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Business and Basis of Presentation

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Business and Basis of Presentation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Business and Basis of Presentation BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Background
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (“AFI”) is a leading global producer of resilient flooring products for use primarily in the construction and renovation of residential, commercial and institutional buildings. AFI designs, manufactures, sources and sells resilient flooring products in North America and the Pacific Rim. When we refer to "AFI," "the Company," "we," "our," and "us" in this report, we are referring to Armstrong Flooring, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its consolidated subsidiaries.
Basis of Presentation
These Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP"). The statements include management estimates and judgments, where appropriate. Management uses estimates to record many items including certain asset values, allowances for bad debts, inventory obsolescence, lower of cost or market or net realizable value charges, warranty reserves, workers compensation, general liability and environmental claims and income taxes. When preparing an estimate, management determines the amount based upon the consideration of relevant information. Management may confer with outside parties, including outside counsel. Actual results may differ from these estimates. In the opinion of management, all adjustments of a normal, recurring nature have been included to provide a fair statement of the results for the reporting periods presented. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 included in this report are unaudited. Quarterly results are not necessarily indicative of annual earnings, primarily due to the different level of sales in each quarter of the year and the possibility of changes in economic conditions between periods.
The accounting policies used in preparing the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in this Form 10-Q are the same as those used in preparing the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2019, except as noted below. These statements should therefore be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and notes that are included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019.
All significant intercompany transactions within AFI have been eliminated from the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to significantly impact our revenue in future quarters. In response, we have implemented several cost reduction initiatives, including reduced capital spending, implementing a furlough of certain salaried employees and reducing employee benefits. We are also pursuing a plan to monetize non-core assets. The impact of the pandemic on our future results is unknown. We have incurred net losses for the past several years, and negative cash flows from operations beginning in 2019. The pandemic’s current and expected future impacts, our recurring losses and our negative cash flows resulted in the identification of a triggering event requiring impairment testing of our North America asset group in the first quarter of 2020. The results of this testing indicated that, as of March 31, 2020, our North America asset group is not impaired.  While no long-lived asset impairment, significant inventory write-down or significant incremental accounts receivable reserves were recorded in the first quarter of 2020, such charges are possible in the future, which could have a material adverse effect on our future results.

On June 23, 2020 we amended our asset-based revolving credit facility ("ABL Credit Facility") to adjust the debt covenants to terms that are more appropriate under the current circumstances. See Note 12 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information related to the ABL amendment. On June 23, 2020 we also entered into a new $70 million term loan facility with Pathlight Capital, LP. to provide additional liquidity to help fund our strategy and for other general business purposes. Based on our projected financial performance as of March 31, 2020, we believed, at the time, that it was probable that events resulting from the effects of COVID-19 could have prevented us from complying with the Consolidated EBITDA debt covenant in the second quarter of 2020 which would have given our lenders the right to immediately call the outstanding loan balance under the ABL Credit Facility, and we did not believe that the combination of our current cash balance and expected cash flows would be sufficient to repay this obligation. After evaluation, we have concluded that the actions we have taken sufficiently mitigated the risks that were present at March 31, 2020 described above.
Recently Adopted Accounting Standards
On January 1, 2020, we adopted ASU 2016-13, "Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments." The guidance and subsequent amendments issued, requires immediate recognition of estimated credit losses that are expected to occur over the remaining life of many financial assets. The most notable impact of this ASU related to our processes around the assessment of the adequacy of our allowance for doubtful accounts on trade account receivables. We adopted using the modified retrospective transition method. The adoption of the standard did not have a material impact on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

On January 1, 2020, we adopted ASU 2018-13, "Disclosure Framework-Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement." The guidance eliminates, adds and modifies certain disclosure requirements. Adoption of the standard did not have an impact our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

On January 1, 2020, we adopted ASU 2018-14, "Disclosure Framework-Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Defined Benefit Plans." The guidance changes the disclosure requirements by eliminating certain disclosures that are no longer considered cost beneficial and added new ones that are considered pertinent. Adoption of the standard did not have an impact our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

On January 1, 2020, we adopted ASU 2018-15, "Customer's Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That Is a Service Contract." The guidance aligns the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs in a cloud computing arrangement service contract with the requirements for capitalizing implementation costs incurred for an internal use software license. Capitalized implementation costs should be amortized over the term of the service agreement on a straight line basis and should be assessed for impairment in a manner similar to long-lived assets. We adopted using the prospective transition method. This standard did not have a material impact on our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.
Recently Issued Accounting Standards
In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, "Income Taxes (Topic 740)." The guidance simplifies accounting for income taxes by removing certain exceptions. This new guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020 for public companies. Early adoption is permitted. We are continuing to evaluate the impact the adoption of this standard will have on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.