Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Fair Value Measurements

Fair Value Measurements
12 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2019
Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]  
Fair Value Measurements
Fair Value Measurements
GAAP utilizes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three broad levels. The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to observable quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets and liabilities (Level 1 measurement), then priority to quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active and model-based valuation techniques for which all significant assumptions are observable in the market (Level 2 measurement) and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs (Level 3 measurement).
As of February 2, 2019 and February 3, 2018 the Company had $450,000 in Level 2 investments in the form of bank certificates of deposit, which are included in restricted cash equivalents in the consolidated balance sheets. The Company's investments in certificates of deposits were measured using inputs based upon quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets and, therefore, were classified as Level 2 investments. As of February 2, 2019 and February 3, 2018 the Company also had a long-term variable rate PNC Credit Facility, classified as Level 2, with carrying values of $71,420,000 and $73,899,000. As of February 2, 2019 and February 3, 2018, $2,488,000 and $2,326,000 of the long-term variable rate PNC Credit Facility was classified as current. The fair value of the PNC Credit Facility approximates, and is based on its carrying value, due to the variable rate nature of the financial instrument. The Company has no Level 3 investments that use significant unobservable inputs.
Non-Financial Assets Measured at Fair Value - Nonrecurring Basis
As of January 28, 2017 the Company had an intangible FCC broadcasting license asset with a carrying value of $12,000,000. The intangible FCC broadcasting license, which was included in the Boston television station sale, WWDP, was sold during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017. See Note 4 - "Intangible Assets" for additional information. Prior to such sale, the Company estimated the fair value of its FCC television broadcast license asset primarily by using income-based discounted cash flow models. In determining fair value, the Company considered, among other factors, the advice of an independent outside fair value consultant. The discounted cash flow models utilized a range of assumptions including revenues, operating profit margin, projected capital expenditures and an unobservable input discount rate of 10.0%. The Company concluded that the inputs used in its intangible FCC broadcasting license asset valuation were Level 3 inputs.
The following table provides a reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances of non-financial assets measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis that use significant unobservable inputs (Level 3):
February 3,
Intangible FCC Broadcasting License Asset:
Beginning balance

Losses included in earnings (asset impairment)

Net gain recognized in earnings upon sale (a)

Sale (a)
Ending balance

(a) During fiscal 2018, the Company received the remainder of the sales price and recorded an additional gain of $665,000 upon the resolution of a gain contingency, which resulted from the satisfaction of the Station being carried by certain designated carriers.