|12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
|ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS [Abstract]
In September 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued an amendment to the guidance for goodwill and other intangibles. The amendment applies to the goodwill impairment test and permits an entity to first assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount as a basis for determining whether it is necessary to perform the two-step goodwill impairment test. The more likely than not threshold is defined as a likelihood of more than 50 percent. The amendment was effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. This amendment was adopted by the Company for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Adoption of this amendment did not have a material effect on the financial statements.
In June 2011, the FASB issued an amendment to the guidance on the presentation of comprehensive income. The amendment requires that comprehensive income be presented either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. In both choices, an entity is required to present on the face of the financial statements reclassification adjustments for items that are reclassified from other comprehensive income to net income in the statement where the components of net income and other comprehensive income are presented. This amendment is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011. Early adoption is permitted. Upon adoption, this amendment is not expected to have a material effect on the financial statements.
In May 2011, the FASB issued an amendment to revise the wording used to describe many of the requirements for measuring fair value and disclosing information about fair value measurements. This amendment clarifies the FASB's intention about the application of fair value. In addition, the amendment changes certain principles or requirements for measuring fair value and disclosure of such measurements. The amendment was effective for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2011, and was adopted by the Company for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Adoption of this amendment did not have a material effect on the financial statements.
In December 2010, the FASB issued an amendment to the disclosure requirements for business combinations. This amendment specifies that if comparative financial statements are presented in connection with a business combination, the entity should disclose revenue and earnings of the combined entity as though the business combination that occurred during the current year had occurred as of the beginning of the comparable prior annual reporting period only. The amendment also expands the disclosure requirement to include the nature and amount of material, nonrecurring pro forma adjustments directly attributable to the business combination. The amendment was effective for business combinations consummated on or before the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning on or after December 15, 2010, and early adoption is permitted. This amendment was adopted by the Company for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2012. Adoption of this amendment did not have a material effect on the financial statements.