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Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
9 Months Ended
Oct. 31, 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 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, as further described below in Recent Accounting Pronouncements.

 

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 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 November 2015, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2015-17, Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes. ASU 2015-17 simplifies the presentation of deferred taxes by requiring deferred tax assets and liabilities be classified as noncurrent on the balance sheet.  ASU 2015-17 is effective for public companies for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those fiscal years.  The guidance may be adopted prospectively or retrospectively and early adoption is permitted.  We are currently evaluating ASU 2015-17 to determine if this guidance will have a material impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-11, Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory. ASU 2015-11 simplifies the subsequent measurement of inventory by requiring inventory to be measured at the lower of cost and net realizable value.  ASU 2015-11 applies only to inventories for which cost is determined by methods other than last-in first-out and the retail inventory method.  ASU 2015-11 is effective for public companies for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those fiscal years.  Early adoption of ASU 2015-11 is permitted.  We are currently evaluating ASU 2015-11 to determine if this guidance will have a material impact on our financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

 

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-03, Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs. The guidance requires 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 and we adopted ASU 2015-03 in the second quarter of 2015.  Subsequently, in August 2015, the FASB issued No. 2015-15, Presentation and Subsequent Measurement of Debt Issuance Costs Associated with Line-of-Credit Arrangements.  ASU 2015-15 codifies the SEC’s position that it would be allowable for an entity to defer and present debt issuance costs as an asset and subsequently amortize the deferred debt issuance costs ratably over the term of the line-of-credit arrangement, regardless of whether there are any outstanding borrowings on the line-of-credit arrangement.

 

For the current quarter, we retrospectively adjusted our November 1, 2014 balance sheet by decreasing current assets by $5.8 million, other assets by $34.2 million and long-term debt by $40.0 million, and upon adoption, adjusted our January 31, 2015 balance sheet by decreasing current assets by $5.7 million, other assets by $32.8 million and long-term debt by $38.5 million.  In accordance with ASU 2015-15, we will continue presenting debt issuance costs for our asset-based revolving credit facility as an asset because of the potential volatility of borrowings and repayments under the facility.  The adoption of this guidance had no impact on our results of operations or cash flows.  See Note 4 for a summary of the reclassifications for all periods presented.

 

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.  In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-14 which deferred the effective date of ASU 2014-09 by one year.  As a result of this deferral, ASU 2014-09 is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2017 and early adoption is permitted for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016.  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.