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Intangible Assets and Goodwill (Notes)

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Intangible Assets and Goodwill (Notes)
9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract]  
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Intangible Assets and Goodwill

Intangible Assets

Intangible assets are stated at the lower of cost or fair value.  With the exception of most trade names, intangible assets are amortized on a straight-line basis over periods ranging from three to 21 years, representing the period over which we expect to receive future economic benefits from these assets.  We assess the carrying value of most trade names annually, or more often if events or changes in circumstances indicate there may be impairment.  

The following tables summarize the carrying amounts and related accumulated amortization for intangible assets as of June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016.
 

 
June 30, 2017
 
September 30, 2016
 
Cost
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Cost
 
Accumulated
Amortization
Finite-lived assets:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Trade names
$
0.2

 
$
(0.1
)
 
$
0.2

 
$
(0.1
)
Customer relationships
463.2

 
(118.9
)
 
459.5

 
(100.7
)
Technology, including patents
78.9

 
(37.9
)
 
77.9

 
(33.3
)
Software
48.9

 
(41.6
)
 
47.4

 
(39.8
)
Other
0.2

 
(0.2
)
 
0.4

 
(0.3
)
 
591.4

 
(198.7
)
 
585.4

 
(174.2
)
Indefinite-lived assets:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Trade names
131.6

 

 
130.3

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
$
723.0

 
$
(198.7
)
 
$
715.7

 
$
(174.2
)


The net change in intangible assets during the nine months ended June 30, 2017 was driven by normal amortization and foreign currency translation.

In the third quarter of 2016, the Company recorded a trade name impairment charge of $2.2, included in operating expenses, on two trade names related to the Process Equipment Group segment. The decline in the estimated fair value of these trade names was largely driven by the decreased demand for equipment and parts used in coal mining and coal power. As of June 30, 2017, we had approximately $13 of trade name book value in the Process Equipment Group segment’s reporting units most significantly impacted by demand for coal mining and coal power.

As a result of the required annual impairment assessment performed in the third quarter of 2017, the fair value of trade names was determined to meet or exceed the carrying value for all trade names, resulting in no impairment to trade names.

Goodwill

Goodwill is not amortized, but is subject to annual impairment tests.  Goodwill has been assigned to reporting units.  We assess the carrying value of goodwill annually, or more often if events or changes in circumstances indicate there may be impairment.  Impairment testing is performed at a reporting unit level.

 
Process
Equipment
Group
 
Batesville
 
Total
Balance September 30, 2016
$
626.0

 
$
8.3

 
$
634.3

Acquisitions, including purchase price adjustments
(0.9
)
 

 
(0.9
)
Foreign currency adjustments
5.7

 

 
5.7

Balance June 30, 2017
$
630.8

 
$
8.3

 
$
639.1



As a result of the required annual impairment assessment performed in the third quarter of 2017, the Company tested the recoverability of its goodwill, and in all reporting units, the fair value of goodwill was determined to exceed the carrying value, resulting in no impairment of goodwill. Since the fair value of each reporting unit exceeded its carrying value, the second step of the goodwill impairment test was not necessary. The fair value of the reporting unit in the Process Equipment Group segment that is most directly impacted by demand in domestic coal mining and coal power exceeded its carrying value by 9%. The carrying value of goodwill at June 30, 2017 for this reporting unit was $71.3. In the event that the assumptions used (e.g., order backlog, revenue and profit growth rates, discount rate, industry valuation multiples) for this reporting unit do not meet our expectations for 2017 or 2018, we may be required to perform an interim impairment analysis with respect to the carrying value of goodwill for this reporting unit prior to our annual test, and based on the outcome of that analysis, could be required to take a non-cash impairment charge as a result of any such test.

The Company performed a sensitivity analysis on the reporting unit most directly impacted by demand in domestic coal mining and coal power relative to the discount rate and long-term growth rate selected and determined a one percentage point decrease in the terminal growth rate or a one percentage point increase in the discount rate would not result in a fair value calculation less than the carrying value.

Refer to discussions under the heading “Critical Accounting Estimates” in Item 7, Part II of the Company’s Form 10-K filed with the SEC on November 16, 2016 for further detail on our annual impairment assessment.