Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Variable Interest Entity Variable Interest Entity

Variable Interest Entity Variable Interest Entity
12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2018
Guarantees [Abstract]  
Guarantees [Text Block]
Variable Interest Entity and Guarantee:
The Company has a 50% equity ownership in AccessTel Kentrox Australia PTY LTD (AKA). AKA distributes network management solutions provided by the Company and the other 50% owner to one customer. The Company holds equal voting control with the other owner. All actions of AKA are decided at the board level by majority vote. The Company evaluated ASC Topic 810, Consolidations, and concluded that AKA is a variable interest entity (VIE). The Company has concluded that it is not the primary beneficiary of AKA and therefore consolidation is not required. As of both March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017, the carrying amount of the Company's investment in AKA was approximately $0.1 million, which is presented on the Consolidated Balance Sheets within Other assets. In fiscal year 2018, the Company received a cash dividend payment of $59,000 from AKA.
The Company's revenue to AKA for fiscal years 2018 and 2017 was $3.5 million and $2.6 million, respectively. Accounts receivable from AKA is $0.4 million and $0.5 million and deferred revenue relating to maintenance contracts is $1.4 million and $2.8 million as of March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017, respectively. The Company also has an unlimited guarantee for the performance of the other 50% owner in AKA, who primarily provides support and engineering services to the customer. This guarantee was put in place at the request of the AKA customer. The guarantee, which is estimated to have a maximum potential future payment of $0.7 million, will stay in place as long as the contract between AKA and the customer is in place. The Company would have recourse against the other 50% owner in AKA in the event the guarantee is triggered. The Company determined that it could perform on the obligation it guaranteed at a positive rate of return and, therefore, did not assign value to the guarantee. The Company's exposure to loss as a result of its involvement with AKA, exclusive of lost profits, is limited to the items noted above.