|6 Months Ended
Aug. 04, 2018
|Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]
At February 3, 2018, the Company had federal net operating loss carryforwards (“NOLs”) of approximately $321 million, and state NOLs of approximately $260 million which are available to offset future taxable income. The Company's federal NOLs expire in varying amounts each year from 2023 through 2037 in accordance with applicable federal tax regulations and the timing of when the NOLs were incurred.
In the first quarter of fiscal 2011, the Company had a change in ownership (as defined in Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code) as a result of the issuance of common stock coupled with the redemption of all the Series B preferred stock held by GE Capital Equity Investments, Inc. (“GE Equity”). Sections 382 and 383 limit the annual utilization of certain tax attributes, including NOL carryforwards, incurred prior to a change in ownership. Currently, the limitations imposed by Sections 382 and 383 are not expected to impair the Company's ability to fully realize its NOLs; however, the annual usage of NOLs incurred prior to the change in ownership is limited. In addition, if the Company were to experience another ownership change, as defined by Sections 382 and 383, its ability to utilize its NOLs could be further substantially limited and depending on the severity of the annual NOL limitation, the Company could permanently lose its ability to use a significant amount of its accumulated NOLs. The Company currently has recorded a full valuation allowance for its net deferred tax assets. The ultimate realization of these deferred tax assets and related limitations depend on the ability of the Company to generate sufficient taxable income in the future, as well as the timing of such income.
For the second quarters of fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2017, the income tax provision included a non-cash tax charge of approximately $0 and $197,000 relating to changes in the Company's long-term deferred tax liability related to the tax amortization of the Company's indefinite-lived intangible FCC license asset that is not available to offset existing deferred tax assets in determining changes to the Company's income tax valuation allowance. For the first six-months of fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2017, the income tax provision included a non-cash tax charge of approximately $0 and $394,000. During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company sold its indefinite-lived intangible FCC license asset in connection with the sale of the Company's television broadcast station, WWDP(TV).
On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Tax Act") was enacted. The Tax Act significantly revised U.S. corporate tax law by, among other things, (i) reducing the corporate tax rate to 21% from 35%, (ii) a repeal of the corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT), (iii) changes to tax depreciation for first-year property, (iv) a partial limitation on the deductibility of business interest expense and (v) for losses incurred in tax years beginning after December 31, 2017 the NOL deduction is limited to 80% of taxable income with an indefinite carry forward.
The income tax effects of the Tax Act required the remeasurement of the Company's deferred tax assets and liabilities in accordance with ASC Topic 740. The Company remeasured its net deferred tax assets and related valuation allowance to reflect the lower corporate tax rate at the end of fiscal 2017. The SEC staff issued Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118 that allows companies to record provisional estimates of the impacts of the Tax Act during a measurement period of up to one year from the enactment which is similar to the measurement period used when accounting for business combinations. As reflected in the Company's fiscal 2017 financial statements, the Tax Act did not have an impact on the Company's tax expense or benefit due to the full valuation allowance against the Company's deferred tax assets.
Shareholder Rights Plan
The Company has adopted a Shareholder Rights Plan to preserve the value of certain deferred tax benefits, including those generated by net operating losses. On July 10, 2015, the Company declared a dividend distribution of one purchase right (a “Right”) for each outstanding share of the Company’s common stock to shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 23, 2015 and issuable as of that date. On July 13, 2015, the Company entered into a Shareholder Rights Plan (the “Rights Plan”) with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., a national banking association, with respect to the Rights. Except in certain circumstances set forth in the Rights Plan, each Right entitles the holder to purchase from the Company one one-thousandth of a share of Series A Junior Participating Cumulative Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value, of the Company (“Preferred Stock” and each one one-thousandth of a share of Preferred Stock, a “Unit”) at a price of $9.00 per Unit.