Recently Issued Accounting Standards
|6 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
|Accounting Changes and Error Corrections [Abstract]|
|Recently Issued Accounting Standards||
In May 2014, the FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued, ASU 2014-09 (Topic 606) Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The guidance substantially converges final standards on revenue recognition between the FASB and IASB providing a framework on addressing revenue recognition issues and, upon its effective date, replaces almost all existing revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance, in current U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-14, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Deferral of the Effective Date”, which deferred the effective date of ASU No. 2014-09 by one year, making it effective for the Company’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. Subsequently, the FASB also issued a series of amendments to the new revenue standards. The new revenue standards may be applied retrospectively to each prior period presented or retrospectively with the cumulative effect recognized as of the date of adoption. Based on the Company’s evaluation process and review of our contracts with customers, the timing and amount of revenue recognized based on ASU 2014-09 is consistent with our revenue recognition policy under previous guidance. We adopted the new standard effective April 1, 2018, using the modified retrospective approach and have expanded our consolidated financial statement disclosures in order to comply with the ASU.
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, “Leases (Topic 842)”, which requires lessees to recognize a lease liability and a right-to-use asset on the balance sheet for all leases, except certain short-term leases. ASU 2016-02 is effective beginning with the Company’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, with early adoption permitted. Originally, entities were required to adopt ASU 2016-02 using a modified retrospective approach, which required prior periods to be presented under this new standard with certain practical expedients available. However, in July 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-11, “Leases (Topic 842): Targeted Improvements”, which amends Leases (Topic 842) to add an optional transition method that would permit entities to apply the new requirements by recognizing a cumulative-effect adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings in the year of adoption. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of ASU 2016-02 on its consolidated financial statements. The adoption of this guidance is expected to result in a significant increase in assets and liabilities on the Company’s balance sheet, with no material impact on the statements of operations. However, the ultimate impact of adopting ASU 2016-02 will depend on the Company’s lease portfolio as of the adoption date.
In August 2016, the FASB issued new guidance on cash flow statement presentation ASU 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230); Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments. This ASU addresses diversity in how certain cash receipts and cash payments are presented and classified in the statement of cash flows. The new guidance is effective beginning with the Company’s fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, with early adoption permitted. The adoption of ASU 2016-15 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04 “Intangibles – Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment”, which eliminates Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. Instead, an entity should perform its annual or interim goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount and recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value, not to exceed the total amount of goodwill allocated to the reporting unit. ASU 2017-04 is effective for annual or any interim goodwill tests in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The adoption is not expected to have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.
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