This excerpt taken from the ABII 10-K filed Mar 31, 2008.
AbraxaneSIZE="1">® Revenue Recognition
We recognize revenue from the sale of a product when title and risk of loss have transferred to the customer, collection is reasonably assured and we have no further performance obligation. This is typically when the product is received by the customer. At the time of sale, as further described below, we reduce sales and provide for estimated chargebacks, contractual allowances or customer rebates, product returns and customer credits and cash discounts. Our methodology used to estimate and provide for these sales provisions was consistent across all periods presented. Accruals for sales provisions are presented in our combined financial statements as a reduction of net revenue and accounts receivable and, for contractual allowances, an increase in accrued liabilities. We regularly review information related to these estimates and adjust our reserves accordingly if, and when, actual experience differs from estimates.
We have internal historical information on chargebacks, rebates and customer returns and credits which we use as the primary factor in determining the related reserve requirements. Due to the nature of our product and its primary use in hospital and clinical settings with generally consistent demand, we believe that this internal historical data, in conjunction with periodic review of available third-party data and updated for any applicable changes in available information, provides a reliable basis for such estimates.
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