Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]  
In January 2020, we entered into an interest rate swap agreement that is designated as a cash flow hedge for accounting purposes to effectively convert a portion of our floating-rate debt to a fixed-rate basis. The swap agreement expires in October 2026, has a notional amount of $500 million and ensures that a portion of our floating-rate debt does not exceed 3.397%. The principal objective of this contract is to reduce the variability of the cash flow in our variable rate interest payments associated with our senior secured credit facility term loan B, thus reducing the impact of interest rate changes on future interest expense. Cash flows associated with the interest rate swap agreement are reflected as cash flows from operating activities within our consolidated statements of cash flows. As of September 30, 2020, there is no ineffective portion or amount excluded from effectiveness testing.
As a cash flow hedge, the effective portion of the loss on the derivative instrument was reported as a component of other comprehensive loss. Amounts are deferred in other comprehensive loss and reclassified into earnings in the same line item associated with the forecasted transaction in the period or periods during which the hedged transaction affects earnings.
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, we recorded unrealized losses of $2.2 million and $38.8 million, respectively, as a component of other comprehensive loss related to this hedge. Based on the current interest rate expectations, we estimate that approximately $8.3 million of this loss in other comprehensive loss will be reclassified into earnings in the next 12 months as an adjustment to interest expense. See Note 7—Fair Value Measurements for further discussion and disclosure of the fair values for this interest rate swap derivative.