Segment Reporting and Geographic Information
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 30, 2017
|Segment Reporting [Abstract]
|Segment Reporting and Geographic Information
The Company's segment reporting structure uses the Company's management reporting structure as the foundation for how the Company manages its business. The Company periodically evaluates its segment reporting structure in accordance with ASC 350-20-55 and has concluded that it has three reportable segments as of December 30, 2017. The United States segment and the Canada segment are considered material by Company's management as of December 30, 2017. The Company's other segments have been combined in the "Other" category.
The segments are as follows:
The United States segment distributes fasteners and related hardware items, threaded rod, keys, key duplicating systems, accessories, and identification items, such as tags and letters, numbers, and signs to hardware stores, home centers, mass merchants, and other retail outlets primarily in the United States. This segment also provides innovative pet identification tag programs to a leading pet products retail chain using a unique, patent-protected/patent-pending technology and product portfolio. In 2017, the Company completed the integration of its All Points subsidiary into the rest of its United States business. After this transition, discrete financial information for the All Points business is no longer regularly reviewed by the Chief Operating Decision Maker. Accordingly, to align the operating segments with the current way management reviews information to make operating decisions, assess performance, and allocate resources, the results of the Company's All Points business are now reported in the United States operating segment.
The Canada segment distributes fasteners and related hardware items, threaded rod, keys, key duplicating systems, accessories, and identification items, such as tags and letters, numbers, and signs to hardware stores, home centers, mass merchants, industrial distributors, automotive aftermarket distributors, and other retail outlets and industrial Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”) in Canada. The Canada segment also produces fasteners, stampings, fittings, and processes threaded parts for automotive suppliers and industrial OEMs.
The Company uses profit or loss from operations to evaluate the performance of its segments, and does not include segment assets or nonoperating income/expense items for management reporting purposes. Profit or loss from operations is defined as income from operations before interest and tax expenses. Hillman accounts for intersegment sales and transfers as if the sales or transfers were to third parties, at current market prices. Segment revenue excludes sales between segments, which is consistent with the segment revenue information provided to the Company's chief operating decision maker.
In the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company decided to exit the Australia market following the withdrawal from the Australia market of a key customer and recorded charges of $1,047 in the Other segment related to the write-off of inventory and other assets. In the year ended December 30, 2017, the Company fully liquidated its Australian subsidiary and reclassified the cumulative translation adjustment to income. The $638 gain was recorded as other income on the Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (Loss).
The table below presents revenues and income (loss) from operations for the reportable segments for the years ended December 30, 2017, December 31, 2016, and December 31, 2015.