Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Aug. 04, 2018
Revenue from Contract with Customer [Abstract]  
Adoption of Revenue from Contracts with Customers, Topic 606
On February 4, 2018, the Company adopted ASU No. 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers", and all related amendments using the modified retrospective method applied to contracts that were not completed as of February 4, 2018. The comparative prior period information has not been restated and continues to be reported under the accounting standards in effect during those periods. The adoption did not have a material impact on the Company's revenue recognition and there was no adjustment to its retained earnings opening balance. The Company does not expect the adoption of the new standard to have a material impact on the Company's operating results on an ongoing basis.
The impact of the new revenue standard adoption on our condensed consolidated statements of operations was as follows (in thousands):
For the Three-Month Period Ended August 4, 2018
For the Six-Month Period Ended August 4, 2018
As Reported
Balance without adoption of ASC 606
Effect of Change
As Reported
Balance without adoption of ASC 606
Effect of Change
Net sales






Cost of sales






Operating expense:
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Net loss


As of August 4, 2018, the Company recorded a merchandise return liability of $7,804,000, included in accrued liabilities, and a right of return asset of $4,355,000, included in other current assets. As of February 3, 2018, the Company had approximately $3,544,000 reserved for future merchandise returns included in accrued liabilities, which represents the net margin obligation recorded under the previous revenue guidance.
Revenue Recognition
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. The Company recognizes revenue upon shipment. 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 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 of the Company's sales are single performance obligation arrangements for transferring control of merchandise to customers.
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 significant product group is provided in Note 9 - "Business Segments and Sales by Product Group".
As of August 4, 2018, approximately $86,000 is expected to be recognized from remaining performance obligations within the next 3 years. The Company has applied the practical expedient to exclude the value of remaining performance obligations for contracts with an original expected term of one year or less. Revenue recognized over time was $9,000 and $21,000 for the three-month periods ended August 4, 2018 and July 29, 2017 and $17,000 and $42,000 for the six-month periods ended August 4, 2018 and July 29, 2017.
Merchandise Returns
The Company records a merchandise return liability as a reduction of gross sales for anticipated merchandise returns at each reporting period and must make estimates of potential future merchandise returns related to current period product revenue. The Company estimates and evaluates the adequacy of its merchandise return liability by analyzing historical returns by merchandise category, looking at current economic trends and changes in customer demand and by analyzing the acceptance of new product lines. Assumptions and estimates are made and used in connection with establishing the merchandise return liability in any accounting period.
Shipping and Handling
The Company has elected to account for shipping and handling as activities to fulfill the promise to transfer the merchandise. Shipping and handling fees charged to customers are recognized when the customer obtains control of the merchandise, which is upon shipment. The Company accrues costs for shipping and handling activities, which occur subsequent to transfer of control to the customer and are recorded as cost of sales in the accompanying statements of operations.
Sales Taxes
The Company has elected to exclude from revenue the sales taxes imposed on its sales and collected from customers.
Accounts Receivable
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. 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 sales and from credit card companies and are reflected net of reserves for estimated uncollectible amounts. As of August 4, 2018 and February 3, 2018, the Company had approximately $74,539,000 and $88,452,000 of net receivables due from customers under the ValuePay installment program and total reserves for estimated uncollectible amounts of $8,390,000 and $6,008,000. The increase in the total reserve as a percentage of receivables is primarily due to an extension in our collections cycle, which has been yielding a higher total recovery rate.
The Company's merchandise is generally sold with a right of return for up to a certain number of days after the merchandise is shipped 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 are estimated at contract inception and updated at the end of each reporting period as additional information becomes available.
The Company evaluated whether it is the principal (i.e., report revenues on a gross basis) or agent (i.e., report revenues on a net basis) in certain vendor arrangements where the merchandise is shipped directly from the vendor to the Company's customer and the purchase and sale of inventory is virtually simultaneous. Generally, the Company is the principal and reports revenues from such vendor arrangements on a gross basis, as it controls the merchandise before it is transferred to the customer. The Company's control is evidenced by it being primarily responsible to the customers, establishing price and its inventory risk upon customer returns.