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Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies And Nature Of Operations

Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies And Nature Of Operations
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies And Nature Of Operations [Abstract]  
Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies And Nature Of Operations

Note 1 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies and Nature of Operations

U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (including its subsidiaries, the "Company") is a distributor of aftermarket auto parts and accessories and was established in 1995. The Company entered the e-commerce sector by launching its first website in 2000 and currently derives the majority of its revenues from online sales channels. The Company sells its products to individual consumers through a network of websites and online marketplaces. Our flagship websites are located at,,,, and our corporate website is located at

The Company's products consist of body parts, engine parts, performance parts and accessories. The body parts category is primarily comprised of parts for the exterior of an automobile. Our parts in this category are typically replacement parts for original body parts that have been damaged as a result of a collision or through general wear and tear. The majority of these products are sold through our websites. In addition, we sell an extensive line of mirror products, including our own private-label brand called Kool-Vue™, which are marketed and sold as aftermarket replacement parts and as upgrades to existing parts. The engine parts category is comprised of engine components and other mechanical and electrical parts, which are often referred to as hard parts. These parts serve as replacement parts for existing engine parts and are generally used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for engine and mechanical maintenance and repair. We offer performance versions of many parts sold in each of the above categories. Performance parts and accessories generally consist of parts that enhance the performance of the automobile, upgrade existing functionality of a specific part or improve the physical appearance or comfort of the automobile.

The Company is a Delaware C corporation and is headquartered in Carson, California. The Company also has employees located in Kansas, Virginia, Illinois and Ohio, as well as in the Philippines.

Prior Year Balance Sheet Reclassification

Subsequent to the issuance of the Company's fiscal 2010 consolidated financial statements, the Company identified an error which resulted in reclassifying $1.5 million from accounts receivable to goodwill. The Company considers this an immaterial reclassification and has changed the January 1, 2011 consolidated balance sheet. See "Note 5 – Business Combination" and "Note 6 – Goodwill and Intangibles" for details on the immaterial reclassification.

Fiscal Year

The Company's fiscal year is based on a 52/53 week fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to December 31. Prior to fiscal 2009, the Company reported on a calendar year basis.

Principles of Consolidation

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. Intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP") requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Significant estimates made by management include, but are not limited to, the valuation of investments, valuation of inventory, valuation of deferred tax assets and liabilities, valuation of intangible assets, including goodwill, and recoverability of software development costs. Actual results could differ from these estimates.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

The Company considers all money market funds and short-term investments purchased with original maturities of ninety days or less to be cash equivalents. In connection with our acquisition of Automotive Specialty Accessories and Parts, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Whitney Automotive Group, Inc. (referred to herein as "WAG") in August 2010, restricted cash of $319,000 was included in other current assets as of January 1, 2011. The restricted cash was related to collateral paid to the landlord for the sublease of WAG's corporate offices in Chicago and a security deposit made to a payment processor for online market place transactions. The entire balance of $319,000 was released from the restriction and recorded as cash and cash equivalents in February 2011.


Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The carrying values of cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities, accounts receivable and accounts payable approximate fair value at January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011 due to their short-term maturities. Based on the borrowing rates currently available to the Company for bank loans with similar terms and average maturities, the fair value of our long-term debt under credit facility approximates its carrying amount.

Accounts Receivable and Concentration of Credit Risk

Accounts receivable are stated net of allowance for doubtful accounts. The allowance for doubtful accounts is determined primarily on the basis of past collection experience and general economic conditions. The Company determines terms and conditions for its customers primarily based on the volume purchased by the customer, customer creditworthiness and past transaction history. The allowance for doubtful accounts totaled $0.4 million and $0.2 million at January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

Concentrations of credit risk are limited to the customer base to which the Company's products are sold. The Company does not believe significant concentrations of credit risk exist.

Marketable Securities and Investments

Marketable securities and investments are comprised of closed-end funds primarily invested in auction rate preferred securities ("ARPS") and mutual funds. The underlying investments in ARPS are tax-exempt municipal bonds with maturities of thirty or more years, for which the interest rates are reset through a "Dutch auction" every seven days. In accordance with Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 320, Investments – Debt and Equity Securities ("ASC 320") and based on the Company's ability to market and sell these instruments, the Company classifies ARPS as available-for-sale and carries them at fair value. Mutual funds are classified as short-term investments available-for-sale and recorded at fair market value, based on quoted prices of identical assets that are trading in active markets as of the end of the period for which the values are determined.

During 2008, the Company discounted the fair value of the investment in ARPS for illiquidity in the market as further described in Note 3, under the caption "Financial Assets Valued on a Recurring Basis". In fiscal 2009, there was an increase in liquidity which was evidenced by redemptions of $2.2 million (33% of the carrying amount at December 31, 2008 balance). For the period from June 30, 2008 to December 31, 2011, we have received partial redemptions at par value on ARPS totaling approximately $5.7 million.

Other-Than-Temporary Impairment

All of the Company's marketable securities and investments are subject to a periodic impairment review. The Company recognizes an impairment charge when a decline in the fair value of its investments below the cost basis is judged to be other-than-temporary. The Company considers various factors in determining whether to recognize an impairment charge, including the length of time and extent to which the fair value has been less than the Company's cost basis, the financial condition and near-term prospects of the investee, and the Company's intent and ability to hold the investment for a period of time sufficient to allow for any anticipated recovery in the market value. No other-than-temporary impairment charges were recorded on any investments during fiscal 2009, 2010 and 2011.


Inventories consist of finished goods available-for-sale and are stated at the lower of cost or market value, determined using the first in, first out ("FIFO") method. The Company purchases inventory from suppliers both domestically and internationally, and routinely enters into supply agreements with U.S. based suppliers and its primary drop-ship vendors. The Company believes that its products are generally available from more than one supplier and seeks to maintain multiple sources for its products, both internationally and domestically. The Company primarily purchases products in bulk quantities to take advantage of quantity discounts and to assure inventory availability. Inventory is reported at the lower of cost or market, adjusted for slow moving, obsolete or scrap product. Inventory at January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011 were $48.1 million and $52.2 million, respectively. Additionally, at January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, inventory included items in-transit to our warehouses, in the amount of $4.4 million and $9.6 million, respectfully.


Website and Software Development Costs

The Company capitalizes certain costs associated with website and software developed for internal use according to ASC 350-50 Intangibles – Goodwill and Other – Website Development Costs ("ASC 350-50") and ASC 350-50 Intangibles – Goodwill and Other – Internal-Use Software ("ASC 350-40") , when both the preliminary project design and testing stage are completed and management has authorized further funding for the project, which it deems probable of completion and to be used for the function intended. Capitalized costs include amounts directly related to website and software development such as payroll and payroll-related costs for employees who are directly associated with, and who devote time to, the internal-use software project. Capitalization of such costs ceases when the project is substantially complete and ready for its intended use. The Company capitalized $2.0 million and $15.3 million during fiscal 2010 and 2011, respectively. These amounts are amortized on a straight-line basis over two to five years once the software is placed into use. At January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, our internally developed website and software cost amounted to $18.0 million and $33.2 million, respectively, and the related accumulated amortization amounted to $10.7 million and $18.3 million, respectively (see Note 4).

Long-Lived Assets and Intangibles

The Company accounts for the impairment and disposition of long-lived assets, including intangibles subject to amortization, in accordance with ASC 360 Property, Plant and Equipment ("ASC 360"). Management assesses potential impairments whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset may not be recoverable. An impairment loss will result when the carrying value exceeds the undiscounted cash flows estimated to result from the use and eventual disposition of the asset. Impairment losses will be recognized in operating results to the extent that the carrying value exceeds the discounted future cash flows estimated to result from the use and eventual disposition of the asset. We continually use judgment when applying these impairment rules to determine the timing of the impairment tests, undiscounted cash flows used to assess impairments, and the fair value of a potentially impaired asset. The reasonableness of our judgments could significantly affect the carrying value of our long-lived assets. The Company did not recognize any impairment losses on long-lived assets and intangibles for fiscal 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Goodwill and Indefinite-Lived Intangibles

The Company accounts for goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets in accordance with ASC 350- Intangibles – Goodwill and Other ("ASC 350"). Under ASC 350, goodwill and intangible assets with indefinite lives are not amortized but are tested for impairment annually or more frequently if events or circumstances occur that would indicate a reduction in fair value. In addition, the Company identified a single reporting unit (the Company itself) in accordance with ASC 280-Segment Reporting. The goodwill impairment test is a two-step impairment test. The first step compares the fair value of each reporting unit with its carrying amount including goodwill. The Company estimates the fair value of the reporting unit based on an equal weighting of two market approaches and an income approach, which utilizes discounted future cash flows. The market approaches utilized market multiples of invested capital from 1) comparable publicly traded companies and 2) comparable transactions. The market multiples from invested capital include revenues, total assets, book equity plus debt and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). Assumptions critical to the fair value estimates under the discounted cash flow model include discount rates, cash flow projections, projected long-term growth rates and the determination of terminal values. Management has performed a sensitivity analysis on its significant assumptions and has determined that a change in its assumptions within selected sensitivity testing levels would not impact its conclusion. The excess of fair value over carrying value for our reporting unit as of October 31, 2011, the annual testing date, was approximately $50 million, and there would have to be a 38% decrease in the estimated fair value of the reporting unit to fail step 1. If the carrying amount exceeds estimated fair value, then the second step of the impairment test is performed to measure the amount of any impairment loss. Impairment losses will be recognized in operating results. Current guidance, adopted in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, provides the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether the existence of events or circumstances leads to a determination that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. If, after assessing the totality of events or circumstances, an entity determines it is not more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, then performing the two-step impairment test is unnecessary. We opted to continue to perform the step one test for fiscal 2011 as discussed above. We did not recognize any impairment loss on goodwill and indefinite-lived intangibles for fiscal 2009 and 2010. During 2011, we recorded a non-cash impairment charge on certain WAG trade name intangible assets totaling $5.1 million as further described in "Note 6- Goodwill and Intangibles".


Deferred Catalog Expenses

Deferred catalog expenses consist of third-party direct costs including primarily creative design, paper, printing, postage and mailing costs for all Company direct response catalogs. Such costs are capitalized as deferred catalog expenses and are amortized over their expected future benefit period. Each catalog is fully amortized within nine months. Deferred catalog expenses are included in other current assets and amounted to $1.0 million and $0.7 million at January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

Deferred Financing Costs

In August 2010, the Company entered into a credit facility with Silicon Valley Bank. The credit facility is comprised of a $25 million term loan and a $10 million revolving line of credit. In connection with the credit facility, the Company paid $0.5 million in fees. These fees were recorded as deferred financing costs in other current assets and other non-current assets. Deferred financing costs are being amortized over the life of the loan using the straight-line method as it is not significantly different from effective interest method. As of January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011, the remaining deferred financing costs were $0.4 million and $0.3 million, respectfully.

Revenue Recognition

From the Company's inception of business through the first quarter of fiscal 2010, the Company recognized revenue from product sales when the following four revenue recognition criteria were met: persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred (to the common carrier), the selling price is fixed or determinable, and collectability is reasonably assured. These criteria followed the Company's general policy to recognize revenue according to its shipping terms, which were F.O.B. shipping point. Under this policy, title and risk of loss were transferred to the customer upon delivery to the common carrier, at which time, revenue was recognized.

Although the Company had no legal obligation to compensate the customer, the Company generally replaced the product or reimbursed the customer for goods that were lost or damaged in transit and filed a claim to the common carrier for reimbursement for such loss. The Company executed a new pricing agreement with its primary carrier which offered a lower price per delivery and eliminated the Company's option to file reimbursement claims for product lost or damaged in transit. As a result of this agreement, the Company determined that the risk of loss or damage during transit would be retained by the Company. Therefore, the Company determined that revenue from product sales should be recognized at the delivery date, not the ship date.

This change in the second quarter of fiscal 2010 resulted in a deferral of $2.0 million of sales revenue and a decrease in cost of goods sold of $1.5 million, which reduced gross profit by $411,000. The Company has recognized revenue upon delivery to the customer starting the second quarter of fiscal 2010.

Revenue from sales of advertising is recorded when performance requirements of the related advertising program agreement are met. During fiscal 2009, 2010 and 2011, the advertising revenue represented approximately 1%, 1% and 2% of our total revenue, respectively.

The Company evaluates the criteria of ASC 605-45 – Revenue Recognition Principal Agent Considerations in determining whether it is appropriate to record the gross amount of product sales and related costs or the net amount earned as commissions. Generally, when the Company is the primary party obligated in a transaction, the Company is subject to inventory risk, has latitude in establishing prices and selecting suppliers, or has several but not all of these indicators, revenue is recorded gross.

Product sales and shipping revenues, net of promotional discounts and return allowances, are recorded when the products are delivered and title passes to customers. Retail items sold to customers are made pursuant to terms and conditions that provide for transfer of both title and risk of loss upon our delivery to the customer. Return allowances, which reduce product revenue by the Company's best estimate of expected product returns, are estimated using historical experience.

Payments received prior to the delivery of goods to customers are recorded as deferred revenue.

The Company periodically provides incentive offers to its customers to encourage purchases. Such offers include current discount offers, such as percentage discounts off current purchases and other similar offers. Current discount offers, when accepted by the Company's customers, are treated as a reduction to the purchase price of the related transaction.


Sales discounts are recorded in the period in which the related sale is recognized. Sales return allowances are estimated based on historical amounts and are recorded upon recognizing the related sales. Credits are issued to customers for returned products. Credits amounted to $19.0 million, $25.7 million, and $30.1 million for fiscal 2009, 2010 and 2011, respectively. No customer accounted for more than 10% of the Company's net sales in the past three years.

The following table provides an analysis of the reserve for sales returns and the reserve for doubtful accounts:


(In thousands)

   Balance at
of Period
     Charged to
Cost or
     Deductions     Balance at
End  of

Fifty-Two Weeks Ended January 2, 2010


Reserve for sales returns

   $ 662       $ 19,295       $ (19,000   $ 957   

Reserve for doubtful accounts

     115         27         (7     135   

Fifty-Two Weeks Ended January 1, 2011


Reserve for sales returns

   $ 957       $ 26,034       $ (25,675   $ 1,316   

Reserve for doubtful accounts

     135         380         (143     372   

Fifty-Two Weeks Ended December 31, 2011


Reserve for sales returns

   $ 1,316       $ 30,527       $ (30,117   $ 1,726   

Reserve for doubtful accounts

     372         87         (276     183   

Interest Income (Expense)

Interest income consists primarily of interest income on investments. Interest expense consists primarily of interest expense on our outstanding loan balance and capital leases.

Other Income

Other income consists of miscellaneous income such as gain from disposition of assets.

Cost of Goods Sold

Cost of goods sold consists of the direct costs associated with procuring parts from suppliers and delivering products to customers. These costs include direct product costs, purchase discounts, outbound freight, warehouse supplies and warranty costs. The Company includes freight and shipping costs in cost of goods sold. Total freight and shipping expense included in cost of goods sold for fiscal 2009, 2010 and 2011 was $19.2 million, $31.6 million, and $41.1 million, respectively. Depreciation and amortization are excluded from cost of goods sold and included in marketing, general and administrative and fulfillment costs as noted below.

Warranty Costs

The Company or the vendors supplying it products provide the Company's customers limited warranties on certain products that range from 30 days to lifetime. In most cases, the Company's vendors are the primarily responsible for warranty claims. Standard product warranties sold separately by the Company are recorded as deferred revenue and recognized ratably over the life of the warranty, ranging from one to five years. Since May 2010, we also offer extended warranties with selected branded products we sell. The product brands that include the extended warranty coverage are offered at three different service levels: (a) a five year unlimited product replacement, (b) a five year one-time product replacement, and (c) a three year one-time product replacement. Warranty costs relating to merchandise sold under warranty not covered by vendors are estimated and recorded as warranty obligations at the time of sale based on each product's historical return rate and historical warranty cost. The standard and extended warranty obligations are recorded as warranty liabilities, included in other current liabilities in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. For fiscal 2010 and 2011, the activity in our aggregate warranty liabilities was as follows:


     January 1,
    December 31,
     (in thousands)  

Warranty liabilities, beginning of period

   $ 89      $ 154   

Adjustments to preexisting warranty liabilities

     —          —     

Additions to warranty liabilities

     134        352   

Reductions to warranty liabilities

     (69     (122







Warranty liabilities, end of period

   $ 154       $ 384   








Marketing costs, including advertising, are expensed as incurred. The majority of marketing expense is paid to internet search engine service providers and internet commerce facilitators. For fiscal 2009, 2010 and 2011, the Company recognized advertising costs of $11.4 million, $16.5 million and $22.4 million, respectively. Marketing costs also include depreciation and amortization expense and share-based compensation expense.

General and Administrative

General and administrative expense consist primarily of administrative payroll and related expenses, merchant processing fees, legal and professional fees, and other administrative costs. General and administrative expense also includes depreciation and amortization expense and share-based compensation expense.


Fulfillment costs consist primarily of payroll and related costs associated with warehouse employees, facility rent, building maintenance, and other costs associated with inventory management and wholesale operations. Fulfillment costs also include depreciation and amortization expense and share-based compensation expense.


Technology expenses consist primarily of payroll and related expenses, and costs associated with computer support, information technology, software development and connectivity. Technology expenses also include share-based compensation expense.

Comprehensive Income

The Company reports comprehensive income in accordance with ASC 220 Comprehensive Income . Accumulated other comprehensive income includes net income or loss, foreign currency translation adjustments related to the Company's foreign operations and unrealized gains and losses from investments in ARPS that hold tax-exempt municipal bonds and investments in mutual funds that hold debt securities.


The Company analyzes lease agreements for operating versus capital lease treatment in accordance with ASC 840 Leases . Rent expense for leases designated as operating is expensed on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease.

Foreign Currency Translation

For each of the Company's foreign subsidiaries, the functional currency is its local currency. Assets and liabilities of foreign operations are translated into U.S. dollars using the current exchange rates, and revenues and expenses are translated into U.S. dollars using average exchange rates. The effects of the foreign currency translation adjustments are included as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) in stockholders' equity.

Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with ASC 740 Income Taxes . Under ASC 740, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to temporary differences between the financial statement carrying amount of existing assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are measured using enacted tax rates expected to apply to taxable income in the years in which those temporary differences are expected to be recovered or settled. When appropriate, a valuation allowance is established to reduce deferred tax assets, which include tax credits and loss carry forwards, to the amount that is more likely than not to be realized. In making such determination, the Company considers all available positive and negative evidence, including future reversals of existing taxable temporary differences, future taxable income exclusive of reversing temporary differences and carryforwards, taxable income in prior carryback years, tax planning strategies and recent financial operations.


Prior to the acquisition of WAG, the Company concluded that it was more likely than not that we would realize the deferred tax assets in all jurisdictions. However, with the acquisition of WAG in 2010, based largely on the weight of the combined cumulative three-year adjusted loss position, it was determined that it was not more likely than not that the Company would realize its net deferred tax assets. Therefore, a valuation allowance of $18.3 million was recorded as of January 1, 2011, of which $4.7 million was recorded against the acquired deferred tax assets of WAG as of August 12, 2010. Based on the same determination, a valuation allowance of $5.7 million was recorded during 2011, resulting in a valuation allowance balance of $22.8 million as of December 31, 2011.

The Company utilizes a two-step approach to recognizing and measuring uncertain tax positions. The first step is to evaluate the tax position for recognition by determining if the weight of available evidence indicates it is more likely than not that the position will be sustained on audit, including resolution of related appeals or litigation processes. The second step is to measure the tax benefit as the largest amount which is more than 50% likely of being realized upon ultimate settlement. We consider many factors when evaluating and estimating our tax positions and tax benefits, which may require periodic adjustments and which may not accurately forecast actual outcomes. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had no material unrecognized tax benefits, interest or penalties related to federal and state income tax matters. The Company's policy is to record interest and penalties as income tax expense.

Share-Based Compensation

The Company accounts for share-based compensation in accordance with ASC 718 Compensation – Stock Compensation . All stock options issued to employees are recognized as share-based compensation expense in the financial statements based on their respective grant date fair values, and are recognized within the statement of operations as general and administrative, marketing, fulfillment or technology, based on employee departmental classifications.

Under this standard, the fair value of each share-based payment award is estimated on the date of grant using an option pricing model that meets certain requirements. The Company currently uses the Black-Scholes option pricing model to estimate the fair value of share-based payment awards, with the exception of options granted containing market conditions, which the Company estimates the fair value using a Monte Carlo model. The determination of the fair value of share-based payment awards utilizing the Black-Scholes and Monte Carlo models is affected by the Company's stock price and a number of assumptions, including expected volatility, expected life, risk-free interest rate and expected dividends.

The Company estimates volatility using historical volatilities of similar public entities. The expected life of the awards is based on a simplified method that defines the life as the average of the contractual term of the options and the weighted average vesting period for all open tranches. Prior to our initial public offering in February 2007, we did not have a history of market prices of our common stock. Due to the limited period time our equity shares have been publicly traded, we do not have sufficient historical exercise data to provide a reasonable basis upon which to estimate volatility and expected term. The risk-free interest rate assumption is based on observed interest rates appropriate for the expected life of awards. The dividend yield assumption is based on the Company's expectation of paying no dividends. Forfeitures are estimated at the time of grant and revised, if necessary, in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures significantly differ from those estimates. The Company considers many factors when estimating expected forfeitures, including employee class, economic environment, and historical experience.

The Company accounts for equity instruments issued in exchange for the receipt of services from non-employee directors in accordance with the provisions of ASC 718.

The Company accounts for equity instruments issued in exchange for the receipt of goods or services from other than employees in accordance with ASC 505-50 Equity-Based Payments to Non-Employees. Costs are measured at the estimated fair market value of the consideration received or the estimated fair value of the equity instruments issued, whichever is more reliably measurable. The value of equity instruments issued for consideration other than employee services is determined on the earlier of a performance commitment or completion of performance by the provider of goods or services. Equity instruments awarded to non-employees are periodically re-measured as the underlying awards vest unless the instruments are fully vested, immediately exercisable and non-forfeitable on the date of grant.

Segment Data

The Company operates in one reportable segment and reporting revenues by product line or geographic location is impracticable. Certain long-lived assets are held in the Philippines, refer to "Note 4 – Property and Equipment, Net". The criteria the Company used to identify our reporting segment are primarily the nature of the products the Company sells and the consolidated operating results that are regularly reviewed by the Company's chief operating decision maker to assess performance and make operating decisions.


Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In October 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2009-13, Revenue Arrangements with Multiple Deliverables, which amends ASC Topic 605, which modifies the accounting for multiple deliverable revenue arrangements to enable vendors to account for deliverables separately rather than as a combined unit. The Company adopted this ASU on January 2, 2011. The adoption did not have a material effect on the consolidated financial statements.

In January 2010, the FASB issued ASU No. 2010-6, Improving Disclosures About Fair Value Measurements, which requires reporting entities to make new disclosures about recurring or nonrecurring fair-value measurements including significant transfers into and out of Level 1 and Level 2 fair-value measurements and information on purchases, sales, issuances and settlements on a gross basis in the reconciliation of Level 3 fair-value measurements. This ASU was effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2009, except for Level 3 reconciliation disclosures which were effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2010. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material effect on the consolidated financial statements.

In December 2010, the FASB issued ASU No. 2010-29, Disclosure of Supplementary Pro Forma Information for Business Combinations ("ASU 2010-29"), an update to ASC Topic 805, Business Combinations ("ASC 805"). The amendments in ASU 2010-29 specify that if a public entity presents comparative financial statements, the entity should disclose revenue and earnings of the combined entity as though the business combination(s) that occurred during the current year had occurred as of the beginning of the comparable prior annual reporting period only. The amendments in ASU 2010-29 also expand the supplemental pro forma disclosures under ASC 805 to include a description of the nature and amount of material, nonrecurring pro forma adjustments directly attributable to the business combination included in the reported pro forma revenue and earnings. The amendments are effective prospectively for business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning on or after December 15, 2010. The Company will apply the provisions of ASU 2010-29 to future acquisitions which occur after January 2, 2011. The Company believes that the adoption will not have a material effect on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

In May 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-04, Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRSs ("ASU 2011-04"), an update to ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurement ("ASC 820"). The amendments in ASU 2011-04 are the result of joint efforts by the FASB and International Accounting Standards Board to develop a single, converged fair value framework and provide converged guidance on how to measure fair value and on what disclosures to provide about fair value measurements. While ASU 2011-04 is largely consistent with existing fair value measurement principles in U.S. GAAP, it expands ASC 820's existing disclosure requirements for fair value measurements and makes other amendments. Many of these amendments were made to eliminate unnecessary wording differences between U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). However, some could change how the fair value measurement guidance in ASC 820 is applied. For public entities, amendments are effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011. The Company will adopt the provisions of ASU 2011-04 on January 1, 2012, the starting date of its fiscal year ending December 29, 2012. The Company believes that the adoption will not have a material effect on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

In June and December 2011, the FASB issued two ASU's which amend guidance for the presentation of comprehensive income, an update to ASC Topic 220, Comprehensive Income. The amended guidance requires an entity to present components of net income and other comprehensive income in one continuous statement, referred to as the statement of comprehensive income, or in two separate, but consecutive statements. The current option to report other comprehensive income and its components in the statement of stockholders' equity will be eliminated. Although the new guidance changes the presentation of comprehensive income, there are no changes to the components that are recognized in net income or other comprehensive income under existing guidance. These ASU's are effective for the Company on January 1, 2012 and retrospective application will be required. These ASU's will change our financial statement presentation of comprehensive income but will not impact our net income, financial position, or cash flows.

In September 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-08, Testing Goodwill for Impairment ("ASU 2011-08"), an update to ASC 350. Under the amendments in ASU 2011-08, an entity has the option to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether the existence of events or circumstances leads to a determination that it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. If, after assessing the totality of events or circumstances, an entity determines it is not more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, then performing the two-step impairment test is unnecessary. However, if an entity concludes otherwise, then it is required to perform the first step of the two-step impairment test by calculating the fair value of the reporting unit and comparing the fair value with the carrying amount of the reporting unit, as described in paragraph 350-20-35-4. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, then the entity is required to perform the second step of the goodwill impairment test to measure the amount of the impairment loss, if any, as described in paragraph 350-20-35-9. ASU 2011-08 is effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. Early adoption is permitted, including for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed as of a date before September 15, 2011, if an entity's financial statements for the most recent annual or interim period have not yet been issued. The Company adopted the provisions of ASU 2011-08 on October 2, 2011, the starting date of the fourth quarter of its fiscal year ending December 31, 2011. The adoption did not have a material effect on the Company's consolidated financial statements.

In December 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-11, Balance Sheet (Topic 210): Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities. The amendments in this ASU require an entity to disclose information about offsetting and related arrangements to enable users of its financial statements to understand the effect of those arrangements on its financial position. The objective of this disclosure is to facilitate comparison between those entities that prepare their financial statements on the basis of U.S. GAAP and those entities that prepare their financial statements on the basis of IFRS. An entity is required to apply the amendments for annual reporting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2013, and interim periods within those annual periods. An entity should provide the disclosures required by those amendments retrospectively for all comparative periods presented. The Company believes that the adoption will not have a material effect on the Company's consolidated financial statements.