Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)

Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
6 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Significant Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Basis of Presentation
(a) Basis of Presentation


These condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes are presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, and are expressed in U.S. dollars. These condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and the following active entities:


  Pacific Green Marine Technologies Ltd. (“PGMTL”)   Wholly-owned subsidiary
  Pacific Green Marine Technologies Inc. (“PGMTI”)   Wholly-owned subsidiary
  Pacific Green Technologies International Limited (“PGTIL”)   Wholly-owned subsidiary
  PGT Technologies (Canada) Ltd (“PGT CAN”)   Wholly-owned subsidiary
  Pacific Green Technologies Asia Limited (“PGTA”)   Wholly-owned subsidiary of PGTIL
  Pacific Green Technologies China Limited (“PGTC”)   Wholly-owned subsidiary of PGTA


All inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated.

Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements

(b) Financial Instruments and Fair Value Measurements


ASC 820, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. ASC 820 establishes a fair value hierarchy based on the level of independent, objective evidence surrounding the inputs used to measure fair value. A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. ASC 820 prioritizes the inputs into three levels that may be used to measure fair value:


Level 1


Level 1 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.


Level 2


Level 2 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets); or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.


Level 3


Level 3 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities.


The Company’s financial instruments consist principally of cash, amounts receivable, lease receivable, amounts due from and to related parties, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, convertible debenture, and derivative liability. The recorded values of these financial instruments approximate their current fair values because of their nature and respective maturity dates or durations.


The following table represents assets and liabilities that are measured and recognized at fair value as of September 30, 2018, on a recurring basis:


      Level 1
    Level 2
    Level 3
  Cash     875,968              
  Derivative liability           256,371        
  Total     875,968       256,371        


During the six months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recognized a loss on the change in fair value of derivative liability of $180,866 (2017 – $284,369).

Recent Accounting Pronouncements
(c) Recent Accounting Pronouncements


In February 2016, the FASB issued new lease accounting guidance in ASU No. 2016-02, “Leases”. This new guidance was initiated as a joint project with the International Accounting Standards Board to simplify lease accounting and improve the quality of and comparability of financial information for users. This new guidance would eliminate the concept of off-balance sheet treatment for “operating leases” for lessees for the vast majority of lease contracts. Under ASU No. 2016-02, at inception, a lessee must classify all leases with a term of over one year as either finance or operating, with both classifications resulting in the recognition of a defined “right-of-use” asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet. However, recognition in the income statement will differ depending on the lease classification, with finance leases recognizing the amortization of the right-of-use asset separate from the interest on the lease liability and operating leases recognizing a single total lease expense. Lessor accounting under ASU No. 2016-02 would be substantially unchanged from the previous lease requirements under GAAP. ASU No. 2016-02 will take effect for public companies in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted and for leases existing at, or entered into after, the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements, lessees and lessors must apply a modified retrospective transition approach. The Company is currently evaluating the new guidance and has not determined the impact this standard may have on the consolidated financial statements.


The Company has implemented all new accounting pronouncements that are in effect and that may impact its consolidated financial statements and does not believe that there are any other new accounting pronouncements that have been issued that might have a material impact on its financial position or results of operations.