ETP RETAIL HOLDINGS, LLC
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Continued)
(Dollars in millions)
amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
New Accounting Pronouncements
2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) (ASU 2014-09), which clarifies the principles for recognizing revenue based on the core principle that an entity
should recognize revenue to depict 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. In August 2015, the FASB
deferred the effective date of ASU 2014-09, which is now effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, including interim periods within that reporting period. Early adoption is permitted as of annual reporting periods
beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim reporting periods within those annual periods. ASU 2014-09 can be adopted either retrospectively to each prior reporting period presented or as a cumulative-effect adjustment as of the date of
adoption. The Company is currently evaluating the impact, if any, that adopting this new accounting standard will have on our revenue recognition policies.
In February 2015, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2015-02, Consolidation (Topic 810): Amendments to the Consolidation
Analysis (ASU 2015-02), which changed the requirements for consolidation analysis. Under ASU 2015-02, reporting entities are required to evaluate whether they should consolidate certain legal entities. ASU 2015-02 is effective for
fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, and early adoption was permitted. We expect to adopt this standard for the year ended December 31, 2016, and we do not anticipate a material impact to our financial position or results of operations as
a result of the adoption of this standard.
The Company considers cash and cash equivalents to include investments with original maturities of three months or less.
The Company extends
credit to customers after a review of various credit indicators. Depending on the type of customer and its risk profile, security in the form of prepayments, letters of credit or mortgages may be required. Management records reserves for
bad debt by computing a proportion of average write-off activity over the past five years in comparison to the outstanding balance in accounts receivable. This proportion is then applied to the accounts receivable balance at the end of the
reporting period to calculate a current estimate of what is uncollectible. The allowance computation may then be adjusted to reflect input provided by the credit department and business line managers who may have specific knowledge of
uncollectible items. The credit department and business line managers make the decision to write off an account, based on understanding of the potential collectability.
Fuel inventories are stated
at the lower of cost or market. Fuel inventory cost is determined using the last-in, first-out method (LIFO). Under this methodology, the cost of fuel sold consists of actual acquisition cost, which includes transportation and storage
costs. Such costs are adjusted to reflect increases or decreases in inventory quantities which are valued based on changes in the LIFO inventory layers.