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BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION (Policies)

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BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION (Policies)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES  
Basis of Presentation

Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. (together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, “Williams,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our,” unless the context indicates otherwise) was initially incorporated in 1998, and in 2001, changed its name to “Global Power Equipment Group Inc.” under the laws of the State of Delaware and became the successor to GEEG Holdings, LLC, which was formed as a Delaware limited liability company in 1998. Effective June 29, 2018, the Company changed its name to Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. to better align its name with the Williams business, and the Company’s stock now trades on the NYSE American LLC (the “NYSE American”) under the ticker symbol “WLMS.” Williams has been safely helping plant owners and operators enhance asset value for more than 50 years. It provides a broad range of construction, maintenance, and support services to infrastructure customers in energy, power, and industrial end markets. The Company’s mission is to be the preferred provider of construction, maintenance, and specialty services through commitment to superior safety performance, focus on innovation, and dedication to delivering unsurpassed value to its customers.

Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) on a basis consistent with that used in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 31, 2021 (the “2020 Report”). In the opinion of management, the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, including all normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets and statements of operations, comprehensive income (loss), stockholders’ equity and cash flows for the periods indicated. All significant intercompany transactions have been eliminated. The December 31, 2020 unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP. These unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements and accompanying notes should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in the 2020 Report. Accounting measurements at interim dates inherently involve greater reliance on estimates than at year-end. The results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of operations to be expected for the full year.

The Company reports on a fiscal quarter basis utilizing a “modified” 4-4-5 calendar (modified in that the fiscal year always begins on January 1 and ends on December 31). However, the Company has continued to label its quarterly information using a calendar convention. The effects of this practice are modest and only exist when comparing interim period results. The reporting periods and corresponding fiscal interim periods are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reporting Interim Period

 

Fiscal Interim Period

 

  

2021

  

2020

Three Months Ended March 31

 

January 1, 2021 to April 4, 2021

 

January 1, 2020 to March 29, 2020

Three Months Ended June 30

 

April 5, 2021 to July 4, 2021

 

March 30, 2020 to June 28, 2020

Three Months Ended September 30

 

July 5, 2021 to October 3, 2021

 

June 29, 2020 to September 27, 2020

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In December 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2019-12, “Income Taxes”, which simplifies the accounting for income taxes by removing certain exceptions for investments, intraperiod allocations and interim calculations, and adding guidance to reduce complexity in accounting for income taxes. The update is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2020, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted. The Company historically did not rely on the exceptions in computing the tax provision. The Company adopted the guidance as of January 1, 2021. The adoption of ASU 2019-12 did not have a material impact on the Company's financial statements.