Accounting and Reporting Changes
|9 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2017
|Accounting Changes And Error Corrections [Abstract]|
|Accounting and Reporting Changes||
NOTE 15 – ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING CHANGES:
In the normal course of business, management evaluates all new accounting pronouncements issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”), the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Emerging Issues Task Force, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or any other authoritative accounting bodies to determine the potential impact they may have on the Company's consolidated financial statements.
In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers." This guidance establishes principles for reporting information about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from a company’s contracts with customers. The guidance requires companies to apply a five-step model when recognizing revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods and services. The guidance also includes a comprehensive set of disclosure requirements regarding revenue recognition. The guidance allows two methods of adoption: (1) a full retrospective approach where historical financial information is presented in accordance with the new standard and (2) a modified retrospective approach where the guidance is applied to the most current period presented in the financial statements. In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU No 2015-14 "Revenue from Contracts with Customers: Deferral of the Effective Date," which deferred the effective date of ASU 2014-09 to annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, with earlier application permitted as of annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016. In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-08, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Principal versus Agent Considerations (Reporting Revenue Gross versus Net)," to clarify the implementation guidance on principal versus agent. In April 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-10, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing," which clarifies the identifying performance obligations and licensing implementation guidance. In May 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-12, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Narrow Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients," which clarifies the implementation guidance related to collectability, presentation of sales tax, noncash consideration, contract modifications and completed contracts at transition. The Company plans to adopt these standards using the modified retrospective approach in the first quarter of its fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. The Company has developed a project plan and is currently reviewing its contracts and evaluating the impact of the guidance on its revenue. The Company currently believes that the most significant impact of adopting the guidance will be the timing of revenue recognition. The Company believes that revenue on the majority of its contracts will continue to be recognized upon shipment while revenue on its larger contracts are expected to be recognized over time as these contracts meet specific criteria established in the new standards. The Company is in the process of implementing changes to its business processes, systems and controls to support the recognition and disclosure requirements under the new guidance. See Note 2 for a description of the Company’s current revenue recognition policy.
In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-11, "Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory," which simplifies the subsequent measurement of inventory by requiring inventory to be measured at the lower of cost and net realizable value. Net realizable value is the estimated selling prices in the ordinary course of business, less reasonably predictable costs of completion, disposal, and transportation. This ASU is effective for public business entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company adopted the new guidance in the first quarter of fiscal 2018. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements.
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, "Leases (Topic 842)", which requires companies to recognize all leases as assets and liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet. This ASU retains a distinction between finance leases and operating leases, and the classification criteria for distinguishing between finance leases and operating leases are substantially similar to the classification criteria for distinguishing between capital leases and operating leases in the current accounting guidance. As a result, the effect of leases on the consolidated statement of comprehensive income and the consolidated statement of cash flows is largely unchanged from previous generally accepted accounting principles. The amendments in this ASU are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Earlier application is permitted. The Company believes the adoption of this ASU may have a material impact on its assets and liabilities due to the addition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities to its Consolidated Balance Sheet, however, it does not expect the guidance to have a material impact on its Consolidated Statement of Income or Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows.
In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-09, "Compensation—Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting." ASU 2016-09 changes how companies account for certain aspects of share-based payment awards to employees, including the accounting for income taxes, forfeitures and statutory tax withholding requirements, as well as classification in the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-09 is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within those annual periods. The Company adopted the new guidance in the first quarter of fiscal 2018. The adoption of this ASU did not have a material impact on the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements.
In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, "Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230)", which clarifies the presentation and classification of eight specific issues on the cash flow statement. This ASU is effective for public businesses for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company does not expect the adoption of this ASU will have a material effect on its Consolidated Financial Statements.
In March 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-07, "Compensation-Retirement Benefits (Topic 715)", which amended its guidance related to the presentation of net periodic pension cost and net periodic postretirement benefit cost. The amended guidance requires the service cost component be disaggregated from the other components of net benefit cost. The service cost component of expense is required to be reported in the income statement in the same line item as other compensation costs within income from operations. The other components of net benefit cost are required to be presented separately from the service cost component outside of income from operations. This ASU is effective for public businesses for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that the adoption of this ASU will have on its Consolidated Financial Statements.
Management does not expect any other recently issued accounting pronouncements, which have not already been adopted, to have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements.
The entire disclosure for reporting accounting changes, excludes error corrections information.
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