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Fair Value Measurements

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Fair Value Measurements
6 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2015
Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]  
Fair Value Measurements
Fair Value Measurements
 
Fair value is defined as the exit price, or the amount that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants as of the measurement date.  The authoritative guidance establishes a hierarchy for inputs used in measuring fair value that maximizes the use of observable inputs and minimizes the use of unobservable inputs by requiring that the most observable inputs be used when available.  Observable inputs are from sources independent of the Company.  Unobservable inputs reflect the Company’s assumptions about the factors market participants would use in valuing the asset or liability, developed based upon the best information available in the circumstances.  The categorization of financial assets and liabilities within the valuation hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement.  The hierarchy is broken down into three levels:
 
Level 1:
Inputs are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2:
Inputs include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, and inputs (other than quoted prices) that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly.
Level 3:
Inputs are unobservable for the asset or liability.
 
 
Carrying
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Value at
March 31,
 
Fair Value at March 31, 2015
Using Inputs Considered as:
 
2015
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Assets:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
$
43.0

 
$
43.0

 
$

 
$

Investments in rabbi trust
4.8

 
4.8

 

 

Derivative instruments
3.3

 

 
3.3

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

$150 senior unsecured notes
149.0

 
159.9

 

 

Revolving credit facility
146.3

 

 
146.3

 

Term loan
175.5

 

 
175.5

 

  $100 Series A Notes
100.0

 

 
103.9

 

Derivative instruments
12.1

 

 
12.1

 


 
The fair values of the revolving credit facility and term loan approximated carrying value at March 31, 2015.  The fair values of the revolving credit facility, term loan, and Series A Notes are estimated based on internally developed models, using current market interest rate data for similar issues as there is no active market for our revolving credit facility, term loan, or Series A Notes.

The fair values of the Company’s derivative instruments are based upon pricing models using inputs derived from third-party pricing services or observable market data such as currency spot and forward rates.  These values are periodically validated by comparing to third-party broker quotes.  The aggregate notional value of these derivatives was $118.9 at March 31, 2015.