|ENVISION HEALTHCARE CORP filed this Form 10-Q on 11/03/2017|
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
We are subject to market risk primarily from exposure to changes in interest rates based on our financing, investing and cash management activities. We utilize a balanced mix of maturities along with both fixed rate and variable rate debt to manage our exposures to changes in interest rates. Our variable debt instruments are primarily indexed to the prime rate or LIBOR. Interest rate changes would result in gains or losses in the market value of our fixed rate debt portfolio due to differences in market interest rates and the rates at the inception of the debt agreements. Based upon our indebtedness at September 30, 2017, a 100 basis point interest rate change would impact our net earnings and cash flow by approximately $23.8 million annually. Although there can be no assurances that interest rates will not change significantly, we do not expect changes in interest rates to have a material effect on our net earnings or cash flows during the remainder of 2017 based on our indebtedness at September 30, 2017.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Under the supervision and with the participation of our management team, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act) as of September 30, 2017. Based on that evaluation, our chief executive officer (principal executive officer) and chief financial officer (principal accounting officer) have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.
Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
As a result of the completion of the acquisitions made in 2016, we have begun our analysis of the systems of disclosure controls and procedures and internal controls over financial reporting of the acquired entities and we will continue to integrate them within our broader framework of controls and expect to be finalized as of December 31, 2017. The SEC’s rules require us to include acquired entities in our assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting no later than the annual management report following the first anniversary of the acquisition. We plan to complete the evaluation and the integration of the 2016 acquisitions within the required time frames and report management’s assessment of our internal control over financial reporting in our first annual report in which such assessment is required for this acquisition. There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended September 30, 2017 that has materially affected or is reasonably likely to materially affect our internal control over financial reporting.