Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies
|3 Months Ended
Mar. 30, 2019
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]
|Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation. The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the Company or AMD) have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. The results of operations for the three months ended March 30, 2019 shown in this report are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the full year ending December 28, 2019. In the opinion of the Company’s management, the information contained herein reflects all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s results of operations, financial position, cash flows and stockholders' equity. All such adjustments are of a normal, recurring nature. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2018. All periods presented conform to the current period presentation.
The Company uses a 52 or 53 week fiscal year ending on the last Saturday in December. The three months ended March 30, 2019 and March 31, 2018 each consisted of 13 weeks.
Principles of Consolidation. The condensed consolidated financial statements include the Company’s accounts and those of its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Upon consolidation, all significant inter-company accounts and transactions are eliminated.
Significant Accounting Policies. Except for the accounting policies highlighted below, there have been no material changes to the Company's significant accounting policies in Note 2 - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2018.
Leases. The Company determines if an arrangement is a lease, or contains a lease, at the inception of the arrangement. When the Company determines the arrangement is a lease, or contains a lease, at lease inception, it then determines whether the lease is an operating lease or a finance lease at the commencement date. Operating and finance leases result in the Company recording a right-of-use (ROU) asset and lease liability on its balance sheet. ROU assets represent the Company's right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent its obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. Operating and finance lease ROU assets and liabilities are recognized at the lease commencement date based on the present value of lease payments over the lease term. In determining the present value of lease payments, the Company uses the implicit interest rate if readily determinable. When the implicit rate is not readily determinable, the Company uses its incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at the lease commencement date in determining the present value of lease payments. The operating lease ROU asset is recognized net of any lease payments made and any lease incentives. Specific lease terms may include options to extend or terminate the lease when the Company believes it is reasonably certain that it will exercise that option. Lease expense for lease payments is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. As allowed by the guidance, the Company has elected not to recognize ROU assets and lease liabilities that arise from short-term (12 months or less) leases for any class of underlying asset. Operating leases are included in operating lease ROU assets, other current liabilities, and long-term operating lease liabilities in the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheet. The Company's finance leases are immaterial.
Derivative Financial Instruments. The Company maintains a foreign currency hedging strategy which uses derivative financial instruments to mitigate the risks associated with changes in foreign currency exchange rates. This strategy takes into consideration all of the Company’s consolidated exposures. The Company does not use derivative financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes.
In applying its strategy, the Company uses foreign currency forward contracts to hedge certain forecasted expenses denominated in foreign currencies. The Company designates these contracts as cash flow hedges of forecasted expenses, to the extent eligible under the accounting rules, and evaluates hedge effectiveness prospectively and retrospectively. As such, the effective portion of the gain or loss on these contracts is reported as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and is reclassified to earnings in the same line item as the associated forecasted transaction and in the same period during which the hedged transaction affects earnings.
For periods prior to the three months ended March 30, 2019, any ineffective portion was immediately recorded in Other income (expense), net. As a result of adopting ASU 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (ASC 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities (ASU 2017-12), beginning in January 2019, the ineffective portion will be held in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) until the associated forecasted transaction affects earnings and such amounts are included in the same line item in earnings as the associated forecasted transaction.
The Company also uses, from time to time, foreign currency forward contracts to economically hedge recognized foreign currency exposures on the balance sheets of various subsidiaries. The Company does not designate these forward contracts as hedging instruments. Accordingly, the gain or loss associated with these contracts is immediately recorded in earnings.
Recently Adopted Accounting Standards
Fair Value Measurement. In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (ASC 820), which amends disclosure requirements for fair value measurement. ASU 2018-13 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods therein with early adoption permitted. The Company early adopted this guidance in the first quarter of 2019 with no material impact on its consolidated financial statements.
Leases. In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (ASC 842), to increase transparency and comparability among organizations for lease recognition and disclosure. ASU 2016-02 requires lessees to recognize lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet, while recognizing expenses on the income statements in a manner similar to legacy guidance. ASU 2016-02 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company adopted the new standard using the optional adoption method in the first quarter of 2019, whereby the Company did not have to adjust comparative period financial statements for the new standard and recorded $228 million of right-of-use assets and $261 million of lease liabilities primarily related to office buildings in its consolidated balance sheet as of December 30, 2018. The Company's accounting for capital leases, now referred to as finance leases, remains substantially unchanged.
The Company's adoption of the new standard had no impact on its consolidated statement of operations or on net cash provided by or used in operating, financing, or investing activities on its consolidated statement of cash flows.
Upon adoption, the Company elected a transition practical expedient under the new accounting standard allowing it not to separate lease and non-lease components and instead to account for each separate lease component and non-lease component as a single lease component. The Company implemented internal controls and key system functionality to enable the preparation of financial information on adoption.
Reporting Comprehensive Income. In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-02, Income Statement—Reporting Comprehensive Income (ASC 220): Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (AOCI), which allows companies to reclassify certain tax effects resulting from the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Act), from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings. ASU 2018-02 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company adopted this guidance in the first quarter of 2019 with no impact on its consolidated financial statements.
Derivatives and Hedging. In August 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-12, which amends and simplifies existing guidance to allow companies to more accurately present the economic effects of risk management activities in the financial statements. ASU 2017-12 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company adopted this guidance in the first quarter of 2019 with no material impact on its consolidated financial statements.
Recently Issued Accounting Standards
There were no other significant updates to the recently issued accounting standards other than as disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2018.
Although there are several other new accounting pronouncements issued or proposed by the FASB, the Company does not believe any of these accounting pronouncements has had or will have a material impact on its consolidated financial position or operating results.