|6 Months Ended
Feb. 28, 2021
|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 fair 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 (income) expense" in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations). The U.S. dollar equivalent notional value of these short duration foreign currency exchange contracts was $13.4 million and $16.7 million at February 28, 2021 and August 31, 2020, respectively. The fair value of outstanding foreign currency exchange contracts was a net asset of less than $0.1 million and $0.2 million at February 28, 2021 and August 31, 2020, respectively. Net foreign currency gain (loss) (included in "Other expense" in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations) related to these derivative instruments were as follows (in thousands):
The Company is the fixed-rate payor on an interest rate swap contract that fixes the LIBOR-based index used to determine the interest rates charged on a total of $100.0 million of the Company's LIBOR-based variable rate borrowings on the revolving line of credit. The contract carries a fixed rate of 0.259% and expires in August 2021. The swap agreement qualifies as a hedging instrument and has been designated as a cash flow hedge of forecasted LIBOR-based interest payments. The change in the fair value of the interest rate swap, a gain of less than $0.1 million in both the three and six months ended February 28, 2021 is recorded in other comprehensive income (loss). The Company expects to reclassify the loss of $0.1 million out of accumulated other comprehensive loss ("AOCL") and into Financing costs, net, during the remainder of the fiscal year. The Company’s LIBOR-based variable rate borrowings outstanding with terms matching the pay-fixed interest rate swap as of February 28, 2021 and August 31, 2020 were $145.0 million and $180.0 million, respectively.