|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2017
|Segment information [Abstract]|
|Segment Reporting Disclosure [Text Block]||
The reportable segments are components of the Company that offer different products and are separately managed, with separate financial information available that is separately evaluated regularly by the Company’s chief operating decision maker (“CODM”), the Chief Executive Officer, in determining the performance of the business. The Company categorizes its business into three reportable segments, namely (i) Lithium Business; (ii) Ni-MH Batteries and Accessories; and (iii) New Materials.
The descriptions of the reportable segments have been extended from Lithium Batteries and Ni-MH Batteries to Lithium Business and Ni-MH Batteries and Accessories, respectively. Lithium Business mainly consists of lithium batteries, power storage system and power source solutions. Ni-MH Batteries and Accessories mainly consists of Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, sized batteries in blister packing as well as chargers and battery packs. Prior to the six months ended June 30, 2017, the sales of products except for the batteries in the two reporting segments were insignificant.
The CODM evaluates performance based on each reporting segment’s net sales, cost of sales, gross profit and total assets. Net sales, cost of sales, gross profit and total assets by segments were set out as follows:
All long-lived assets of the Company are located in the PRC. Geographic information about the sales and accounts receivable based on the location of the Company’s customers were set out as follows:
The entire disclosure for reporting segments including data and tables. Reportable segments include those that meet any of the following quantitative thresholds a) it's reported revenue, including sales to external customers and intersegment sales or transfers is 10 percent or more of the combined revenue, internal and external, of all operating segments b) the absolute amount of its reported profit or loss is 10 percent or more of the greater, in absolute amount of 1) the combined reported profit of all operating segments that did not report a loss or 2) the combined reported loss of all operating segments that did report a loss c) its assets are 10 percent or more of the combined assets of all operating segments.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef