|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2015
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
Hillenbrand, Inc. (“Hillenbrand”) is a global diversified industrial company that makes and sells premium business-to-business products and services for a wide variety of industries. We strive to provide superior return for our shareholders, exceptional value for our customers, and great professional opportunities for our people through deployment of the Hillenbrand Operating Model (HOM). The HOM is a consistent and repeatable framework designed to produce sustainable and predictable results. The HOM describes our mission, vision, values and leader’s mindset; uses our management practices in Strategy Management, Segmentation, Lean, Talent Development, and Acquisitions; and prescribes three steps (Understand, Focus and Grow) to make our businesses both bigger and better. Our goal is to continue developing Hillenbrand as a world-class global diversified industrial company.
Hillenbrand is composed of two segments: the Process Equipment Group and Batesville®. The Process Equipment Group businesses design, develop, manufacture and service highly engineered industrial equipment around the world. Batesville is a recognized leader in the North American death care industry. Hillenbrand was incorporated on November 1, 2007, in the state of Indiana and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “HI” on April 1, 2008. “Hillenbrand,” “the Company,” “we,” “us,” “our,” and similar words refer to Hillenbrand and its subsidiaries.
Correction of Errors
During 2014, we recorded an adjustment to operating expenses to correct errors related to the accounting for sales commissions at Coperion in 2013. The adjustment reduced operating expenses of 2014 by $2.0, which should have been recorded in 2013. In connection with this same issue, we identified a classification error of $8.5 between operating expenses and cost of goods sold in 2013. These corrections decreased operating expenses and increased cost of goods sold by $8.5 for the year ended September 30, 2013. We believe the impact of these income statement classification errors and the $2.0 adjustment to correct a prior period error was immaterial to our consolidated financial statements for the current and prior periods.
The entire disclosure for the business description and basis of presentation concepts. Business description describes the nature and type of organization including but not limited to organizational structure as may be applicable to holding companies, parent and subsidiary relationships, business divisions, business units, business segments, affiliates and information about significant ownership of the reporting entity. Basis of presentation describes the underlying basis used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS).
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