|Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
||Basis of Presentation and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Unless otherwise noted in this report, any description of "we," "us" or "our" includes Molson Coors Beverage Company ("MCBC" or the "Company") (formerly known as Molson Coors Brewing Company), principally a holding company, and its operating and non-operating subsidiaries included within our reporting segments. As further discussed below, on January 1, 2020, we changed our management structure from a corporate center and four segments to two segments - North America and Europe. Our International segment was reconstituted with the Africa and Asia Pacific businesses reporting into the Europe segment and the remaining International business reporting into the North America segment. Accordingly, effective January 1, 2020, our reporting segments include: North America (North America segment), operating in the U.S., Canada and various countries in Latin and South America; and Europe (Europe segment), operating in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, the Republic of Ireland, Romania, Serbia, the U.K., various other European countries, and certain countries within Africa and Asia Pacific. We have recast the historical presentation of segment information as a result of these reporting segment changes accordingly.
Unless otherwise indicated, information in this report is presented in USD and comparisons are to comparable prior periods. Our primary operating currencies, other than USD, include the CAD, the GBP, and our Central European operating currencies such as the EUR, CZK, HRK and RSD.
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements reflect all adjustments which are necessary for a fair statement of the financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Such unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations.
These unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 ("Annual Report"), and have been prepared on a consistent basis with the accounting policies described in Note 1 of the Notes to the Audited Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report, except as noted in Note 2, "New Accounting Pronouncements" as well as the changes to our reportable segments and reporting units as discussed above and in Note 3, "Segment Reporting" and Note 7, "Goodwill and Intangible Assets," respectively.
The results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be achieved for the full year.
Coronavirus Global Pandemic
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization characterized the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, as a global pandemic and recommended containment and mitigation measures. We are actively monitoring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which has had, and we currently expect will continue to have, a material adverse effect on our operations, liquidity, financial condition and financial results for our full year 2020 and, possibly, beyond. The extent to which our operations will be impacted by the pandemic will depend largely on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be accurately predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity and duration of the outbreak and actions by government authorities to contain the pandemic or treat its impact, among other things.
During the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, we recorded charges of $15.5 million within cost of goods sold related to temporary "thank you" pay for certain essential North America brewery employees. Additionally, in order to support and demonstrate our commitment to the continued viability of the many bars and restaurants which have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, during the first quarter of 2020, we initiated temporary keg relief programs in many of our markets. As part of these voluntary programs, we committed to provide customers with reimbursements for untapped kegs that meet certain established return requirements. As a result, during the six months ended June 30, 2020, we recognized a reduction to net sales of $31.8 million, substantially all of which was recognized in the first quarter other than immaterial adjustments for changes in estimates during the second quarter of 2020, reflecting estimated sales returns and reimbursements through these keg relief programs. This estimate was derived considering various factors, including but not limited to, the actual amount of previously sold keg product eligible for reimbursement, along with the assumed length of time the product has been at a customer location to estimate the number of kegs that remain untapped. Further, during the six months ended June 30, 2020, we recognized charges of $16.8 million, substantially all of which was recognized in the first quarter other than immaterial adjustments for changes in estimates during the second quarter of 2020, within cost of goods sold related to obsolete finished goods keg inventories that are not expected to be sold within our freshness specifications, as well as the estimated costs to facilitate the above mentioned keg returns. As of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, our aggregate allowance for
obsolete inventories was approximately $15 million and $11 million, respectively. These estimates are subject to change, and actual results could deviate from our current estimates due to many factors, including, but not limited to, the number of customers ultimately participating in the voluntary keg relief programs and the number of untapped kegs in the market relative to our expectations. Further, the actual duration of the coronavirus pandemic, including the length of government-mandated closures or ceased sit-down service limitations at bars and restaurants coupled with the subsequent economic recovery period relative to the assumptions utilized to derive these estimates, could result in further charges due to incremental finished goods keg inventory becoming obsolete in future periods.
Additionally, we continue to monitor the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on our customers’ liquidity and capital resources and therefore our ability to collect, or the timeliness of collection of our accounts receivable. While these receivables are not concentrated in any specific customer and our allowance on these receivables factors in expected credit loss, continued disruption and declines in the global economy could result in difficulties in our ability to collect and require increases to our allowance for doubtful accounts. As of both June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, our allowance for trade receivables was approximately $12 million, and allowance activity was immaterial during the three and six months ended June 30, 2020.
Further, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, various governmental authorities globally have announced relief programs which among other items, provide temporary deferrals of income and non-income based tax payments, which have positively impacted our operating cash flows in the first half of 2020. These temporary deferrals of over $500 million as of June 30, 2020, are included within accounts payable and other current liabilities on our unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet.
Finally, we continue to protect and support our liquidity position in response to the global economic uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic. During the second quarter, our board of directors suspended our regular quarterly dividends on our Class A and Class B common and exchangeable shares otherwise payable in fiscal year 2020.
On October 28, 2019, we initiated a revitalization plan designed to allow us to invest across our portfolio to drive long-term, sustainable success. As part of our revitalization plan, we made the determination to establish Chicago, Illinois as our North American operational headquarters, close our existing office in Denver, Colorado and consolidate certain administrative functions into our other existing office locations. As discussed above, in connection with these consolidation activities, effective January 1, 2020, we changed our management structure to two segments - North America and Europe. We began to incur charges related to these restructuring activities during the fourth quarter of 2019 and have continued to incur charges in the first half of 2020.
Non-cash activity includes non-cash issuances of share-based awards, as well as non-cash investing activities related to movements in our guarantee of indebtedness of certain equity method investments. See Note 4, "Investments" for further discussion. We also had non-cash activities related to capital expenditures incurred but not yet paid of $135.4 million and $149.9 million during the six months ended June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019, respectively. Other than the activity mentioned above and the supplemental non-cash activity related to the recognition of leases further discussed in Note 13, "Leases," there was no other significant non-cash activity during the six months ended June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019.
Share-Based CompensationDuring the first half of 2020, we granted stock options, RSUs and PSUs to certain officers and other eligible employees and recognized share-based compensation expense of $5.9 million and $7.2 million during the three months ended June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019, respectively, and $11.8 million and $18.6 million during the six months ended June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019, respectively. The reduction in share-based compensation expense in the first half of 2020 was driven primarily by a decline in 2020 in immediate expense recognition for awards granted to certain retirement eligible employees, as well as a reduction in expense relative to performance-based awards as a result of the achievement of certain performance conditions no longer being deemed probable.