Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies Description of Business
Newell Brands is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Rubbermaid, FoodSaver, Calphalon, Sistema, Sharpie, Paper Mate, Dymo, EXPO, Elmer’s, Yankee Candle, Graco, NUK, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, First Alert, Spontex, Coleman, Campingaz, Oster, Sunbeam and Mr. Coffee. Newell Brands' beloved brands enhance and brighten consumers lives at home and outside by creating moments of joy, building confidence and providing peace of mind. The Company sells its products in nearly 200 countries around the world and has operations on the ground in over 40 of these countries, excluding third-party distributors.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and include the consolidated accounts of the Company and its majority-owned subsidiaries after elimination of intercompany transactions and balances.
The preparation of these consolidated financial statements requires the use of certain estimates and assumptions by management in determining the Company’s assets, liabilities, sales and expenses, and related disclosures. Significant estimates in these Consolidated Financial Statements include restructuring charges, estimates of future cash flows associated with asset impairments, useful lives for depreciation and amortization, loss contingencies (including legal, environmental and product liability reserves), net realizable value of inventories, estimated contract revenue and related variable consideration, capitalized software costs, income taxes, uncertain tax provisions, tax valuation allowances, and pension and postretirement employee benefit liabilities and expenses. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
On February 6, 2022, the Company signed a definitive agreement to sell its Connected Home & Security (“CH&S”) business unit to Resideo Technologies, Inc. for a purchase price of $593 million, subject to customary working capital and transaction adjustments. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2022, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval.
Beginning January 1, 2021, the Company reported the operating results of its cookware product lines as part of the Food reporting unit within the Home Solutions segment, and no longer as part of the former Appliances and Cookware segment. This change was the result of an assessment by the chief operating decision maker (“CODM”) to better align the cookware product lines with other similar product lines in various food categories. In connection with this change, the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) for the Food business unit assumed full responsibility for the overall brand strategy, business modeling, marketing and innovation of these product lines. The Company determined this product line change did not result in a change to either of its Home Solutions or former Appliances and Cookware reportable segments. In connection with this change, the Appliances and Cookware segment was renamed as the Home Appliances segment. Prior period comparable results for both of these segments have been reclassified to conform to this product line change. The Company also revised the calculation of operating income (loss) by segment to include restructuring charges. Prior period comparable results have been reclassified to conform to the change in calculation. See Footnote 17.
Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current presentation.
During 2019, the Company recorded an aggregate after-tax adjustment benefit of $10 million ($6 million in continuing operations and $4 million in discontinued operations) in its Consolidated Statement of Operations reflecting the cumulative impact of prior
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