In previous Goodwill written off post, we posted a question for our reader whether the goodwill should be written off after the Company and its subsidiaries has switched its businesses.
Goodwill is considered the premium the Company pay , during acquisition, in anticipation of future economic benefits. In the above case, Company A paid higher premium for Company B's existing customer base in computer hardware industry.
Company A and Company B have shifted its focus to computer software business, the goodwill the Company A paid for no longer exist. As such, the goodwill should be written off accordingly! There's no probable ground that the future economic benefit is going to flow into the Group.