|UNION CARBIDE CORP /NEW/ filed this Form 10-Q on 04/27/2017|
Union Carbide Corporation and Subsidiaries
Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements
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NOTE 1 - CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of Union Carbide Corporation and its subsidiaries (the "Corporation" or "UCC") were prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP") and reflect all adjustments (including normal recurring accruals) which, in the opinion of management, are considered necessary for the fair presentation of the results for the periods presented.
The Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow"). In accordance with the accounting guidance for earnings per share, the presentation of earnings per share is not required in financial statements of wholly owned subsidiaries.
The Corporation’s business activities comprise components of Dow’s global operations rather than stand-alone operations. Dow conducts its worldwide operations through global businesses. Because there are no separable reportable business segments for UCC under the accounting guidance related to segment reporting and no detailed business information is provided to a chief operating decision maker regarding the Corporation’s stand-alone operations, the Corporation’s results are reported as a single operating segment.
Intercompany transactions and balances are eliminated in consolidation. Transactions with the Corporation’s parent company, Dow, and other Dow subsidiaries have been reflected as related company transactions in the consolidated financial statements. See Note 8 for further discussion.
These statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.
In the first quarter of 2017, the Corporation made a change to the consolidated statements of cash flows to include a new line under "Operating Activities" entitled "Asbestos-related payments." The new line captures cash payments made for asbestos-related claim and resolution activity as well as asbestos-related defense and processing costs (effective as of the fourth quarter of 2016 as a result of an accounting policy change). Prior periods have been updated to conform with the current year presentation.
NOTE 2 - RECENT ACCOUNTING GUIDANCE
Accounting Guidance Issued But Not Yet Adopted as of March 31, 2017
In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standard Update ("ASU") 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606)," which is the new comprehensive revenue recognition standard that will supersede all existing revenue recognition guidance under U.S. GAAP. The standard's core principle is that a company will recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to a customer in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. ASU 2015-14, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606): Deferral of the Effective Date," which was issued in August 2015, revised the effective date for this ASU to annual and interim periods beginning on or after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted, but not earlier