Fair Value of Financial Instruments
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2022
|Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]|
|Fair Value of Financial Instruments||Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The Company's estimates of fair value for financial assets and financial liabilities are based on the framework established in ASC 820. The framework is based on the inputs used in valuation and gives the highest priority to quoted prices in active markets and requires that observable inputs be used in the valuations when available. The disclosure of fair value estimates in the ASC 820 hierarchy is based on whether the significant inputs into the valuation are observable. In determining the level of the hierarchy in which the estimate is disclosed, the highest priority is given to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs that reflect the Company’s significant market assumptions. We classified our financial instruments measured at fair value on a recurring basis in the following valuation hierarchy.
The Company's assets measured at fair value consisted of the following at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021:
The following is a discussion of the valuation methodologies used for the Company’s assets measured at fair value.
Short-term investments represent U.S. treasury bills with maturities greater than three months. The fair value of the U.S. treasury bills are based on quoted market prices in active markets and are included in the Level 1 fair value hierarchy. The market for U.S. treasury bills is an actively traded market given the high level of daily trading volume.
Investments in equity securities are marked to market based on the respective publicly quoted market prices of the equity securities adjusted for liquidity. The fair value was determined using a pricing model with certain significant unobservable market data inputs.
The following table is a reconciliation of assets for Level 3 investments for which significant unobservable inputs were used to determine fair value For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2022:
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