Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Description of Business
Kontoor Brands, Inc. ("Kontoor," the "Company," "we," "us" or "our") is a global lifestyle apparel company headquartered in the United States ("U.S."). The Company designs, produces, procures, markets, distributes and licenses apparel, footwear and accessories, primarily under the brand names Wrangler® and Lee®. The Company's products are sold in the U.S. through mass merchants, specialty stores, mid-tier and traditional department stores, company-operated stores and online. The Company's products are also sold internationally, primarily in the Europe and Asia-Pacific regions, through department, specialty, company-operated, concession retail and independently-operated partnership stores and online.
Fiscal Year
The Company operates and reports using a 52/53-week fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to December 31 of each year. Accordingly, this Form 10-Q presents the third quarter of the Company's fiscal year ending December 30, 2023 ("fiscal 2023"), which is a 52-week fiscal year. For presentation purposes herein, all references to periods ended September 2023, December 2022 and September 2022 correspond to the fiscal periods ended September 30, 2023, December 31, 2022 and October 1, 2022, respectively.
Macroeconomic Environment and Other Recent Developments
Macroeconomic conditions, including inflation, rising interest rates, recessionary concerns, fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates and uncertainty in global credit and banking markets, as well as global supply chain issues, labor challenges and uneven economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in China, continue to adversely impact global economic conditions, as well as the Company's operations. Additionally, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, as well as the conflict in Israel, are causing disruption in the surrounding areas and greater uncertainty in the global economy. The Company considered the impact of these developments on the assumptions and estimates used when preparing these quarterly financial statements including, but not limited to, our allowance for doubtful accounts, inventory valuations, liabilities for variable consideration, deferred tax valuation allowances, fair value measurements including asset impairment evaluations, the effectiveness of the Company’s hedging instruments and expected compliance with all applicable financial covenants in our Credit Agreement (as defined in Note 7 to the Company's financial statements). These assumptions and estimates may change as new events occur and additional information is obtained regarding the impact of the above conditions. Such future changes may have an adverse impact on the Company's results of operations, financial position and liquidity.
Basis of Presentation - Interim Financial Statements
The accompanying unaudited interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X and do not include all of the information and notes required by generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S. ("GAAP") for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, the accompanying financial statements contain all normal and recurring adjustments necessary to fairly state the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company for the interim periods presented. Operating results for the three and nine months ended September 2023 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for any other interim period or for fiscal 2023. The unaudited financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements included in the Company's 2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2023 ("2022 Annual Report on Form 10-K").
Out-of-Period Adjustment
During the three months ended September 2023, management identified inaccuracies in processing certain transactions with U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("U.S. Customs") arising from the implementation of the Company's enterprise resource planning system, which resulted in underpayment of duties owed to U.S. Customs for the 2021 to 2023 periods. Accordingly, the Company recorded a $13.1 million adjustment in the current period within "cost of goods sold" for additional duty expense related to prior periods. The Company concluded that the out-of-period adjustment was not material to the consolidated financial statements for the current interim period or to any previously reported annual or interim periods.
Recently Adopted Accounting Standards
In September 2022, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update 2022-04, "Disclosure of Supplier Finance Program Obligations," which requires entities that use supplier finance programs in connection with the purchase of goods and services to disclose key terms of the programs, outstanding confirmed amounts as of period end, a description of where those obligations are presented in the balance sheet and an annual rollforward of obligations. This guidance was adopted by the Company during the first quarter of 2023, except for the requirement to include a rollforward of obligations which is effective beginning in 2024 with early adoption permitted. Refer to Note 6 to the Company's financial statements for additional information related to supplier finance program obligations.