Funds Held for Clients and Corporate Investments
|12 Months Ended
May 31, 2012
|Funds Held for Clients and Corporate Investments [Abstract]
|Funds held for clients and corporate investments
Note E — Funds Held for Clients and Corporate Investments
Funds held for clients and corporate investments are as follows:
Money market securities and other cash equivalents as of May 31, 2012 included short-term municipal bonds, commercial paper, money market funds, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) insured deposit accounts, and other bank demand deposit accounts, and as of May 31, 2011 included money market funds, U.S. agency discount notes, a short-term municipal bond, FDIC-insured deposit accounts, and other bank demand deposit accounts. Within bank demand deposit accounts for funds held for clients, the Company maintained $13.7 million as of May 31, 2012 and $16.7 million as of May 31, 2011 in a separately designated account for tax obligations of a partner’s clients.
Classification of investments on the Consolidated Balance Sheets is as follows:
The Company’s available-for-sale securities reflected a net unrealized gain of $59.5 million as of May 31, 2012 compared with a net unrealized gain of $59.3 million as of May 31, 2011. Included in the net unrealized gain as of May 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, were 35 and 15 available-for-sale securities in an unrealized loss position. The securities in an unrealized loss position, all of which were in a loss position for less than twelve consecutive months, were as follows:
The Company regularly reviews its investment portfolios to determine if any investment is other-than-temporarily impaired due to changes in credit risk or other potential valuation concerns. The Company believes that the investments held as of May 31, 2012 that had unrealized losses of $0.3 million were not other-than-temporarily impaired. The Company believes that it is probable that the principal and interest will be collected in accordance with contractual terms, and that the unrealized loss on these securities of $0.3 million was due to changes in interest rates and was not due to increased credit risk or other valuation concerns. Substantially all of the securities in an unrealized loss position as of May 31, 2012, and all of those at May 31, 2011, held an AA rating or better. The Company does not intend to sell these investments until the recovery of their amortized cost basis or maturity, and further believes that it is not more-likely-than-not that it will be required to sell these investments prior to that time. The Company’s assessment that an investment is not other-than-temporarily impaired could change in the future due to new developments or changes in the Company’s strategies or assumptions related to any particular investment.
Realized gains and losses from the sale of available-for-sale securities were as follows:
The amortized cost and fair value of available-for-sale securities that had stated maturities as of May 31, 2012 are shown below by contractual maturity. Expected maturities can differ from contractual maturities because borrowers may have the right to prepay obligations without prepayment penalties.
VRDNs are primarily categorized as due after five years in the table above as the contractual maturities on these securities are typically 20 to 30 years. Although these securities are issued as long-term securities, they are priced and traded as short-term instruments because of the liquidity provided through the tender feature.