FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2022
|Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]|
|FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS||FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
Certain assets and liabilities measured and reported at fair value are classified in a three-level hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs used in the valuation process. Categorization within the valuation hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The hierarchy is based on the observability and objectivity of the pricing inputs, as follows:
•Level 1 — Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
•Level 2 — Significant directly observable data (other than Level 1 quoted prices) or significant indirectly observable data through corroboration with observable market data. Inputs would normally be (i) quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities, (ii) quoted prices in inactive markets for identical or similar assets or liabilities or (iii) information derived from or corroborated by observable market data.
•Level 3 — Prices or valuation techniques that require significant unobservable data inputs. These inputs would normally be the Company's own data and judgments about assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.
Recurring Fair Value Measurements
The following tables present financial assets and financial liabilities that are measured and recorded in the Company's financial statements at fair value on a recurring basis:
The Company's cash equivalents include money market funds and short-term time deposits that approximate fair value based on Level 1 measurements. The fair value of derivative financial instruments, which consist of foreign currency exchange contracts and interest rate swap agreements, is determined based on observable market inputs (Level 2), including spot and forward exchange rates for foreign currencies and observable interest rate yield curves for interest rate swap agreements. Investment securities are held in the Company's deferred compensation plans as an economic hedge of the related deferred compensation liabilities and are comprised of mutual funds that are valued based on quoted prices in active markets (Level 1). Liabilities related to the Company's deferred compensation plans are recorded at amounts due to participants, based on the fair value of the participants’ selection of hypothetical investments (Level 2).
Additionally, at December 2022, the carrying value of the Company's long-term debt, including the current portion, was $792.6 million compared to a fair value of $718.0 million. At December 2021, the carrying value of the Company's long-term debt was $791.3 million compared to a fair value of $797.5 million. The fair value of long-term debt is a Level 2 estimate based on quoted market prices or values of comparable borrowings.
All other financial assets and financial liabilities are recorded in the Company's financial statements at cost. These other financial assets and financial liabilities include cash held as demand deposits, accounts receivable, short-term borrowings, accounts payable, and accrued liabilities. At December 2022 and December 2021, their carrying values approximated fair value due to the short-term nature of these instruments.
Nonrecurring Fair Value Measurements
Certain non-financial assets, primarily property, plant and equipment, capitalized computer software, operating lease assets and goodwill and intangible assets, are not required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis and are reported at carrying value. However, these assets are required to be assessed for impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable, and at least annually for goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets.
Finite-lived Intangible Assets Impairment Analysis
During the years ended December 2022 and December 2020, no triggering events were identified that required an impairment assessment.
During the three months ended December 2021, the Company determined that operating results of the Rock & Republic® brand were not in line with the projections used in our 2019 impairment analysis of the Rock & Republic® finite-lived trademark intangible asset. This was considered a triggering event that required management to perform a quantitative impairment analysis of the Rock & Republic® finite-lived trademark intangible asset. Based on the analysis performed, management concluded that the trademark intangible asset did not require further testing as the undiscounted cash flows exceeded the carrying value.
Retail Store Asset Impairment Analysis
During the years ended December 2022 and December 2021, the Company assessed retail store assets, including the related operating lease assets, for impairment. No material charges were recorded in either period.
During 2020, the Company assessed retail store assets, including the related operating lease assets, for impairment due to retail store closures resulting from COVID-19 as well as the decision to exit certain VF Outlet locations. Based on these analyses, the Company recorded charges of $5.9 million and $0.9 million related to the impairment of store operating lease assets and , respectively, during the year ended December 2020 which were reflected within "selling, general and administrative expenses" in the Company's statement of operations.
Annual Goodwill and Indefinite-lived Intangible Assets Impairment Analysis
Management performed its annual impairment testing of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets as of the beginning of the fourth quarter for 2022, 2021 and 2020. For all reporting units, we elected to perform a qualitative impairment assessment to determine whether it is more likely than not that the goodwill and indefinite-lived trademark intangible assets in those reporting units were impaired. We considered relevant events and circumstances for each reporting unit, including (i) current year results, (ii) financial performance versus management’s annual and five-year strategic plans, (iii) changes in the reporting unit carrying value since prior year, (iv) industry and market conditions in which the reporting unit and indefinite-lived trademark operates, (v) macroeconomic conditions, including discount rate changes and (vi) changes in products or services offered by the reporting unit. If applicable, performance in recent years was compared to forecasts included in prior valuations.
Based on results of the qualitative impairment assessment, further testing was not considered necessary and no impairment charges of goodwill or indefinite-lived intangible assets were recorded for the years ended December 2022, December 2021 or December 2020.
Refer to Part II, Item 7 - Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates for additional discussion regarding fair value measurements.
The entire disclosure for the fair value of financial instruments (as defined), including financial assets and financial liabilities (collectively, as defined), and the measurements of those instruments as well as disclosures related to the fair value of non-financial assets and liabilities. Such disclosures about the financial instruments, assets, and liabilities would include: (1) the fair value of the required items together with their carrying amounts (as appropriate); (2) for items for which it is not practicable to estimate fair value, disclosure would include: (a) information pertinent to estimating fair value (including, carrying amount, effective interest rate, and maturity, and (b) the reasons why it is not practicable to estimate fair value; (3) significant concentrations of credit risk including: (a) information about the activity, region, or economic characteristics identifying a concentration, (b) the maximum amount of loss the entity is exposed to based on the gross fair value of the related item, (c) policy for requiring collateral or other security and information as to accessing such collateral or security, and (d) the nature and brief description of such collateral or security; (4) quantitative information about market risks and how such risks are managed; (5) for items measured on both a recurring and nonrecurring basis information regarding the inputs used to develop the fair value measurement; and (6) for items presented in the financial statement for which fair value measurement is elected: (a) information necessary to understand the reasons for the election, (b) discussion of the effect of fair value changes on earnings, (c) a description of [similar groups] items for which the election is made and the relation thereof to the balance sheet, the aggregate carrying value of items included in the balance sheet that are not eligible for the election; (7) all other required (as defined) and desired information.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef