FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 28, 2019
|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:
Recurring Fair Value Measurements
The following table presents 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 forward contracts and interest rate swap agreements, is determined based on observable market inputs (Level 2). Investment securities are held in the Company's deferred compensation plans as an economic hedge of the related deferred compensation liabilities. These investments are primarily comprised of mutual funds (Level 1) that are valued based on quoted prices in active markets and a separately managed fixed-income fund (Level 2) with underlying investments that are valued based on quoted prices for similar assets in active markets or quoted prices in inactive markets for identical assets. 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 September 2019, the carrying value of the Company's long-term debt, inclusive of the current portion, was $988.1 million compared to a fair value of $984.4 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, due from former parent, notes receivable from former parent, short-term borrowings, accounts payable, due to former parent, notes payable to former parent and accrued liabilities. At September 2019 and December 2018, their carrying values approximated fair value due to the short-term nature of these instruments. The Company did not transfer any assets or liabilities among the levels of the fair value hierarchy during the nine months ended September 2019 or the fiscal year ended December 2018.
Nonrecurring Fair Value Measurements
Certain non-financial assets, primarily property, plant and equipment, operating lease assets, 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 when events or circumstances indicate that carrying value may not be recoverable, and at least annually for goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets. In the event that an impairment is required, the asset is adjusted to fair value, using market-based assumptions.
During the third quarter of fiscal 2019, the Company determined that the exclusive domestic wholesale distribution and licensing agreement of the Rock & Republic® brand would not be extended. 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 this analysis, the Company recorded a $32.6 million non-cash impairment charge which was reflected within "non-cash impairment of intangible asset" in the Company's statement of income during the three months ended September 2019.
Key assumptions utilized within the quantitative impairment analysis included (1) long-term growth in revenues resulting from projected expansion across multiple distribution channels, including licensing arrangements within international markets, (2) royalty rates based on historical arrangements as well as known royalty rates of comparable owned and third-party brands and (3) market-based discount rates.
The fair value of the Rock & Republic® trademark intangible asset was estimated using the relief-from-royalty method as described within the 2018 Form 10. It is possible that the Company's conclusions regarding fair value of the Rock & Republic® trademark intangible asset could change in future periods. There can be no assurance that the estimates and assumptions used in the Company's intangible asset impairment testing performed in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 will prove to be accurate predictions of the future. For example, variations in the Company's assumptions related to discount rates, comparable company market approach inputs, business performance and execution of planned growth strategies could impact future conclusions.
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.
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