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Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)

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Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
9 Months Ended
Nov. 01, 2014
Significant Accounting Policies  
Basis of Presentation

 

Basis of Presentation — The condensed consolidated financial statements herein include the accounts of The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the “Company”) and have been prepared without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).  As applicable under such regulations, certain information and footnote disclosures have been condensed or omitted.  We believe that the presentation and disclosures herein are adequate to make the information not misleading, and the condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all elimination entries and normal recurring adjustments which are necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, results of operations and cash flows at the dates and for the periods presented.  Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation.

 

These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended February 1, 2014.

 

Unless the context otherwise requires, “Company”, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

 

The preparation of the condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S.”) requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts and related disclosures.  Actual amounts could differ from those estimates.

 

On June 18, 2014, we acquired Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. (“Jos. A. Bank”), a men’s specialty apparel retailer, for total cash consideration of approximately $1.8 billion.  Based on the manner in which we manage, evaluate and internally report our operations, we determined that Jos. A. Bank is an operating segment that meets the criteria for aggregation into our retail reportable segment.  On August 6, 2013, we acquired JA Holding, Inc. (“JA Holding”), the parent company of the American clothing brand Joseph Abboud® and a U.S. tailored clothing factory.  Based on the manner in which we manage, evaluate and internally report our operations, we determined that JA Holding is a component of our Men’s Wearhouse brand and therefore has been included in our retail reportable segment.  See Notes 2 and 15 for additional details on these acquisitions and our segments.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements — We have considered all new accounting pronouncements and have concluded that there are no new pronouncements that may have a material impact on our results of operations, financial condition, or cash flows, based on current information, except for those listed below.

 

In April 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-08, Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disposals of Components of an Entity, which changes the criteria for determining which disposals can be presented as discontinued operations and modifies related disclosure requirements.  The new guidance is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2014, with early adoption permitted.  The new guidance will be applicable for disposal transactions, if any, that we initiate after the adoption date.  The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, to clarify the principles used to recognize revenue for all entities.  The new guidance is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2016 with no early adoption permitted.  We are currently evaluating the impact, if any, the adoption of this guidance will have on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.