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ACETO CORP filed this Form 10-K/A on 11/09/2017
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YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2017, 2016 AND 2015

(in thousands, except per-share amounts)


(4) Investments


A summary of short-term investments was as follows:


   June 30, 2017   June 30, 2016 
Held to Maturity Investments          
Time deposits  $2,046   $881 


Short-term investments consist of time deposits that the Company classifies as held-to- maturity and are recorded at cost plus accumulated interest. The Company has classified all investments with maturity dates of greater than three months as current since it has the ability to redeem them within the year and amounts are available for current operations.


(5) Fair Value Measurements


GAAP defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly fashion between market participants at the measurement date. GAAP establishes a fair value hierarchy for those instruments measured at fair value that distinguishes between assumptions based on market data (observable inputs) and the Company’s assumptions (unobservable inputs). The hierarchy consists of three levels:


Level 1 – Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;


Level 2 – Inputs other than Level 1 inputs that are either directly or indirectly observable; and


Level 3 – Unobservable inputs that are not corroborated by market data.


On a recurring basis, Aceto measures at fair value certain financial assets and liabilities, which consist of cash equivalents, investments and foreign currency contracts. The Company classifies cash equivalents and investments within Level 1 if quoted prices are available in active markets. Level 1 assets include instruments valued based on quoted market prices in active markets which generally include corporate equity securities publicly traded on major exchanges. Time deposits are very short-term in nature and are accordingly valued at cost plus accrued interest, which approximates fair value, and are classified within Level 2 of the valuation hierarchy. The Company uses foreign currency futures contracts to minimize the risk caused by foreign currency fluctuation on its foreign currency receivables and payables by purchasing futures with one of its financial institutions. Futures are traded on regulated U.S. and international exchanges and represent commitments to purchase or sell a particular foreign currency at a future date and at a specific price. Aceto’s foreign currency derivative contracts are classified within Level 2 as the fair value of these hedges is primarily based on observable futures foreign exchange rates. At June 30, 2017, the Company had foreign currency contracts outstanding that had a notional amount of $62,187. Unrealized losses on hedging activities for the years ended June 30, 2017, 2016, and 2015, amounted to $515, $10 and $703, respectively, and are included in interest and other income, net, in the consolidated statements of income. The contracts have varying maturities of less than one year.


In conjunction with its existing credit agreement (see Note 9), the Company entered into an interest rate swap on March 21, 2017 for an additional interest cost of 2.005% on a notional amount of $100,000, which has been designated as a cash flow hedge. The expiration date of this interest rate swap is December 21, 2021. The remaining balance of this derivative as of June 30, 2017 is $95,000. The unrealized loss to date associated with this derivative, which is recorded in accumulated other comprehensive loss in the consolidated balance sheet at June 30, 2017, is $581. Aceto’s interest rate swaps are classified within Level 2 as the fair value of this hedge is primarily based on observable interest rates.


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