BASIS OF PREPARATION AND OTHER (Policies)
|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]
|Basis of Accounting, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Basis of Preparation
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and therefore do not include all information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. There has been no material change in the information disclosed in the notes to the consolidated financial statements included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Rollins, Inc. (the “Company”) for the year ended December 31, 2019 other than updates related to Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (ASC 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments as noted below. Accordingly, the quarterly condensed consolidated financial statements and related disclosures herein should be read in conjunction with the 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
The preparation of interim financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions for the amounts reported in the condensed consolidated financial statements. Specifically, the Company makes estimates in its interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the termite accrual, which includes future costs including termiticide life expectancy and government regulations, the insurance accrual, which includes self-insurance and worker’s compensation, inventory adjustments, discounts and volume incentives earned, among others.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a global pandemic, which continues to spread throughout the U.S. and the world. This has resulted in authorities implementing numerous measures to contain the virus, including, but not limited to, travel bans and restrictions, quarantines, shelter-in-place orders, and business limitations and shutdowns. The pest control industry was designated as “essential” by the Department of Homeland Security and the Company has been able to remain operational in every part of the world in which it operates. The Company’s consolidated financial statements reflect estimates and assumptions made by management that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and related disclosures as of the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements. The Company considered the impact of COVID-19 on the assumptions and estimates used in preparing the condensed consolidated financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s financial results for the quarter have been made. These adjustments are of a normal recurring nature but complicated by the uncertainty surrounding the global economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of results for the entire year. The severity, magnitude and duration, as well as the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, are uncertain, rapidly changing and difficult to predict. Therefore, our accounting estimates and assumptions may change over time in response to COVID-19 and may change materially in future periods.
The Company has only one reportable segment, its pest and termite control business. The Company’s results of operations and its financial condition are not reliant upon any single customer, a few customers, or the Company’s foreign operations.
The Company reclassified certain prior period amounts in the Statement of Cash Flows from Operating Activities to Financing Activities for payment of contingent consideration to conform to the current period presentation.