Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Accounting Policies

Accounting Policies
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Accounting Policies  
Accounting Policies


Financial Statement Presentation.  Our condensed consolidated financial statements have been developed in conformity with GAAP, which requires management to make estimates and assumptions.  These estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosures of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements, as well as the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  Actual results could differ materially from these estimates.  All intercompany transactions between TopBuild entities have been eliminated.

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

Income Taxes

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, “Income Taxes (Topic 740), Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes.”  This standard simplifies the accounting for income taxes by removing certain exceptions to the general principles included in current guidance, as well as improving consistent application of and simplifying GAAP for other areas by clarifying and amending existing guidance.  We adopted this standard on January 1, 2021, using the modified retrospective method related to franchise taxes. There was no cumulative-effect adjustment recorded as of the beginning of 2021.

Credit Losses

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, “Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326), Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments,” which replaces the current incurred loss methodology with an expected loss methodology, referred to as the current expected credit loss (CECL) methodology.  We adopted Topic 326 on January 1, 2020, using the modified retrospective method, which resulted in a $3.2 million cumulative-effect adjustment recorded through retained earnings at the beginning of 2020.

The following table summarizes additional ASUs which were adopted, but did not have a material impact on our accounting policies or our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures:



Period Adopted


ASU 2021-01

Reference Rate Reform



ASU 2017-04

Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment



ASU 2018-13

Disclosure Framework - Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement