As many of us work on implementing the new ASC 842 lease accounting standard it is always helpful to learn from early adopters. As we have mentioned before, Microsoft early adopted as of July 1, 2017. You can find their adoption disclosures in this Form 10-Q.
Thanks to Reed Wilson, who leads our “Implementing the FASB’s New Lease Accounting Standard Workshop,” here is another early adopter example,Target. As you review this Form 10-Q, you will see that they have included extensive disclosure about the impact of adoption of the lease and revenue recognition standards. They have also made decisions to include operating lease assets in other assets on the balance sheet.
It is always nice to have a trail-blazer to follow!
And, as always, your thoughts and comments are welcome!