FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
|6 Months Ended|
Oct. 01, 2022
|Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]|
|FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS||FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
Financial assets and financial liabilities measured and reported at fair value are classified in a three-level hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs used in the valuation process. A financial instrument’s categorization within the valuation hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The hierarchy is based on the observability and objectivity of the pricing inputs, as follows:
•Level 1 — Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
•Level 2 — Significant directly observable data (other than Level 1 quoted prices) or significant indirectly observable
data through corroboration with observable market data. Inputs would normally be (i) quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities, (ii) quoted prices in inactive markets for identical or similar assets or liabilities, or (iii) information derived from or corroborated by observable market data.
•Level 3 — Prices or valuation techniques that require significant unobservable data inputs. These inputs would normally be VF’s own data and judgments about assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.
Recurring Fair Value Measurements
The following table summarizes financial assets and financial liabilities that are measured and recorded in the consolidated financial statements at fair value on a recurring basis:
(a)There were no transfers among the levels within the fair value hierarchy during the six months ended September 2022 or the year ended March 2022.
The following table presents the activity related to the contingent consideration liability designated as Level 3:
VF’s cash equivalents include money market funds and time deposits with maturities within three months of their purchase dates that approximate fair value based on Level 1 measurements. The fair value of derivative financial instruments, which consist of foreign exchange forward contracts, is determined based on observable market inputs (Level 2), including spot and forward exchange rates for foreign currencies, and considers the credit risk of the Company and its counterparties. VF’s deferred compensation assets primarily represent investments held within plan trusts as an economic hedge of the related deferred compensation liabilities. These investments primarily include mutual funds (Level 1) that are valued based on quoted prices in active markets. Liabilities related to VF’s deferred compensation plans are recorded at amounts due to participants, based on the fair value of the participants’ selection of hypothetical investments.
The contingent consideration liability represented the amount of additional cash consideration paid to the selling shareholders of Supreme Holdings, Inc. ("Supreme"), which was dependent upon the achievement of certain financial targets over the one-year earn-out period ended January 31, 2022. The estimated fair value of the contingent consideration liability, which could range from zero to $300.0 million, was $57.0 million as of March 2022
and was paid during the six months ended September 2022. During Fiscal 2022, the contingent consideration liability was remeasured at fair value based on the probability-weighted present value of various future cash payment outcomes resulting from the estimated achievement levels of the financial targets, with changes recognized in the selling, general and administrative expenses line item in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.
All other significant financial assets and financial liabilities are recorded in the consolidated financial statements at cost, except life insurance contracts which are recorded at cash surrender value. These other financial assets and financial liabilities include cash held as demand deposits, accounts receivable, short-term borrowings, accounts payable and accrued liabilities. At September 2022 and March 2022, their carrying values approximated fair value. Additionally, at September 2022 and March 2022, the carrying values of VF’s long-term debt, including the current portion, were $4,358.2 million and $5,085.3 million, respectively, compared with fair values of $3,906.2 million and $5,042.5 million at those respective dates. Fair value for long-term debt is a Level 2 estimate based on quoted market prices or values of comparable borrowings.
Nonrecurring Fair Value Measurements
Certain non-financial assets, primarily property, plant and equipment, goodwill and intangible assets, are not required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis and are reported at carrying value. However, these assets are required to be assessed for impairment whenever events or circumstances indicate their carrying value may not be fully recoverable, and at least annually for goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets. In the event an impairment is required, the asset is adjusted to its estimate fair value, using market-based assumptions.
In conjunction with VF's annual goodwill and indefinite-live intangible asset impairment testing as of the beginning of the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2022, management performed quantitative impairment analysis of the Supreme reporting unit goodwill and indefinite-lived trademark intangible asset. Based on the quantitative impairment analysis, management concluded the goodwill and indefinite-lived trademark intangible asset were not impaired. The estimated fair values of the reporting unit and indefinite lived trademark intangible asset exceeded the carrying values by 5% and 3%, respectively.
The Company has continued to monitor macroeconomic events after its most recent annual goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment testing. During the three months ended September 2022, due to continued increases in the federal funds rate and strengthening of the U.S. dollar relative to other currencies, the Company determined that a triggering event had
occurred requiring impairment testing of the Supreme reporting unit goodwill and indefinite-lived trademark intangible asset.
Supreme was acquired by VF in Fiscal 2021. Supreme is a global streetwear leader that sells apparel, accessories and footwear under its namesake brand, Supreme®. Products are sold globally through VF-operated stores and online. The Supreme reporting unit is included in the Active reportable segment. The carrying values of the Supreme reporting unit goodwill and indefinite-lived trademark intangible asset at the October 1, 2022 testing date were $1.21 billion and $1.19 billion, respectively.
The fair values of the Supreme reporting unit and indefinite-lived trademark intangible asset were estimated using valuation techniques consistent with those discussed in Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates included in Management's Discussion and Analysis in the Fiscal 2022 Form 10-K, and utilized significant unobservable inputs (Level 3). As a result of the interim impairment testing performed, VF recorded impairment charges of $229.0 million and $192.9 million to the Supreme reporting unit goodwill and indefinite-lived trademark intangible asset, respectively, in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. The impairment related to an increase in the market-based discount rates used in the valuations and the negative impact of foreign currency exchange rate changes on financial projections.
Management’s revenue and profitability forecasts used in the Supreme reporting unit and indefinite-lived trademark intangible asset valuations considered recent and historical performance, strategic initiatives and industry trends. Assumptions used in the valuations were similar to those that would be used by market participants performing independent valuations of the business.
Key assumptions developed by management and used in the quantitative analysis of the Supreme reporting unit and indefinite-lived trademark intangible asset include:
•Financial projections and future cash flows reflecting results lower than forecasts used in the Fiscal 2022 annual test primarily driven by the negative impacts of foreign currency exchange rate changes. The projections assume revenue growth and profitability improvement throughout the forecast period reflecting the long-term strategy for the business which is largely unchanged from the business combination valuation, and terminal growth rates based on the expected long-term growth rate of the business;
•Tax rates based on the statutory rates for the countries in which the brand operates and the related intellectual property is domiciled, which consider intellectual property transfers completed by the Company during Fiscal 2022;
•Royalty rates based on market data as well as active license agreements with similar VF brands, which are consistent with the Fiscal 2022 annual test valuation assumptions;
•Market-based discount rates above those used in the Fiscal 2022 annual test valuation primarily driven by a higher federal funds rate; and,
•Market approach reflecting lower recent historical financial measures for Supreme and valuation multiples below those used in the Fiscal 2022 annual test.
The valuation model used by management in the impairment testing assumes revenue growth and profitability improvement, and execution of Supreme's long-term growth strategy, including expansion into new markets. Management's estimates were based on information available as of the date of our assessment. Although management believes the estimates and assumptions used in the impairment testing are reasonable and appropriate, it is possible that VF's assumptions and conclusions regarding impairment of the Supreme reporting unit goodwill or indefinite-lived trademark intangible asset could change in future periods. There can be no assurance the estimates and assumptions, particularly our long-term financial projections, used in the impairment testing during the three months ended September 2022 will prove to be accurate predictions of the future. For example, variations in our assumptions related to brand performance and execution of planned growth strategies, foreign currency exchange rates, discount rates, or comparable company market approach inputs could impact future conclusions. A future impairment charge of the Supreme reporting unit goodwill or indefinite-lived trademark intangible asset could have a material effect on VF's consolidated financial position and results of operations.
The Company owns a broad, diverse portfolio of brands and businesses for which material amounts of goodwill and intangible assets have been recorded in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. Management continuously evaluates the performance of VF's brands and businesses, as well as other relevant factors, in assessing whether potential triggering events have occurred. Although no other triggering events for impairment testing were identified during the three or six months ended September 2022, it is possible that VF's conclusions regarding impairment or recoverability of goodwill or intangible assets could change in future periods. A future impairment charge of goodwill or intangible assets could have a material effect on VF's consolidated financial position and results of operations.
The entire disclosure for the fair value of financial instruments (as defined), including financial assets and financial liabilities (collectively, as defined), and the measurements of those instruments as well as disclosures related to the fair value of non-financial assets and liabilities. Such disclosures about the financial instruments, assets, and liabilities would include: (1) the fair value of the required items together with their carrying amounts (as appropriate); (2) for items for which it is not practicable to estimate fair value, disclosure would include: (a) information pertinent to estimating fair value (including, carrying amount, effective interest rate, and maturity, and (b) the reasons why it is not practicable to estimate fair value; (3) significant concentrations of credit risk including: (a) information about the activity, region, or economic characteristics identifying a concentration, (b) the maximum amount of loss the entity is exposed to based on the gross fair value of the related item, (c) policy for requiring collateral or other security and information as to accessing such collateral or security, and (d) the nature and brief description of such collateral or security; (4) quantitative information about market risks and how such risks are managed; (5) for items measured on both a recurring and nonrecurring basis information regarding the inputs used to develop the fair value measurement; and (6) for items presented in the financial statement for which fair value measurement is elected: (a) information necessary to understand the reasons for the election, (b) discussion of the effect of fair value changes on earnings, (c) a description of [similar groups] items for which the election is made and the relation thereof to the balance sheet, the aggregate carrying value of items included in the balance sheet that are not eligible for the election; (7) all other required (as defined) and desired information.
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