Fair Value Measurements
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2020
|Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]|
|Fair Value Measurements||
Note 7—Fair Value Measurements
The fair value of a financial instrument is the amount that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (i.e., the exit price).
The fair value hierarchy under ASC 820 prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. The hierarchy gives the highest priority to unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities (Level 1 measurements) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurements). The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are as follows:
Basis for Fair Value Measurement
The following table presents information about the Company’s assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis at December 31, 2020 by level within the fair value hierarchy:
Transfers to/from Levels 1, 2, and 3 are recognized at the end of the reporting period. The estimated fair value of the Public Warrants transferred from a Level 3 measurement as of
, 2020 as a result of the separate listing and trading of the Public Warrants as of August 20, 2020.
The fair value of the Public Warrants was initially measured using a Monte Carlo simulation. The Public Warrants have subsequently been measured based on the listed market price. The fair value of the Private Warrants has been estimated using a Black-Scholes-Merton model since initial measurement date. For the period from the closing of the Public Offering through December 31, 2020, the Company recognized a charge in the statement of operations resulting from an increase in the fair value of warrant liabilities of approximately
million presented as change in fair value of derivative warrant liability.
The estimated fair value of the Private Placement Warrants, and the Public Warrants prior to being separately listed and traded, was determined using Level 3 inputs. Inherent in a Black-Scholes-Merton model and Monte Carlo simulation are assumptions related to expected stock-price volatility, expected life, risk-free interest rate and dividend yield. The Company estimates the volatility of its Class A common stock warrants based on implied volatility from the Company’s traded warrants and from historical volatility of select peer companies’ Class A common stock that matches the expected remaining life of the Warrants. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury
zero-couponyield curve on the grant date for a maturity similar to the expected remaining life of the Warrants. The expected life of the Warrants is assumed to be equivalent to their remaining contractual term. The dividend rate is based on the historical rate, which the Company anticipates remaining at zero.
The following table provides quantitative information regarding Level 3 fair value measurements inputs:
The change in the fair value of the Warrants measured with Level 3 inputs for the period from July 2, 2020 (Initial Measurement) through December 31, 2020 is summarized as follows:
The entire disclosure of the fair value measurement of assets and liabilities, which includes financial instruments measured at fair value that are classified in shareholders' equity, which may be measured on a recurring or nonrecurring basis.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef