FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
|Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]|
|FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS||
14. FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
Fair value measurements are based upon observable and unobservable inputs. Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect our view of market participant assumptions in the absence of observable market information. We utilize valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. The fair values of assets and liabilities required to be measured at fair value are categorized based upon the level of judgement associated with the inputs used to measure their value in one of the following three categories:
Level 1: Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. We held no Level 1 financial instruments at September 30, 2021 or December 31, 2020.
Level 2: Quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets with inputs that are observable, either directly or indirectly. Our Level 2 financial instruments include notes payable which are carried at cost and approximate fair value since the interest rates being charged approximate market rates.
Level 3: Unobservable inputs are significant to the fair value of the asset or liability, and include situations where there is little, if any, market activity for the asset or liability. Our Level 3 instrument includes the fair value of contingent consideration related to completed acquisitions. The fair value at September 30, 2020 is based on a discounted cash flow analysis reflecting the likelihood of achieving specified performance measure or events and captures the contractual nature of the contingencies, the passage of time and the associated discount rate. As of September 30, 2021, the contingent consideration is valued using a Monte Carlo simulation model.
The following table provides a reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances for the contingent consideration measured at fair value using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3):
SCHEDULE OF FAIR VALUE, LIABILITIES MEASURED ON RECURRING BASIS, UNOBSERVABLE INPUT RECONCILIATION
The entire disclosure for the fair value of financial instruments (as defined), including financial assets and financial liabilities (collectively, as defined), and the measurements of those instruments as well as disclosures related to the fair value of non-financial assets and liabilities. Such disclosures about the financial instruments, assets, and liabilities would include: (1) the fair value of the required items together with their carrying amounts (as appropriate); (2) for items for which it is not practicable to estimate fair value, disclosure would include: (a) information pertinent to estimating fair value (including, carrying amount, effective interest rate, and maturity, and (b) the reasons why it is not practicable to estimate fair value; (3) significant concentrations of credit risk including: (a) information about the activity, region, or economic characteristics identifying a concentration, (b) the maximum amount of loss the entity is exposed to based on the gross fair value of the related item, (c) policy for requiring collateral or other security and information as to accessing such collateral or security, and (d) the nature and brief description of such collateral or security; (4) quantitative information about market risks and how such risks are managed; (5) for items measured on both a recurring and nonrecurring basis information regarding the inputs used to develop the fair value measurement; and (6) for items presented in the financial statement for which fair value measurement is elected: (a) information necessary to understand the reasons for the election, (b) discussion of the effect of fair value changes on earnings, (c) a description of [similar groups] items for which the election is made and the relation thereof to the balance sheet, the aggregate carrying value of items included in the balance sheet that are not eligible for the election; (7) all other required (as defined) and desired information.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef