Basis of Presentation
|9 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2014
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Basis of Presentation||
Basis of Presentation
Description of Business
Westell Technologies, Inc. (the Company) is a holding company. Its wholly-owned subsidiary, Westell, Inc., designs and distributes telecommunications products which are sold primarily to major telephone companies. Noran Tel, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westell, Inc. Noran Tel's operations focus on power distribution product development and sales of Company products in Canada. On April 1, 2013, Westell, Inc. acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of Kentrox, Inc. (Kentrox). Kentrox designed and distributed intelligent site management solutions that provided comprehensive monitoring, management and control of any site. On March 1, 2014, Westell, Inc. acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of Cellular Specialties, Inc. (CSI). CSI designs and develops in-building wireless solutions including distributed antenna systems (DAS) products and small cell connectivity equipment. The assets and liabilities acquired and the results of operations relating to CSI are included in the Company's Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements from the date of acquisition.
Basis of Presentation and Reporting
The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared using generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in the United States for interim financial reporting, and consistent with the instructions of Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X, and accordingly they do not include all of the information and footnotes required in the annual consolidated financial statements and accompanying footnotes. The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying notes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2014. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
In the opinion of management, the unaudited interim financial statements included herein reflect all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the Company’s condensed consolidated financial position and the results of operations, comprehensive income (loss) and cash flows at December 31, 2014, and for all periods presented. The results of operations for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for fiscal year 2015.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and that affect revenue and expenses during the periods reported. Estimates are used when accounting for the allowance for uncollectible accounts receivable, net realizable value of inventory, product warranty accrued, relative selling prices, stock-based compensation, goodwill and intangible assets fair value, depreciation, income taxes, and contingencies, among other things. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-15, Disclosure of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern (ASU 2014-15), to provide guidance on management’s responsibility in evaluating whether there is substantial doubt about a company’s ability to continue as a going concern and to provide related footnote disclosures. The amendments in this update are effective for the annual period ending after December 15, 2016, and for annual periods and interim periods thereafter. Early application is permitted. The Company does not expect the adoption of ASU 2014-15 to have a significant impact on its Consolidated Financial Statements or related disclosures.
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue From Contracts With Customers (ASU 2014-09), that outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. The ASU is based on the principle that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The ASU also requires additional disclosure about the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from customer contracts, including significant judgments and changes in judgments and assets recognized from costs incurred to fulfill a contract. Entities have the option of using either a full retrospective or a modified retrospective approach for the adoption of the new standard. The ASU becomes effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within that reporting period; early adoption is not permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact that ASU 2014-09 will have on its Consolidated Financial Statements.
Update to Significant Accounting Policies
A complete description of the Company’s significant accounting policies is discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. There have been no material changes in our critical accounting policies from those disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2014, except as set forth below.
Voluntary Change in Accounting Principle
Effective April 1, 2014, the Company made a voluntary change in accounting principle to classify shipping and handling costs associated with the distribution of finished product to our customers as cost of revenue (previously recorded in sales and marketing expense). The Company made the voluntary change in principle because it believes the classification of shipping and handling costs in cost of revenue better reflects the cost of producing and distributing products. It also enhances the comparability of the financial statements with many industry peers. As required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, the change has been reflected in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations through retrospective application of the change in accounting principle.
The following table provides the reconciliation from previously reported financial data as adjusted:
The impact of this change in accounting principle was an increase to cost of revenue and a reduction to sales and marketing expense of $303,000 and $1,063,000 in the three and nine months ended December 31, 2013, respectively. Gross profit and gross profit percentage were reduced accordingly. The amount included in cost of sales that would have been included in sales and marketing historically, was $168,000 and $668,000 for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2014, respectively. The change had no effect on income from continuing operations, net income, earnings per share, or retained earnings for any period.
In addition to the reclassification of shipping and handling costs disclosed above, certain amounts in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for prior periods have been reclassified to reflect measurement period adjustments related to the CSI acquisition (See Note 2).
The entire disclosure for organization, consolidation and basis of presentation of financial statements disclosure.
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