Fair Value Measurements
|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
|Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]
|Fair Value Measurements
3. Fair Value Measurements
Fair value of financial instruments
At September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company’s financial instruments included cash and cash equivalents, available-for-sale debt securities, accounts payable and accrued expenses. The carrying amounts for cash and cash equivalents, accounts payable and accrued expenses reported in the Company’s financial statements for these instruments approximate their respective fair values because of the short-term nature of these instruments.
The following tables present financial information about the Company’s financial assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis and indicate the level of the fair value hierarchy utilized to determine such fair values:
The Company’s Level 2 securities are valued using third-party pricing sources. The pricing services utilize industry standard valuation models, including both income and market-based approaches, for which all significant inputs are observable, either directly or indirectly. There were no transfers of assets between the fair value measurement levels during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 or 2019.
For debt securities classified as available-for-sale investments, the Company records unrealized gains or losses resulting from changes in fair value between measurement dates as a component of other comprehensive income. The Company did not hold any available-for-sale securities as of December 31, 2019.