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Note 1 - Basis of Presentation

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Note 1 - Basis of Presentation
9 Months Ended
Dec. 27, 2014
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(1)     Basis of Presentation


The condensed consolidated financial statements included herein have been prepared by Giga-tronics Incorporated (the “Company”), pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The consolidated results of operations for the interim periods shown in this report are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for the fiscal year. In the opinion of management, the information contained herein reflects all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring entries) necessary to make the consolidated results of operations for the interim periods a fair statement of such operations. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto, included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year ended March 29, 2014.


Fiscal Year The Company’s financial reporting year consists of either a 52 week or 53 week period ending on the last Saturday of the month of March. Fiscal year 2015, ending on March 28, 2015 is a 52 week year, and fiscal year 2014, ended on March 29, 2014 was a 52 week year. Quarterly periods within each such fiscal year are in most cases 13 weeks as opposed to three calendar months. All references to three or nine month periods, and years in the consolidated financial statements relate to fiscal periods or years rather than three or nine month calendar quarters or calendar years.


Derivatives The Company accounts for free standing derivatives and embedded derivatives required to be bifurcated and accounted for on a stand-alone basis at estimated fair value. Changes in fair value are reported in earnings as gain or loss on adjustment of derivative liability to fair value.


New Accounting Standards In April 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an accounting standard update that changes the criteria for reporting discontinued operations. Under the accounting standard update, a disposal of a component of an entity or a group of components of an entity is required to be reported in discontinued operations if the disposal represents a strategic shift that has, or will have, a major effect on an entity’s operations and financial results when either it qualifies as held for sale, disposed of by sale, or disposed of other than by sale. This accounting standard update will be effective for the Company beginning in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of this accounting standard update on its Consolidated Financial Statements.


In May 2014, the FASB amended the accounting standards by creating a new Topic 606 which is in response to a joint initiative of the FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board to clarify the principles for recognizing revenue and to develop a common revenue standard for U.S. generally accepted accounting principles and international financial reporting standards that would:


 

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Remove inconsistencies and weaknesses in revenue requirements.


 

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Provide a more robust framework for addressing revenue issues.


 

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Improve comparability of revenue recognition practices across entities, industries, jurisdictions and capital markets.


 

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Provide more useful information to users of financial statements through improved disclosure requirements.


 

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Simplify the preparation of financial statements by reducing the number of requirements to which an entity must refer.


For a public entity, the amendments in this Update are effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods within that reporting period. Early application is not permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact this new accounting standard will have on its financial statements.


In June 2014, the FASB amended ASC 718, Share Based Compensation, to require that a performance target that affects vesting and that could be achieved after the requisite service period be treated as a performance condition. For all entities, the amendments in this update are effective for annual periods and interim periods within those annual periods beginning after December 15, 2015. Earlier adoption is permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact this accounting standard update may have on its financial statements.


In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15 which provides guidance on determining when and how to disclose going concern uncertainties in the financial statements. The new standard requires management to perform interim and annual assessments of an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year of the date the financial statements are issued. An entity must provide certain disclosures if conditions or events raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern. The ASU applies to all entities and is effective for annual periods ending after December 15, 2016, and interim periods thereafter, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact this accounting standard update may have on its financial statements.