Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Fiscal Year Fiscal YearVF Corporation (together with its subsidiaries, collectively known as “VF” or the “Company”) uses a 52/53 week fiscal year ending on the Saturday closest to March 31 of each year. The Company's current fiscal year runs from April 3, 2022 through April 1, 2023 ("Fiscal 2023"). Accordingly, this Form 10-Q presents our third quarter of Fiscal 2023. For presentation purposes herein, all references to periods ended December 2022 and December 2021 relate to the fiscal periods ended on December 31, 2022 and January 1, 2022, respectively. References to March 2022 relate to information as of April 2, 2022.
Basis of Presentation
Basis of Presentation
On June 28, 2021, VF completed the sale of its Occupational Workwear business. The Occupational Workwear business was comprised primarily of the following brands and businesses: Red Kap®, VF Solutions®, Bulwark®, Workrite®, Walls®, Terra®, Kodiak®, Work Authority® and Horace Small®. The business also included the license of certain Dickies® occupational workwear products that have historically been sold through the business-to-business channel. The results of the Occupational Workwear business and the related cash flows have been reported as discontinued operations in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows, respectively, through the date of sale. These changes have been applied to all periods presented.
Unless otherwise noted, discussion within these notes to the interim consolidated financial statements relates to continuing operations. Refer to Note 4 for additional information on discontinued operations.
Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to the Fiscal 2023 presentation.
The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X and do not include all of the information and notes required by generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for complete financial statements. Similarly, the March 2022 consolidated balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements contain all normal and recurring adjustments necessary to fairly state the consolidated financial position, results of operations and cash flows of VF for the interim periods presented. Operating results for the three and nine months ended December 2022 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be expected for any other interim period or for Fiscal 2023. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and notes included in VF’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 2, 2022 (“Fiscal 2022 Form 10-K”).
Use of Estimates
Use of Estimates
In preparing the interim consolidated financial statements, management makes estimates and assumptions that affect amounts reported in the interim consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. The duration and severity of the challenging macroeconomic environment, the coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic and the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and the related impacts on VF's business are subject to uncertainty; however, the estimates and assumptions made by management are based on available information. Actual results may differ from those estimates.
Supply Chain Financing Program
Supply Chain Financing Program
During the first quarter of Fiscal 2023, VF reinstated its voluntary supply chain finance ("SCF") program. The SCF program enables a significant portion of our suppliers of inventory to leverage VF's credit rating to receive payment from participating financial institutions prior to the payment date specified in the terms between VF and the supplier. The SCF program is administered through third-party platforms that allow participating suppliers to track payments from VF and elect which VF receivables, if any, to sell to the financial institutions. The transactions are at the sole discretion of both the suppliers and financial institutions, and VF is not a party to the agreements and has no economic interest in the supplier's decision to sell a receivable. The terms between VF and the supplier, including the amount due and scheduled payment dates, are not impacted by a supplier's participation in the SCF program. Amounts due to suppliers who voluntarily participate in the SCF program are included in the accounts payable line item in VF's Consolidated Balance Sheets and VF payments made under the SCF program are reflected in cash flows from operating activities in VF's Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. VF has been informed by the participating financial institutions that amounts payable to them for suppliers who voluntarily participated in the SCF program and included in the accounts payable line item in VF's Consolidated Balance Sheet was $159.9 million at December 2022. The amounts settled through the SCF program during the three and nine months ended December 2022 were $333.8 million and $766.0 million, respectively.
There have been no other changes to the Company's significant accounting policies described in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements included in the Fiscal 2022 Form 10-K.
Recently Issued Accounting Standards Recently Issued Accounting Standards
In March 2020, January 2021 and December 2022, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2020-04, "Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting", ASU No. 2021-01, "Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Scope" and ASU No. 2022-06, "Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Deferral of the Sunset Date of Topic 848", respectively. This guidance provides optional expedients and exceptions for applying GAAP to contracts, hedging relationships and other transactions affected by reference rate reform if certain criteria are met. The optional guidance is provided to ease the potential burden of accounting for reference rate reform. The guidance is effective and can be adopted no later than December 31, 2024. The Company does not expect this guidance to have a material impact on VF's consolidated financial statements.
In November 2021, the FASB issued ASU No. 2021-10, "Government Assistance (Topic 832): Disclosures by Business Entities about Government Assistance", an update that requires
annual disclosures about government assistance, including the types of assistance and the effect on the financial statements. The guidance is effective for VF in Fiscal 2023, but the Company does not expect the adoption of this guidance to have a material impact on VF's annual disclosures.
In September 2022, the FASB issued ASU No. 2022-04, "Liabilities — Supplier Finance Programs (Subtopic 405-50): Disclosure of Supplier Finance Program Obligations". This guidance requires companies with supplier finance programs to disclose sufficient qualitative and quantitative information about the program to allow a user of the financial statements to understand the nature of, activity in, and potential magnitude of the program. The guidance will be effective for VF in the first quarter of Fiscal 2024, except for certain quantitative disclosures that will be effective in Fiscal 2025. Early adoption is permitted. The Company is evaluating the impact that adopting this guidance will have on VF's disclosures.
Fair Value Measurement
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.