As private companies are gearing up for the implementation of Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, many are wondering how this guidance will impact the manufacturing industry. For privately‐held entities, ASC 606 applies for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 (2019 will be the first year for December year‐ends).
The core principle of the guidance is 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. To achieve the core principle, an entity should apply the following steps:
- Identify the contract(s) with a customer;
- Identify the performance obligations in the contract;
- Determine the transaction price;
- Allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract; and
- Recognize revenue when (or as) the entity satisfies a performance obligation.