|9 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2019
|Accounting Changes and Error Corrections [Abstract]|
|Accounting Standards||Accounting Standards
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) ("ASC 606"), which revises and consolidates current guidance, eliminates industry-specific revenue recognition guidance and establishes a comprehensive principle-based approach for determining revenue recognition. The core principle of the guidance is that an entity shall recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for providing those goods or services. Amendments of this update set forth a five-step revenue recognition model to be applied consistently to all contracts with customers, except those that are within the scope of other topics in the Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC"): (i) identify the contract with a customer, (ii) identify the performance obligations in the contract, (iii) determine the transaction price, (iv) allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract, and (v) recognize revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation. The update also provides guidance regarding the recognition of costs related to obtaining and fulfilling customer contracts. This update also requires quantitative and qualitative disclosures sufficient to enable users of financial statements to understand the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from customer contracts, including disclosures on significant judgments made when applying the guidance. The FASB subsequently amended ASC 606 on multiple occasions to, among other things, delay its effective date and clarify certain implementation guidance.
The update permits adoption using either (i) a full retrospective approach, under which all years included in the financial statements are presented under the revised guidance, or (ii) a modified retrospective approach, under which financial statements are prepared under the revised guidance for the year of adoption, but not for prior years. Under the latter method, entities recognize a cumulative adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings for contracts that still require performance by the entity at the date of adoption.
Management adopted this update for the Company's fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018, using the modified retrospective approach. The adoption of ASC 606 on October 1, 2018 did not result in a material impact that required recognition of a cumulative adjustment of the opening retained earnings balance for contracts that still required performance at September 30, 2018. Application of ASC 606 for the nine months ended June 30, 2019 had the following impact on the Company's Consolidated Balance Sheet at June 30, 2019 and Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2019 (in thousands):
The Company has refined its accounting policies and related internal controls affected by this update. Management's assessment of the Company's construction contracts under the new standard supports the recognition of revenue over time using the percentage-of-completion method of accounting, measured by the relationship of total cost incurred to total estimated contract costs (cost-to-cost method), which is consistent with the Company's historical revenue recognition practices. As such, the Company's construction contracts continue to be recognized over time considering the continuous transfer of control to its customers during the performance of construction projects. The Company also enhanced its disclosures regarding judgments and estimates used by management in the application of ASC 606 in Note 2 - Significant Accounting Policies.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-01, Business Combinations (Topic 805): Clarifying the Definition of a Business ("ASC 805"). The amendments of this update refine the definition of a business. Prior to this update, guidance in ASC 805 defined a business as having an integrated set of assets along with three elements or activities: inputs, processes, and outputs (collectively referred to as a "set"). The amendments of this update provided a framework to assist in the evaluation of when a set is not a business. If substantially all of the fair value of gross assets acquired is concentrated in a single identifiable asset or a group of similar identifiable assets, the set is not a business. If that threshold is not met, the Company must perform further analysis to determine whether the set is a business. At a minimum, the set must include an input and a substantive process that together significantly contribute to the ability to create outputs. The Company adopted this update for the Company’s fiscal year beginning October 1, 2018 and applied the guidance to acquisitions during the second quarter of the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019 as described in Note 4 - Business Acquisitions and Note 7 - Property, Plant and Equipment.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which becomes effective for the Company on October 1, 2019. The standard requires that lessees present right-of-use assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet. The Company’s implementation efforts are focused on accounting policy and disclosure updates and system enhancements required to meet the new standard. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of this new standard on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
The entire disclosure of changes in accounting principles, including adoption of new accounting pronouncements, that describes the new methods, amount and effects on financial statement line items.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef