Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Financial Instruments, Fair Value, and Concentrations of Credit Risk

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Financial Instruments, Fair Value, and Concentrations of Credit Risk
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
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Financial Instruments, Fair Value, and Concentrations of Credit Risk

2. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS, FAIR VALUE, AND CONCENTRATIONS OF CREDIT RISK

The carrying values of cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, due from related parties, accounts payable, due to related parties, and all other current liabilities approximate fair value. The fair value of our financing lease obligations, including the current portion, are $15.8 million as of December 31, 2018, and $14.2 million as of December 31, 2017. The carrying amounts of our financing lease obligations, including the current portion, were $18.5 million as of December 31, 2018 and $10.1 million as of December 31, 2017. The fair value of our financing lease obligations was determined using discounted cash flow analysis based on market rates for similar types of borrowings. Financing lease obligations are a Level 2 liability in the fair value hierarchy.

 

Fair Value Measurements and Financial Statement Presentation

The fair values of our assets, liabilities, and derivative positions recorded at fair value and their respective levels in the fair value hierarchy as of December 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, were as follows:

 

    December 31, 2018     December 31, 2018  
    Fair Values of Assets     Fair Values of Liabilities  
In Thousands   Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Total     Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Total  

Other items reported at fair value:

               

Forward Purchase Contracts (a)

  $     -       $     1     $     -       $     1     $     -       $     248     $     -       $     248  

Total

  $ -       $ 1     $ -       $ 1     $ -       $ -     $ -       $ -  
(a)

The fair value for forward purchase contracts is estimated based on commodity futures market prices.

 

    December 31, 2017     December 31, 2017  
    Fair Values of Assets     Fair Values of Liabilities  
In Thousands   Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Total     Level 1     Level 2     Level 3     Total  

Other items reported at fair value:

               

Forward Purchase Contracts (a)

  $     -       $     3     $     -       $     3   $     -       $         4     $     -       $         4  

Total

  $ -       $ 3     $ -       $ 3     $ -       $ -     $ -       $ -  
(a)

The fair value for forward purchase contracts is estimated based on commodity market future prices.

Commodity Price Risk

We enter into purchase agreements for grain with settlement values based on commodity futures market prices. These agreements allow our counterparty to fix their sale prices to us at various times as defined in the contract. Any realized and unrealized gains and losses from these contracts have been recorded as R&D expenses because we had yet to commercialize the associated product. The fair market value for these contracts is estimated based on commodity futures market prices.

Foreign Exchange Risk

Foreign currency fluctuations affect our foreign currency cash flows related to payments to our Cellectis and third-party purchases. Our principal exposure is to the euro. We do not currently hedge these exposures, and do not believe that the current level of foreign currency risk is significant to our operations.

Concentrations of Credit Risk

We invest our cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash in short-term highly liquid investments and hold deposits at financial institutions that may exceed insured limits. We evaluate the credit worthiness of these institutions in determining the risk associated with these deposits. We have not experienced any losses on these deposits.

We also have receivables from sales of seed. In the event we are not able to collect proceeds from the sale of seed, our recourse is to deduct that amount from our payment for the grain from that counterparty. We have not experienced any losses on seed sales.