Recent SEC Comments on Revenue Recognition
For those of you who still have time or can tweak your second quarter 10-Q, we have noticed these recent comments on revenue recognition:
Please provide us with your analysis regarding payments made to partners. Describe in detail the nature of these payments and further clarify when payments are classified as marketing expenses and when payments are recognized as a reduction in revenue. Refer to ASC 606-10-32-25 and 26.
Please explain to us the process by which interchange fees are earned and explain Greensky’s role in the payment processing system. Tell us whether a portion of the interchange fee received by the company is remitted to a third party. If so, tell us whether revenue from these fees is presented net or gross of the amounts remitted to the third party and explain how you arrived at that determination.
Your disclosures on pages 13 and 15 suggest that you did not adopt ASC 606 as of January 1, 2018. If true, please refer to ASC 606-10-65-1(a) and tell us why you did not adopt during the first quarter of 2018. If you adopted ASC 606 as of January 1, 2018, please refer to Rule 10-01(a)(5) of Regulation S-X and revise your filing to provide the disclosures required by ASC 606-10-50.
Please tell us whether the adoption of ASC 606 on January 1, 2018 impacted your accounting for grant awards and revise your disclosure accordingly. In your response, please explain how you considered the guidance in ASC 606-10-05-4 in determining the appropriate accounting for such awards.
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