Fair Value Measurements
|12 Months Ended
Feb. 02, 2013
|Fair Value Measurements [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 1, 2014 and February 2, 2013 the Company had $2,100,000 in Level 2 investments in the form of bank certificates of deposit which are used as cash collateral for the issuance of commercial and standby letters of credit. 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 1, 2014 and February 2, 2013 the Company also had a long-term variable rate bank credit loan with a carrying value of $38,000,000. The fair values of the variable rate bank loan approximates and is based on its carrying value. The Company has no Level 3 investments that use significant unobservable inputs.
Non Financial Assets Measured at Fair Value - Nonrecurring Basis
As of February 1, 2014 and February 2, 2013 the Company had an intangible FCC broadcasting license asset with a carrying values of $12,000,000. The Company estimates the fair value of its FCC television broadcast license asset primarily by using income-based discounted cash flow models with the assistance of an independent outside fair value consultant. The discounted cash flow models utilize a range of assumptions including revenues, operating profit margin, projected capital expenditures and an unobservable input discount rates of 10% - 10.5%. The Company concluded that the inputs used in its intangible FCC broadcasting license asset valuation are 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):