|12 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2016
|Segment Reporting [Abstract]|
Segment and Related Information:
Segment information is presented in accordance with a “management approach", which designates the internal reporting used by the chief operating decision-maker (CODM) for making decisions and assessing performance as the source of the Company's reportable segments. Westell’s Chief Executive Officer is the CODM. The CODM continues to evaluate segment profit on gross profit less research and development expenses. The accounting policies of the segments are the same as those for Westell Technologies, Inc. described in the summary of significant accounting policies.
The Company’s two reportable segments are as follows:
In-Building Wireless (IBW) Segment
The IBW segment solutions include distributed antenna systems (DAS) conditioners, high-performance digital repeaters and bi-directional amplifiers (BDAs), and system components and antennas, all used by wireless service providers and neutral-party hosts to fine tune radio frequency (RF) signals that helps extend coverage to areas not served well or at all by traditional cell sites.
Communication Solutions Group (CSG) Segment
The CSG segment solutions include intelligent site management (ISM), cell site optimization (CSO), and outside plant (OSP) as follows:
• ISM solutions include a suite of remote monitoring and control devices which, when combined with the Company's Optima management system, provides comprehensive machine-to-machine (M2M) communications that enable operators to remotely monitor, manage, and control site infrastructure and support systems.
• CSO solutions consist of tower mounted amplifiers (TMAs), small outdoor-hardened units mounted next to antennas on cell towers, enabling wireless service providers to improve the overall performance of a cell site, including increasing data throughput and reducing dropped connections.
• OSP solutions, which are sold to wireless and wireline service providers as well as to industrial network operators, consist of a broad range of offerings, including integrated cabinets, power distribution panels; copper and fiber connectivity; and synchronous optical networks/time division multiplexing (SONET/TDM) network interface units.
Segment information for the fiscal years ended March 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014, is set forth below:
Segment asset information is not reported to or used by the CODM.
Enterprise-wide and Geographic Information
More than 90% of the Company’s revenues were generated in the United States in fiscal years 2016, 2015 and 2014. More than 90% of the Company's long-lived assets are located in the United States.
Significant Customers and Concentration of Credit
The Company is dependent on certain major companies operating in telecommunications markets that represent more than 10% of the total revenue. Sales to major customers and successor companies that exceed 10% of total revenue are as follows:
Verizon, AT&T and Telamon are customers of both reporting segments.
Major companies operating in telecommunications markets comprise a significant portion of the Company’s trade receivables. Receivables from major customers that exceed 10% of total accounts receivable balance are as follows:
The entire disclosure for reporting segments including data and tables. Reportable segments include those that meet any of the following quantitative thresholds a) it's reported revenue, including sales to external customers and intersegment sales or transfers is 10 percent or more of the combined revenue, internal and external, of all operating segments b) the absolute amount of its reported profit or loss is 10 percent or more of the greater, in absolute amount of 1) the combined reported profit of all operating segments that did not report a loss or 2) the combined reported loss of all operating segments that did report a loss c) its assets are 10 percent or more of the combined assets of all operating segments.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef