|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Segment Reporting [Abstract]|
|Segment Information||Segment Information
We have four business segments (Asia, Europe, North America, and Latin America and Other) based primarily upon the geographic region where each segment operates, as well as the internal organization of our officers and their responsibilities. Each of the geographic segments operate under the Nature’s Sunshine Products and Synergy® WorldWide brands. The Latin America and Other segment includes our wholesale business in which we sell products to various locally-managed entities independent of the Company that we have granted distribution rights for the relevant market.
Net sales for each segment have been reduced by intercompany sales as they are not included in the measure of segment profit or loss reviewed by the chief executive officer. We evaluate performance based on contribution margin by segment before consideration of certain inter-segment transfers and expenses.
Reportable business segment information is as follows (dollar amounts in thousands):
(1) Contribution margin consists of net sales less cost of sales and volume incentives expense.
(2) Service fees in China totaled $3.2 million and $8.0 million for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020, respectively, compared to $2.8 million and $7.3 million for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2019. These service fees are included in selling, general and administrative expenses.
From an individual country perspective, the United States and South Korea comprise 10 percent or more of consolidated net sales for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, as follows (dollar amounts in thousands):
Net sales generated by each of our product lines is set forth below (dollar amounts in thousands):
From an individual country perspective, only the United States comprised 10 percent or more of consolidated property, plant and equipment as follows (dollar amounts in thousands):
Total assets per segment is set forth below (dollar amounts in thousands):
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/disclosureRef