Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
|Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss), Net of Tax [Abstract]|
|Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss||
NOTE 15 - ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
Comprehensive income (loss) includes net loss and unrealized gains or losses on available-for-sale investments and foreign currency translation gains and losses. Cumulative unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale investments are reflected as accumulated other comprehensive loss in stockholders’ equity on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets.
The accumulated balances for each classification of other comprehensive loss for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 are as follows:
The accumulated balances for each classification of other comprehensive loss for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019 are as follows:
The Company’s reporting currency is the U.S dollar (USD). For businesses where the majority of the revenues are generated in USD or linked to the USD and a substantial portion of the costs are incurred in USD, the Company’s management believes that the USD is the primary currency of the economic environment and thus their functional currency. Due to the fact that Argentina has been determined to be highly inflationary, the financial statements of our subsidiary in Argentina have been remeasured as if its functional currency was the USD. The Company also has foreign operations where the functional currency is the local currency. For these operations, assets and liabilities are translated using the end-of-period exchange rates and revenues, expenses and cash flows are translated using average rates of exchange for the period. Equity is translated at the rate of exchange at the date of the equity transaction. Translation adjustments are recognized in stockholders’ equity as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). Net translation gains (losses) from the translation of foreign currency financial of $(12) and $2,326 at March 31, 2019 and 2020, respectively, which are included in comprehensive loss in the Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity.
Foreign currency translation gains and losses related to operational expenses denominated in a currency other than the functional currency are included in determining net income or loss. Foreign currency translation gains (losses) for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2019 and 2020 of $(26) and $(253), respectively, are included in selling, general and administrative expenses and $-0- and $895, respectively, are included in interest expense in the Consolidated Statement of Operations.
The entire disclosure for tabular information relating to Other Comprehensive Income (OCI) as is applicable to noncontrolling interests. This text block may also include OCI relative to the filing entity, the aforementioned noncontrolling interest OCI, as well as OCI on a consolidated basis.
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