DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES
|3 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
|Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]
|DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES
|DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES
The authoritative guidance requires companies to recognize all derivative instruments and hedging activities, including foreign currency exchange contracts and interest rate lock agreements, (collectively, “derivatives”) as either assets or liabilities at fair value on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. In accordance with the accounting guidance, we designate foreign currency exchange contracts and interest rate lock agreements as cash flow hedges of certain forecasted foreign currency denominated sales, purchase and spending transactions, and the benchmark interest rate of the corresponding debt financing, respectively. In accordance with the accounting guidance, we also designate foreign currency exchange contracts to hedge a portion of our investment in a foreign denominated subsidiary.
Our foreign subsidiaries operate and sell our products in various global markets. As a result, we are exposed to risks relating to changes in foreign currency exchange rates. We utilize foreign currency forward exchange contracts and option contracts to hedge against future movements in foreign currency exchange rates that affect certain existing and forecasted foreign currency denominated sales and purchase transactions, such as the Japanese yen, the euro, the pound sterling and the Israeli new shekel. We routinely hedge our exposures to certain foreign currencies with various financial institutions in an effort to minimize the impact of certain currency exchange rate fluctuations. These currency forward exchange contracts and options, designated as cash flow hedges, generally have maturities of less than 18 months. Cash flow hedges are evaluated for effectiveness monthly, based on changes in total fair value of the derivatives. If a financial counterparty to any of our hedging arrangements experiences financial difficulties or is otherwise unable to honor the terms of the foreign currency hedge, we may experience material losses.
In January 2020, we entered into a series of forward contracts (the “2020 Rate Lock Agreements”) with a notional amount of $350.0 million in aggregate to lock the benchmark interest rate on a portion of the 2020 Senior Notes. The 2020 Rate Lock Agreements were terminated on the date of the pricing of the 2020 Senior Notes and we recorded the fair value of $21.5 million as a loss within AOCI as of March 31, 2020, which is being amortized over the life of the debt. We entered into similar forward contracts in prior years to lock the benchmark interest rates prior to expected debt issuances, for which the original fair values of $13.6 million loss in fiscal 2019 and $7.5 million gain in fiscal 2015 were recognized in AOCI, and are being amortized to interest expense over the lives of the associated debt. We recognized net expenses of $0.3 million and $0.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, and 2020, respectively, for the amortization of the net of the three rate lock agreements that had been recognized in AOCI, which increased the interest expense on a net basis. As of September 30, 2021, the aggregate unamortized portion of the fair value of the forward contracts for the Rate Lock Agreements was $28.7 million.
For derivatives that are designated and qualify as cash flow hedges, the effective portion of the gains or losses is reported in AOCI and reclassified into earnings in the same period or periods during which the hedged transaction affects earnings. Prior to adopting the new accounting guidance for hedge accounting, time value was excluded from the assessment of effectiveness for derivatives designated as cash flow hedges. Time value was amortized on a mark-to-market basis and recognized in earnings over the life of the derivative contract. For derivative contracts executed after adopting the new accounting guidance, the election to include time value for the assessment of effectiveness is made on all forward contracts designated as cash flow hedges. The change in fair value of the derivative is recorded in AOCI until the hedged item is recognized in earnings. The assessment of effectiveness of options contracts designated as cash flow hedges continues to exclude time value after adopting the new accounting guidance. The initial value of the component excluded from the assessment of effectiveness is recognized in earnings over the life of the derivative contract. Any difference between change in the fair value of the excluded components and the amounts recognized in earnings are recorded in AOCI.
For derivatives that are designated and qualify as a net investment hedge in a foreign operation and that meet the effectiveness requirements, the net gains or losses attributable to changes in spot exchange rates are recorded in cumulative translation within AOCI. The remainder of the change in value of such instruments is recorded in earnings using the mark-to-market approach. Recognition in earnings of amounts previously recorded in cumulative translation is limited to circumstances such as complete or substantially complete liquidation or sale of the net investment in the hedged foreign operations.
For derivatives that are not designated as hedges, gains and losses are recognized in other expense (income), net. We use foreign currency forward contracts to hedge certain foreign currency denominated assets or liabilities. The gains and losses on these derivative instruments are largely offset by the changes in the fair value of the assets or liabilities being hedged.
Derivatives Designated in Hedging Relationships: Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Contracts
The gains (losses) on derivatives in cash flow and net investment hedging relationships recognized in other comprehensive income for the indicated periods were as follows:
(1)No amounts were reclassified from AOCI into earnings related to the sale of a subsidiary, as there were no such sales during the periods presented.
The locations and amounts of designated and non-designated derivatives’ gains and losses reported in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the indicated periods were as follows:
The U.S. dollar equivalent of all outstanding notional amounts of foreign currency hedge contracts, with maximum remaining maturities of approximately 7 months as of the dates indicated below were as follows:
The locations and fair value of our derivatives reported in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of the dates indicated below were as follows:
The changes in AOCI, before taxes, related to derivatives for the indicated periods were as follows:
Offsetting of Derivative Assets and Liabilities
We present derivatives at gross fair values in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. We have entered into arrangements with each of our counterparties, which reduce credit risk by permitting net settlement of transactions with the same counterparty under certain conditions. The information related to the offsetting arrangements for the periods indicated was as follows (in thousands):