Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)

Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
3 Months Ended
May 02, 2015
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.


Our business historically has been seasonal in nature and, as a result, the operating results of the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be achieved for the full year.  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 January 31, 2015.


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.

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 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2015-03, Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs. The guidance requires that debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability be reported on the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability. The guidance is effective for fiscal years and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2015, and is required to be applied retrospectively.  Early adoption is permitted.  We have not adopted ASU 2015-03 but upon adoption, we will reclassify our debt issuance costs related to existing debt liabilities from assets to liabilities on the balance sheet.  At May 2, 2015, we have $39.0 million of debt issuance costs recorded as assets on the balance sheet.


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.  The guidance allows for either a full retrospective or a modified retrospective transition method.  We are currently evaluating the impact of this guidance, including the transition method, on our financial position, results of operations and cash flows.