Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
May 01, 2021
Revenue from Contract with Customer [Abstract]  

(3)   Revenue

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, which is upon shipment. Revenue for services 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. As of May 1, 2021 and January 30, 2021, the Company recorded a merchandise return liability of $5,439,000 and $5,271,000, included in accrued liabilities, and a right of return asset of $2,779,000 and $2,749,000, included in Prepaid Expenses and Other.

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 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 segment and significant product group is provided in Note 10 - "Business Segments and Sales by Product Group."

As of May 1, 2021, the Company had no remaining performance obligations for contracts with original expected terms of one year or more. 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 $0 and $8,000 for the three-month periods ended May 1, 2021 and May 2, 2020.

Accounts Receivable

The Company’s accounts receivable is comprised primarily of customer receivables from its ValuePay program, but also includes vendor receivables, credit card receivables and other receivables.  The Company’s ValuePay program is an installment payment program 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 May 1, 2021 and January 30, 2021, the Company had approximately $45,907,000 and $49,736,000 of net receivables due from customers under the ValuePay installment program and total reserves for estimated uncollectible amounts of $2,941,000 and $3,132,000. The decrease in the total reserve as a percentage of receivables is primarily due to the Company’s recently shortened active collections cycle, whereby the Company is pursuing collection for a shorter period prior to selling and writing off its receivables while yielding a comparable recovery rate.