|TIME WARNER INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 10/26/2017|
TIME WARNER INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
Net gains and losses from hedging activities recognized in the Consolidated Statement of Operations were as follows (millions):
Amounts included in Other income (loss), net include the impact of forward points and option premiums, which are excluded from the assessment of hedge effectiveness. Other amounts included in Other income (loss), net relate to hedge of foreign-currency-denominated debt and hedge ineffectiveness, which are not material.
The Company monitors its positions with, and the credit quality of, the financial institutions that are party to its financial transactions and has entered into collateral agreements with these counterparties to further protect the Company in the event of deterioration of the credit quality of such counterparties on outstanding transactions. Additionally, netting provisions are included in agreements in situations where the Company executes multiple contracts with the same counterparty. For such foreign exchange contracts, the Company offsets the fair values of the amounts owed to or due from the same counterparty and classifies the net amount as a net asset or net liability within Prepaid expenses and other current assets or Accounts payable and accrued liabilities, respectively, in the Consolidated Balance Sheet. The following is a summary of amounts recorded in the Consolidated Balance Sheet pertaining to Time Warners use of foreign currency derivatives at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016 (millions):
At September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, $50 million of losses and $46 million of gains, respectively, related to cash flow hedges are recorded in Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net and are expected to be recognized in earnings at the same time the hedged items affect earnings. Included in Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016 are net gains of $20 million and net losses of $3 million, respectively, related to hedges of cash flows associated with films that are not expected to be released within the next twelve months.
At September 30, 2017, the carrying amount of the Companys 700 million aggregate principal amount of debt due 2023 is designated as a hedge of the variability in the Companys Euro-denominated net investments. The gain or loss on the debt that is designated as, and is effective as, an economic hedge of the net investment in a foreign operation is recorded as a currency translation adjustment within Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net in the Consolidated Balance Sheet. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, such amounts totaled $55 million and $106 million of losses, respectively. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, such amounts totaled $0 million and $17 million of losses, respectively.