Impairment, restructuring and other costs
|9 Months Ended|
Oct. 31, 2020
|Impairment, restructuring and other costs|
|Impairment, restructuring and other costs||
5.Impairment, restructuring and other costs
Impairment of long-lived tangible assets
The asset group is defined as the lowest level for which identifiable cash flows are available and largely independent of the cash flows of other groups of assets. The asset group identified is at the store level and includes both property and equipment and operating lease assets.
Significant estimates are used in determining future cash flows of each store over its remaining lease term including our expectations of future projected cash flows including revenues, operating expenses, and market conditions. An impairment loss is recorded if the carrying amount of the long-lived asset exceeds its fair value.
The Company evaluates long-lived assets for indicators of impairment quarterly or when events or changes in circumstances indicate that their carrying amounts may not be recoverable. The Company performs an undiscounted cash flow analysis over the long-lived assets. Asset groups are written down only to the extent that their carrying value is lower than their respective fair value. Fair values of the asset group are determined by discounting the cash flows at a rate that approximates the cost of capital of a market participant. Management’s forecast of future cash flows is based on the income approach. The fair value of individual operating lease assets is determined using estimated market rent assessments.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company experienced lower than projected revenues and identified indicators of impairment for certain stores. The Company’s analysis indicated that the carrying values of certain long-lived assets exceeded their respective fair values. As a result, the Company recognized an impairment charge of $40,428 for the 26 weeks ended August 1, 2020. There were no asset impairment charges recognized during the 13 weeks ended October 31, 2020. These charges are recorded in impairment, restructuring and other costs in the consolidated statements of operations. These impairment charges were primarily driven by lower than projected revenues, lower market rate assessments, and the effect of temporary store closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The determination of estimated market rent used in the fair value estimate of the Company’s operating lease assets included within the respective store asset group requires significant management judgment. Changes in these estimates could have a significant impact on whether long-lived store assets should be further evaluated for impairment and could have a significant impact on the resulting impairment charge.
The significant estimates, all of which are considered Level 3 inputs, used in the fair value methodology include: the Company’s expectations for future operations and projected cash flows, including revenues, operating expenses, and market conditions.
Restructuring and other costs
The following table provides a summary of the restructuring and other charges included in impairment, restructuring and other costs in the consolidated statements of operations:
Store closures. During the second quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company announced that after evaluating its store portfolio, it would permanently close 19 stores in the third quarter of fiscal 2020. Accordingly, for the 13 and 39 weeks ended October 31, 2020, the Company recognized restructuring charges related to store closures of $2,030 and $21,902, respectively. There were no related restructuring charges for the 13 and 39 weeks ended November 2, 2019. The impairment charges reduced the carrying value of the lease asset to its estimated fair value. Fair value was estimated using an income-approach based on management's forecast of future cash flows expected to be derived from the property based on current sublease market rent.
Suspension of Canadian expansion. In 2019, the Company announced plans to expand internationally with an initial launch into Canada. The Company continues to believe international markets provide a long-term growth opportunity for the Company. However, given the current operating environment, in September 2020 the Company decided to prioritize growth of its U.S. operations at this time and suspended its planned expansion to Canada. Investments to support the expansion into Canada have largely been limited to early-stage infrastructure buildout and lease obligations for a small number of stores. In conjunction with this decision, the Company expects to incur pre-tax costs in the range of $30,000 to $40,000, the majority of which will be recognized in fiscal 2020. During the 13 and 39 weeks ended October 31, 2020, the Company recognized restructuring charges related to suspension of the Canada expansion of $15,886. The remaining estimated charges primarily relate to lease termination costs. There were no related restructuring charges for the 13 and 39 weeks ended November 2, 2019.
Other severance. As part of the efforts to optimize its cost structure, the Company eliminated the salon manager and prestige manager roles and created a new, single service manager. During the 13 and 39 weeks ended October 31, 2020, the Company recognized severance charges of $5,708. There were no related severance charges for the 13 and 39 weeks ended November 2, 2019.
The entire disclosure for the details of the charge against earnings resulting from the aggregate write down of all assets from their carrying value to their fair value. Disclosure may also include a description of the impaired asset and facts and circumstances leading to the impairment, amount of the impairment loss and where the loss is located in the income statement, method(s) for determining fair value, and the segment in which the impaired asset is reported.
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