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Financial Instruments and Derivatives

Financial Instruments and Derivatives
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]  
Financial Instruments and Derivatives Financial Instruments and Derivatives
The Company uses interest rate swap derivative instruments to reduce earnings volatility and manage cash flow exposure resulting from changes in interest rates. These interest rate swaps apply a fixed interest rate on a portion of the Company's expected LIBOR-indexed floating-rate borrowings. The Company held the following interest rate swaps as of June 30, 2019 (in thousands):

Hedged Item
Current Notional Amount
Designation Date
Effective Date
Termination Date
Fixed Interest Rate
Floating Rate
Estimated Fair Value
1-month USD LIBOR Loan

May 31, 2018
June 1, 2018
September 23, 2021
1-month USD LIBOR

Total interest rate derivatives designated as cash flow hedge


The Company designated these derivative instruments as cash flow hedges. The Company assesses the effectiveness of these derivative instruments and records the change in the fair value of a derivative instrument designated as a cash flow hedge as unrealized gains or losses in accumulated other comprehensive income (“AOCI”), net of tax. Once the hedged item affects earnings, the effective portion of any gain or loss will be reclassified to earnings. If the hedged cash flow does not occur, or if it becomes probable that it will not occur, the Company will reclassify the amount of any gain or loss on the related cash flow hedge to interest expense at that time.
As of June 30, 2019, the Company estimates that approximately $136.0 thousand of losses associated with the cash flow hedge, net of tax, could be reclassified from AOCI into earnings within the next twelve months.