|FOREST CITY REALTY TRUST, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 10/30/2018|
Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Fair Value Hedges of Interest Rate Risk
The Company enters into total rate of return swaps (“TROR”) on various tax-exempt fixed-rate borrowings. The TROR convert borrowings from a fixed rate to a variable rate. The TROR requires the payment of a variable interest rate, generally equivalent to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”) rate (1.56% at September 30, 2018) plus a spread. Additionally, the Company has guaranteed the fair value of the underlying borrowings. Fluctuation in the value of the TROR is offset by the fluctuation in the value of the underlying borrowings, resulting in minimal financial impact. At September 30, 2018, the aggregate notional amount of TROR designated as fair value hedging instruments is $676,466,000. The underlying TROR borrowings are subject to a fair value adjustment.
The following amounts were recorded on the Consolidated Balance Sheets in nonrecourse mortgage debt and notes payable, net related to the hedged borrowings in fair value hedges:
Nondesignated Hedges of Interest Rate Risk
The Company uses derivative contracts to hedge certain interest rate risk, even though the contracts do not qualify for, or the Company has elected not to apply, hedge accounting. In these situations, the derivative is recorded at its fair value with changes reflected in earnings.
The Company has certain undesignated TROR where the associated debt is held by an unconsolidated affiliate or unrelated third parties. The change in fair value of these TROR is recognized in earnings. At September 30, 2018, the aggregate notional amount of these TROR is $180,321,000.
The following table summarizes the fair values and location in the Consolidated Balance Sheets of all derivative instruments: