Description of business and basis of presentation
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
|Description of business and basis of presentation|
|Description of business and basis of presentation||
1.Basis of presentation
The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for fiscal year-end financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. For further information, refer to the financial statements and related footnotes included in our 2020 Form 10-K (Commission File No. 001-34728) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 23, 2021.
The Company conducts business in two segments: Work Truck Attachments and Work Truck Solutions. Under this reporting structure, the Company’s two reportable business segments are as follows:
Work Truck Attachments. The Work Truck Attachments segment includes commercial snow and ice management attachments sold under the FISHER®, WESTERN® and SNOWEX® brands. This segment consists of our operations that manufacture and sell snow and ice control products.
Work Truck Solutions. The Work Truck Solutions segment includes manufactured municipal snow and ice control products under the HENDERSON® brand and the up-fit of market leading attachments and storage solutions under the HENDERSON® brand, and the DEJANA® brand and its related sub-brands.
See Note 15 to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for financial information regarding these segments.
Interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Information
The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2021, the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss) and the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, and the Condensed Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 have been prepared by the Company and have not been audited.
The Company’s Work Truck Attachments segment is seasonal and, consequently its results of operations and financial condition vary from quarter-to-quarter. Because of this seasonality, the results of operations of the Work Truck Attachments segment for any quarter may not be indicative of results of operations that may be achieved for a subsequent quarter or the full year, and may not be similar to results of operations experienced in prior years. The Company attempts to manage the seasonal impact of snowfall on its revenues in part through its pre-season sales program. This pre-season sales program encourages the Company’s distributors to re-stock their inventory of Work Truck Attachments products during the second and third quarters in anticipation of the peak fourth quarter retail sales period by offering favorable pre-season pricing and payment deferral until the fourth quarter. Thus, the Company’s Work Truck Attachments segment tends to generate its greatest volume of sales during the second and third quarters. By contrast, its revenue and operating results tend to be lowest during the first quarter, as management believes the end-users of Work Truck Attachments products prefer to wait until the beginning of a snow season to purchase new equipment and as the Company’s distributors sell off Work Truck Attachments inventory and wait for the pre-season sales incentive period to re-stock inventory. Fourth quarter sales vary from year-to-year as they are primarily driven by the level, timing and location of snowfall during the quarter. This is because most of the Company’s Work Truck Attachments fourth quarter sales and shipments consist of re-orders by distributors seeking to restock inventory to meet immediate customer needs caused by snowfall during the winter months. In addition, due to the factors noted above, Work Truck Attachments working capital needs are highest in the second and third quarters as its accounts receivable rise from pre-season sales. These working capital needs decline in the fourth quarter as the Company receives payments for its pre-season shipments.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the market volatility and other economic implications associated with the pandemic and the economic and regulatory measures enacted to contain its spread, the Company’s results of operations were significantly impacted in the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The Company preventatively and voluntarily closed its facilities on March 18, 2020. The Company returned to full production during the second quarter of 2020. The results of operations of the Company for any quarter during the pandemic may not be indicative of results of operations that may be achieved for a subsequent quarter or the full year, and may not be similar to results of operations experienced in prior years. In addition, results in any given period in 2021 may be different than 2020 as a result of the depressed conditions in 2020 stemming from the pandemic.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company benefited from credits related to the passage of the CARES Act. Under the CARES Act, the Company qualified for an Employee Retention Credit for wages paid to employees who were not working due to the plant shutdown. The Company recorded a total CARES Act benefit of $1,152 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 to Cost of sales and Selling, general and administrative expense on the Consolidated Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss).
The Company performs an annual impairment test for goodwill and more frequently if an event or circumstances indicate that an impairment loss has been incurred. Conditions that would trigger an impairment assessment include, but are not limited to, a significant adverse change in legal factors or business climate that could affect the value of an asset. The amount of goodwill impairment is determined by the amount the carrying value of the reporting unit exceeds its fair value. The Company has determined it has three reporting units, and all significant decisions are made on a company-wide basis by the chief operating decision maker. The fair value of the reporting unit is estimated by using an income and market approach. The estimated fair value is compared with the aggregate carrying value. If the fair value is greater than the carrying amount, there is no impairment. If the carrying amount is greater than the fair value, an impairment loss is recognized equal to the difference. During the quarter ended June 30, 2020, the Company identified a triggering event as there had been a significant decline in the business climate and in results of operations as a result of uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic and chassis availability. Given these indicators, the Company determined that there was a higher degree of uncertainty in achieving its financial projections. Therefore, the Company performed an impairment test as of June 30, 2020 for each of its reporting units. There were no triggering events identified during the quarter ended September 30, 2021.
The Work Truck Attachments segment consists of one reporting unit: Commercial. The impairment test performed as of June 30, 2020 indicated no impairment for the Commercial reporting unit. The Work Truck Solutions consists of two reporting units; Municipal and Dejana. At June 30, 2020, the Municipal reporting unit’s carrying value exceeded its fair value. As a result, $47,799 of the Municipal goodwill balance was recorded as an impairment charge during the three months ended June 30, 2020 and is included in Impairment charges on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss). At June 30, 2020, the Dejana reporting unit’s carrying value exceeded its fair value. As a result, $80,073 of the Dejana goodwill balance was recorded as an impairment charge during the three months ended June 30, 2020 and is included in Impairment charges on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss).
The entire disclosure for organization, consolidation and basis of presentation of financial statements disclosure.
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