|12 Months Ended|
Apr. 30, 2020
|Revenue From Contract With Customer [Abstract]|
7. Fee Revenue
A contract asset (unbilled receivables) is recorded when the Company transfers control of products or services before there is an unconditional right to payment. A contract liability (deferred revenue) is recorded when cash is received in advance of performance of the obligation. Deferred revenue represents the future performance obligations to transfer control of products or services for which we have already received consideration. Deferred revenue is presented in other accrued liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet.
The following table outlines our contract asset and liability balances as of April 30, 2020 and 2019:
During the year ended April 30, 2020 and 2019, we recognized revenue of $94.1 million and $97.0 million, respectively, that were included in the contract liabilities balance at the beginning of the period.
The Company has elected to apply the practical expedient to exclude the value of unsatisfied performance obligations for contracts with a duration of one year or less, which applies to all executive search and professional search fee revenue. As of April 30, 2020, the aggregate transaction price allocated to the performance obligations that are unsatisfied for contracts with an expected duration of greater than one year at inception was $608.5 million. Of the $608.5 million of remaining performance obligations, we expect to recognize approximately $307.7 million in fiscal 2021, $158.6 million in fiscal 2022, $77.3 million in fiscal 2023 and the$64.9 million in fiscal 2024 and thereafter. However, this amount should not be considered an indication of the Company’s future revenue as contracts with an initial term of one year or less are not included. Further, our contract terms and conditions allow for clients to increase or decrease the scope of services and such changes do not increase or decrease a performance obligation until the Company has an enforceable right to payment.
Disaggregation of Revenue
The Company disaggregates its revenue by line of business and further by region for Executive Search. This information is presented in Note 11—Segments.
The following table provides further disaggregation of fee revenue by industry:
The entire disclosure of revenue from contract with customer to transfer good or service and to transfer nonfinancial asset. Includes, but is not limited to, disaggregation of revenue, credit loss recognized from contract with customer, judgment and change in judgment related to contract with customer, and asset recognized from cost incurred to obtain or fulfill contract with customer. Excludes insurance and lease contracts.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef