These excerpts taken from the SENO 10-K filed Mar 21, 2008.
Revenue is recognized when (a) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists; (b) title has transferred; (c) the fee is fixed or determinable; and (d) collectibility is reasonably assured. Our recognition policy is significant because our revenue is a key component of our operations and the timing of revenue recognition determines the timing of certain expenses, such as sales commissions. Revenue results are difficult to predict, and any shortfall in revenues could cause our operating results to vary significantly from period to period.
For those sales that include multiple deliverables, we allocate revenue based on the relative fair values of the individual components as determined in accordance with EITF Issue No. 00-21, Revenue Arrangements with Multiple Deliverables. When more than one element, such as hardware and disposables, are contained in a single arrangement, revenues are allocated between the elements based on each elements relative fair value, provided that each element meets the criteria for treatment as a separate unit of accounting. An item is considered a separate unit of accounting if it has value to the customer on a standalone basis and there is objective and reliable evidence of the fair value of the undelivered items. Fair value is generally determined based upon the price charged when the element is sold separately. In the absence of fair value for a delivered element, we allocate revenue first to the fair value of the undelivered elements and allocate the residual revenue to the delivered elements. In the absence of fair value for an undelivered element, the arrangement is accounted for as a single unit of accounting, resulting in a deferral of revenue recognition for the delivered elements until all undelivered elements have been fulfilled.
We place certain equipment with customers in return for the customer purchasing a minimum number of disposable devices during a specified contract period. Title to the equipment passes to the customer at the end of the contract period if the minimum purchase requirements are met. The cost of the equipment, which is included in other long-term assets in the accompanying balance sheets, is amortized to cost of goods sold based on the monthly disposable unit shipments compared to the total purchase commitment of disposables. In the event the customer does not fulfill the minimum purchase requirements, collection efforts may be undertaken and the Company will attempt to recover the equipment. If the collection efforts or recovery of the equipment is not successful, the unamortized equipment cost would be expensed to cost of goods sold.
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For those sales that include multiple
We place certain equipment with customers in return for the customer purchasing a minimum number of disposable devices during a specified
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The agreement required Century to make two advance payments of $500,000 each, one in December 2002 and one in December 2003,
the agreement, effective December 31, 2006, we agreed to terminate the distribution agreement and repay the outstanding prepayment of $953,000 before February 20, 2008. The obligation bears simple interest at 2% per annum applied on a
semi-annual basis, not to exceed $19,000 per year. See Discussion of Note Payable contained in Note 6 to our audited financial statements.