Fair Value Measurements
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Sep. 30, 2017
|Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]
|Fair Value Measurements
Note 5 - Fair Value Measurements
ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” defines fair value, establishes a consistent framework for measuring fair value and expands disclosure requirements about fair value measurements. ASC 820 requires entities to, among other things, maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value.
ASC 820 defines fair value as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date.
ASC 820 specifies a hierarchy of valuation techniques based on whether the inputs to those valuation techniques are observable or unobservable. Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect our market assumptions.
In accordance with ASC 820, these two types of inputs have created the following fair value hierarchy:
The following table presents the derivative financial instruments, our only financial liabilities measured and recorded at fair value on our condensed consolidated balance sheets on a recurring basis, and their level within the fair value hierarchy as of September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016:
Financial Instruments. Financial instruments consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, accounts payable, deferred course expenses, accrued expenses, deferred revenue, and debt. U.S. GAAP requires the disclosure of the fair value of financial instruments, including assets and liabilities recognized in the balance sheets. Management believes the carrying value of the other financial instruments recognized on the condensed consolidated balance sheet date, including receivables, payables and accrued liabilities approximate their fair value.
See Note – 6 Derivative Liability, for further discussion.