|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|Equity Method Investments and Joint Ventures [Abstract]|
|Joint Venture||Joint Venture
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 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 equally. 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, with both of the participants of the JV performing some portion of the subcontracted work.
The Company accounts for this joint venture as an equity method investment in accordance with GAAP. At September 30, 2019 and 2018, the Company’s investment in the JV was $0.5 million and $1.7 million, respectively, which is reflected as “Investment in joint venture” on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets. During the fiscal years ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, the Company recognized $1.3 million of pre-tax income, representing its 50% interest in the earnings of the JV, which is reflected as “Earnings from investment in joint venture” on the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Income. The income tax impact attributable to the Company’s investment in the JV is included within the provision for income taxes in the Company’s 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://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef