|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.
During the third quarter of fiscal 2021, we made the decision to exit our operations in Mexico. All stores in Mexico were closed as of the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2022 and our International segment will be comprised of operations in Canada going forward. Refer to Note 2, Restructuring, for additional information.
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 temporarily suspended in-home delivery, repair and consultation services from March 22, 2020, through April 27, 2020, after implementing new safety guidelines. As of June 22, 2020, almost all of our stores were open for shopping and remained open through the first quarter of fiscal 2022. We continue to offer contactless curbside pick-up and in-store consultations for customers who prefer to shop that way.
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 January 30, 2021. The first three months of fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2021 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 1, 2021, through the date the financial statements were issued for material subsequent events requiring recognition or disclosure. Other than the refinancing of our $1.25 billion five year senior unsecured revolving credit facility described in Note 5, Debt, no such events were identified for the reported periods.
Total Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash reported on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets is reconciled to the total shown on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows as follows ($ in millions):
May 1, 2021
January 30, 2021
May 2, 2020
Cash and cash equivalents
Restricted cash included in Other current assets
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
Amounts included in restricted cash are primarily restricted to use for workers’ compensation and general liability insurance claims.