Allergan PLC (AGN)
Analysis of Revenues
Accounting Policy on Revenue Recognition
Topic 606 provides that revenues are recognized when control of the promised goods under a contract is transferred to a customer, in an amount that reflects the consideration Allergan expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods as specified in the underlying terms with the customer. Allergan warrants products against defects and for specific quality standards, permitting the return of products under certain circumstances. Product sales are recorded net of all sales-related deductions including, but not limited to: chargebacks, trade discounts, commercial and government rebates, customer loyalty programs, fee-for-service arrangements with certain distributors, returns, and other allowances which Allergan refers to in the aggregate as sales returns and allowances (“SRA”).
Allergan’s performance obligations are primarily achieved when control of the products is transferred to the customer. Transfer of control is based on contractual performance obligations, but typically occurs upon receipt of the goods by the customer as that is when the customer has obtained control of significantly all of the economic benefits.
Prior to the achievement of performance obligations, shipping and handling costs associated with outbound freight for a product to be transferred to a customer are accounted for as a fulfillment cost and are included in selling and marketing expenses. When Allergan sells a business and future royalties are considered as part of the consideration, Allergan recognizes the royalties as a component of “other income / (expense), net”.
Other revenues earned are mainly comprised of royalty income from licensing of intellectual property. Royalty income is recognized when the licensee’s subsequent sale occurs.
Allergan believes this level of disaggregation best depicts how the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of the revenue and cash flows are affected by economic factors.
Source: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-15).
Revenues as Reported
Allergan PLC, Income Statement, Revenues
US$ in thousands
|12 months ended||Dec 31, 2018||Dec 31, 2017||Dec 31, 2016||Dec 31, 2015||Dec 31, 2014|
|US Specialized Therapeutics|
|US General Medicine|
|Segment net revenues|
|Net revenues||Amount of revenue recognized from goods sold, services rendered, insurance premiums, or other activities that constitute an earning process. Includes, but is not limited to, investment and interest income before deduction of interest expense when recognized as a component of revenue, and sales and trading gain (loss).||Allergan PLC’s net revenues increased from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly decreased from 2017 to 2018.|