Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Fair Value Measurement of Equity Securities Subject to Contractual Sale Restrictions
ACCOUNTING STANDARDS UPDATE 2022-03—FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT (TOPIC 820): FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT OF EQUITY SECURITIES SUBJECT TO CONTRACTUAL SALE RESTRICTIONS
On June 30, 2022 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2022-03, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Fair Value Measurement of Equity Securities Subject to Contractual Sale Restrictions.
The amendments in this Update clarify that a contractual restriction on the sale of an equity security is not considered part of the unit of account of the equity security and, therefore, is not considered in measuring fair value. The amendments also clarify that an entity cannot, as a separate unit of account, recognize and measure a contractual sale restriction. The amendments in this Update also require the following disclosures for equity securities subject to contractual sale restrictions:
- The fair value of equity securities subject to contractual sale restrictions reflected in the balance sheet
- The nature and remaining duration of the restriction(s)
- The circumstances that could cause a lapse in the restriction(s).
Transition and Effective Dates
For public business entities, the amendments in this Update are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, and interim periods within those fiscal years. For all other entities, the amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2024, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted for both interim and annual financial statements that have not yet been issued or made available for issuance.
For all entities except investment companies as defined under Topic 946, Financial Services—Investment Companies, the amendments in this Update should be applied prospectively with any adjustments from the adoption of the amendments recognized in earnings and disclosed on the date of adoption.
An entity that qualifies as an investment company under Topic 946 should apply the amendments in this Update to an investment in an equity security subject to a contractual sale restriction that is executed or modified on or after the date of adoption. An investment company with an equity security subject to a contractual sale restriction that was executed before the date of adoption should continue to account for the equity security until the contractual restrictions expire or are modified using the accounting policy applied before the adoption of the amendments (that is, if an investment company was incorporating the effects of the restriction in the measurement of fair value, it would continue to do so).
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