|9 Months Ended
Oct. 29, 2022
For revenue in the entertainment and consumer brands reporting segments, revenue is recognized when control of the promised merchandise is transferred to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to receive in exchange for the merchandise, which is upon shipment. For revenue in the Media Commerce Services segment, revenue is recognized when the services are provided to the customer. Revenue is reported net of estimated sales returns, credits and incentives, and excludes sales taxes. Sales returns are estimated and provided for at the time of sale based on historical experience.
A performance obligation is a promise in a contract to transfer a distinct good or service to the customer and is the unit of account in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 606. A contract’s transaction price is allocated to each distinct performance obligation and recognized as revenue when, or as, the performance obligation is satisfied. Substantially all the Company’s merchandise sales are single performance obligation arrangements for transferring control of merchandise to customers or providing service to customers.
The Company’s merchandise is generally sold with a right of return for up to a certain number of days after the merchandise is received and the Company may provide other credits or incentives, which are accounted for as variable consideration when estimating the amount of revenue to recognize. Merchandise returns and other credits including the provision for returns are estimated at contract inception and updated at the end of each reporting period as additional information becomes available. As of October 29, 2022, and January 29, 2022, the Company recorded a merchandise return liability of $4,250 and $8,126, included in accrued liabilities, and a right of return asset of $1,701 and $3,770, included in Prepaid Expenses and Other.
In accordance with ASC 606-10-50, the Company disaggregates revenue from contracts with customers by significant product groups and timing of when the performance obligations are satisfied. A reconciliation of disaggregated revenue by segment and significant product group is provided in Note 10 – “Business Segments and Sales by Product Group.”
For its entertainment and consumer brands segments, the Company utilizes an installment payment program called ValuePay that entitles customers to purchase merchandise and generally pay for the merchandise in two or more equal monthly credit card installments. Payment is generally required within 30 to 60 days from the purchase date. The Company has elected the practical expedient to not adjust the promised amount of consideration for the effects of a significant financing component when the payment terms are less than one year. Accounts receivable consist primarily of amounts due from customers for merchandise and service sales, receivables from credit card companies, and amounts due from vendors for unsold and returned products and are reflected net of reserves for estimated uncollectible amounts. The Company records accounts receivable at the invoiced amount and does not charge interest on past due invoices. A provision for ValuePay bad debts is provided as a percentage of ValuePay receivables in the period of sale and is based on historical experience and the Company’s judgments about the creditworthiness of customers based on ongoing credit evaluations. The Company reviews its accounts receivable from customers that are past due to identify specific accounts with known disputes or collectability issues. As of October 29, 2022 and January 29, 2022, the Company had approximately $30,177 and $47,008 of net receivables due from customers under the ValuePay installment program and total reserves for estimated uncollectible amounts of $2,430 and $3,019.