|LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS INC filed this Form 10-Q on 10/30/2017|
LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS, INC.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
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ASU 2016-09 requires that excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation awards be reported as operating activities in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. Previously, this activity was included in financing activities in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. The Company has elected to apply this change on a retrospective basis. As a result, excess tax benefits of $305 and $4,452 are reported as Net cash provided by operating activities for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively, and $1,892 and $3,414 of excess tax benefits were reclassified from Net cash used by financing activities to Net cash provided by operating activities for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, respectively.
ASU 2016-09 requires that employee taxes paid when an employer withholds shares for tax-withholding purposes be reported as financing activities in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows on a retrospective basis. Previously, this activity was included in operating activities. The impact of this change was immaterial to the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.
The Company has elected to continue to estimate the number of stock-based awards expected to vest, as permitted by ASU 2016-09, rather than electing to account for forfeitures as they occur.
New Accounting Pronouncements to be adopted:
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)." ASU 2014-09 requires an entity to recognize revenue in a manner that depicts the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The standard also specifies the accounting of some costs to obtain or fulfill a contract with a customer and expands the disclosure requirements around contracts with customers. In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-14, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Deferral of the Effective Date," which deferred the effective date of ASU 2014-09 to annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted as of annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016. An entity can either adopt this amendment retrospectively to each prior reporting period presented or retrospectively with the cumulative effect of initially applying the update recognized at the date of initial application. To evaluate the impact of adopting this new guidance on the consolidated financial statements, the Company completed a scoping analysis of revenue streams against the requirements of the standard. In addition, the Company completed a review of customer contracts and is in the process of identifying and implementing changes to processes and controls to meet the standard’s reporting and disclosure requirements, in accordance with the Company's implementation plan. ASU 2014-09 may accelerate the timing of when certain transactions are recognized as revenue upon adoption of the guidance’s control model. The Company intends to adopt ASU 2014-09 as of January 1, 2018, using the modified retrospective transition method applied to those contracts that were not completed as of that date. Upon adoption, the Company will recognize the cumulative effect of adopting this guidance as an adjustment to our opening balance of retained earnings. Prior periods will not be retrospectively adjusted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of ASU 2014-09 on its consolidated financial statements and disclosures.
The Company is currently evaluating the impact on its financial statements of the following ASUs: