TTEC HOLDINGS, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 03/06/2019
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Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements


The Company has elected the package of practical expedients that allows the Company not to reassess (a) whether any expired or existing contracts are leases or contain leases, (b) the lease classification for any expired or existing leases, and (c) initial direct costs.


The Company will not use hindsight during transition in determining the lease term and assessing impairment of the entity’s right-of-use assets.


The Company will elect to not separate non-lease components from the lease components for certain asset classes, while separating in other asset classes.


The Company will not apply the recognition requirements in ASC 842 for leases with a term of 12 months or less.

The Company is in the process of implementing procedures with our new lease accounting system and finalizing related internal controls to meet the requirements of ASU 2016-02. The Company does expect ASU 2016-02 to have a material impact on our consolidated balance sheet, as we expect to record significant right-of-use assets and corresponding lease liabilities. However, the Company does not expect the adoption of ASU 2016-02 to have a material impact on our consolidated statement of comprehensive income or cash flows. The Company will be in a position to report under this new standard in the first quarter of 2019.

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, “Statement of Cash Flows”. ASU 2016-15 is intended to reduce diversity in practice regarding how certain cash transactions are presented and classified in the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows by providing guidance on eight specific cash flow issues. The ASU is effective for interim and annual periods beginning on or after December 15, 2017. The Company has adopted the new guidance effective January 1, 2018 and this adoption did not have a material impact on its cash flow or related disclosures.

In August 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-12, “Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities”. ASU 2017-12 amends and simplifies existing guidance for derivatives and hedges including aligning accounting with companies’ risk management strategies and increasing disclosure transparency regarding both the scope and results of hedging programs. The changes include designation and measurement guidance for qualifying hedging relationships and the presentation of hedge results. The ASU is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 and early adoption is permitted. The Company has assessed the impact on the consolidated statements and related disclosures and notes there will be no material impacts when adopted on January 1, 2019.

In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-02, “Income Statement - Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220), Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income”. ASU 2018-02 allows companies the option to reclassify stranded tax effects from Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (AOCI) to retained earnings resulting from the newly enacted corporate tax rate in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. If adopted, the ASU is effective in years beginning after December 15, 2018, and early adoption is permitted. The Company early adopted the new standard effective January 1, 2018 and the adoption did not have a material impact on its financial position.





Strategic Communications Services

On April 30, 2018, the Company acquired all of the outstanding equity securities of Strategic Communications Services, Ltd (“SCS”). SCS provides services as a system integrator for multichannel contact center platforms, including CISCO. The Company offers in-house, managed and outsourced network, information, communications and contact center services to leading brands throughout Europe. This business has been integrated into the Company’s CTS segment.

Total cash paid at acquisition was £4.4 million ($6.1 million USD) (inclusive of $4.5 million related to cash balances). The purchase price was subject to customary representations and warranties, indemnities, and a net working capital adjustment. The agreement includes potential earn-out payments over the next three years with a maximum value of £3.0 million ($4.1 million USD) contingent on EBITDA performance over the next three years. The Company finalized the working capital adjustment for an additional $210 thousand during the third quarter of 2018 which was paid in October 2018.