|9 Months Ended|
May 31, 2020
|Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]|
Note 10. Derivatives
All derivatives are recognized in the balance sheet at their estimated fair value. The Company does not enter into derivatives for speculative purposes. Changes in the value of derivatives (not designated as hedges) are recorded in earnings along with the gain or loss on the hedged asset or liability.
The Company is exposed to market risk for changes in foreign currency exchange rates due to the global nature of its operations. In order to manage this risk, the Company utilizes foreign currency exchange contracts to reduce the exchange rate risk associated with recognized non-functional currency balances. The effects of changes in exchange rates are reflected concurrently in earnings for both the fair value of the foreign currency exchange contracts and the related non-functional currency asset or liability. These derivative gains and losses offset foreign currency gains and losses from the related revaluation of non-functional currency assets and liabilities (amounts included in "Other expense" in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations). The U.S. dollar equivalent notional value of these short duration foreign currency exchange contracts was $33.2 million and $13.3 million at May 31, 2020 and August 31, 2019, respectively. The fair value of outstanding foreign currency exchange contracts was a net asset of less than $0.1 million at both May 31, 2020 and August 31, 2019. Net foreign currency loss (included in "Other expense" in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations) related to these derivative instruments were as follows (in thousands):
The Company also uses foreign currency forward exchange contracts to hedge portions of our net investments in non-U.S. subsidiaries (net investment hedge) against the effect of exchange rate fluctuations on the translation of foreign currency balances to the U.S. dollar. The change in the value of foreign currency forward exchange contracts designated as net investment hedges are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income where they offset gains and losses recorded on our net investments where the entity has a non-U.S. dollar functional currency. As of May 31, 2020, the notional value of foreign currency forward exchange contracts designated as net investment hedges was $31.6 million. The Company recorded through accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) a gain of $0.8 million and $0.5 million in the three and nine months ended May 31, 2020, respectively.
The entire disclosure for derivatives and fair value of assets and liabilities.
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