|AECOM filed this Form 10-Q on 02/06/2019|
In January 2017, the FASB issued new accounting guidance that changes the definition of a business to assist companies with evaluating when a set of transferred assets and activities is a business. This guidance requires the buyer to evaluate if substantially all of the fair value of the gross assets acquired is concentrated in a single identifiable asset or group of assets. The Company elected to adopt this guidance on July 1, 2018 and the adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Companys consolidated financial statements.
In January 2017, the FASB issued new accounting guidance to simplify the test for goodwill impairment. This guidance eliminates step two from the goodwill impairment test. Under the new guidance, an entity should recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value. However, the loss recognized should not exceed the total amount of goodwill allocated to the reporting unit. The Company early adopted the new guidance on January 1, 2018 and the adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Companys consolidated financial statements.
In March 2017, the FASB issued new guidance on how employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other postretirement benefit plans present the net periodic benefit cost in the income statement. Under the new guidance, employers will present the service cost component of net periodic benefit cost in the same income statement line items as other employee compensation costs. The new guidance was effective for the Company on October 1, 2018. Adoption of the new guidance did not have a material impact on the Companys consolidated financial statements.
In August 2017, the FASB issued new accounting guidance on derivatives and hedging. This guidance better aligns an entitys risk management activities and financial reporting for hedging relationships through change to both the designation and measurement guidance for qualifying hedging relationships and the presentation of hedging results. The Company early adopted the guidance on January 1, 2018 and the adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Companys consolidated financial statements.
3. Business Acquisitions, Goodwill and Intangible Assets
The Company completed one acquisition during the year ended September 30, 2018 for a total consideration of $5.6 million, which was accounted for under the acquisition method. Acquired tangible and intangible assets and liabilities were recognized on the acquisition date based upon their fair values. The determination of fair values of assets and liabilities acquired requires the Company to make estimates and use valuation techniques when market value is not readily available. Transaction costs associated with business acquisitions are expensed as they are incurred.
In the second quarter of fiscal 2018, management approved a plan to sell non-core oil and gas assets in North America, included in the Companys Construction Services segment (the Disposal Group). The Company classified the related assets and liabilities of the Disposal Group as held for sale in the consolidated balance sheet. In the third quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company sold a portion of the assets in the Disposal Group and recognized a $2.1 million loss on disposal. The remaining unsold portion of the Disposal Group remains classified as held for sale. The Company recorded losses related to the remeasurement of the Disposal Group based on estimated fair value less costs to sell resulting in total asset impairments of $168.2 million, recorded in Impairment of assets held for sale, including goodwill in the second quarter of fiscal 2018. Fair value was estimated using Level 3 inputs, such as forecasted cash flows, and Level 2 inputs, including bid prices from potential buyers. In connection with the classification of the Disposal Group as held for sale, the Company tested the amount of goodwill and other intangible assets allocated to the Disposal Group for impairment. The Company recorded an impairment of goodwill during the year ended September 30, 2018 of $125.4 million and an impairment of intangible and other noncurrent assets of $42.8 million. As of December 31, 2018, current assets held for sale were primarily comprised of accounts receivable of $44.8 million and property, plant and equipment of $13.6 million. As of December 31, 2018, current liabilities held for sale were primarily comprised of accounts payable of $18.4 million. The Company expects to complete the sale of the remaining Disposal Group assets within the next twelve months.
The changes in the carrying value of goodwill by reportable segment for the three months ended December 31, 2018 were as follows: