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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2013
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies  
Revenue Recognition

Revenue Recognition

 

With the acquisition of Coperion, a portion of the Company’s revenue is derived from long-term manufacturing contracts.  The majority of this revenue is recognized based on the percentage-of-completion method.  Under this method, revenue is recognized based upon the costs incurred to date as compared to the total estimated cost of the project and are included in net revenues on the consolidated income statement.  Revenues in excess of billings are presented as unbilled receivables from long-term manufacturing contracts, and deposits in excess of billings are presented as liabilities from long-term manufacturing contracts on the consolidated balance sheet.  Approximately 25% and 20% of the Company’s revenue was attributable to these long-term manufacturing contracts for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2013.  Revenue for components, replacement parts, and service is recognized on a completed contract basis when title and risk of loss passes to the customer.

Derivative Financial Instruments

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

We use derivative financial instruments to manage the economic impact of fluctuations in currency exchange rates.  These include foreign currency exchange forward contracts, which generally have terms from one to 24 months.  The aggregate notional amount of these derivative instruments was $125.0 at June 30, 2013, and $46.0 at September 30, 2012.

 

We measure all derivative instruments at fair value and report them on our consolidated balance sheets as assets or liabilities.  Derivative instruments designated as hedges for customer orders or intercompany purchases have an offsetting tax-adjusted amount in accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss).  Derivative instruments designated to hedge foreign currency exposures within our balance sheet have an offsetting amount recorded in other income or expense.  The carrying value of all of these contracts, at fair value, resulted in assets of $0.7 and $0.0, included in other current assets at June 30, 2013, and September 30, 2012, and liabilities of $1.6 and $0.4, included in other current liabilities at June 30, 2013, and September 30, 2012.  See Note 13 for additional information on the fair value of our derivative instruments.

 

Changes in the fair value of derivatives are accounted for depending on the intended use of the derivative, designation of the hedging relationship, and whether or not the criteria to apply hedge accounting has been satisfied.  Gains and losses on derivative instruments reported in accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss) are subsequently included in earnings in the periods in which earnings are affected by the hedged item.  The amounts recognized in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and subsequently through earnings were not material for the three or nine months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012.  Net gains and losses on all derivative instruments were substantially offset by foreign exchange effects on the hedged items.

Recently Adopted and Issued Accounting Standards

Recently Adopted and Issued Accounting Standards

 

In June 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued an accounting standards update titled Presentation of Comprehensive Income.  This update eliminates the current option to report other comprehensive income and its components in the statement of changes in equity.  An entity can elect to present items of net income and other comprehensive income in one continuous statement or in two separate consecutive statements.  Each component of net income and other comprehensive income, together with totals for comprehensive income and its two parts, net income and other comprehensive income, must be displayed under either alternative. The new disclosure requirements became effective and were adopted as of October 1, 2012.  As the new standard relates to presentation only, the adoption of this standard did not have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In January 2013, the FASB issued an accounting standards update titled Balance Sheet: Clarifying the Scope of Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities.  This standard limits the scope of an accounting standards update titled Balance Sheet, issued in December 2011, to derivatives, repurchase agreements, and securities lending transactions to the extent that they are (1) offset in the financial statements or (2) subject to an enforceable master netting arrangement or similar agreement.  The disclosure requirements shall be applied retrospectively for all periods presented and will be effective for our fiscal year beginning October 1, 2013.  We do not expect the adoption of this standard to have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In February 2013, the FASB issued an accounting standards update titled Reporting of Amounts Reclassified Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income.  This standard is intended to improve the reporting of reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income of various components.  An entity is required to present significant amounts reclassified from each component of accumulated other comprehensive income and the income statement line items affected by the reclassification.  The new disclosure requirements will be effective for our fiscal year beginning October 1, 2013.  As the new standard relates to disclosure only, we do not expect the adoption of this standard to have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In March 2013, the FASB issued an accounting standard update titled Foreign Currency Matters — Parent’s Accounting for the Cumulative Translation Adjustment upon Derecognition of Certain Subsidiaries or Groups of Assets within a Foreign Entity or of an Investment in a Foreign Entity.  This update specifies that a cumulative translation adjustment should be released into earnings when an entity ceases to have a controlling financial interest in a subsidiary or group of assets within a consolidated foreign entity and the sale or transfer results in the complete or substantially complete liquidation of the foreign entity.  The guidance will be effective for our fiscal year beginning October 1, 2014.  We do not expect the adoption of this standard to have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In April 2013, the FASB issued an accounting standard update titled Presentation of Financial Statements — Liquidation Basis of Accounting.  This update requires an entity to prepare its financial statements using the liquidation basis of accounting when liquidation is imminent, and will be effective for our fiscal year beginning October 1, 2014.  We do not expect the adoption of this standard to have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements.

 

In July 2013, the FASB issued an accounting standard update titled Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists.  The new standard requires the netting of unrecognized tax benefits (“UTBs”) against a deferred tax asset for a loss or other carryforward that would apply in settlement of the uncertain tax positions.  Under the new standard, UTBs will be netted against all available same—jurisdiction loss or other tax carryforwards that would be utilized, rather than only against carryforwards that are created by the UTBs.  The standard will be effective for our fiscal year beginning October 1, 2014.  We do not expect the adoption of this standard to have a significant impact on our consolidated financial statements.