoption permitted, using a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the fiscal year of adoption to remeasure equity-classified awards for which a measurement date has not been established and liability-classified awards that have not been settled by the date of adoption. We are currently evaluating the potential impact of adopting this standard; however, we do not expect adoption to have a material impact, as the Company has a limited number of non-employee share-based payment transactions outstanding and does not anticipate material non-employee share-based payment transactions in the future.
Customer's accounting for implementation costs incurred in a cloud computing arrangement that is a service contract
In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, which aligns the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract with the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred to develop or obtain internal-use software (and hosting arrangements that include an internal-use software license). Accordingly, costs for implementation activities in the application development stage are capitalized depending on the nature of the costs, while costs incurred during the preliminary project and post-implementation stages are expensed as the activities are performed. This standard also requires entities to amortize the capitalized implementation costs of a hosting arrangement that is a service contract over the term of the hosting arrangement and to apply the existing impairment guidance in ASC 350-40 to the capitalized implementation costs as if the costs were long-lived assets. The standard clarifies that such capitalized implementation costs are also subject to the guidance on abandonment in ASC 360, Property, Plant, and Equipment.
In addition, this standard requires alignment in presentation between: (1) the expense related to the capitalized implementation costs and the fees associated with the hosting element (service) of the arrangement on the statement of operations, (2) the capitalized implementation costs and any prepayment for the fees of the associated hosting arrangement on the balance sheet, and (3) the payments for capitalized implementation costs and the payments made for fees associated with the hosting element in the statement of cash flows. The standard is effective for us on January 1, 2020, with early adoption permitted, and should be applied either retrospectively or prospectively to all