Basis of Presentation & Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]|
|Basis of Presentation & Summary of Significant Accounting Policies||
1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION & SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Our unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (U.S. GAAP or GAAP) for interim financial information and with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) applicable to interim financial statements. In our opinion, the accompanying consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of our statements of financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented but they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. Except as otherwise disclosed herein, these adjustments consist of normal recurring items. Operating results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for the fiscal year as a whole or any other interim period.
The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses, and the related disclosures at the date of the consolidated financial statements and during the reporting period. Actual results could materially differ from these estimates.
Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.
For further information, refer to the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the SEC on March 5, 2020. The accompanying Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2019 was derived from the audited consolidated financial statements. This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and notes included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.
We consider investments with more than ninety days to maturity at issuance to be short-term investments. These short-term investments are considered trading securities and are carried at fair value with any unrealized gains and losses recorded in current earnings as a component of interest, net.
The entire disclosure for the basis of presentation and significant accounting policies concepts. Basis of presentation describes the underlying basis used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS). Accounting policies describe all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef