SEC Filings

RELIANCE STEEL & ALUMINUM CO filed this Form 10-Q on 05/02/2019
Entire Document



March 31, 2019


Note 1.  Basis of Presentation


Principles of Consolidation


The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions of Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, our financial statements reflect all adjustments, which are of a normal recurring nature, necessary for presentation of financial statements for interim periods in accordance with U.S. GAAP. The results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of the results for the full year ending December 31, 2019. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2018, included in the Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (“Reliance,” the “Company,” “we,” “our” or “us”) Annual Report on Form 10-K.


The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts and the disclosure of contingent amounts in our consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates.


Our consolidated financial statements include the assets, liabilities and operating results of majority-owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated. The ownership of the other interest holders of consolidated subsidiaries is reflected as noncontrolling interests. Our investments in unconsolidated subsidiaries are recorded under the equity method of accounting.



Note 2.  Impact of Recently Issued Accounting Guidance


Impact of Recently Issued Accounting Standards—Adopted


Leases—In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued accounting changes that require lessees to recognize most long-term leases on the balance sheet through the recognition of a right-of-use asset and a lease liability using a modified retrospective transition method and provide enhanced disclosures. In July 2018, the FASB issued an update to these accounting changes providing an additional, optional transition method that allows lessees the option to initially apply the new accounting changes at the adoption date while continuing to present all prior periods under previous lease accounting guidance.


We adopted the new standard on January 1, 2019 using the optional transition method and available practical expedients. The practical expedients allow us, among other things, to carry forward our assessment of lease classification and remaining lease terms under the previous lease accounting guidance. Our adoption of the new lease standard resulted in the recognition of $186.3 million of operating lease right-of-use assets and $187.1 million of operating lease liabilities but did not have a material impact on our consolidated statements of income, equity or cash flows. For further discussion of our leases, see Note 7 – “Leases.”