|MEDTRONIC PLC filed this Form 10-Q on 12/04/2017|
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value, with cost determined on a first-in, first-out basis. The Company reduces the carrying value of inventories for items that are potentially excess, obsolete or slow-moving based on changes in customer demand, technology developments or other economic factors. Inventory balances, net of reserves, were as follows:
11. Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets
The following table presents the changes in the carrying amount of goodwill by reportable segment:
The Company assesses goodwill for impairment annually in the third quarter of the fiscal year and whenever an event occurs or circumstances change that would indicate that the carrying amount may be impaired. Impairment testing for goodwill is performed at the reporting unit level. The test for impairment of goodwill requires the Company to make several estimates about fair value, most of which are based on projected future cash flows. The Company calculates the excess of each reporting unit's fair value over its carrying amount, including goodwill, utilizing a discounted cash flow analysis. The Company did not recognize any goodwill impairment during the three or six months ended October 27, 2017 or October 28, 2016.
The following table presents the gross carrying amount and accumulated amortization of intangible assets: