Basis Of Presentation And Organization
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]|
|Basis of Presentation and Organization||
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared by the management of Columbia Sportswear Company (together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, the "Company") and, in the opinion of management, include all normal recurring material adjustments necessary to present fairly the Company's financial position as of September 30, 2020, December 31, 2019 and September 30, 2019, and the results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, and cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019. The December 31, 2019 financial information was derived from the Company's audited consolidated financial statements included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019. A significant part of the Company's business is of a seasonal nature; therefore, results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of results to be expected for other quarterly periods or for the full year.
Certain information and disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company, however, believes that the disclosures contained in this report comply with the requirements of Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, for a Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.
Principles of Consolidation
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Columbia Sportswear Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Estimates and Assumptions
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results may differ from these estimates and assumptions. Some of the more significant estimates relate to revenue recognition, allowance for uncollectible accounts receivable, excess, close-out and slow moving inventory, product warranty, impairment of long-lived assets, intangible assets and goodwill, income taxes, and stock-based compensation.
A novel strain of coronavirus ("COVID-19") was first identified in China in December 2019 and a global pandemic of respiratory disease caused by COVID-19 was declared by the World Health Organization in March 2020.
The current environment of uncertainty significantly affected the September 30, 2020 estimates for allowance for uncollectible accounts receivable and excess, close-out and slow-moving inventory. These estimates involve assumptions about future events. The allowance for uncollectible accounts receivable includes assumptions about the future financial condition of the Company's customers and their ability to make required payments. The provision for excess, close-out and slow moving inventory includes assumptions about future demand for the Company’s products and the Company's ability to sell them at a profit.
As a result of lower consumer demand related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company tested certain retail locations and their respective lease right-of-use assets for impairment. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, impairment charges for certain underperforming retail stores were $0.1 million and $6.7 million, respectively. These charges were recognized in Selling, general and administrative expenses ("SG&A expense"). Additionally, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and a significant decline in projected net sales, the prAna brand's trademark and goodwill were tested for impairment as of March 31, 2020. While no impairment was indicated during the first quarter 2020 tests, the degree by which the fair value of the prAna reporting unit and trademark exceeded their respective carrying values declined from the Company's 2019 impairment test. After performing both qualitative and quantitative analysis, including review of future long-term revenue and cash flow assumptions, the Company concluded a triggering event requiring measurement of the prAna brand's trademark and goodwill for impairment during the quarter ended September 30, 2020 did not occur.
As of September 30, 2020, the Company received or negotiated lease concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on a portion of its stores. In April 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued a Staff Q&A, Topic 842 and 840: Accounting for Lease Concessions Related to the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The FASB staff indicated that it would be acceptable for entities to make an election to account for lease concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic consistent with how they would be accounted for as though enforceable rights and obligations for those concessions existed in the original contract. The Company elected to account for lease concessions related to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with the Staff Q&A. For concessions that provide a deferral of payments with no substantive changes to the consideration in the original contract, the Company continues to recognize
expense during the deferral period. For concessions in the form of lease abatements, the reduced lease payments are accounted for as reductions to variable lease expense. In the periods presented, lease concessions reducing variable lease expense were not material.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was signed into law in the United States on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provides payroll tax credits for employee retention, deferral of payroll tax payments and several income tax provision modifications. Additionally, there are other subsidies and incentives provided by foreign governments in the countries where the Company conducts business. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, $2.8 million and $7.1 million, respectively, of government subsidies and incentives reduced SG&A expense.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
Effective January 1, 2020, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2018-15, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other - Internal-Use Software (Subtopic 350-40) issued by the FASB in August 2018, which clarifies certain aspects of accounting for implementation costs incurred in a cloud computing arrangement ("CCA") that is a service contract. Under the ASU, an entity would expense costs incurred in the preliminary-project and post-implementation-operation stages. The entity would also capitalize certain costs incurred during the application-development stage, as well as certain costs related to enhancements. The ASU does not change the accounting for the service component of a CCA. The Company adopted the standard using the prospective method and anticipates an increase in cloud-specific implementation assets as specific cloud initiatives are executed by the Company. These assets will generally be included in Other non-current assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and will amortize over their assessed useful lives or the term of the underlying cloud computing hosting contract, whichever is shorter. Upon the adoption of the standard, there was no immediate impact to the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
Effective January 1, 2020, the Company adopted ASU No. 2017-04, Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment issued by the FASB in January 2017, which simplifies the accounting for goodwill impairments by eliminating step two from the goodwill impairment test. Under this guidance, if the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its estimated fair value, an impairment charge shall be recognized in an amount equal to that excess, limited to the total amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. The impact of the new standard will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of future individual goodwill impairments, if any.
Effective January 1, 2020, the Company adopted ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments issued by the FASB in June 2016, as well as the clarifying amendments subsequently issued. The pronouncement changes the impairment model for most financial assets and will require the use of an "expected loss" model for instruments measured at amortized cost. Under this model, entities will be required to estimate the lifetime expected credit loss on such instruments and record an allowance to offset the amortized cost basis of the financial asset, resulting in a net presentation of the amount expected to be collected on the financial asset. Upon adoption of the standard, there was no immediate impact to the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows. On an ongoing basis, the Company will contemplate forward-looking economic conditions in recording lifetime expected credit losses for the Company’s financial assets measured at cost, such as the Company’s trade receivables and certain short-term investments.
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Except as disclosed below, there have been no significant changes to the Company's significant accounting policies as described in Note 2 in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019.
The following significant accounting policies have been updated since the Company’s 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K as a result of the adoption of ASU No. 2016-13 and ASU No. 2018-15, respectively:
Accounts receivable have been reduced by an allowance for doubtful accounts. The Company maintains the allowance for estimated losses resulting from the inability of the Company's customers to make required payments. The allowance represents the current estimate of lifetime expected credit losses over the remaining duration of existing accounts receivable considering current market conditions and supportable forecasts when appropriate. The estimate is a result of the Company’s ongoing evaluation of collectability, customer creditworthiness, historical levels of credit losses, and future expectations. Write-off activity and recoveries for the periods presented were not material.
Cloud Computing Arrangements
The Company’s CCAs primarily relate to various enterprise resource planning systems, as well as other supporting systems. These assets are generally included in Other non-current assets in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets and amortize on a straight-line basis over their assessed useful lives or the term of the underlying cloud computing hosting contract, whichever is shorter. As of September 30, 2020, assets were in-service with useful lives ranging from ten months to five years. As of September 30, 2020, CCA assets consisted of capitalized implementation costs of $24.1 million and associated accumulated amortization of $0.7 million. Changes in these assets are recorded in Other assets within operating activities in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.Recent Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet AdoptedIn December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, which, among other things, removes specific exceptions for recognizing deferred taxes for investments, performing intraperiod allocation and calculating income taxes in interim periods, as well as targeted impacts to the accounting for taxes under hybrid tax regimes. This standard is effective beginning in the first quarter of 2021 on a prospective basis, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact this accounting standard will have on the Company's financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
The entire disclosure for organization, consolidation and basis of presentation of financial statements disclosure.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef