|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 1, 2020. The first three months of fiscal 2021 and fiscal 2020 included 13 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 May 2, 2020, 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.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease ("COVID-19") as a pandemic. Except where otherwise directed by state and local authorities, on March 22, 2020, we made the decision for the health and safety of our customers and employees to move our stores to a contactless, curbside-only operating model. We also suspended in-home delivery, repair and consultation services on March 22, 2020, and resumed these offerings on April 27, 2020, after implementing new safety guidelines.
In light of the uncertainty surrounding the impact of COVID-19 and to maximize liquidity, we executed a short-term draw on the full amount of our $1.25 billion five year senior unsecured revolving credit facility on March 19, 2020. See Note 4, Debt, for additional information. We also suspended all share repurchases.
Since the pandemic had a significant impact on our store operations, we concluded this was a triggering event to review for potential impairments of our store assets. As a result of this analysis, we recorded an immaterial asset impairment charge for a small number of stores within Selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expenses for the three months ended May 2, 2020.
We have goodwill in two reporting units – Best Buy Domestic and Best Buy Health – with carrying values as of May 2, 2020, of $444 million and $542 million, respectively. We test goodwill for impairment annually in the fiscal fourth quarter or whenever events or circumstances indicate the carrying value may not be recoverable. Our most recent goodwill impairment analysis, completed during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020, indicated an excess of fair value over carrying value for both reporting units. As a result of the impact of COVID-19 on our business, we completed a review for potential impairments of our goodwill in the first quarter of fiscal 2021. As a result of this analysis, we concluded that no impairment had occurred.
On March 27, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), which among other things, contains provisions for deferral of the employer portion of social security taxes incurred through the end of calendar 2020 and an employee retention credit, a refundable payroll credit for 50% of wages and health benefits paid to employees not providing services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the CARES Act, we intend to defer qualified payroll taxes and claim the employee retention credit, which will be treated as a government subsidy to offset related operating expenses. Based on our preliminary analysis of the CARES Act, we reduced our SG&A expenses for the three months ended May 2, 2020, by $69 million for employee retention credits. We will continue to assess our treatment of the CARES Act to the extent additional guidance and regulations are issued.
The COVID-19 pandemic remains a rapidly evolving situation. The extent of the impact of COVID-19 on our business and financial results will depend on future developments, including the duration and spread of the outbreak within the markets in which we operate and the related impact on consumer confidence and spending, all of which are highly uncertain.
Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In the first quarter of fiscal 2021, we prospectively adopted the following Accounting Standards Updates ("ASUs") issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, all of which had an immaterial impact on our results of operations, cash flows and financial position.
ASU 2016-13, Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments
ASU 2017-04, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment
ASU 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement - Disclosure Framework (Topic 820)
ASU 2018-15, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other - Internal Use Software (Subtopic 350-40): Customer's Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement That is a Service Contract
Total Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash
The reconciliation of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash reported within the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets to the totals shown within the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows was as follows ($ in millions):
May 2, 2020
February 1, 2020
May 4, 2019
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.