Credit Loss Reserve and Allowances
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2020
|Credit Loss [Abstract]|
|Credit Loss Reserve and Allowances||Credit Loss Reserve and Allowances
Upon adoption of ASC 326 as of January 1, 2020, the Company implemented an expected credit loss allowance methodology for accounts receivable using historical collection experience, current and future economic and market conditions, and a review of the current status of each customer’s trade accounts receivables. As a part of the implementation, the Company analyzed the prior history of credit losses on accounts receivable separately for each of the two business segments Media & Content and Connectivity, and within each segment, separately for Aviation, Land and Maritime verticals. Our business is managed between Media & Content and Connectivity, and therefore, it was deemed appropriate to first analyze losses separately for the two based on the nature of these segments and related customer base. Further, the Company noted that historically customers between the aviation, land and maritime groups exhibit common risk characteristics based upon the industries for which they operate in and believed a further breakdown of segments across aviation, land and maritime verticals was appropriate. The analysis resulted in the Company’s history of credit losses on accounts receivable for a total of six aggregation points and determining loss rates for each based on a five-year period average.
Additionally, the Company estimates loss reserve based on the aging of the accounts receivable balances and the financial condition of customers and provides for specific allowance amounts for those customers that have a higher probability of default. We regularly monitor the collection status of accounts receivable through account reconciliation, dispute resolution, payment tracking, customer’s financial condition and macroeconomic conditions. We write-off balances when determined to be uncollectible. We apply a similar methodology towards our current and non-current contract asset balances, which shares certain common risk factors with accounts receivable. Finally, for the six months ended June 30, 2020, we have reviewed and considered the current and future economic and market conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic in determining our estimated credit losses.
A summary of our allowances for credit losses were as follows (in thousands):
(1) The current-period provision for expected credit losses was due primarily to the impact of COVID-19. One international airline partner in particular accounted for approximately 54% of the provision recorded during the three-month period ended June 30, 2020 and three other airline and cruise line partners accounted for approximately 44% of the provision recorded during the same period because of financial distress caused by COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the financial conditions of all customers and will record additional credit losses in the future, as appropriate.
The entire disclosure for allowance for credit losses.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef