|9 Months Ended|
Oct. 31, 2020
Short-term investments typically consist of certificates of deposit and are carried at cost, which approximates fair value and are recorded in the consolidated balance sheets in short-term investments. The Company did not have short-term investments as of October 31, 2020 and November 2, 2019. The Company’s short-term investments were $110,000 as of February 1, 2020.
The Company’s investments in renewable energy projects are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. The balance of these investments was $3,642, $3,936, and $11,000 as of October 31, 2020, February 1, 2020, and November 2, 2019, respectively, and is included in other long-term assets on the consolidated balance sheets. The Company contributed capital of $5,665 and received distributions including $1,690 of investment tax credits during the 39 weeks ended October 31, 2020. The Company contributed capital of $43,757 and received distributions including $31,554 of investment tax credits during the 39 weeks ended November 2, 2019.
The entire disclosure of the components of cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments. Short-term investments may include current marketable securities.
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