Beginning April 1, 2013, the Company implemented procedures pursuant to the guidelines of Accounting Standards Codification 815, "Derivatives and Hedging," to enable it to account for certain coffee-related derivatives as accounting hedges. As a result, beginning in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company anticipates a portion of the gains and losses from re-valuing the coffee-related derivative contracts to their market prices will be recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income on its balance sheet and recognized in cost of goods sold when the related coffee is received.Chief Financial Officer Mark Nelson stated, "The net realized and unrealized losses from our derivative contracts incurred in the third quarter of fiscal 2013 significantly improved from the second quarter of fiscal 2013. Beginning in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, we believe the volatility in our quarterly results will reduce and comparability between reporting periods will improve as we implement procedures to account for certain coffee-related derivatives as accounting hedges."
Farmer Bros. Co. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2013 Results
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