|1. Basis of Presentation
Unless the context otherwise requires, the use of the terms “Best Buy,” “we,” “us” and “our” in these Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements refers to Best Buy Co., Inc. and, as applicable, its consolidated subsidiaries.
In the opinion of management, the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation as prescribed by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). All adjustments were comprised of normal recurring adjustments, except as noted in these Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
Historically, we have generated a large proportion of our revenue and earnings in the fiscal fourth quarter, which includes the majority of the holiday shopping season in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Due to the seasonal nature of our business, interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for the entire fiscal year. The interim financial statements and the related notes included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2019. The first nine months of fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2019 included 39 weeks.
In order to align our fiscal reporting periods and comply with statutory filing requirements, we consolidate the financial results of our Mexico operations on a one-month lag. Our policy is to accelerate recording the effect of events occurring in the lag period that significantly affect our condensed consolidated financial statements. No such events were identified for the reported periods.
In preparing the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements, we evaluated the period from November 2, 2019, through the date the financial statements were issued for material subsequent events requiring recognition or disclosure. No such events were identified for the reported periods.
Unadopted Accounting Pronouncements
In January 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2017-04, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment, which eliminates the requirement to calculate the implied fair value of goodwill (i.e., Step 2 of the current goodwill impairment test) to measure a goodwill impairment charge. Instead, entities will record an impairment charge based on the excess of a reporting unit’s carrying amount over its fair value (i.e., measure the charge based on the current Step 1). We do not believe the new guidance, which is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement - Disclosure Framework (Topic 820). The updated guidance improves the disclosure requirements for fair value measurements. We do not believe the updated guidance, which is effective for fiscal years and interim periods within those fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other - Internal Use Software (Subtopic 350-40): Customer's Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That is a Service Contract. This guidance requires companies to apply the internal-use software guidance in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 350-40 to implementation costs incurred in a hosting arrangement that is a service contract to determine whether to capitalize certain implementation costs or expense them as incurred. We do not believe the new guidance, which is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases, which requires the recognition of operating lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement. Under the new standard, disclosures are required to enable users of financial statements to assess the amount, timing and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases.
In the first quarter of fiscal 2020, we adopted ASU 2016-02 using the “Comparatives Under 840 Option” approach to transition. Under this method, financial information related to periods prior to adoption were as originally reported under the previous standard – ASC 840, Leases. The effects of adopting the new standard (ASC 842, Leases) in fiscal 2020 were recognized as a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the fiscal first quarter. We elected the package of practical expedients permitted under the transition guidance within the new standard, which, among other things, allowed us to carry forward the historical lease classification as operating or capital leases. We also elected to combine lease and non-lease components and to exclude short-term leases from our consolidated balance sheets. We did not elect the hindsight practical expedient in determining the lease term for existing leases as of February 3, 2019.
The most significant impact of adoption was the recognition of operating lease assets and operating lease liabilities of $2.7 billion and $2.8 billion, respectively, while our accounting for existing capital leases (now referred to as finance leases) remained substantially unchanged. The cumulative impact of these changes decreased retained earnings by $22 million, which includes a $3 million net-of-tax adjustment made during the second quarter of fiscal 2020 related to on-adoption impairment charges. We expect the impact of adoption to be immaterial to our consolidated statements of earnings and consolidated statements of cash flows on an ongoing basis. As part of our adoption, we also modified our control procedures and processes, none of which materially affected our internal control over financial reporting. See Note 4, Leases, for additional information regarding our accounting policy for leases and additional disclosures.
The cumulative effect of the changes made to our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets for the adoption of this standard was as follows ($ in millions):
February 2, 2019
February 3, 2019
February 3, 2019
Other current assets
Net property and equipment
Operating lease assets
Current portion of operating lease liabilities
Current portion of long-term debt
Long-term operating lease liabilities
(a)Represents the reclassification of prepaid rent and leasehold acquisition costs to Operating lease assets.
(b)Represents the derecognition of financing obligations and reclassification to Operating lease assets.
(c)Represents the capitalization of operating lease assets and the reclassification of prepaid rent and leasehold acquisition costs, offset by the reclassification of straight-line rent accruals, tenant improvement allowances and vacant space reserves.
(d)Represents the deferred tax impact of the on-adoption adjustments.
(e)Represents the reclassification of straight-line rent accruals, tenant improvement allowances and vacant space reserves to Operating lease assets.
(f)Represents the recognition of operating lease liabilities.
(g)Represents the net-of-tax retained earnings impact of impairment charges and the derecognition of financing obligations.
Total Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash
The reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash reported within the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets to the totals shown within the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows was as follows ($ in millions):
November 2, 2019
November 3, 2018
Cash and cash equivalents
Restricted cash included in Other current assets
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
Amounts included in restricted cash are pledged as collateral or restricted to use for workers’ compensation and general liability insurance claims.