|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2018
|Trade Inventory [Abstract]|
5. Trade Inventory
Trade inventory is measured at the lower of cost or market. Cost includes all costs of conversions, including materials, direct labor, production overhead, depreciation of equipment and shipping costs. Raw materials are stated at the lower of approximate cost, on a first-in, first-out or average cost basis, and market is determined by reference to replacement cost. Raw materials are not written down unless the goods in which they are incorporated are expected to be sold for less than cost, in which case, they are written down by reference to replacement cost of the raw materials. Finished goods and work in progress are stated at the lower of cost or market determined on a first-in, first-out or average cost basis. Shipping and handling fees billed to customers are recorded as trade sales, and shipping and handling fees paid by the Company are recorded as cost of goods sold.
In valuing inventory, the Company makes assumptions regarding the write-downs required for excess and obsolete inventory based on judgments and estimates formulated from available information. The Company’s estimates for excess and obsolete inventory are based on historical and forecasted usage. Inventory is also examined for upcoming expiration and is written down where appropriate. There were no inventory write-downs for the three months ended March 31, 2018. Included in cost of trade sales for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $0.4 million of inventory write-downs.
The entire disclosure for inventory. Includes, but is not limited to, the basis of stating inventory, the method of determining inventory cost, the classes of inventory, and the nature of the cost elements included in inventory.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef