|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2018
|Revenue Recognition [Abstract]|
2. Revenue Recognition
Sales of VOIs - Revenue is recognized for sales of VOIs after the legal rescission period has expired on a properly executed VOI sales agreement and the collectibility of the note receivable from the buyer, if any, is reasonably assured. Transfer of control of the VOI to the buyer occurs at the point of sale after the legal rescission period has expired as the risk and rewards associated with VOI ownership are transferred to the buyer at this time. Customer deposits from contracts within the legal rescission period are recorded in restricted cash and escrow deposits in the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of financial condition as such amounts are refundable until the legal rescission period has expired. In cases where construction and development of Bluegreen’s developed resorts has not been substantially completed, Bluegreen defers all of the revenues and associated expenses for the sales of VOIs until construction is substantially complete and the resort may be occupied.
For financed contracts, Bluegreen has reduced the transaction price for expected loan losses which it considers to be variable consideration. To the extent Bluegreen determines that it is probable that a significant reversal of cumulative revenue recognized may occur, it records an estimate of variable consideration as a reduction to the transaction price of the sales of VOIs until the uncertainty associated with the variable consideration is resolved. Bluegreen’s estimates of the variable consideration are based on the results of its static pool analysis, which relies on historical payment data for similar VOI notes receivable and tracks uncollectibles for each period’s sales over the entire life of the notes. Bluegreen also considers whether historical economic conditions are comparable to then current economic conditions, as well as variations in underwriting standards. Bluegreen reviews its estimate of variable consideration on at least a quarterly basis.
Under timeshare accounting rules, rental operations, including accommodations provided through the use of Bluegreen’s sampler program, are accounted for as incidental operations whereby incremental carrying costs in excess of incremental revenues are expensed as incurred. Conversely, incremental revenues in excess of incremental carrying costs are recorded as a reduction to the carrying cost of VOI inventory. Incremental carrying costs include costs that have been incurred by Bluegreen during the holding period of unsold VOIs, such as developer subsidies and maintenance fees on unsold VOI inventory. During each of the periods presented, Bluegreen’s aggregate rental revenue and sampler revenue was less than the aggregate carrying cost of its VOI inventory. Accordingly, Bluegreen recorded such revenue as a reduction to cost of other fee-based services in the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income.
Fee-based sales commissions - Revenue is recognized when a sales transaction with a VOI purchaser is consummated in accordance with the terms of the fee-based sales agreement with the third-party developer and the related consumer rescission period has expired.
Other fee-based services and cost reimbursements - Revenue in connection with Bluegreen’s other fee-based services (which are described below) is recognized as follows:
Bluegreen’s cost of other fee-based services consists of the costs associated with the various activities described above, as well as developer subsidies and maintenance fees on its unsold VOIs.
Sales of real estate inventory - Revenue is generally recognized on sales of real estate inventory to customers when the sales are closed and title passes to the buyer. Certain real estate sales contracts provide for a contingent purchase price which is accounted for as variable consideration. The Company estimates the amount of a portion of the variable consideration upon the closing of the real estate transaction based on an expected value methodology. The estimate of variable consideration is constrained to the extent that it is not probable that a significant revenue reversal in the amount of cumulative revenue recognized will not occur when the uncertainty associated with the variable consideration is subsequently resolved. The inputs used in the expected value model are current sales prices net of incentives, historical contingent price consideration receipts and sales contracts on similar properties.
Interest income - Bluegreen provides financing for a significant portion of its owned VOI sales. Bluegreen recognizes interest income from financing VOI sales on the accrual method as earned based on the outstanding principal balance, interest rate and terms stated in each individual financing agreement. Bluegreen’s notes receivable are carried at amortized cost less an allowance for loan losses. Interest income is suspended, and previously accrued but unpaid interest income is reversed, on all delinquent notes receivable when principal or interest payments are more than 90 days contractually past due and is not resumed until such loans are less than 90 days past due. As of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, $15.8 million and $12.9 million, respectively, of Bluegreen’s VOI notes receivable were more than 90 days past due, and accordingly, consistent with its policy, are not accruing interest income. After 120 days, Bluegreen’s VOI notes receivable are generally written off against the allowance for loan losses.
The entire disclosure of revenue from contract with customer to transfer good or service and to transfer nonfinancial asset. Includes, but is not limited to, disaggregation of revenue, credit loss recognized from contract with customer, judgment and change in judgment related to contract with customer, and asset recognized from cost incurred to obtain or fulfill contract with customer. Excludes insurance and lease contracts.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef