|FORTERRA, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 11/09/2017|
Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
18. Segment reporting
Segment information is presented in accordance with ASC 280, Segment Reporting, which establishes standards for reporting information about operating segments. It also establishes standards for related disclosures about products and geographic areas. Operating segments are defined as components of an enterprise that engage in business activities that earn revenues, incur expenses and prepare separate financial information that is evaluated regularly by the Company’s chief operating decision maker (“CODM”) in order to allocate resources and assess performance. The Corporate and Other segment includes expenses related to certain executive salaries, interest costs related to the Company's credit agreements, acquisition related costs, and other corporate costs that are not directly attributable to the Company's operating segments. The Company's segments follow the same accounting policies as the Company.
Net sales from the major products sold to external customers include drainage pipe and precast products and concrete and steel water transmission pipe.
The Company’s three geographic areas consist of the United States, Canada and Mexico for which it reports net sales, fixed assets and total assets. For purposes of evaluating segment profit, the CODM reviews EBITDA as a basis for making the decisions to allocate resources and assess performance.
The following tables set forth reportable segment information with respect to net sales and other financial information attributable to the Company's reportable segments for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 (in thousands):