Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Significant Accounting Policies

Significant Accounting Policies
6 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Significant Accounting Policies
2. Significant Accounting Policies


  (a) Basis of Presentation


Except for changes described in Note 2(b), the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes of the Company have been prepared in accordance with US GAAP, on a basis consistent with those followed in the March 31, 2019 audited consolidated financial statements, and are expressed in US Dollars. The following accounting policies are consistently applied in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements. These consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and the following entities:


Pacific Green Marine Technologies Ltd. (formerly Pacific Green Technologies Marine Limited) (“PGMTL”)   Wholly-owned subsidiary
Pacific Green Technologies International Limited (“PGTIL”)   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
Pacific Green Marine Technologies Inc. (PGM Can)   Wholly-owned subsidiary
Pacific Green Marine Technologies Inc. (PGM US)   Wholly-owned subsidiary of PGMG
Pacific Green Marine Technologies (USA) Inc. (inactive)   Wholly-owned subsidiary of PGMG
Pacific Green Marine Technologies Group Inc (“PGMG”)   Wholly-owned subsidiary
Pacific Green Marine Technologies Trading Ltd. (“PGTrad”)   Wholly-owned subsidiary of PGMG
Pacific Green Environmental Technologies Ltd (“PENV”)   Wholly-owned subsidiary
Pacific Green Marine Technologies (Norway) SA (“PGN”)   Wholly-owned subsidiary of PGMTL


All inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated upon consolidation.


  (b) Recently adopted accounting pronouncements


In February 2016, the FASB issued new lease accounting guidance in ASU No. 2016-02, “Leases”. This new guidance eliminates 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 was in effect for public companies in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018. Accordingly, the Company’s adopted the new guidance as of April 1, 2019.


The Company elected to apply the package of practical expedients which allows entities not to reassess its previous conclusions about lease identification, lease classification, and initial direct costs. The Company elected not to use hindsight to determine lease terms and to not separate non-lease components from the associated lease component. The Company had no operating leases that were adjusted upon transition. The Company commenced a new operating lease on premises on April 1, 2019 and recognized a right-of-use asset of $1,778,082 and a lease liability of $1,365,131 as of April 1, 2019. The difference between the right-of-use asset and lease liability relates to the balance of rent advance. The adoption of the new lease standard did not materially impact the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive income (loss) or the consolidated statement of cash flows. For additional disclosure and detail, see note 7 below.


The Company has implemented all new accounting pronouncements that are in effect and that may impact its consolidated financial statements and management 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.