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Fair Value Measurement

Fair Value Measurement
6 Months Ended
Feb. 28, 2021
Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]  
Fair Value Measurement
Note 9. Fair Value Measurements
The Company assesses the inputs used to measure the fair value of financial assets and liabilities using a three-tier hierarchy. Level 1 inputs include unadjusted quoted prices for identical instruments and are the most observable. Level 2 inputs include quoted prices for similar assets and observable inputs such as interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, commodity rates and yield curves. Level 3 inputs are not observable in the market and include management’s own judgments about the assumptions market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability.
The fair value of the Company’s cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and variable rate long-term debt approximated book value at both February 28, 2021 and August 31, 2020 due to their short-term nature and/or the fact that the interest rates approximated market rates. Foreign currency exchange contracts and interest rate swaps are recorded at fair value. The fair value of the Company's 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. The fair value of the Company's interest rate swap (see Note 10, “Derivatives”, for further information on the Company's interest rate swap) was a net liability of less than $0.1 million at February 28, 2021 and $0.1 million at August 31, 2020. The fair value of the foreign currency exchange and interest rate swap contracts were based on quoted inactive market prices and therefore classified as Level 2 within the valuation hierarchy.