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Note 3 - Fair Value Measurement

Note 3 - Fair Value Measurement
6 Months Ended
Apr. 30, 2024
Notes to Financial Statements  
Fair Value Measurement and Measurement Inputs, Recurring and Nonrecurring [Text Block]

Note 3. Fair Value Measurement 


The carrying amounts of the Company's cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and current accrued liabilities approximate their fair value as recorded due to the short-term maturity of these instruments, which approximates fair value. The Company’s outstanding obligations on its asset-backed loan ("ABL") credit facility are deemed to be at fair value as the interest rates on these debt obligations are variable and consistent with prevailing rates. There were no changes since October 31, 2023 in the Company's valuation techniques used to measure fair value.


Long-term debt instruments


The Company's long-term debt instruments are recorded at their carrying values in the condensed consolidated balance sheet, which may differ from their respective fair values. The fair values of the long-term debt instruments are derived from Level 2 inputs.  The fair value amount of the long-term debt instruments as of  April 30, 2024 and October 31, 2023 is presented in the table below based on the prevailing interest rates and trading activity of the Senior Notes.



As of April 30,


As of October 31,






(in thousands)


Carrying Value


Fair Value


Carrying Value


Fair Value


Senior Notes

  $ 375,000     $ 368,438     $ 375,000     $ 353,438  



At  October 31, 2023, there were 13,017,677 public warrants and no private warrants outstanding. The warrants expired on December 6, 2023 and there were no amounts outstanding as of April 30, 2024.


All other non-financial assets


The Company's non-financial assets, which primarily consist of property and equipment, goodwill and other intangible assets, are not required to be carried at fair value on a recurring basis and are reported at carrying value. However, on a periodic basis or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that their carrying value may not be fully recoverable (and at least annually for goodwill and indefinite lived intangibles), non-financial instruments are assessed for impairment and, if applicable, written down to and recorded at fair value.