Cash, Cash Equivalents and Investments
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
|Cash and Cash Equivalents [Abstract]|
|Cash, cash equivalents and investments||
Cash, cash equivalents and investments
As of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, cash, cash equivalents, and investments comprised of funds in depository, money market accounts, U.S. treasury securities, asset backed securities, and corporate bonds. The following table presents the cash equivalents and investments carried at fair value in accordance with the hierarchy defined in Note 2 (in thousands):
Cash equivalents and marketable securities have been initially valued at the transaction price and subsequently valued, at the end of each reporting period, utilizing third party pricing services or other market observable data. The pricing services utilize industry standard valuation models, including both income and market-based approaches and observable market inputs to determine value. The Company validates the prices provided by its third-party pricing services by reviewing their pricing methods and obtaining market values from other pricing sources, as needed. After completing its validation procedures, the Company did not adjust any fair value measurements provided by the pricing services as of September 30, 2018.
Cash equivalents and investments at September 30, 2018 consist of the following (in thousands):
The Company recorded $0.8 million and $0.7 million of realized gains from the maturity of available-for-sale securities during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, respectively. No realized gains or losses were recognized during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively.
The entire disclosure of cash, cash equivalents, and debt and equity securities, including any unrealized or realized gain (loss).
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef