Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Accounting Changes and Error Corrections [Abstract]  


Recently adopted accounting standards

In June of 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, “Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (ASC 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments.” The updated accounting guidance requires changes to the recognition of credit losses on financial instruments not accounted for at fair value through net income. The Company adopted ASU 2016-13 effective January 1, 2020 and recognized the decrease in the allowance for doubtful accounts, net of tax, as a $2.5 million increase to beginning retained earnings.

The Company is exposed to credit losses primarily related to accounts receivables and financed receivables derived from customer services revenue.  To reduce credit risk for residential pest control accounts receivable, we promote enrollment in our auto-pay programs. In general, we may suspend future services for customers with past due balances. The Company’s credit risk is generally low with a large number of entities comprising Rollins’ customer base and dispersion across many different geographical regions.



The Company manages its financing receivables on an aggregate basis when assessing and monitoring credit risks. The Company’s established credit evaluation and monitoring procedures seek to minimize the amount of business we conduct with higher risk customers. The credit quality of a potential obligor is evaluated at the loan origination based on an assessment of the individual’s Beacon/credit bureau score. Rollins requires a potential obligor to have good credit worthiness with low risk before entering into a contract. Depending upon the individual’s credit score, the Company may accept with 100% financing or require a significant down payment or turndown the contract. Delinquencies of accounts are monitored each month. Financing receivables include installment receivable amounts which are due subsequent to one year from the balance sheet dates.

The Company’s allowances for credit losses for trade accounts receivable and financed receivables are developed using historical collection experience, current and economic and market conditions, reasonable and supportable forecasts, and a review of the current status of customers’ receivables. The Company’s receivable pools are classified between residential customers, commercial customers, large commercial customers, and financed receivables. Accounts are written-off against the allowance for doubtful accounts when the Company determines that amounts are uncollectible, and recoveries of amounts previously written off are recorded when collected. Below is a rollforward of the Company’s allowance for credit losses for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

Schedule of Roll Forward of the Company's Allowance for Credit Losses

    Allowance for Doubtful Accounts  
Balance at January 1, 2020   $ 16,699     $ 2,959     $ 19,658  
Adoption of ASC 326     (3,330 )           (3,330 )
Adjusted balance at January 1, 2020     13,369       2,959       16,328  
Provision for expected credit losses     1,553       734       2,287  
Write-offs charged against the allowance     (3,779 )     (640 )     (4,419 )
Recoveries collected     908             908  
Currency conversion     (190 )           (190 )
Balance at March 31, 2020   $ 11,861     $ 3,053     $ 14,914  


In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-04, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other (ASC 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment, which eliminated the requirement to calculate the implied fair value of goodwill (i.e., Step 2 of the current goodwill impairment test) to measure a goodwill impairment charge. Instead, entities would record an impairment charge based on the excess of a reporting unit’s carrying amount over its fair value (i.e., measure the charge based on the current Step 1). The Company adopted ASU 2017-04 effective January 1, 2020. The Company does not expect the adoption of this standard to have a material impact on its future consolidated financial statements.

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (ASC 820): Disclosure Framework—Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement. The updated accounting guidance modified the disclosure requirements on fair value measurements by removing certain disclosure requirements related to the fair value hierarchy, modifying existing disclosure requirements related to measurement uncertainty and adding new disclosure requirements. The Company adopted ASU 2018-13 effective January 1, 2020 and the adoption did not materially impact its financial statement disclosures.



Recently issued accounting standards to be adopted in 2021 or later

In December, 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12 Income Taxes (topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. The standard eliminates the need for an organization to analyze whether the following apply in a given period (1) exception to the incremental approach for intraperiod tax allocation (2) exceptions to accounting for basis differences when there are ownership changes in foreign investments and (3) exceptions in interim period income tax accounting for year-to-date losses that exceed anticipated losses. The ASU also is designed to improve financial statement preparers’ application of income tax-related guidance and simplify GAAP for (1) franchise taxes that are partially based on income, (2) transactions with a government that result in a step-up in the tax basis of goodwill, (3) separate financial statements of legal entities that are not subject to tax, and (4) enacted changes in tax laws in interim periods. The standard in this update is effective for the Company’s financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning in 2021. The adoption of this ASU is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.