Derivatives and Hedging Instruments
|3 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2022
|Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Derivatives and Hedging Instruments||Derivatives and Hedging Instruments
The Company operates internationally and utilizes certain derivative financial instruments to manage its foreign currency, debt and interest rate exposures. At December 31, 2022 and September 30, 2022, derivative instruments were reflected on a gross-basis in the consolidated balance sheets as follows:
The following table presents information related to interest rate swaps entered into by the Company and designated as cash flow hedges:
Note 8. Derivatives and Hedging Instruments (continued)
The Company enters into interest rate swaps in order to achieve a mix of fixed and variable rate debt that it deems appropriate. The interest rate swaps have been designated as cash flow hedges of future variable interest payments which are considered probable of occurring. Based on the Company's assessment, all of the critical terms of each of the hedges matched the underlying terms of the hedged debt and related forecasted interest payments, and as such, these hedges were considered highly effective.
The fair value of the interest rate swaps reflected an unrealized gain of $10,079 ($7,533 after tax) at December 31, 2022 and an unrealized gain of $10,699 ($7,937 after tax) at September 30, 2022, that is included in shareholders' equity as part of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) ("AOCI"). Assuming market rates remain constant with the rates at December 31, 2022, a gain (net of tax) of approximately $2,516 included in AOCI is expected to be recognized in earnings over the next twelve months.
The Company has a U.S. Dollar/Euro cross currency swap with a notional amount of $81,392 as of December 31, 2022 and September 30, 2022, which has been designated as a net investment hedge of foreign operations. The swap contract matures in September 2027. The Company assesses hedge effectiveness for this contract based on changes in fair value attributable to changes in spot prices. A loss of $1,556 (net of income taxes of $526) and a gain of $2,782 (net of income taxes of $940), which represented effective hedges of net investments, were reported as a component of AOCI within currency translation adjustment at December 31, 2022 and September 30, 2022, respectively. Income of $272 and $365, which represented the recognized portion of the fair value of cross currency swaps excluded from the assessment of hedge effectiveness, was included in current period earnings as a component of interest expense for the three months ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively. At December 31, 2022 and September 30, 2022, the swap totaled $2,082 and $3,722, respectively, and was included in in the Consolidated Balance Sheets, respectively.
Refer to Note 12, "Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income" for further details regarding amounts recorded in AOCI and the Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) related to derivatives.
The entire disclosure for derivative instruments and hedging activities including, but not limited to, risk management strategies, non-hedging derivative instruments, assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and methodologies and assumptions used in determining the amounts.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef