Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Accrued Warranty Reserve

Accrued Warranty Reserve
6 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Accrued Warranty Reserve  
Accrued Warranty Reserve

11. Accrued Warranty Reserve

The Company provides for the estimated costs of warranties at the time revenue is recognized. The specific terms and conditions of those warranties vary depending upon the microturbine product sold and the geography of sale. The Company’s product warranties generally start from the delivery date and continue for up to twenty-four months. Factors that affect the Company’s warranty obligation include product failure rates, anticipated hours of product operations and costs of repair or replacement in correcting product failures. These factors are estimates that may change based on new information that becomes available each period. Similarly, the Company also accrues the estimated costs to address reliability repairs on products no longer in warranty when, in the Company’s judgment, and in accordance with a specific

plan developed by the Company, it is prudent to provide such repairs. The Company assesses the adequacy of recorded warranty liabilities quarterly and makes adjustments to the liability as necessary. When the Company has sufficient evidence that product changes are altering the historical failure occurrence rates, the impact of such changes is then taken into account in estimating future warranty liabilities. Changes in the accrued warranty reserve during the six months ended September 30, 2021 are as follows (in thousands):

Balance, beginning of the period



Standard warranty provision



Accrual related to reliability repair programs


Deductions for warranty claims



Balance, end of the period



During the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2021, the Company recorded a specific $4.9 million accrual related to reliability repair programs to account for the replacement of remaining high risk failure parts in some of the Company’s fielded units due to a supplier defect. As of September 30, 2021, the accrual related to the reliability repair program was $0.4 million.