Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 30, 2024
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, manufactures, procures, sells 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, department stores, company-operated stores and online, including digital marketplaces. The Company's products are also sold internationally, primarily in the Europe, Asia-Pacific and Non-U.S. Americas regions, through department, specialty, company-operated, concession retail and independently-operated partnership stores and online, including digital marketplaces.
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 first quarter of the Company's fiscal year ending December 28, 2024 ("fiscal 2024"), which is a 52-week fiscal year. For presentation purposes herein, all references to periods ended March 2024, December 2023 and March 2023 correspond to the fiscal periods ended March 30, 2024, December 30, 2023 and April 1, 2023, respectively.
Macroeconomic Environment and Other Recent Developments
Macroeconomic conditions impacting the Company include inflation, elevated interest rates, recessionary concerns and fluctuating foreign currency exchange rates, as well as continuing global supply chain issues and inconsistent economic results in China. These factors continue to contribute to uncertain global economic conditions and consumer spending patterns, which are impacting retailers' and the Company's operations. Additionally, the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East 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 months ended March 2024 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for any other interim period or for fiscal 2024. The unaudited financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements included in the Company's 2023 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2023, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2024 ("2023 Annual Report on Form 10-K").
Recently Adopted Accounting Standards
In September 2022, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2022-04, "Disclosure of Supplier Finance Program Obligations," which requires entities that provide 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 sheets 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 an annual rollforward of obligations which is effective beginning in 2024 and will be disclosed in our 2024 annual report on Form 10-K. Refer to Note 6 to the Company's financial statements for additional information related to our supply chain finance programs.
Recently Issued Accounting Standards
In November 2023, the FASB issued ASU 2023-07, "Segment Reporting (Topic 280): Improvements to Reportable Segment Disclosures," which requires enhanced disclosures about significant segment expenses. This guidance is effective for annual disclosures in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, and for interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2024, with early adoption permitted. This guidance requires retrospective application to all prior periods presented in the financial statements. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that adoption of this guidance will have on its financial statements and disclosures.
In December 2023, the FASB issued ASU 2023-09, "Income Taxes (Topic 740): Improvements to Income Tax Disclosures," which requires disclosure of specific categories and greater disaggregation within the income tax rate reconciliation, and disclosure of disaggregated income taxes paid. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2024, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that adoption of this guidance will have on its financial statements and disclosures.