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Note 3 – Accounting Standards

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

The effective dates shown in the following pronouncements are private company effective dates, based upon the Company’s election to conform to private company effective dates based on the relief provided to Emerging Growth Companies (“EGC”) under the JOBS Act.

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014‑09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers—Topic 606,” which supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in FASB Accounting Standard Codification (“ASC”) 605. The new guidance established principles for reporting revenue and cash flows arising from an entity’s contracts with customers. This new revenue recognition standard will replace all of the recognition guidance within GAAP. This guidance was deferred by ASU 2015‑14, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Deferral of the effective date, issued by the FASB in August 2015,” which deferred the effective date of ASU 2014‑09 from annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2017 to annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2018. In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016‑08, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers: Principal versus Agent Considerations,” which further clarifies the implementation guidance in ASU 2014‑09. In April 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016‑10, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Identifying Performance Obligations and Licensing,” to expand the guidance on identifying performance obligations and licensing within ASU 2014‑09. In May 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016‑12, “Revenues from Contracts with Customers: Narrow-Scope Improvements and Practical Expedients,” which amends the guidance in the new revenue standard on collectability, noncash consideration, presentation of sales tax, and transition. The amendments are intended to address implementation issues that were raised by stakeholders and provide additional practical expedients to reduce the cost and complexity of applying the new revenue standard. The guidance can be applied on a full retrospective or modified retrospective basis whereby the entity records a cumulative effect of initially applying this update at the date of initial application. In December 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016‑20, “Technical Corrections and Improvements to Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers” intended to clarify the codification or to correct unintended application of the guidance which clarifies the definition of loan guarantee fees, what should be considered in contract costs impairment testing, a requirement that provisions for losses on construction-type and production-type contracts be determined at the least at the contract level, exclusion of insurance contracts from scope, specific disclosures regarding remaining performance obligations, disclosure of prior-period performance obligations and gives an example of contract modifications. These standards are required to be implemented by the Company for its fiscal year 2019 Consolidated Financial Statements and for interim periods beginning in fiscal year 2020.

We have made progress in evaluating the impact of the new pronouncement on our contracts, including identifying potential differences that will result from applying the new guidance. Retention related balances will be presented as a separate contract asset instead of a component of accounts receivable on the face of the balance sheet. Management will evaluate the nature of warranties provided to the Company’s customers to determine if such warranties represent an assurance-type or service-type warranty, which requires identification and treatment as a separate performance obligation. For purposes of revenue recognition, such warranties are currently included in total estimated project costs. We are currently evaluating the cumulative effect adjustment for this warranty matter. Further, management intends to develop a process for calculating the balance of remaining unsatisfied performance obligations, which is a required disclosure under the new revenue recognition standard that may differ from the historical calculation of backlog, although we intend to continue disclosing backlog in our future SEC filings. We expect to separately present contract assets and liabilities in our consolidated balance sheets. Contract assets will include amounts due under contractual retainage provisions, unbilled receivables, and costs and estimated earnings in excess of billings. Contract liabilities will include provisions for losses and billings in excess of costs and estimated earnings. We have drafted our revised accounting policies and are evaluating the enhanced disclosure requirements on our business processes, controls and systems.

Using the modified retrospective method, we anticipate adopting this standard for fiscal year 2019 and for interim periods beginning in fiscal year 2020. As a result of the review of our various types of revenue arrangements, we do not anticipate that the adoption will have a material impact on our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, particularly as it relates to revenues generated from long-term construction, service maintenance, and time and materials contracts.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016‑02, “Leases (Topic 842),” ASU 2016‑02 provides an approach for classifying leases as either finance leases or operating leases. For either classification, a right-of-use ("ROU") asset and a lease liability will be required to be recognized, unless the term of the lease is one year or less. The guidance is required to be applied using a modified retrospective approach which includes optional practical expedients. In January 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018‑01, “Leases (Topic 842),” that clarified the standard by providing a practical expedient in transition to not evaluate existing or expired land easements under Topic 842 that were not previously accounted for as leases under Topic 840. In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018‑10, “Codification Improvements to Topic 842, Leases,” to correct inconsistencies in the guidance and clarify how to apply certain provisions of the lease standards. In addition, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018‑11, “Leases (Topic 842): Targeted Improvements,” intended to reduce costs and ease implementation of the leases standard for financial statement preparers by providing a new transition method and a practical expedient for separating components of a contract. Under the new transition method, an entity initially applies the new leases standard at the adoption date and recognizes a cumulative-effect adjustment to the opening balance of retained earnings in the period of adoption. Because the Company’s EGC status is set to expire on December 31, 2019, the Company is expected to comply with this standard beginning in the fourth quarter of 2019. Earlier application is permitted. During the second quarter of 2019, we selected a software solution and engaged a service provider to assist us in evaluating the impact of the new pronouncement. Lease data elements have been gathered and are currently being migrated to the software solution. While the Company has not yet completed its evaluation of the effects of adopting this ASU, right-of-use assets and lease liabilities will be recorded in the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of the fourth quarter of 2019 and thereafter. We expect to elect the 'package of practical expedients,' which permits the Company to not reassess under the new standard our prior conclusions about lease identification, lease classification and initial direct costs. The Company currently does not expect to elect the use of the hindsight practical expedient or the practical expedient pertaining to land easements. The Company, however, expects to elect the short-term lease recognition exemption for all leases that qualify. This means, for those leases that qualify, the Company will not recognize ROU assets or lease liabilities, and this includes not recognizing ROU assets or lease liabilities for existing short-term leases of those assets in transition. The Company also currently expects to elect the practical expedient to not separate lease and non-lease components for our real estate and vehicle leases. The adoption of this standard is not anticipated to have a material impact on the recognition, measurement or presentation of lease expenses within the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations or Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

In November 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016‑18, “Statement of Cash Flows: Restricted Cash” to address diversity in practice in the classification and presentation of changes in restricted cash on the statement of cash flows. The guidance is effective for financial statements issued for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and for interim periods beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted, including adoption in an interim period. If an entity early adopts the amendments in an interim period, any adjustments should be reflected as of the beginning of the year that includes that interim period. An entity that elects early adoption must adopt all of the amendments in the same period. The amendments should be applied using a retrospective transition method to each period presented. On January 1, 2019, the Company adopted the provisions of ASU 2016‑18 using the retrospective transition method. As a result, changes in restricted cash are now included in the beginning of period and end of period total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash amounts. See Note 2 for further details.

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017‑01, “Business Combinations (Topic 805): Clarifying the Definition of a Business” to assist entities with evaluating whether transactions should be accounted for as acquisitions (or disposals) of assets or businesses. The amendments provide a screen to determine when a set of assets and activities is not a business. If the screen is not met, the amendments require further consideration of inputs, substantive processes and outputs to determine whether the transaction is an acquisition of a business. This guidance is effective for financial statements issued for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and for interim periods within annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019. The amendments in this update are to be applied prospectively on or after the effective date. The adoption of this standard is not anticipated to have a material impact on the previously issued Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017‑04, “Intangibles–Goodwill and Other - Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment” to address the cost and complexity of the goodwill impairment test which resulted in the elimination of Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. Step 2 measured a goodwill impairment loss by comparing the implied fair value of goodwill by assigning fair value of a reporting unit to all of its assets and liabilities as if that reporting unit had been acquired in a business combination. Rather, the Company would be required to do its annual and interim goodwill impairment tests by comparing the fair value of the reporting unit with its carrying amount and to recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount is greater than the reporting unit’s fair value, not to exceed the total amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. Income tax effects measuring the goodwill impairment loss, if applicable, from any tax deductible goodwill on the carrying amount on the reporting unit should also be considered. The guidance is effective for financial statements issued for the Company’s annual or any interim goodwill impairment tests in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021. Early adoption is permitted for interim or annual goodwill impairment tests performed on testing dates after January 1, 2017. The amendments in this update are to be applied on a prospective basis. Management adopted this standard in the first quarter of 2019 and applied the guidance within the standard when performing the Company’s interim impairment tests.

In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018‑07, “Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Non-employee Share-Based Accounting,” to simplify the accounting for share-based payment transactions to non-employees for goods and services by aligning it with the guidance for share-based payments to employees. Because the Company’s EGC status is set to expire on December 31, 2019, unless other disqualifying provisions apply prior to that date (see Item 2. JOBS Act), the Company is expected to comply with this standard beginning the fourth quarter of 2019. Early adoption is permitted, but no earlier than an entity’s adoption date of ASU 2014‑09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers—Topic 606.” The adoption of this standard is expected to have no material impact on the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018‑13, “Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework – Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement,” to improve the effectiveness of disclosures in the notes to financial statements related to recurring or nonrecurring fair value measurements by removing amounts and reasons for transfers between Level 1 and Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy, the policy for timing of transfers between levels, and the valuation processes for Level 3 fair value measurements. The new standard requires disclosure of the range and weighted average of significant unobservable inputs used to develop Level 3 fair value measurements. The amendments in this update are effective for all entities for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019. The adoption of this standard only impacts disclosure; therefore, the Company does not expect that it will have a material impact on the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326), Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, which introduced an expected credit loss methodology for the measurement and recognition of credit losses on most financial instruments, including trade receivables and off-balance sheet credit exposure. Under this guidance, an entity is required to consider a broader range of information to estimate expected credit losses, which may result in earlier recognition of losses. This ASU also requires disclosure of information regarding how a company developed its allowance, including changes in the factors that influenced management’s estimate of expected credit losses and the reasons for those changes. The guidance is effective for smaller reporting companies on January 1, 2023 with early adoption permitted. The adoption of this standard will be through a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the effective date. Based on our historical experience, the Company does not expect that this pronouncement will have a significant impact in its financial statements or on the estimate of the allowance for doubtful accounts.