Trading and Available-For-Sale Securities at Fair Value
|12 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
|Debt Securities, Trading, and Equity Securities, FV-NI [Abstract]|
|Trading and Available-For-Sale Securities at Fair Value||
As of March 31, 2020, and March 31, 2019, trading and available-for-sale securities consisted of:
The Company recognized no other than temporary impairment in accumulated other comprehensive income.
The fair value of assets and liabilities is determined using observable market data based on recent trading activity. Where observable market data is unavailable due to a lack of trading activity, the Company utilizes internally developed models to estimate fair value and independent third parties to validate assumptions, when appropriate. Estimating fair value requires significant management judgment, including benchmarking to similar instruments with observable market data and applying appropriate discounts that reflect differences between the securities that the Company is valuing and the selected benchmark. Depending on the type of securities owned by the Company, other valuation methodologies may be required.
Measurement of fair value is classified within a hierarchy based upon the transparency of inputs used in the valuation of an asset or liability. Classification within the hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement.
The valuation hierarchy contains three levels:
The following tables present trading securities assets in the Consolidated Financial Statements or disclosed in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements at fair value on a recurring basis as of March 31, 2020 and March 31, 2019:
The table below presents the Valuation Techniques and Significant Level 3 Inputs used in the valuation as of March 31, 2020 and 2019. The table is not intended to be all inclusive, but instead captures the significant unobservable inputs relevant to determination of fair value.
The following table provides a reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances for investments that use Level 3 inputs for the year ended March 31, 2020:
In connection with the 2011 sale of the Company’s oil and gas exploration and production operations the Company declared distributions to its shareholders. Certain shareholders, however, never completed and submitted the necessary documentation to establish their right to receive the distributions. The total amount held in reserve by the Company on behalf of such shareholders is equal to available-for-sale securities, at fair value, less equity securities, plus the of amount identified as “deferred distribution payments” in Note 4 – Restricted Cash. These funds are currently payable. The Company has no control over when, or if, any entitled shareholder will submit the necessary documentation to establish their claim to receive their distribution payment.