The Company adopted ASC 606 on January 1, 2018, using the modified retrospective method. The new standard requires the Company to disclose the accounting policies in effect prior to January 1, 2018, as well as the policies it has applied starting January 1, 2018. Revenue is measured based on consideration specified in a contract with a customer. The Company recognizes revenue when it satisfies a performance obligation by transferring control over a service or goods to a customer.
Periods commencing January 1, 2018
The Company has contractual agreements with its customers that set forth the general terms and conditions of the relationship including line item pricing, payment terms and contract duration. Revenue is recognized when the performance obligation under the terms of the Company’s contract with its customer is satisfied. Revenue is measured as the amount of consideration the Company expects to receive in exchange for transferring goods or providing services. The Company generates revenue primarily by processing electronic payment transactions. Set forth below is a description of the Company’s revenue by segment.
Technology Solutions provides merchant acquiring, payment processing and related services to a diverse set of merchants that primarily accept payments through eCommerce and integrated payment solutions.
Merchant Solutions provides merchant acquiring, payment processing and related services to a diverse set of merchants that primarily accept payments through an omni-channel solution including terminal based.
Issuer Solutions provides card issuer processing, payment network processing, fraud protection and card production to a diverse set of financial institutions, including regional banks, community banks, credit unions and regional personal identification number (“PIN”) networks.
At contract inception, the Company assesses the goods and services promised in its contracts with customers and identifies performance obligations for each promise to transfer to the customer a good or service that is distinct. The Company’s performance obligation relating to its payment processing services revenue is to provide continuous access to the Company’s system to process as much as its customers require. Since the number or volume of transactions to be processed is not determinable at contract inception, the Company’s payment processing services consist of variable consideration under a stand ready service of distinct days of service that are substantially the same with the same pattern of transfer to the customer. As such, the stand-ready obligation is accounted for as a single-series performance obligation whereby the variability of the transaction value is satisfied daily as the performance obligation is performed.
The Company’s payment processing services include all aspects of payment processing, including authorization and settlement, customer service, chargeback and retrieval processing, reporting for electronic payment transactions and network fee and interchange management.
The Company’s products and services consists of, but are not limited to, foreign currency management, payment card industry regulatory compliance services, payment security (e.g. tokenization, encryption and fraud services), chargeback resolution, billing statement production (e.g. reporting and analytics), card production, and card-processing equipment sales. An evaluation is performed to determine whether or not these are separate performance obligations from payment processing. Once the performance obligations are identified, the total estimated transaction value is allocated based on a stand-alone selling price. Revenue from products and services is recognized at a point in time or over time depending on the products or services. Chargeback resolution services, card production and equipment sales are generally recognized at a point in time while most other performance obligations are billed and recognized over the contract period as the services are performed.