Fair Value Measurements
|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
|Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]
|Fair Value Measurements
FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
The carrying value of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued expenses, and other current liabilities approximates fair value due to the short-term nature of their maturities.
The Company uses valuation approaches that maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs to the extent possible. The Company determines fair value based on assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or a liability in the principal or most advantageous market. When considering market participant assumptions in fair value measurements, the following fair value hierarchy distinguishes between observable and unobservable inputs, which are categorized in one of the following levels:
Level 1 inputs: Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities accessible to the reporting entity at the measurement date.
Level 2 inputs: Other than quoted prices in Level 1 inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the asset or liability.
Level 3 inputs: Unobservable inputs for the asset or liability used to measure fair value to the extent that observable inputs are not available, thereby allowing for situations in which there is little, if any, market activity for the asset or liability at the measurement date.
The following tables set forth the Company’ liabilities that were measured at fair value on a recurring basis during the period, by level, within the fair value hierarchy (in thousands):
The fair value of the contingent consideration for LaderaTech was $19,627 and $19,816 (see Note 3) as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. This consists of a Qualified Product List (QPL) payment and an earn out payment. These were both measured on a recurring basis using Level 3 fair value inputs. The QPL payment is contingent upon the acquired technology being listed on the U.S. Forest Service’s QPL and was valued using a scenario-based method with inputs based upon the probability and timing of achieving the QPL listing. This was valued at $2,952 and $2,813 as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. The earn-out is based on 20% of gross profits upon achieving a revenue threshold exceeding $5,000 through December 31, 2026 and was valued using a Monte Carlo simulation with inputs based upon future projected revenues, projected gross margins and a discount rate of 9.5% as of September 30, 2021 and 10% as of December 31, 2020. The earn-out had an estimated fair value of $19,627 and $17,003 as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. Significant changes in the projected revenue, projected gross margin, or discount rate would have a material impact on the fair value of the contingent consideration.
A roll forward of Level 3 liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis is as follows (in thousands):
There were no material adjustments to the Company’s estimated fair value of contingent consideration as of September 30, 2020 as post-acquisition activity remained in line with the Company’s initial projections for developing the technology and progressing the product’s registration on the QPL.