Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2011
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(1) Nature of Business and Basis of Presentation
Our business is focused on providing sustainment services for U.S. Department of Defense ("DoD") legacy systems and equipment and professional services to DoD and Federal Civilian agencies, including the United States Postal Service (“USPS”). Our operations consist primarily of logistics, engineering, equipment refurbishment, supply chain management, IT solutions, health care IT, construction management and consulting services performed on a contract basis. Substantially all of our contracts are with United States Government (“government”) agencies and other government prime contractors.
Our active, unincorporated divisions include GLOBAL Division (“GLOBAL”), Communications and Engineering Division (“CED”), Engineering and Logistics Division (“ELD”), Field Support Services Division (“FSS”), Fleet Maintenance Division (“FMD”), and Systems Engineering Division (“SED”). Our active subsidiaries are Energetics Incorporated (“Energetics”), Integrated Concepts and Research Corporation (“ICRC”), G&B Solutions, Inc. (“G&B”), Akimeka, LLC (“Akimeka”), and Wheeler Bros., Inc. (“WBI”), which we acquired on June 6, 2011.
Our accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for complete financial statements. In our opinion, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three- and nine-months ended September 30, 2011 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011. For further information refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Significant estimates affecting the financial statements include accruals for contract disallowance reserves, self-insured health claims and earn-out obligations related to acquisitions consummated after January 1, 2009.
As a result of our acquisition of WBI, we are separately presenting revenue and contract costs for products and services. Revenue and contract costs amounts from the prior year have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.
We have made the following additions to our significant accounting policies as a result of the acquisition of WBI (see Note 7):
Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market using the first-in, first-out (“FIFO”) method. Included in inventory are related purchasing, storage, and handling costs. Our inventory primarily consists of vehicle replacement parts.
Substantially all of the revenues for WBI result from supplying vehicle parts to clients. We recognize revenue from the sale of vehicle parts when the product is delivered to the customer. Revenues from product sales are presented net of allowances for estimated sales returns, which are based on historical return rates.
The entire disclosure for the business description and basis of presentation concepts. Business description describes the nature and type of organization including but not limited to organizational structure as may be applicable to holding companies, parent and subsidiary relationships, business divisions, business units, business segments, affiliates and information about significant ownership of the reporting entity. Basis of presentation describes the underlying basis used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS).