|9 Months Ended|
May 31, 2019
|Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]|
Note 10. Derivatives
All derivatives are recognized in the balance sheet at their estimated fair value. On the date the Company enters into a derivative contract, it designates the derivative as a hedge of a recognized asset or liability (fair value hedge) or a hedge of a forecasted transaction or of the variability of cash flows to be received or paid related to a recognized asset or liability (cash flow hedge). The Company does not enter into derivatives for speculative purposes. Changes in the value of fair value hedges and non-designated hedges are recorded in earnings along with the gain or loss on the hedged asset or liability, while changes in the value of cash flow hedges are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive loss, until earnings are affected by the variability of cash flows.
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 Earnings). The U.S. dollar equivalent notional value of these short duration foreign currency exchange contracts (fair value hedges or non-designated hedges) was $21.5 million and $17.0 million at May 31, 2019 and August 31, 2018, respectively. The fair value of outstanding foreign currency exchange contracts was a net asset of $0.1 million and $0.4 million at May 31, 2019 and August 31, 2018, respectively. Net foreign currency gain (loss) related to these derivative instruments were as follows (in thousands):
The entire disclosure for derivatives and fair value of assets and liabilities.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef