Description of Business, Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies
|9 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2012
|Description of Business, Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies [Abstract]|
|Description of Business, Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies||
Note 1. Description of Business, Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies
Description of Business
Alico, Inc. ("Alico") and its wholly owned subsidiaries, (collectively, the "Company") is a land management company operating in Central and Southwest Florida. Alico owns approximately 135,590 acres of land located in Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Polk Counties, Florida. The Company is involved in citrus, sugarcane, cattle and other agricultural operations and real estate activities.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying (a) condensed consolidated balance sheet as of September 30, 2011, which has been derived from audited financial statements, and (b) unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements (the "Financial Statements") of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). The Financial Statements include all adjustments, consisting of normal and recurring adjustments, which in the opinion of management were necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. The results of the interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results for any other interim periods or the entire fiscal year.
The Financial Statements have been presented according to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Certain information, footnotes and disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted in accordance with those rules and regulations. The Company believes that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information not misleading. The Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2011.
Principles of Consolidation
The Financial Statements include the accounts of Alico, and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Alico Land Development, Inc. ("ALDI"), Alico-Agri, Ltd.("Alico-Agri"), Alico Plant World, LLC and Bowen Brothers Fruit, LLC ("Bowen"). All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates based upon future events. The Company periodically evaluates the estimates. The estimates are based on current and expected economic conditions, historical experience and various other specific assumptions that the Company believes to be reasonable.
Restricted cash totaling $10,747,000 relates to deposits in two escrow accounts for contracts entered into for the sale of properties. Restricted cash is included in current assets based on the contractual term for the release of the restriction. See Note 4. Property, Building and Equipment, Net.
The Company is primarily engaged in agriculture, which is of a seasonal nature and subject to the influence of natural phenomena and price fluctuations. The results of the reported period herein are not necessarily indicative of the results for any other interim periods or the entire fiscal year.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In December 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued ASU No. 2011-12 Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassification of Items Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income, to defer the effective date for those aspects of ASU 2011-05 relating to the presentation of reclassification adjustments out of accumulated other comprehensive income. ASU 2011-12 is effective for fiscal years and interim periods within those years beginning after December 15, 2011.
The adoption of ASU 2011-12 will not have a material impact on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows as it only affects financial statement presentation and is a deferral of ASU 2011-05.
The Company does not believe that any other recently issued but not effective accounting standards, if currently adopted, would have a material effect on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
The entire disclosure for the business description and basis of presentation concepts. Business description describes the nature and type of organization including but not limited to organizational structure as may be applicable to holding companies, parent and subsidiary relationships, business divisions, business units, business segments, affiliates and information about significant ownership of the reporting entity. Basis of presentation describes the underlying basis used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS).