Intangible Assets and Goodwill (Notes)
|6 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2019
|Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Text Block]||
Intangible Assets and Goodwill
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 an impairment.
The following tables summarize the carrying amounts and related accumulated amortization for intangible assets as of March 31, 2019 and September 30, 2018.
The net change in intangible assets during the six months ended March 31, 2019 was driven primarily by the acquisition of BM&M in November 2018, which included intangible assets of approximately $14, normal amortization, and foreign currency adjustments. See Note 4 for further detail on the acquisition of BM&M.
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.
In connection with the preparation of the quarterly financial statements for the second quarter 2018, an interim impairment assessment was performed at a reporting unit in the Process Equipment Group segment most directly impacted by domestic coal mining and coal power. During the quarter ended March 31, 2018, published industry reports reduced their forecasts for domestic coal production and consumption. The reporting unit also experienced a larger than expected decline in orders for equipment and parts used in the domestic coal mining and coal power industries. In conjunction with these events and as part of the long-term strategic forecasting process, the Company made the decision to redirect strategic investments for growth, significantly reducing the reporting unit’s terminal growth rate. As a result of this change in expected future cash flows, along with comparable fair value information, management concluded that the reporting unit carrying value exceeded its fair value, resulting in a goodwill impairment charge of $58.8 during the quarter ended March 31, 2018. Intangible asset impairment charges for trade names associated with the same reporting unit were $4.6 pre-tax ($3.5 after tax) based on similar factors during the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
The entire disclosure for goodwill and intangible assets.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef