GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2018
|GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS|
|GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS||
NOTE 6—GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS
The Company determines the fair value of its reporting unit using the income approach. For purposes of the income approach, fair value is determined based on the present value of estimated future cash flows, discounted at an appropriate risk-adjusted rate. The Company uses its internal forecasts to estimate future cash flows and includes an estimate of long-term future growth rates based on its most recent views of the long-term outlook for the reporting unit, which falls within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy.
As of both December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company had $12.5 million of unamortizable indefinite-lived intangible assets related to its Williams Industrial Services Group trade name. The Company did not incur any amortization expense for each of the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The Company determines the fair value of its trade name using the relief from royalty method. Under that method, the fair value of the trade name is determined by calculating the present value of the after tax cost savings associated with owning the asset and therefore not having to pay royalties for its use for the remainder of its estimated useful life. As a result of the Company’s annual indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment analysis as of October 1, 2018 and 2017, it determined the fair value of its trade name exceeded its book value; therefore, no impairment charge was recorded for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017.
As a result of the Company’s annual goodwill impairment analysis as of October 1, 2018 and 2017, it determined that the fair value of its reporting unit exceeded its book value, and accordingly, no impairment charge was necessary for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017.
As of December 31, 2018, the Company’s accumulated impairment charges on its goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets were $4.2 million, all of which were recognized in the statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2015. The Company did not incur any impairment charges related to its goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets prior to 2015.
Estimating the fair value of reporting units and trade names requires the use of estimates and significant judgments that are based on a number of factors including current and historical actual operating results, balance sheet carrying values, the Company’s most recent forecasts, and other relevant quantitative and qualitative information. If current or expected conditions deteriorate, it is reasonably possible that the judgments and estimates described above could change in future periods and result in impairment charges.
The entire disclosure for the aggregate amount of goodwill and a description of intangible assets, which may include (a) for amortizable intangible assets (also referred to as finite-lived intangible assets), the carrying amount, the amount of any significant residual value, and the weighted-average amortization period, (b) for intangible assets not subject to amortization (also referred to as indefinite-lived intangible assets), the carrying amount, and (c) the amount of research and development assets acquired and written off in the period, including the line item in the income statement in which the amounts written off are aggregated, if not readily apparent from the income statement. Also discloses (a) for amortizable intangibles assets in total and by major class, the gross carrying amount and accumulated amortization, the total amortization expense for the period, and the estimated aggregate amortization expense for each of the five succeeding fiscal years, (b) for intangible assets not subject to amortization the carrying amount in total and by major class, and (c) for goodwill, in total and for each reportable segment, the changes in the carrying amount of goodwill during the period (including the aggregate amount of goodwill acquired, the aggregate amount of impairment losses recognized, and the amount of goodwill included in the gain (loss) on disposal of a reporting unit). If any part of goodwill has not been allocated to a reportable segment, discloses the unallocated amount and the reasons for not allocating. For each impairment loss recognized related to an intangible asset (excluding goodwill), discloses: (a) a description of the impaired intangible asset and the facts and circumstances leading to the impairment, (b) the amount of the impairment loss and the method for determining fair value, (c) the caption in the income statement or the statement of activities in which the impairment loss is aggregated, and (d) the segment in which the impaired intangible asset is reported. For each goodwill impairment loss recognized, discloses: (a) a description of the facts and circumstances leading to the impairment, (b) the amount of the impairment loss and the method of determining the fair value of the associated reporting unit, and (c) if a recognized impairment loss is an estimate not finalized and the reasons why the estimate is not final. May also disclose the nature and amount of any significant adjustments made to a previous estimate of an impairment loss.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef