Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Fair Value Measurements

Fair Value Measurements
3 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]  
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Fair Value
We measure fair value based on authoritative accounting guidance, which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value and expands on required disclosures regarding fair value measurements.
Inputs are referred to as assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability. The uses of inputs in the valuation process are categorized into a three-level fair value hierarchy.
Level 1 — uses quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities we have the ability to access.
Level 2 — uses observable inputs other than quoted prices in Level 1, such as quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data.
Level 3 — uses one or more significant inputs that are unobservable and supported by little or no market activity, and that reflect the use of significant management judgment. 
Financial assets and liabilities with carrying amounts approximating fair value include cash, trade accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities. The carrying amount of these financial assets and liabilities approximates fair value because of their short maturities. At June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020, no assets or liabilities were valued using Level 3 criteria. 
Information about our short-term debt and long-term debt that is not measured at fair value is as follows:
  June 30, 2020 March 31, 2020  
Fair Value Carrying
Fair Value Valuation Technique
Financial Liabilities          
Outstanding principal amount of senior secured credit facility $ 175,375    $ 170,219    $ 176,000    $ 150,480    Level 2 - Market Approach
Outstanding borrowings from revolving line of credit $ 3,669    $ 3,669    $ —    $ —    Level 2 - Market Approach
At June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020, the fair value of our long-term debt is based on market quotes available for issuance of debt with similar terms. As the quoted price is only available for similar financial assets, the Company concluded the pricing is indirectly observable through dealers and has been classified as Level 2. The Company believes the decline in fair value as of June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020 is temporary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fair value of our revolving line of credit as of June 30, 2020 approximates its carrying value as we pay interest based on the current market rate. 
Cross Currency Swap
        The Company has entered into a long-term cross currency swap to hedge the currency rate fluctuations related to a $54,603 intercompany receivable at June 30, 2020 from our wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, Thermon Canada Inc., maturing on October 30, 2022. Periodic principal payments are to be settled twice annually with interest payments settled quarterly through the cross currency derivative contract. We do not designate the cross-currency swap as a cash flow hedge under ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging ("ASC 815"). At June 30, 2020, we recorded $1,942 of unrealized mark-to-market loss on the cross-currency swap, which is reported as "Other income and expense", in the condensed consolidated statement operations and comprehensive income. Cross currency swap contracts are measured on a recurring basis at fair value and are classified as Level 2 measurements. Hedge assets in the amount of $2,342 and $4,011 were included in "Other long-term assets" in the condensed consolidated balance sheet as of June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020, respectively. For the three months ended June 30, 2020, the loss on the long-term cross currency swap derivative contract was offset by unrealized gain on the intercompany note of $2,208 for a net gain of $266.
Deferred Compensation Plan
        The Company provides a non-qualified deferred compensation plan for certain highly compensated employees where payroll contributions are made by the employees on a pre-tax basis. Included in “Other long-term assets” in the condensed consolidated balance sheet at June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020 were $3,797 and $2,849, respectively, of deferred compensation plan assets held by the Company. Deferred compensation plan assets (mutual funds) are measured at fair value on a recurring basis based on quoted market prices in active markets (Level 1). The Company has a corresponding liability to participants of $3,822 and $2,886 included in “Other long-term liabilities” in the condensed consolidated balance sheet at June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020, respectively. Deferred compensation expense included in marketing, general and administrative and engineering were $530 and $103 for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Expenses and income from our deferred compensation plan were offset by unrealized gains and losses for the deferred compensation plan included in other expense on our condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income. Our unrealized gains and losses on investments were gains of $522 and $95 for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Trade Related Foreign Currency Forward Contracts
We transact business in various foreign currencies and have established a program that primarily utilizes foreign currency forward contracts to offset the risk associated with the effects of certain foreign currency exposures. Under this program, increases or decreases in our foreign currency exposures are offset by gains or losses on the forward contracts, to mitigate foreign currency transaction gains or losses. These foreign currency exposures arise from intercompany transactions as well as third party accounts receivable or payable that are denominated in foreign currencies. Our forward contracts generally have terms of 30 days. We do not use forward contracts for trading purposes or designate these forward contracts as hedging instruments pursuant to ASC 815. We adjust the carrying amount of all contracts to their fair value at the end of each reporting period and unrealized gains and losses are included in our results of operations for that period. These gains and losses are designed to offset gains and losses resulting from settlement of receivables or payables by our foreign operations which are settled in currency other than the local transactional currency. The fair value is determined by quoted prices from active foreign currency markets (Level 2). The condensed consolidated balance sheets reflect unrealized gains within accounts receivable, net and unrealized losses within accrued liabilities. Our ultimate realized gain or loss with respect to currency fluctuations will
depend on the currency exchange rates and other factors in effect as the contracts mature. As of June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020, the notional amounts of forward contracts were as follows:
Notional amount of foreign currency forward contracts by currency
June 30, 2020 March 31, 2020
Russian Ruble $ 2,248    $ 1,103   
Euro —    500   
Canadian Dollar 2,000    1,500   
South Korean Won 3,000    3,500   
Mexican Peso 1,500    2,000   
Australian Dollar 700    700   
Great Britain Pound 500    500   
Total notional amounts $ 9,948    $ 9,803   
The following table represents the fair value of our foreign currency forward contracts:
June 30, 2020 March 31, 2020
Fair Value Fair Value
Assets Liabilities Assets Liabilities
Foreign currency forward contracts $ 42    $ 47    $ 140    $ 49   
Foreign currency gains or losses related to our forward contracts in the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income were gains of $91 and losses of $42 in the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Gains and losses from our forward contracts were offset by transaction gains or losses incurred with the settlement of transactions denominated in foreign currencies. For the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, our net foreign currency transactions were gains of $182 and $212, respectively.