Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Derivative Instruments [Abstract]  
Derivative Instruments – Interest Rate Swap Agreement
We adopted the accounting guidance for derivative instruments and hedging activities (ASC Topic 815, “Derivatives and Hedging”), as amended, to account for our interest rate swap, prior to the payoff of the interest rate swap on March 30, 2012.  The accounting guidance required us to recognize our derivative instruments as either assets or liabilities in our consolidated balance sheet at fair value.  The accounting for changes in fair value (i.e. gains or losses) of a derivative instrument agreement depended on whether it had been designated and qualified as part of a hedging relationship and further, on the type of hedging relationship.  The derivative instrument was not designated as a hedge for accounting purposes.  The change in fair value was recorded in the consolidated statement of operations in the period of change.  Additionally, the difference between amounts received and paid under such agreements, as well as any costs or fees, were recorded as a reduction of, or an addition to, interest expense as incurred over the life of the agreement. Fluctuations in interest rates caused the fair value of our derivative instrument to change each reporting period. Effective March 30, 2012 the interest rate swap was terminated, and $0.5 million was paid, which reflected the fair value of the interest rate swap on that date, and we ceased to recognize the interest rate swap as a liability on the balance sheet in long-term debt. Prior to the pay-off of the interest rate swap, the interest rate swap was adjusted to fair value and the adjustment of the interest rate swap was recognized as income during the first quarter of 2012.  During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the weighted average cash interest rate paid on the debt was 8.16%, including interest rate swap interest and loan interest.
Derivative Instruments – Interest Rate Cap Agreement
Currently, we are subject to interest rate risk under our Capital One First Lien Credit Agreement.  In November 2012 in accordance with the terms of the First Lien Credit Agreement, we entered into a prepaid interest rate cap agreement with Capital One for a notional amount of $15.0 million at a LIBOR cap rate of 1.5%. The agreement was effective November 2, 2012 and terminates on October 1, 2014. Any future settlements resulting from the interest rate cap will be recognized in interest expense during the period in which the change occurs.