|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
|Equity Method Investments and Joint Ventures [Abstract]|
In November 2017, one of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries entered into a joint venture agreement (the “JV”) with a third party for the sole purpose of bidding on and, if awarded, performing a construction project for the Alabama Department of Transportation. The Company and the third-party each own a 50% partnership interest in the JV and share revenue and expenses on a 50/50 basis. The JV is jointly managed by representatives of the Company and the third-party and all labor, material and equipment required to perform the contract is subcontracted to parties which may include both the subsidiary of the Company that is party to the JV and the third-party.
The Company accounts for this joint venture as an equity method investment in accordance with GAAP. Through September 30, 2018, the Company invested approximately $0.4 million into the JV, which is reflected as investment in joint venture on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, the Company recognized $1.3 million pre-tax income, respectively, representing its 50% interest in the earnings of the JV, which is reflected as earnings from investment in joint venture on the Consolidated Statements of Income and included within investment in joint venture on the Consolidated Balance Sheet. The Company’s income tax impact attributable to its investment in the JV is included within the provision for income taxes on its Consolidated Statements of Income.
The entire disclosure for equity method investments and joint ventures. Equity method investments are investments that give the investor the ability to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of an investee. Joint ventures are entities owned and operated by a small group of businesses as a separate and specific business or project for the mutual benefit of the members of the group.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef