Selected Quarterly Financial Data
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2015
|Quarterly Financial Information Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Selected Quarterly Financial Data||
The Company’s real estate brokerage commissions and financing fees are seasonal, which can affect an investor’s ability to compare the Company’s financial condition and results of operation on a quarter-by-quarter basis. Historically, this seasonality has caused the Company’s revenue, operating income, net income and cash flows from operating activities to be lower in the first half of the year and higher in the second half of the year, particularly in the fourth quarter. The concentration of earnings and cash flows in the last six months of the year, particularly in the fourth quarter, is due to an industry-wide focus of clients to complete transactions towards the end of the calendar year. In addition, the Company’s gross margins are typically lower during the second half of each year due to its commission structure for some of its senior investment sales and financing professionals. These senior investment sales and financing professionals are on a graduated commission schedule whose commission rates generally increase as they meet certain production thresholds.
The entire disclosure for the quarterly financial data in the annual financial statements. The disclosure may include a tabular presentation of financial information for each fiscal quarter for the current and previous year, including revenues, gross profit, income or loss before extraordinary items and earnings per share data. It also includes an indication if the information in the note is unaudited, comments on the aggregate effect of year-end adjustments, and an explanation of matters or transactions that affect comparability or are pertinent to an understanding of the information furnished.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef