|AECOM filed this Form 11-K on 06/14/2018|
Payment of Benefits Benefits are recorded when paid by the Plan.
Administrative Expenses The Plan incurs monthly recordkeeping and administrative expenses. Specific participant transaction expenses are deducted from participant accounts directly. Plan expenses that cannot be directly charged to a specific participant transaction may be paid, in whole or in part, from revenue sharing payments that the Plan receives from certain participating funds. For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Plan incurred $1.6 million of recordkeeping and administrative expenses.
Fair Value Measurements The Plans investments, which are stated at fair value are disclosed in accordance with the established framework and disclosure requirements described in the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) No. 820-10, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (ASC 820-10), which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value under current accounting pronouncements that require or permit fair value measurement and enhances disclosures about fair value measurements. ASC 820-10 defines fair value as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction which requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs when measuring fair value.
The standard describes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:
Level 1 Inputs to the valuation methodology are quoted prices available in active markets for identical investments as of the reporting date;
Level 2 Inputs to the valuation methodology include:
· quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets;
· quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in inactive markets;
· inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability;
· inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means.
If the asset or liability has a specified (contractual) term, the Level 2 input must be observable for substantially the full term of the asset or liability.
Level 3 Inputs to the valuation methodology are unobservable inputs in situations where there is little or no market activity for the asset or liability and the reporting entity makes estimates and assumptions related to the pricing of the asset or liability including assumptions regarding risk.
A financial instruments level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement.
The following is a description of the valuation methodologies used for instruments measured at fair value, including the general classification of such instruments pursuant to the valuation hierarchy.
Common Stock and Other Exchange-Traded Equity Securities Including AECOM Stock
The fair value of these instruments is based on the closing price per the principal stock exchange on which they are traded and are classified within Level 1 of the valuation hierarchy. AECOM common stock is valued at the closing price reported on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Composite Listing and is classified within Level 1 of the valuation hierarchy.
A mutual fund is an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 that pools the capital of many investors and invests it in stocks, bonds, short-term money market instruments, and/or other securities. These investments are public investment vehicles valued at the closing price reported in the active market in which the investments are traded. These investments are classified within Level 1 of the valuation hierarchy.
Self-Directed Brokerage Accounts
Self-directed brokerage accounts are comprised of investments which are valued at the closing price reported in the active market in which the investments are traded. These investments are classified within Level 1 of the valuation hierarchy.