Goodwill and Intangible Assets
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2017
|Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Goodwill and Intangible Assets||
Goodwill and Intangible Assets
The table below presents goodwill balances by business segment and All Other at December 31, 2017 and 2016. The reporting units utilized for goodwill impairment testing are the operating segments or one level below.
During 2017, the Corporation completed its annual goodwill impairment test as of June 30, 2017 for all applicable reporting units. Based on the results of the annual goodwill impairment test, the Corporation determined there was no impairment.
The table below presents the gross and net carrying values and accumulated amortization for intangible assets at December 31, 2017 and 2016.
Amortization of intangibles expense was $621 million, $730 million and $834 million for 2017, 2016 and 2015. The Corporation estimates aggregate amortization expense will be $538 million, $105 million and $53 million for the years through 2020 and none for the years thereafter.
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The entire disclosure for the aggregate amount of goodwill and a description of intangible assets, which may include (a) for amortizable intangible assets (also referred to as finite-lived intangible assets), the carrying amount, the amount of any significant residual value, and the weighted-average amortization period, (b) for intangible assets not subject to amortization (also referred to as indefinite-lived intangible assets), the carrying amount, and (c) the amount of research and development assets acquired and written off in the period, including the line item in the income statement in which the amounts written off are aggregated, if not readily apparent from the income statement. Also discloses (a) for amortizable intangibles assets in total and by major class, the gross carrying amount and accumulated amortization, the total amortization expense for the period, and the estimated aggregate amortization expense for each of the five succeeding fiscal years, (b) for intangible assets not subject to amortization the carrying amount in total and by major class, and (c) for goodwill, in total and for each reportable segment, the changes in the carrying amount of goodwill during the period (including the aggregate amount of goodwill acquired, the aggregate amount of impairment losses recognized, and the amount of goodwill included in the gain (loss) on disposal of a reporting unit). If any part of goodwill has not been allocated to a reportable segment, discloses the unallocated amount and the reasons for not allocating. For each impairment loss recognized related to an intangible asset (excluding goodwill), discloses: (a) a description of the impaired intangible asset and the facts and circumstances leading to the impairment, (b) the amount of the impairment loss and the method for determining fair value, (c) the caption in the income statement or the statement of activities in which the impairment loss is aggregated, and (d) the segment in which the impaired intangible asset is reported. For each goodwill impairment loss recognized, discloses: (a) a description of the facts and circumstances leading to the impairment, (b) the amount of the impairment loss and the method of determining the fair value of the associated reporting unit, and (c) if a recognized impairment loss is an estimate not finalized and the reasons why the estimate is not final. May also disclose the nature and amount of any significant adjustments made to a previous estimate of an impairment loss.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef