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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies

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Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
 
The significant accounting policies used in preparing the Consolidated Financial Statements are consistent with the accounting policies described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2019, except as described below.

Recently Adopted Accounting and Reporting Standards

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-02, Leases (“ASU 2016-02”). ASU 2016-02 requires lessees to recognize a right of use asset and related lease liability for leases that have terms of more than twelve months. For income statement purposes, the FASB retained a dual model, requiring leases to be classified as either operating or finance, with the classifications based on criteria that are similar to those applied under the current lease guidance, without the explicit bright lines. ASU 2016-02 became effective for the Company’s fiscal year that began on October 1, 2019. The Company adopted ASU 2016-02 under the allowable transition method to use the effective date as the date of initial application on transition without adjusting the comparative periods presented (modified retrospective method).

At transition, the Company elected the package of practical expedients to not reassess prior conclusions related to contracts containing leases, lease classification, and initial direct costs. Additionally, ASU 2016-02 also provides practical expedients for an entity’s ongoing accounting. The Company elected to not separate lease and non-lease components. Additionally, the Company will not recognize an asset for leases with a term of twelve months or less and will apply a portfolio approach in determining discount rates.

The Company surveyed its businesses, assessed its portfolio of leases, and compiled a central repository of all leases. Additionally, the Company identified and implemented appropriate changes to policies, procedures, and controls pertaining to existing and future lease arrangements to support recognition and disclosure requirements under ASU 2016-02. As a result of the adoption of ASU 2016-02, the Company recorded right-of-use assets of $161.4 and corresponding lease liabilities of $158.9 for its operating leases at June 30, 2020. The adoption of ASU 2016-02 did not have a material impact to the Consolidated Statements of Operations or Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. See Note 6 for additional information.

In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-02, Income Statement-Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (“ASU 2018-02”). ASU 2018-02 allows for the reclassification of stranded tax effects resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Act”) from accumulated other comprehensive loss to retained earnings. The Company adopted ASU 2018-02 on October 1, 2019, which resulted in a decrease to accumulated other comprehensive loss and an increase to retained earnings of $6.0 each on the Consolidated Balance Sheets, primarily related to deferred taxes previously recorded for pension and other postretirement benefits. The adoption of ASU 2018-02 did not have an impact to the Consolidated Statements of Operations or Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

In March 2020, the SEC amended Rule 3-10 of Regulation S-X regarding financial disclosure requirements for registered debt offerings involving subsidiaries as either issuers or guarantors and affiliates whose securities are pledged as collateral. This new guidance narrows the circumstances that require separate financial statements of subsidiary issuers and guarantors and streamlines the alternative disclosure required in lieu of those statements. We adopted these amendments as of and for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. Accordingly, combined summarized financial information has been presented only for the issuer and guarantors of our senior notes for the most recent fiscal year and the year-to-date interim period, and the location of the required disclosures has been removed from the Condensed Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements and moved to Part I, Item 2, of Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
Recently Issued Accounting Standards
 
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Statements (“ASU 2016-13”). ASU 2016-13 replaces the current incurred loss impairment model with a methodology that reflects expected credit losses and requires consideration of a broader range of reasonable and supportable information to determine credit loss estimates. ASU 2016-13 will be effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning on October 1, 2020. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that ASU 2016-13 will have on the Consolidated Financial Statements and believes the primary impact of ASU 2016-13 will relate to the Company's assessment of its allowance for doubtful accounts on trade receivables and receivables from long-term manufacturing contracts. The Company does not expect the adoption of ASU 2016-13 to have a material impact on the Consolidated Financial Statements.

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes (“ASU 2019-13”). ASU 2019-13 clarifies and simplifies accounting for income taxes by eliminating certain exceptions for intraperiod tax allocation principles, the methodology for calculating income tax rates in an interim period, and recognition of deferred taxes for outside basis differences in an investment, among other updates. ASU 2019-12 will be effective for the Company’s fiscal year beginning on October 1, 2021. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of ASU 2019-12 on the Consolidated Financial Statements.

No other new accounting pronouncements recently adopted or issued had or are expected to have a material impact on the Consolidated Financial Statements.