Emerson Electric Co. (EMR)
Analysis of Revenues
Revenue Recognition Accounting Policy
Emerson recognizes a large majority of its revenues through the sale of manufactured products and records the sale when products are shipped or delivered, title and risk of loss pass to the customer, and collection is reasonably assured. Less than ten percent of Emerson’s revenues are recognized using the percentage-of-completion method as performance occurs, and revenue from software sales is recognized in accordance with ASC 985-605. Management believes that all relevant criteria and conditions are considered when recognizing revenue.
Sales arrangements sometimes involve delivering multiple elements. In these instances, the revenue assigned to each element is based on vendor-specific objective evidence, third-party evidence or a management estimate of the relative selling price. Revenue is recognized for delivered elements if they have value to the customer on a stand-alone basis and performance related to the undelivered items is probable and substantially in Emerson’s control, or the undelivered elements are inconsequential or perfunctory and there are no unsatisfied contingencies related to payment. Approximately five percent of Emerson’s revenues from continuing operations arise from qualifying sales arrangements that include the delivery of multiple elements, principally in the Automation Solutions segment. The vast majority of these deliverables are tangible products, with a smaller portion attributable to installation, service or maintenance. Generally, contract duration is short term, and cancellation, termination or refund provisions apply only in the event of contract breach and have historically not been invoked.
Source: 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-19).
Revenues as Reported
Emerson Electric Co., Income Statement, Revenues
US$ in millions
|12 months ended||Sep 30, 2018||Sep 30, 2017||Sep 30, 2016||Sep 30, 2015||Sep 30, 2014||Sep 30, 2013|
|Measurement & Analytical Instrumentation|
|Valves, Actuators & Regulators|
|Process Control Systems & Solutions|
|Tools & Home Products|
|Commercial & Residential Solutions|
Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2018-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2017-11-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-11-16), 10-K (filing date: 2015-11-18), 10-K (filing date: 2014-11-19), 10-K (filing date: 2013-11-19).
|Sales||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).||Emerson Electric Co.’s sales increased from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.|