|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 26, 2020
|ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE||ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
The Company is exposed to credit losses primarily through trade accounts receivable from customers and licensees which are generally short-term in nature. The Company maintains an allowance for doubtful accounts that will result from the inability of customers to make required payments of outstanding balances. In estimating this allowance, accounts receivable are evaluated on a pooled basis at each reporting date and aggregated on the basis of similar risk characteristics, including current and forecasted industry trends and economic conditions, aging status of accounts, and the financial strength and credit standing of customers, including payment and default history. Additionally, specific allowance amounts are established to record the appropriate provision for customers that have a higher probability of default. Receivables are written off against the allowance when all collection efforts have been exhausted and the likelihood of collection is remote.
The Company reviews the estimates used to calculate the allowance for doubtful accounts on a quarterly basis. At September 2020, the Company updated its evaluation of expected losses and related assumptions used in the allowance for doubtful accounts, including the impact of COVID-19. The Company also wrote off accounts receivable against the allowance, primarily due to the bankruptcy of a major U.S. retail customer during the three months ended June 2020.
The following table presents a rollforward of the allowance for doubtful accounts:
(1) Other primarily includes the impact of foreign currency translation and recoveries of amounts previously written off, none of which were individually significant.
Sale of Trade Accounts Receivable
On April 1, 2019, the Company entered into an agreement with a financial institution to sell selected trade accounts receivable on a recurring, nonrecourse basis. Under this agreement, up to $377.5 million of the Company’s trade accounts receivable may be sold to the financial institution and remain outstanding at any point in time. The Company removes the sold balances from "accounts receivable, net" in its balance sheet at the time of sale. The Company does not retain any interests in the sold trade accounts receivable but continues to service and collect outstanding trade accounts receivable on behalf of the financial institution.
Prior to April 1, 2019, the Company had a separate agreement with VF, pursuant to which the Company’s trade accounts receivable were sold as part of VF’s agreement with a financial institution. Under this agreement, the Company did not retain any interests in the sold trade accounts receivable but continued to service and collect outstanding trade accounts receivable on behalf of VF. Prior to the Separation, the amount due from VF for these sales was separately reflected in the Company's balance sheet within "due from former parent." As discussed in Note 15 to the Company's financial statements, all amounts were settled at the Separation date.
During the nine months ended September 2020 and September 2019, the Company sold total trade accounts receivable of $700.9 million and $758.0 million, respectively. As of September 2020, December 2019 and September 2019, $195.0 million, $188.1 million and $172.1 million, respectively, of the sold trade accounts receivable had been removed from the Company's balance sheets but remained outstanding with the financial institution.The funding fees charged by the financial institution for these programs are reflected in the Company's statements of operations within "other expense, net" and were $0.5 million and $1.6 million for the three and nine months ended September 2020, respectively, and $1.2 million and $4.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 2019, respectively. Net proceeds of these programs are reflected as operating activities in the Company's statements of cash flows.
The entire disclosure for accounts receivable, contract receivable, receivable held-for-sale, and nontrade receivable.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef