Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
|9 Months Ended
Oct. 31, 2023
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]
|New Accounting Pronouncements, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Recently Adopted Accounting Guidance
Below we provide a description of our adoption of new Accounting Standards Updates (“ASUs”) issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the impact of the adoption on the condensed consolidated financial statements. ASUs not listed below were assessed and determined to be either not applicable or insignificant in presentation or amount.
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses (“ASU 2016-13”), which provides new authoritative guidance with respect to the measurement of credit losses on financial instruments. This update changes the impairment model for most financial assets and certain other instruments by introducing a current expected credit loss (“CECL”) model. The CECL model is a more forward-looking approach based on expected losses rather than incurred losses, requiring entities to estimate and record losses expected over the remaining contractual life of an asset. We adopted ASU 2016-13 effective February 1, 2023, and the adoption of the standard did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.
Related to ASU 2016-13, there is risk and judgment involved in determining estimates of our allowances for credit losses, which reduce the carrying value of an asset to produce an estimate of the net amount that will be collected over the asset's life. We evaluate the expected credit loss of an asset on an individual basis, except in cases where assets collectively share similar risk characteristics where we pool them together. We evaluate and estimate our allowances for credit loss by considering reasonable, relevant, and supportable available information. The Company maintains an allowance based upon expected credit losses of outstanding accounts receivable. Management derives its estimate using a variety of factors, including historical collection and loss patterns; the current aging of receivables; customer-specific credit risk factors (when warranted); and probable future economic conditions which inform adjustments to historical loss patterns. The provision for expected credit losses is recorded in general and administrative in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations. Accounts receivable deemed to be uncollectible are written off, net of expected or actual recoveries.
Changes in the allowance for credit loss on accounts receivable (in thousands) for the nine months ended October 31, 2023 were as follows: