Fair Value Measurement
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Fair Value Measurement|
|Fair Value Measurement||
(14) Fair Value Measurement
As the Transactions were accounted for under the acquisition method of accounting, the Company estimated the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed at March 12, 2019. See Note 3—Business Combination. In connection with the Transactions, the Company, among other things, issued shares of common stock valued at the closing market price of the common shares at the effective time of the Transactions, which was a Level 1 measurement.
The Company used the discounted cash flow approach, which is an income statement technique, to estimate the fair value of the customer relationships and investments in unconsolidated affiliates using a weighted-average cost of capital of 14.1% as of March 12, 2019, which is based on significant inputs not observable in the market, and thus represents a Level 3 measurement within the fair value hierarchy. The Company also used this approach in combination with the cost approach to estimate the fair value of property and equipment whereby certain property and equipment was adjusted for recent purchases of similar items, economic and functional obsolescence, location, normal useful lives, and capacity (if applicable). To estimate the fair value of the long-term debt, the Company used Level 2 market data inputs.
The Company estimated the fair value of its assets in performing its goodwill impairment analysis in the first quarter of 2020. The Company utilized a combination of approaches to discounted cash flow approach, comparable company method and the market value approach. The Company used a weighted-average cost of capital of 18.0% as of March 31, 2020, which is based on significant inputs not observable in the market, and thus represents a Level 3 measurement within the fair value hierarchy.
Property and equipment
The Company estimated the undiscounted future cash flow projections to assess its property and equipment for impairment. The carrying values of certain freshwater permanent buried pipelines and equipment and fresh water surface pipelines and equipment were deemed not recoverable. As a result, the carrying values have been reduced to the estimated fair values, which are based on discounted future cash flows using assumptions as to revenues, costs, and a discount rate typical of third-party market participants of 19.0% as of March 31, 2020, which is a Level 3 fair value measurement within the fair value hierarchy.
Contingent Acquisition Consideration
In connection with Antero Resources’ contribution of Antero Water and certain water handling assets to Antero Midstream Partners in September 2015 (the “Water Acquisition”), Antero Midstream Partners agreed to pay Antero Resources (a) $125 million in cash if Antero Midstream Partners delivered 176,295,000 barrels or more of fresh water during the period between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2019 and (b) an additional $125 million in cash if Antero Midstream Partners delivers 219,200,000 barrels or more
of fresh water during the period between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2020. This contingent consideration liability is valued based on Level 3 inputs related to expected average volumes and weighted average cost of capital.
In January 2020, Antero Midstream Partners paid Antero Resources $125 million and, as of September 30, 2020, no additional contingent acquisition consideration is expected to be earned. The fair value measurement is based on significant inputs not observable in the market and thus represents a Level 3 measurement within the fair value hierarchy.
Senior Unsecured Notes
As of September 30, 2020, the fair value of the Company’s 2024 Notes, 2027 Notes and 2028 Notes were approximately $554 million, $536 million and $533 million, respectively, based on Level 2 market data inputs.
Other Assets and Liabilities
The carrying values of accounts receivable and accounts payable at December 31, 2019 and September 30, 2020 approximated fair value because of their short-term nature. The carrying value of the amounts under the Credit Facility at December 31, 2019 and September 30, 2020 approximated fair value because the variable interest rates are reflective of current market conditions.
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