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Fair Value Measurements

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Fair Value Measurements
9 Months Ended
Oct. 29, 2016
Fair Value Measurements  
Fair Value Measurements

13.  Fair Value Measurements

 

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.  The authoritative guidance for fair value measurements establishes a three-tier fair value hierarchy, categorizing the inputs used to measure fair value.  The hierarchy can be described as follows:  Level 1- observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets; Level 2- inputs other than the quoted prices in active markets that are observable either directly or indirectly; and Level 3- unobservable inputs in which there is little or no market data, which require the reporting entity to develop its own assumptions.  The fair value hierarchy also requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. 

 

Assets and Liabilities that are Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis

 

For the periods presented and described in Note 12, derivative financial instruments were the only assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis.  These derivative financial instruments are recorded in the condensed consolidated balance sheets at fair value based upon observable market inputs, which we classify as a Level 2 input within the fair value hierarchy. 

 

Assets and Liabilities that are Measured at Fair Value on a Non-Recurring Basis

 

Long-lived assets, such as property and equipment, goodwill and identifiable intangibles, are periodically evaluated for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. If the asset carrying amount exceeds its fair value, an impairment charge is recognized in the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the fair value of the asset. 

 

During the nine months ended October 29, 2016, we incurred $2.1 million of asset impairment charges, which is included within SG&A expenses in our condensed consolidated statement of earnings (loss), primarily related to store locations to be closed and underperforming stores.  We estimated the fair value of the long-lived assets based on an income approach using projected future cash flows discounted using a weighted-average cost of capital analysis that reflects current market conditions, which we classify as Level 3 within the fair value hierarchy.

 

In addition, during the nine months October 29, 2016, we recorded a $2.2 million impairment charge related to a long-lived asset reclassified as held for sale, which is included within SG&A expenses in our condensed consolidated statement of earnings (loss).  We estimated the fair value of the asset held for sale using market values for similar assets which would fall within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.

 

During the third quarter of 2015, we recorded an impairment charge related to our Jos. A. Bank tradename totaling $90.1 million.  The fair value of the Jos. A. Bank tradename was based on our own judgments about the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset, which we classified as Level 3 within the fair value hierarchy.

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

Our financial instruments consist of cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities and long-term debt.  Management estimates that, as of October 29, 2016,  October 31, 2015, and January 30, 2016, the carrying value of cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses and other current liabilities approximated their fair value due to the highly liquid or short-term nature of these instruments.

 

The fair values of our Term Loan were valued based upon observable market data provided by a third party for similar types of debt, which we classify as a Level 2 input within the fair value hierarchy.   Beginning in June 2015, the fair value of our Senior Notes is based on quoted prices in active markets, which we classify as a Level 1 input within the fair value hierarchy.  In prior periods, the fair value of our Senior Notes was based on trading data in active markets, which we classified as a Level 2 input within the fair value hierarchy.  The table below shows the fair value and carrying value of our long-term debt, including current portion (in thousands):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 29, 2016

 

October 31, 2015

 

January 30, 2016

 

 

 

Carrying

 

Estimated

 

Carrying

 

Estimated

 

Carrying

 

Estimated

 

 

    

Amount

    

Fair Value

    

Amount

    

Fair Value

    

Amount

    

Fair Value

 

Long-term debt, including current portion

 

$

1,595,873

 

$

1,556,661

 

$

1,656,206

 

$

1,711,104

 

$

1,655,924

 

$

1,410,651