Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 29, 2019
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  

Description of Business
Kontoor Brands, Inc. ("Kontoor," the "Company," "we," "us" or "our") is a global denim and casual apparel company headquartered in the United States ("U.S."). The Company designs, produces, procures, markets and distributes apparel 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 Europe and Asia, through department, specialty, company-operated, concession retail and independently operated partnership stores and online. VF Outlet™ stores carry Wrangler® and Lee® branded products, as well as merchandise that is specifically purchased for sale in these stores.
Spin-Off Transaction
On May 22, 2019, VF Corporation ("VF" or "former parent") completed the spin-off of its Jeans business, which included the Wrangler®, Lee® and Rock & Republic® brands, as well as the VF OutletTM business. The spin-off transaction (the "Separation") was effected through a pro-rata distribution to VF shareholders of one share of Kontoor common stock for every seven shares of VF common stock held on the record date of May 10, 2019. Kontoor began to trade as a separate public company (NYSE: KTB) on May 23, 2019.
The Company incurred $1.05 billion of indebtedness under a newly structured third-party debt issuance, the proceeds of which were used primarily to finance a cash transfer to VF in connection with the Separation.
The Company entered into several agreements with VF that govern the relationship of the parties following the Separation, including the Separation and Distribution Agreement, the Tax Matters Agreement, the Transition Services Agreement, the Kontoor Intellectual Property License Agreement, the VF Intellectual Property License Agreement and the Employee Matters Agreement. Under the terms of the Transition Services Agreement, the Company and VF agreed to provide each other certain transitional services including information technology, information management, human resources, employee benefits administration, supply chain, facilities, and other limited finance and accounting related services for periods up to 18 months. The Company has also entered into certain commercial arrangements with VF. Revenues, expenses and operating expense reimbursements under these agreements are recorded within the reportable segments or within the corporate and other expenses line item, in the reconciliation of segment profit in Note 12, based on the nature of the arrangements.
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 second quarter of the Company's fiscal year ended December 28, 2019 ("fiscal 2019"). For presentation purposes herein, all references to periods ended June 2019, December 2018 and June 2018 correspond to the fiscal periods ended June 29, 2019, December 29, 2018 and June 30, 2018, respectively.
Basis of Presentation - Unaudited Consolidated and Combined Financial Statements
The Company’s financial statements for periods through the Separation date of May 22, 2019 are combined financial statements prepared on a carve-out basis as discussed below. The Company’s financial statements for the period from May 23, 2019 through June 29, 2019 are consolidated financial statements based on the reported results of Kontoor Brands, Inc. as a standalone company. Accordingly, the second quarter of 2019 included consolidated and combined financial statements, whereas all prior periods included combined financial statements. 
The Company’s unaudited consolidated and combined financial statements for all periods presented are referred to throughout this document as “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 United States of America ("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. The financial statements may not be indicative of the Company's future performance and do not necessarily reflect what the financial position, results of operations, and cash flows would have been had it operated as an independent company for all periods presented. Additionally, operating results for the three and six months ended June 2019 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for any other interim period or for fiscal 2019. The unaudited financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited combined financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2018 included in our Registration Statement on Form 10, as amended and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 30, 2019 ("2018 Form 10").
Basis of Presentation - Prior to the Separation
Through the Separation date, the Company's combined financial statements are prepared on a "carve-out" basis. These accompanying unaudited combined financial statements reflect the historical financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company for the periods presented, through the Separation date, as historically managed within VF. The unaudited combined financial statements have been derived from the consolidated financial statements and accounting records of VF.
The combined statements of income include costs for certain centralized functions and programs provided and administered by VF that are charged directly to the Company. These centralized functions and programs include, but are not limited to, information technology, human resources, accounting shared services, supply chain and insurance.
In addition, for purposes of preparing these combined financial statements on a "carve-out" basis under U.S. GAAP, a portion of VF's total corporate expenses are allocated to the Company. These expense allocations include the cost of corporate functions and resources provided by or administered by VF including, but not
limited to, executive management, finance, accounting, legal, human resources, and related benefit costs associated with such functions, such as stock-based compensation and pension. Allocations also include the cost of operating VF's corporate headquarters located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Costs are allocated to the Company based on direct usage when identifiable or, when not directly identifiable, on the basis of proportional revenues, cost of goods sold or square footage, as applicable. Management considers the basis on which the expenses have been allocated to reasonably reflect the utilization of services provided to, or benefit received by, the Company during the periods presented. However, the allocations may not reflect the expenses that would have been incurred if the Company had been a standalone company for the periods presented. Actual costs that may have been incurred if the Company had been a standalone company would depend on a number of factors, including the organizational structure, whether functions were outsourced or performed by employees, and strategic decisions made in areas such as information technology and infrastructure.
The combined financial statements include certain assets and liabilities that have historically been held at the VF corporate level but are specifically identifiable or otherwise attributable to the Company. VF's third-party long-term debt and the related interest expense have not been allocated to the Company for any of the periods presented as the Company was not the legal obligor of such debt.
All intracompany transactions are eliminated. All transactions between the Company and VF are included in these financial statements. For those transactions between the Company and VF that were historically settled in cash, the Company has reflected such balances in the balance sheets as "due from former parent" or "due to former parent." The aggregate net effect of transactions between the Company and VF that were not historically settled in cash are reflected in the balance sheets within "former parent investment" and in the statements of cash flows within "net transfers to former parent."