55-2 An equity method investee could be considered an operating segment, if, under the specific facts and circumstances being considered, it meets the definition in paragraphs 280-10-50-1 and 280-10-50-3. An investee accounted for by the equity method could be considered an operating segment even though the investor has no control over the performance of the investee. Paragraph 280-10-50-1(b) provides that an operating segment is one whose operating results are regularly reviewed by the public entity’s chief operating decision maker to make decisions about resources to be allocated to the segment and assess its performance. Management may regularly review the operating results and performance of an equity method investee for purposes of evaluating whether to retain the investor-investee relationship. This Subtopic does not require that the chief operating decision maker be responsible for making decisions about resources to be allocated within the segment. That is, this Subtopic does not require that the chief operating decision maker be responsible for making decisions at the investee operating level that affect its operations and performance. Therefore, control over the investee is not a criterion for the investee to be considered an operating segment. For information relating to equity method investees, see Topic 323.