Goodwill and Intangible Assets
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
|Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Goodwill and Intangible Assets||Goodwill and Intangible Assets
Goodwill is calculated as the excess of consideration transferred over the net assets recognized for acquired businesses and represents future economic benefits arising from the other assets acquired that could not be individually identified and separately recognized. Goodwill is assigned to reporting units at the date the goodwill is initially recorded and is reallocated as necessary based on the composition of reporting units over time.
The Company assesses goodwill for impairment at the reporting unit level annually on the first day of the fourth quarter and upon the occurrence of a triggering event or change in circumstance that would more likely than not reduce the fair value of a reporting unit below its carrying amount.
A quantitative test performed upon the occurrence of a triggering event compares the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount. The Company determines fair values for each of the reporting units, as applicable, using the market approach, when available and appropriate, or the income approach, or a combination of both. The Company assesses the valuation methodology based upon the relevance and availability of the data at the time the Company performs the valuation. If multiple valuation methodologies are used, the results are weighted appropriately.
Valuations using the market approach are derived from metrics of publicly traded companies or historically completed transactions of comparable businesses. The selection of comparable businesses is based on the markets in which the reporting units operate giving consideration to risk profiles, size, geography, and diversity of products and services. A market approach is limited to reporting units for which there are publicly traded companies that have characteristics similar to the Company's businesses.
Under the income approach, fair value is determined based on the present value of estimated future cash flows, discounted at an appropriate risk-adjusted rate. The Company uses its internal forecasts to estimate future cash flows and include an estimate of long-term future growth rates based on our most recent views of the long-term outlook for each business. Actual results may differ from those assumed in the forecasts. The Company derives its discount rates using a capital asset pricing model and by analyzing published rates for industries relevant to its reporting units to estimate the cost of equity financing. The Company uses discount rates that are commensurate with the risks and uncertainty inherent in the respective businesses and in our internally developed forecasts.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company concluded that a triggering event had occurred in the Radiation Monitoring Systems ("RMS") reporting unit of the Industrial segment as a result of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Goodwill in the Industrial segment was recognized as a result of the Mirion Business Combination in October 2021, at which time approximately $257.2 million of goodwill was attributed to the RMS reporting unit. In May 2022, one of the customers in the RMS reporting unit terminated a contract with a Russian state-owned entity to build a nuclear power plant in Finland. The remaining performance obligation related to this contract within our backlog was approximately $67 million, of which approximately 80% was scheduled to be recognized as revenue over the next five years.
Therefore, due to the impact on our planned revenues, the Company conducted a quantitative test for the RMS reporting unit, determining the fair value by estimating the present value of expected future cash flows, discounted by the applicable discount rate of 10.5% (compared to 9% used in determining the initial goodwill from the Business Combination) and assumed a terminal future cash flows growth rate of 3.5%. The Company also compared fair value to peer company multiples which have decreased since the date of the Business Combination. As the carrying value exceeded the fair value, the Company recognized its best estimate of a non-cash impairment loss of $55.2 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2022. The impairment loss was recorded in the caption "Goodwill impairment" in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. After the impairment loss and the impact of translation, $165.1 million of goodwill remained associated with the RMS reporting unit as of September 30, 2022.
No goodwill impairment was recognized for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively.
The following table shows changes in the carrying amount of goodwill by reportable segment as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 (in millions):
A portion of goodwill is deductible for income tax purposes.
No triggering events for interim goodwill impairment testing occurred in the third quarter of 2022. However, the Company will continue to monitor macroeconomic conditions, including impacts to interest and Euro foreign exchange rates, which continue to be volatile. While the Company believes the long-term outlooks of the Company's end markets remain strong, continued future declines in macroeconomic conditions could result in a goodwill impairment in one or more of our reporting units. Our required annual goodwill impairment assessment for all reporting units will be performed during the fourth quarter of 2022.
Intangible assets consist of our developed technology, customer relationships, backlog, trade names, and non-compete agreements at the time of acquisition through business combinations. The customer relationships definite lived intangible assets are amortized using the double declining balance method while all other definite lived intangible assets are amortized on a straight-line basis over their estimated useful lives.
Many of our intangible assets are not deductible for income tax purposes. A summary of intangible assets useful lives, gross carrying value and related accumulated amortization is below (in millions):
Aggregate amortization expense for intangible assets included in cost of revenues and operating expenses was as follows (in millions):
The entire disclosure for goodwill and intangible assets.
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