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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 
 
FORM
10-Q
 
 


QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended May 2, 2020

OR

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from   to
 
 Commission file number 001-16435
 
 
Chico's FAS, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
 

Florida
 
59-2389435
(State of Incorporation)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
11215 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida 33966
(Address of principal executive offices)
239-277-6200
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, Par Value $0.01 Per Share
CHS
New York Stock Exchange
Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock Purchase Rights
 
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes   No  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes   No  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer
 
  
Accelerated filer
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
  
Smaller reporting company
 
 
 
 
 
Emerging growth company
 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes      No  
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.
At June 1, 2020, the registrant had 119,566,151 shares of Common Stock, $0.01 par value per share, outstanding.




1


CHICO'S FAS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
FOR THE
FISCAL THIRTEEN WEEKS ENDED MAY 2, 2020
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2


PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

CHICO'S FAS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF (LOSS) INCOME
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
 
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
May 2, 2020
 
May 4, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amount
 
% of
Sales
 
Amount
 
% of
Sales
Net Sales
$
280,264

 
100.0
 %
 
$
517,728

 
100.0
%
Cost of goods sold
291,359

 
104.0

 
326,897

 
63.1

Gross Margin
(11,095
)
 
(4.0
)
 
190,831

 
36.9

Selling, general and administrative expenses
130,171

 
46.4

 
185,408

 
35.9

Goodwill and intangible impairment
113,180

 
40.4

 

 
0.0

(Loss) Income from Operations
(254,446
)
 
(90.8
)
 
5,423

 
1.0

Interest (expense) income, net
(344
)
 
(0.1
)
 
2

 
0.0

(Loss) Income before Income Taxes
(254,790
)
 
(90.9
)
 
5,425

 
1.0

Income tax (benefit) provision
(76,500
)
 
(27.3
)
 
3,400

 
0.6

Net (Loss) Income
$
(178,290
)
 
(63.6
)%
 
$
2,025

 
0.4
%
Per Share Data:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net (loss) income per common share - basic
$
(1.55
)
 
 
 
$
0.02

 
 
Net (loss) income per common and common equivalent share – diluted
$
(1.55
)
 
 
 
$
0.02

 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic
115,574

 
 
 
114,434

 
 
Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding – diluted
115,574

 
 
 
114,787

 
 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated statements.

3


CHICO'S FAS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE (LOSS) INCOME
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
May 2, 2020
 
May 4, 2019
Net (loss) income
$
(178,290
)
 
$
2,025

Other comprehensive (loss) income:
 
 
 
Unrealized (losses) gains on marketable securities, net of taxes
(137
)
 
63

Foreign currency translation losses
(132
)
 
(82
)
Comprehensive (loss) income
$
(178,559
)
 
$
2,006


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated statements.

4


CHICO'S FAS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
 
May 2, 2020
 
February 1, 2020
 
May 4, 2019
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
Current Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
89,841

 
$
63,972

 
$
105,141

Marketable securities, at fair value
27,755

 
63,893

 
62,836

Inventories
273,126

 
246,737

 
242,402

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
102,682

 
48,200

 
45,900

Total Current Assets
493,404

 
422,802

 
456,279

Property and Equipment, net
285,714

 
315,382

 
353,183

Right of Use Assets
612,161

 
648,397

 
729,950

Other Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
Goodwill
16,360

 
96,774

 
96,774

Other intangible assets, net
6,164

 
38,930

 
38,930

Other assets, net
42,901

 
20,374

 
16,099

Total Other Assets
65,425

 
156,078

 
151,803


$
1,456,704

 
$
1,542,659

 
$
1,691,215

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
140,396

 
$
134,204

 
$
135,964

Current lease liabilities
190,811

 
157,043

 
160,731

Other current and deferred liabilities
108,707

 
114,498

 
120,919

Total Current Liabilities
439,914

 
405,745

 
417,614

Noncurrent Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term debt
149,000

 
42,500

 
53,750

Long-term lease liabilities
520,323

 
555,922

 
645,796

Other noncurrent and deferred liabilities
6,630

 
8,188

 
10,719

Deferred taxes
30

 
212

 
3,893

Total Noncurrent Liabilities
675,983

 
606,822

 
714,158

Commitments and Contingencies (see Note 14)

 

 

Shareholders’ Equity:
 
 
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; 2,500 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding

 

 

Common stock, $0.01 par value; 400,000 shares authorized; 160,883 and 159,715 and 159,265 shares issued respectively; and 119,586 and 118,418 and 117,698 shares outstanding, respectively
1,196

 
1,184

 
1,180

Additional paid-in capital
493,140

 
492,129

 
485,805

Treasury stock, at cost, 41,297 shares, respectively
(494,395
)
 
(494,395
)
 
(494,395
)
Retained earnings
341,563

 
531,602

 
567,233

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(697
)
 
(428
)
 
(380
)
Total Shareholders’ Equity
340,807

 
530,092

 
559,443

 
$
1,456,704

 
$
1,542,659

 
$
1,691,215


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated statements.

5


CHICO'S FAS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
(Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
Common Stock
 
Additional Paid-in Capital
 
Treasury Stock
 
Retained Earnings
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
 
 

Shares
 
Par Value
 
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
 
 
Total
BALANCE, February 1, 2020
118,418

 
$
1,184

 
$
492,129

 
41,297

 
$
(494,395
)
 
$
531,602

 
$
(428
)
 
$
530,092

Cumulative effect of adoption of ASU 2016-13 (see Note 1)

 

 

 

 

 
(838
)
 

 
(838
)
BALANCE, February 1, 2020, as adjusted
118,418

 
1,184

 
492,129

 
41,297

 
(494,395
)
 
530,764

 
(428
)
 
529,254

Net loss

 

 

 

 

 
(178,290
)
 

 
(178,290
)
Unrealized losses on marketable securities, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 
(137
)
 
(137
)
Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 
(132
)
 
(132
)
Issuance of common stock
1,454

 
15

 
237

 

 

 

 

 
252

Dividends on common stock ($0.09 per share)

 

 

 

 

 
(10,911
)
 

 
(10,911
)
Repurchase of common stock and tax withholdings related to share-based awards
(286
)
 
(3
)
 
(930
)
 

 

 

 

 
(933
)
Share-based compensation

 

 
1,704

 

 

 

 

 
1,704

BALANCE, May 2, 2020
119,586

 
$
1,196

 
$
493,140

 
41,297

 
$
(494,395
)
 
$
341,563

 
$
(697
)
 
$
340,807

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BALANCE, February 2, 2019
116,949

 
$
1,169

 
$
486,406

 
41,297

 
$
(494,395
)
 
$
587,145

 
$
(361
)
 
$
579,964

Cumulative effect of adoption of ASU 2016-02

 

 

 

 

 
(1,287
)
 

 
(1,287
)
BALANCE, February 2, 2019, as adjusted
116,949

 
1,169

 
486,406

 
41,297

 
(494,395
)
 
585,858

 
(361
)
 
578,677

Net income

 

 

 

 

 
2,025

 

 
2,025

Unrealized losses on marketable securities, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 
63

 
63

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 
(82
)
 
(82
)
Issuance of common stock
1,441

 
15

 
331

 

 

 

 

 
346

Dividends on common stock ($0.175 per share)

 

 

 

 

 
(20,650
)
 

 
(20,650
)
Repurchase of common stock and tax withholdings related to share-based awards
(422
)
 
(4
)
 
(2,426
)
 

 

 

 

 
(2,430
)
Share-based compensation

 

 
1,494

 

 

 

 

 
1,494

BALANCE, May 4, 2019
117,968

 
$
1,180

 
$
485,805

 
41,297

 
$
(494,395
)
 
$
567,233

 
$
(380
)
 
$
559,443




The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated statements.

6


CHICO'S FAS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(In thousands)
 
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
May 2, 2020
 
May 4, 2019
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
 
 
 
Net (loss) income
$
(178,290
)
 
$
2,025

Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net cash (used in) provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Goodwill and intangible impairment
113,180

 

Inventory write-offs
43,101

 
4,934

Depreciation and amortization
17,777

 
23,837

Non-cash lease expense
51,018

 
52,232

Right of use asset impairment
2,442

 

Loss on disposal and impairment of property and equipment, net
18,637

 
113

Deferred tax benefit
(22,067
)
 
(732
)
Share-based compensation expense
1,704

 
1,494

Changes in assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Inventories
(69,490
)
 
(12,118
)
Prepaid expenses and other assets
(55,955
)
 
(1,138
)
Accounts payable
5,966

 
(17,745
)
Accrued and other liabilities
(7,537
)
 
9,685

Lease liability
(19,119
)
 
(56,876
)
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities
(98,633
)
 
5,711

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
 
 
 
Purchases of marketable securities
(5,191
)
 
(15,084
)
Proceeds from sale of marketable securities
41,156

 
14,313

Purchases of property and equipment
(6,464
)
 
(7,666
)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
29,501

 
(8,437
)
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
 
 
 
Proceeds from borrowings
106,500

 

Payments on borrowings

 
(3,750
)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock
252

 
346

Dividends paid
(10,686
)
 
(10,345
)
Payments of tax withholdings related to share-based awards
(933
)
 
(2,430
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
95,133

 
(16,179
)
Effects of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
(132
)
 
(82
)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
25,869

 
(18,987
)
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of period
63,972

 
124,128

Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of period
$
89,841

 
$
105,141

 
 
 
 
Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information:
 
 
 
Cash paid for interest
$
676

 
$
576

Cash received for income taxes, net
$
(166
)
 
$
(562
)

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated statements.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Chico's FAS, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company") have been prepared in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and do not include all of the information and notes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, such interim financial statements reflect all normal, recurring adjustments considered necessary to present fairly the condensed consolidated financial position, the results of operations and cash flows for the interim periods presented. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020, included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 16, 2020 ("2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K").
As used in this report, all references to "we," "us," "our", "the Company" and "Chico's FAS," refer to Chico's FAS, Inc. and all of its wholly-owned subsidiaries.
Our fiscal years end on the Saturday closest to January 31 and are designated by the calendar year in which the fiscal year commences. Operating results for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the entire year.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The COVID-19 pandemic has created and may continue to create significant uncertainty in macroeconomic conditions, which may cause further business disruptions and adversely impact our results of operations. As a result, many of our estimates and assumptions required increased judgment and carry a higher degree of variability and volatility. As events continue to evolve and additional information becomes available, our actual results could materially differ from those estimates in future periods.    
COVID-19 Pandemic
The recent COVID-19 pandemic had a material adverse impact on our business operations and operating results, and operating cash flows for the first quarter of fiscal 2020, in particular, during the second half of the first quarter when the Company temporarily closed all of its stores across North America, which was partially offset by strong digital commerce performance. While the length and severity of the reduction in demand due to COVID-19 is uncertain, we expect that our business operations and results of operations, including our net sales, earnings and cash flows, will be materially adversely impacted through the remainder of fiscal 2020.
We have taken aggressive actions to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on our business by significantly reducing elements of selling, general and administrative expenses to better align operating costs with expected sales, including reducing payroll costs through a combination of pay or hour reductions, employee furloughs and a restructure of the overall organization. We also suspended our quarterly dividend and rent payments commencing April 2020, reduced our planned capital expenditures to be primarily related to non-essential maintenance and business essential expenditures, aligned inventory receipts with expected market demand, in addition to partnering with suppliers and vendors to reduce operating costs and extend payment terms. We are also in active discussions with landlords to find a mutually beneficial and agreeable path forward. As discussed in more detail in Item 1A "Risk Factors" of our Form 10-K, the Company is subject to certain risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that the actual future results, performance, benefits, or achievements that we expect from our strategies, systems, initiatives, or products, including our measures to mitigate the operating and financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, will occur. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has had a material adverse impact on our business operations and operating results and cash flows, we do not believe there are other current or expected conditions or events that would result in our being unable to meet our obligations within a year of our financial statement issuance date and believe we have sufficient liquidity from operations and capacity within our credit facility and other liquidity options to repay our obligations for the foreseeable future.


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

Adoption of New Accounting Pronouncements
Effective February 2, 2020, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Disclosure Framework-Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement, which modifies the disclosure requirements on fair value measurements. The amendments related to the range and weighted average of significant unobservable inputs used to develop Level 3 fair value measurements and the narrative description of measurement uncertainty were applied prospectively. All other amendments were applied retrospectively. Adoption of this pronouncement did not have a material effect on our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
Effective February 2, 2020, the Company adopted ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments — Credit Losses (Topic 326), Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments ("ASU 2016-13"). The update and additional changes, modifications, clarifications, or interpretations related to this guidance thereafter, changes the methodology for measuring credit losses on financial instruments and the timing of when such losses are recorded. The Company has developed processes for assessment and documentation, model development and validation. While the Company generally expects that the implementation of ASU 2016-13 may increase its allowance balance for credit losses, the credit losses is not expected to have a material impact on our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. The guidance is to be applied using the modified-retrospective approach. As a result of the adoption of ASU 2016-13, the Company recorded a cumulative effect adjustment of $0.8 million as a decrease to opening retained earnings on February 2, 2020.

2. RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
In December 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued ASU 2019-12, Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes ("ASU 2019-12"), which eliminates certain exceptions related to the approach for intraperiod tax allocation, the methodology for calculating income taxes in an interim period and the recognition of deferred tax liabilities for outside basis differences. It also clarifies and simplifies other aspects of the accounting for income taxes. This guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, and interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company is currently evaluating the impact the adoption of ASU 2019-12 will have on its consolidated financial statements.

3. GOODWILL AND INTANGIBLE IMPAIRMENT CHARGES
Fiscal 2020 Interim Impairment Assessment
Goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets are assessed for impairment at least annually. We perform our annual impairment test during the fourth quarter, or more frequently when circumstances indicate carrying values may not be recoverable. In assessing the possibility that a reporting unit’s fair value has been reduced below its carrying amount due to the occurrence of events or circumstances between annual impairment testing dates, we consider various macroeconomic, industry-specific and Company-specific factors, including: (i) severe adverse industry or economic trends; (ii) significant Company-specific actions; (iii) current, historical or projected deterioration of the Company’s financial performance; or (iv) a sustained decrease in the Company’s market capitalization. During the first quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company experienced a significant decline in its market capitalization and disruptions to its operations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the Company reduced its level of forecasted earnings for fiscal 2020 and future periods across all of its brands. In light of the decline in the Company's stock price and market capitalization, the temporary closure of all its stores across North America during the second half of the first quarter of fiscal 2020, and lower-than-expected earnings for fiscal 2020 and future periods, the Company concluded that these factors, among other factors, represented impairment indicators which required the Company to test its goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment during the first quarter of fiscal 2020.
The Company performed its valuation of its goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets using a quantitative approach as of April 4, 2020, which was the last day in the second month of the first fiscal quarter. The valuation of the Company's goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets was determined with the assistance of an independent valuation firm using the income approach (discounted cash flow ("DCF") method) and relief from royalty method, respectively. We applied a 100% weighting to the income approach as we were able to provide detailed forecasts for the foreseeable future to perform a DCF analysis. We did not utilize a market approach in the fair value assessment of the reporting units provided the implied EBITDA multiples from the market approach did not yield reasonable fair values given the volatile market conditions at the time of the assessment. Furthermore, the Company’s publicly traded market capitalization was reconciled to the sum of the fair value of the reporting units estimated using the income approach described above. The fair value of our trademark was

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

determined using an approach that values the Company’s cash savings from having a royalty-free license compared to the market rate it would pay for access to use the trademark.
Changes in key assumptions and the resulting reduction in projected future cash flows included in the interim test resulted in a decrease in the fair values of our Chico's and White House Black Market ("WHBM") reporting units such that their fair values were less than their carrying values. As a result, the Company recognized the following pre-tax goodwill impairment charges during the first quarter of fiscal 2020: a charge of $20.0 million at the Chico's reporting unit to write down the carrying value of the goodwill to $16.4 million and a charge of $60.4 million at the WHBM reporting unit, reducing the carrying value of goodwill to zero. In addition, the Company recognized pre-tax impairment charges to write down the carrying values of its other indefinite-lived intangible assets to their fair values as follows: $28.0 million of our WHBM trademark and $4.8 million of our Chico's franchise rights. The carrying value of the trademark and franchise rights was $6.0 million and $0.2 million, respectively, and are included in other intangible assets, net, in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet as of May 2, 2020. These impairment charges are included in goodwill and intangible impairment in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of (loss) income.
The following table details the changes in goodwill for each reportable segment, as applicable:
 
Chico's
Reporting Unit
 
WHBM
Reporting Unit
 
Total (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(in thousands)
Balance at February 1, 2020
$
36,403

 
$
60,371

 
$
96,774

Impairment charges
(20,043
)
 
(60,371
)
 
(80,414
)
Balance at May 2, 2020
$
16,360

 
$

 
$
16,360

(1) There is no goodwill associated with the Intimates Group reporting unit and, therefore, no analysis has been performed.
The following table details the changes in other indefinite-lived intangible assets, net:
 
WHBM
Trademark
 
Chico's Franchise Rights
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(in thousands)
Balance at February 1, 2020
$
34,000

 
$
4,930

 
$
38,930

Impairment charges
(28,000
)
 
(4,766
)
 
(32,766
)
Balance at May 2, 2020
$
6,000

 
$
164

 
$
6,164


    

4. LONG-LIVED ASSET IMPAIRMENT CHARGES
Long-lived assets, including definite-lived intangibles, are reviewed periodically for impairment if events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. During the first quarter of fiscal 2020, the Company experienced significant current-period operating and cash flow losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the Company reduced its level of forecasted earnings for fiscal 2020 and future periods across all of its brands. In light of the temporary closure of all its stores across North America during the first quarter of fiscal 2020 and lower-than-expected earnings for fiscal 2020 and future periods, the Company concluded that these factors, among other factors, represented impairment indicators which required the Company to test its long-lived assets for impairment during the first quarter of fiscal 2020.
The Company performed its impairment test on long-lived assets using a quantitative approach as of May 2, 2020. The Company uses market participant rent assumptions to calculate the fair value of right of use ("ROU") assets and discounted future cash flows of the asset or asset group using projected financial information and a discount rate that approximates the cost of capital of a market participant to quantify fair value for other long-lived assets. The asset group is defined as the lowest level for which identifiable cash flows are available and largely independent of the cash flows of other groups of assets, which for our retail stores, is primarily at the store level.
During the first quarter of fiscal 2020, we completed an evaluation of our long-lived assets, primarily leasehold improvements, at certain underperforming stores for indicators of impairment as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and consequently, recorded pre-tax store impairment charges of approximately $18.5 million, which is included in cost of goods sold in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of (loss) income. These charges reduced the net carrying

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

value of certain long-lived assets to their estimated fair value, as determined using a discounted cash flow model. Impairment charges related to long-lived assets at certain underperforming stores for the thirteen weeks ended May 4, 2019 were immaterial.
During the first quarter of fiscal 2020, we completed an evaluation of our operating lease assets for indicators of impairment as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and consequently, recorded pre-tax impairment charges of approximately $2.4 million, which is included in cost of goods sold within the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of (loss) income.    

5. INVENTORY
We use the moving average cost method to determine the cost of merchandise inventories. We identify potentially excess and slow-moving inventories by evaluating inventory aging, turn rates and inventory levels in conjunction with our overall sales trend. Further, inventory realization exposure is identified through analysis of gross margins and markdowns in combination with changes in current business trends. We record excess and slow-moving inventories at net realizable value. As a result of changes in the market for certain Company products and the resulting slowdown in sell through rates due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, carrying amounts for those inventories were reduced by $43.1 million during the first quarter of fiscal 2020. These inventory write-offs are included in cost of goods sold in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of (loss) income. Inventory write-offs for the thirteen weeks ended May 4, 2019 were $4.9 million.

6. REVENUE RECOGNITION
Disaggregated Revenue
The following table disaggregates our operating segment revenue by brand, which we believe provides a meaningful depiction of the nature of our revenue. Amounts shown include licensing and wholesale revenue, which is not a significant component of total revenue, and is aggregated within the respective brands in the table below.
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
May 2, 2020
 
May 4, 2019
Chico's
$
131,437

 
46.9
%
 
$
276,702

 
53.4
%
WHBM
83,920

 
29.9

 
160,945

 
31.1

Soma (1)
64,907

 
23.2

 
80,081

 
15.5

Total Net Sales
$
280,264

 
100.0
%
 
$
517,728

 
100.0
%

(1) Includes TellTale net sales, which is not a significant component of Soma revenue.
Accounting Policies    
The Company recognizes revenue pursuant to Accounting Standard Codification ("ASC") 606, Revenue Recognition ("ASC 606"), as established by ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). Retail sales by our stores are recorded at the point of sale and are net of estimated customer returns, sales discounts under rewards programs and Company issued coupons, promotional discounts and employee discounts. Sales from our websites and catalogs are recognized at the time of shipment. Amounts related to shipping and handling costs billed to customers are recorded in net sales and the related shipping and handling costs are recorded in cost of goods sold in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of (loss) income. Amounts paid by customers to cover shipping and handling costs are immaterial. Our policy towards taxes assessed by a government authority directly imposed on revenue producing transactions between a seller and a customer is, and has been, to exclude all such taxes from revenue. Licensing and wholesale revenue, which is not a significant component of total revenue, is recognized based upon delivery of products, except when the customer has a contractual right of return.    
We sell gift cards in stores, on our e-commerce website and through third parties. Our gift cards do not have expiration dates. We account for gift cards by recognizing a liability at the time the gift card is sold. The liability is relieved and revenue is recognized, net of third party sales commissions, for gift cards upon redemption. In addition, we recognize revenue for the amount of gift cards expected to go unredeemed (commonly referred to as gift card breakage) under the redemption recognition method. This method records gift card breakage as revenue on a proportional basis over the redemption period based on our historical gift card breakage rate. We determine the gift card breakage rate based on our historical redemption patterns. We recognize revenue on the remaining unredeemed gift cards based on determining that the likelihood of the gift card being redeemed is remote and that there is no legal obligation to remit the unredeemed gift cards to relevant jurisdictions.
Soma offers a points-based loyalty program in which customers earn points based on purchases. Attaining specified loyalty point levels results in the issuance of reward coupons to discount future purchases. As program members accumulate

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

points, we accrue the estimated future liability, adjusted for expected redemption rates and expirations. The liability is relieved and revenue is recognized for loyalty point reward coupons upon redemption. In addition, we recognize revenue on unredeemed points when it can be determined that the likelihood of the point being redeemed is remote and there is no legal obligation to remit the point value. We determine the loyalty point breakage rate based on historical and redemption patterns.
As part of the normal sales cycle, we receive customer merchandise returns related to store, website and catalog sales. To account for the financial impact of potential customer merchandise returns, we estimate future returns on previously sold merchandise. Reductions in sales and gross margin are recorded for estimated merchandise returns based on return history, current sales levels and projected future return levels.
The Company's accounting policies and treatment over revenue recognition are consistent with the provisions of ASC 606 and represent a faithful depiction of the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services.
Contract Liability
Contract liabilities in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets are comprised of obligations associated with our gift card and customer loyalty programs. As of May 2, 2020, February 1, 2020 and May 4, 2019, contract liabilities primarily consisted of gift cards of $36.2 million, $40.1 million and $35.0 million, respectively. For the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019, the Company recognized $8.0 million and $11.9 million, respectively, of revenue that was previously included in the gift card contract liability as of February 1, 2020 and February 2, 2019, respectively. The contract liability for our loyalty program was not material as of May 2, 2020, February 1, 2020 or May 4, 2019.
Performance Obligation
For the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019, revenue recognized from performance obligations related to prior periods was not material. Revenue recognized in future periods related to performance obligations is not expected to be material.

7. RETAIL FLEET OPTIMIZATION PLAN
In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company announced a three-year retail fleet optimization plan to rebalance the mix between our physical store presence and our digital network. This initiative is part of the Company's efforts to better capitalize on its omnichannel platform, reduce costs, and improve our profitability and return on invested capital. For the thirteen weeks ended May 4, 2019, the Company recorded $4.9 million in pre-tax accelerated depreciation of property and equipment within cost of goods sold associated with this retail fleet optimization plan. Accelerated depreciation on property and equipment reflects the impact of a change in the useful life of store assets for store closures added as a result of the Company's retail fleet optimization plan. Accelerated depreciation of property and equipment associated with this retail fleet optimization plan for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 was immaterial.

8. LEASES
We lease retail stores, a limited amount of office space and certain equipment under operating leases expiring in various years through the fiscal year ending 2030. All of our leases have been classified as operating leases and are recognized and measured as such.
Certain operating leases provide for renewal options that are at a pre-determined period and rental value. Furthermore, certain leases provide that we may cancel the lease if our retail sales at that location fall below an established level. Within the first few years of the initial lease term, a majority of our store operating leases contain cancellation clauses that allow the leases to be terminated at our discretion, if certain minimum sales levels are not met. In the normal course of business, operating leases are typically renewed or replaced by other leases.
Escalation of operating lease payments of certain leases depend on an existing index or rate, such as the consumer price index or the market interest rate. These are considered variable lease payments and are included in lease payments when the escalation is known.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

Operating lease expense was as follows:
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
May 2, 2020
 
May 4, 2019
Operating lease cost (1)
$
61,005

 
$
64,902


(1) Includes approximately $8.6 million and $8.0 million in variable lease costs for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019, respectively.


Supplemental balance sheet information related to operating leases was as follows:
 
May 2, 2020
 
February 1, 2020
 
May 4, 2019
Right of use assets (1)
$
612,161

 
$
648,397

 
$
729,950

 
 
 
 
 
 
Current lease liabilities
$
190,811

 
$
157,043

 
$
160,731

Long-term lease liabilities
520,323

 
555,922

 
645,796

Total operating lease liabilities
$
711,134

 
$
712,965

 
$
806,527

 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted Average Remaining Lease Term (years)
4.7

 
4.8

 
5.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted Average Discount Rate (2)
5.5
%
 
5.6
%
 
5.8
%

(1) During the first quarter of fiscal 2020, we completed an evaluation of our operating lease assets for indicators of impairment as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and consequently, recorded pre-tax impairment charges of approximately $2.4 million, which is included in cost of goods sold, pre-tax, in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of (loss) income.
(2) The incremental borrowing rate used by the Company is based on the rate at which the Company could borrow funds using its credit rating for a collateralized loan of similar term to the lease. The weighted average discount rate represents a weighted average of the incremental borrowing rate for each lease weighted based on the remaining fixed lease obligations. 
Supplemental cash flow information related to operating leases was as follows:
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
May 2, 2020
 
May 4, 2019
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Operating cash outflows
$
19,119

(1) 
 
$
56,876

Right of use assets obtained in exchange for lease obligations, non-cash
7,885

 
 
6,028


(1) The Company suspended rent payments commencing April 2020 and is in active discussions with landlords to find a mutually beneficial and agreeable path forward.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

Maturities of operating lease liabilities as of May 2, 2020 were as follows:
Fiscal Year Ending:

January 30, 2021
$
176,931

January 29, 2022
190,997

January 28, 2023
152,871

February 4, 2024
105,651

February 1, 2025
76,600

Thereafter
106,011

Total future minimum lease payments
$
809,061

Less imputed interest
(97,927
)
Total
$
711,134


Accounting Policies
Beginning on February 3, 2019, the Company accounts for leases pursuant to ASC 842, Leases, as established by ASU 2016-02, Leases. We determine if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Operating leases are included in ROU assets, current lease liabilities and long-term lease liabilities in our unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets. The Company does not have finance leases in the periods presented.
ROU assets represent our right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent our obligation to make lease payments arising from the lease. Operating lease ROU assets and liabilities are recognized at commencement date based on the present value of fixed lease payments over the lease term. The operating lease ROU asset represents the net present value of fixed payments required under the lease, discounted at the Company's incremental borrowing rate, offset by impairments and lease incentives such as tenant improvements and deferred rent balances.
Our leases do not provide an implicit rate. Accordingly, we use the Company's incremental borrowing rate at commencement date in determining the present value of lease payments over the lease term. Furthermore, we elected to apply a portfolio approach, using the same discount rate applied to a portfolio of leases for similar asset types with a similar lease term.
Our lease terms may include options to extend or terminate the lease. When it is reasonably certain that we will exercise an option to extend or terminate a lease, the Company will adjust its ROU asset and lease liability. For leases with no impairment of the ROU asset, lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. For stores with impairment of the ROU asset, lease expense consists of straight-line amortization of the ROU asset and the implicit interest expense on the lease liability.
We have lease agreements with lease and non-lease components. We have made a policy election to treat both lease and non-lease components as a single component and account for the full consideration as a single lease component. This policy election is applied to all asset classes for which the Company is a lessee.
We lease retail stores and a limited amount of office space under operating leases. The majority of our lease agreements provide for tenant improvement allowances, rent escalation clauses and/or contingent rent provisions. Tenant improvement allowances, fixed rent escalation clauses and impairments are included in the ROU asset computation.
Certain leases provide for contingent rents based on defined criteria, such as gross sales in excess of a specified level. We record a contingent rent liability in accrued liabilities on the consolidated balance sheets and the corresponding rent expense when the criteria has been achieved or is probable.
Additionally, we have a nominal number of leases that meet the standard's definition of a "short-term lease" (a lease that, at the commencement date, has a lease term of twelve months or less and does not include an option to purchase the underlying asset that the lessee is reasonably certain to exercise). We have made a policy election to recognize these leases as incurred and have not recognized a ROU asset or corresponding lease liability for them. The Company's short-term leases are not material.


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

9. SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION
For the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019, share-based compensation expense was $1.7 million and $1.5 million, respectively. As of May 2, 2020, approximately 3.8 million shares remain available for future grants of equity awards under our Amended and Restated 2012 Omnibus Stock and Incentive Plan (the "Amended Omnibus Plan"), which was amended and restated effective June 22, 2017.
Restricted Stock Awards
Restricted stock awards vest in equal annual installments over a three-year period from the date of grant, except for a restricted stock award granted to our Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") in fiscal 2019, which vests over a four-year period from the date of grant and is described further in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed with the SEC on August 20, 2019.
Restricted stock award activity for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 was as follows:

Number of
Shares
 
Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
Unvested, beginning of period
3,180,016

 
$
5.47

Granted
2,266,375

 
3.75

Vested
(795,741
)
 
7.88

Forfeited
(914,021
)
 
4.81

Unvested, end of period
3,736,629

 
4.07


Performance-based Restricted Stock Units
For the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020, we granted performance-based restricted stock units ("PSUs"), contingent upon the achievement of Company-specific performance goals during the three fiscal years 2020 - 2022. Any units earned as a result of the achievement of the performance goal will vest 100% three years from the date of grant and will settle in shares of our common stock.
Performance-based restricted stock unit activity for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 was as follows:
 
Number of Units/
Shares
 
Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
Unvested, beginning of period
2,042,138

 
$
2.48

Granted
1,003,125

 
3.80

Vested
(29,320
)
 
14.22

Forfeited
(731,976
)
 
3.60

Unvested, end of period
2,283,967

 
2.60



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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

Stock Option Awards
For the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019, we did not grant any stock options.
Stock option activity for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 was as follows:
 
Number of
Options
 
Weighted
 Average
Exercise Price
Outstanding, beginning of period
168,335

 
$
13.42

Granted

 

Exercised

 

Forfeited or expired
(47,001
)
 
(13.78
)
Outstanding and exercisable, end of period
121,334

 
13.28



10. INCOME TAXES
The provision for income taxes is based on a current estimate of the annual effective tax rate and is adjusted as necessary for quarterly events. Our effective income tax rate may fluctuate from quarter to quarter as a result of a variety of factors, including changes in our assessment of certain tax contingencies, valuation allowances, changes in tax law, outcomes of administrative audits, the impact of discrete items and the mix of earnings.
For the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019, the Company's effective tax rate was 30.0% and 62.7%, respectively. The effective tax rate of 30.0% for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 was primarily impacted by the benefits provided by the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security ("CARES") Act, which was slightly reduced by the unfavorable impact of the Company’s book goodwill impairment and share-based compensation expense. The 62.7% effective tax rate for the thirteen weeks ended May 4, 2019 included the recognition of $2.0 million related to employee share-based compensation expense. These items account for the variance between the effective tax rate for the first quarter and last year’s first quarter and the U.S. federal statutory and state blended income tax rate of approximately 25%.

11. EARNINGS PER SHARE
In accordance with relevant accounting guidance, unvested share-based payment awards that include non-forfeitable rights to dividends, whether paid or unpaid, are considered participating securities. As a result, such awards are required to be included in the calculation of earnings per common share pursuant to the "two-class" method. For the Company, participating securities are comprised entirely of unvested restricted stock awards granted prior to fiscal 2020 and PSUs that have met their relevant performance criteria.
Earnings per share ("EPS") is determined using the two-class method when it is more dilutive than the treasury stock method. Basic EPS excludes dilution and is computed by dividing net (loss) income available to common shareholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period, including participating securities. Diluted EPS reflects the dilutive effect of potential common shares from non-participating securities such as stock options, PSUs and restricted stock units.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

The following table sets forth the computation of net (loss) income per basic and diluted share shown on the face of the accompanying condensed consolidated statements of (loss) income:
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
May 2, 2020
 
May 4, 2019
Numerator
 
 
 
Net (loss) income
$
(178,290
)
 
$
2,025

Net income and dividends declared allocated to participating securities
(358
)
 

Net (loss) income available to common shareholders
$
(178,648
)
 
$
2,025

Denominator
 
 
 
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic
115,573,801

 
114,434,054

Dilutive effect of non-participating securities

 
352,641

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding – diluted
115,573,801

 
114,786,695

Net (loss) income per common share:
 
 
 
Basic
$
(1.55
)
 
$
0.02

Diluted
$
(1.55
)
 
$
0.02


For the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019, 0.4 million and 0.7 million potential shares of common stock, respectively, were excluded from the diluted per share calculation relating to non-participating securities, because the effect of including these potential shares was antidilutive.

12. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
Our financial instruments consist of cash, money market accounts, marketable securities, assets held in our non-qualified deferred compensation plan, accounts receivable and payable, and debt. Cash, accounts receivable and accounts payable are carried at cost, less reserves for credit losses as applicable, which approximates their fair value due to the short-term nature of the instruments.
Marketable securities are classified as available-for-sale and as of May 2, 2020 generally consist of corporate bonds, commercial paper, U.S. government agencies and municipal securities, with $4.6 million of securities with maturity dates within one year or less and $23.2 million with maturity dates over one year and less than two years.
We consider all marketable securities available-for-sale, including those with maturity dates beyond 12 months, and therefore classify these securities within current assets on the condensed consolidated balance sheets as they are available to support current operational liquidity needs. Marketable securities are carried at fair value, with the unrealized holding gains and losses, net of income taxes, reflected in accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income until realized, and any credit risk related losses recognized in net income the period incurred. For the purposes of computing realized and unrealized gains and losses, cost is determined on a specific identification basis.
Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in the principal or most advantageous market in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. Entities are required to use a three-level hierarchy, which requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value.
The valuation hierarchy is based upon the transparency of inputs to the valuation of an asset or liability on the measurement date. The three levels are defined as follows: 
 
Level 1
Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
Level 2
Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities; or Unadjusted quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active; or Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability
 
 
 
 
 
Level 3
Unobservable inputs for the asset or liability

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)


Assets Measured on a Recurring Basis
We measure certain financial assets at fair value on a recurring basis, including our marketable securities, which are classified as available-for-sale securities, certain cash equivalents, specifically our money market accounts and assets held in our non-qualified deferred compensation plan. The money market accounts are valued based on quoted market prices in active markets. Our marketable securities are generally valued based on other observable inputs for those securities (including market corroborated pricing or other models that utilize observable inputs such as interest rates and yield curves) based on information provided by independent third-party pricing entities, except for U.S. government securities which are valued based on quoted market prices in active markets. The investments in our non-qualified deferred compensation plan are valued using quoted market prices and are included in other assets on our consolidated balance sheets.

Assets Measured on a Nonrecurring Basis
From time to time, we measure certain assets at fair value on a non-recurring basis. This includes the evaluation of long-lived assets, goodwill and other intangible assets for impairment using Company-specific assumptions which would fall within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy.
We assess the carrying amount of long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. The Company uses market participant rents and a market participant discount rate to calculate the fair value of ROU assets. The Company uses discounted future cash flows of the asset or asset group using a discount rate that approximates the cost of capital of a market participant to quantify fair value for other long-lived assets within the asset group which are primarily leasehold improvements. The asset group is defined as the lowest level for which identifiable cash flows are available and largely independent of the cash flows of other groups of assets, which for our retail stores, is primarily at the store level.
To assess the fair value of goodwill, we have historically utilized both an income approach and a market approach. Inputs used to calculate the fair value based on the income approach primarily include estimated future cash flows, discounted at a rate that approximates the cost of capital of a market participant. Inputs used to calculate the fair value based on the market approach include identifying sales and EBITDA multiples based on guidelines for similar publicly traded companies and recent transactions.
To assess the fair value of trademarks, we utilize a relief from royalty approach. Inputs used to calculate the fair value of the trademarks primarily include future sales projections, discounted at a rate that approximates the cost of capital of a market participant and an estimated royalty rate.
The following tables presents quantitative information about the Level 3 significant unobservable inputs for the WHBM trademark measured at fair value as of April 4, 2020 and long-lived assets at retail stores as of May 2, 2020.
Quantitative Information about Level 3 Fair Value Measurements
 
Fair Value
 
Valuation Technique
 
Unobservable Input
 
Range (Weighted Average)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WHBM Trademark
$
6,000

 
Relief from royalty
 
Weighted-average cost of capital
 
11% to 13%
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term revenue growth rate
 
-2.5% to 0%
Long-lived assets at retail stores
$
1,232

 
Discounted cash flow
 
Weighted-average cost of capital
 
9.5 % to 11.5 %
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term revenue growth rate
 
-10% to 15%

The fair value of goodwill for the Chico's and WHBM reporting units and WHBM trademark as of April 4, 2020 was $16.4 million, zero and $6.0 million, respectively. The carrying value of goodwill for the Chico's and WHBM reporting units and WHBM trademark as of February 1, 2020 and May 4, 2019 was $36.4 million, $60.4 million and $34.0 million, respectively.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

The Company performed its valuation of its goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets using a quantitative approach as of April 4, 2020, which was the last day in the second month of the first fiscal quarter. For the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020, we recognized $113.2 million in goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible impairment charges as further discussed in Note 3 and $18.5 million in impairment charges on our long-lived assets at certain underperforming stores as further discussed in Note 4. Impairment charges related to long-lived assets at certain underperforming stores for the thirteen weeks ended May 4, 2019 were immaterial.
As of May 2, 2020, February 1, 2020 and May 4, 2019, our revolving loan and letter of credit facility approximates fair value as this instrument has a variable interest rate which approximates current market rates (Level 2 criteria).
Fair value calculations contain significant judgments and estimates, which may differ from actual results due to, among other things, economic conditions, changes to the business model or changes in operating performance. The most sensitive assumptions in our estimates include short and long-term revenue recoverability rates as a result of COVID-19, which could impact future impairment charges.
We conduct reviews on a quarterly basis to verify pricing, assess liquidity and determine if significant inputs have changed that would impact the fair value hierarchy disclosure.

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CHICO'S FAS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

In accordance with the provisions of the guidance, we categorized our financial assets and liabilities which are valued on a recurring and nonrecurring basis, based on the priority of the inputs to the valuation technique for the instruments, as follows:
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements at the End of the Reporting Date Using
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended May 2, 2020
 
Balance as of May 2, 2020
 
Quoted Prices in Active Markets for Identical Assets
(Level 1)
 
Significant Other Observable Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant Unobservable Inputs
(Level 3)
 
Total Impairment
Recurring fair value measurements:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Money market accounts
$
27,320

 
$
27,320

 
$

 
$

 


Marketable securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Corporate bonds
27,755

 

 
27,755

 

 


Noncurrent Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Deferred compensation plan
6,983

 
6,983

 

 

 


Total recurring fair value measurements
$
62,058

 
$
34,303

 
$
27,755

 
$

 
 
Nonrecurring fair value measurements:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Noncurrent Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Goodwill
$
16,360

 
$

 
$

 
$
16,360

 
$
(80,414
)
Trademark
6,000

 

 

 
6,000

 
(28,000
)
Long-lived assets at retail stores (1)
1,232

 

 

 
1,232

 
(18,493
)
Total nonrecurring fair value measurements
$
23,592

 
$

 
$

 
$
23,592

 
$
(126,907
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance as of February 1, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recurring fair value measurements:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Money market accounts
$
621

 
$
621

 
$

 
$

 
 
Marketable securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate bonds
62,645

 

 
62,645

 

 
 
Commercial paper
1,248

 

 
1,248

 

 
 
Noncurrent Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deferred compensation plan
7,464

 
7,464

 

 

 
 
Total recurring fair value measurements
$
71,978

 
$
8,085

 
$
63,893

 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance as of May 4, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash equivalents:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Money market accounts
$
328

 
$
328

 
$

 
$

 
 
Marketable securities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corporate bonds
59,893

 

 
59,893

 

 
 
Commercial paper
2,943

 

 
2,943

 

 
 
Noncurrent Assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deferred compensation plan
6,872

 
6,872

 

 

 
 
Total recurring fair value measurements
$
70,036

 
$
7,200

 
$
62,836

 
$

 
 

(1) The fair value of long-lived assets at retail stores of $1.2 million specifically relates to only those stores which had store impairment charges during the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)


13. DEBT
On August 2, 2018, the Company and certain of its domestic subsidiaries entered into a credit agreement (the “Agreement”) as borrowers and guarantors, with Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Agent, letter of credit issuer and swing line lender, and certain lenders party thereto. Our obligations under the Agreement are guaranteed by the subsidiary guarantors and secured by a lien on certain assets of the Company and the subsidiary borrowers and guarantors, including inventory, accounts receivable, cash deposits, and certain insurance proceeds. The Agreement provides for a five-year asset-based senior secured revolving loan and letter of credit facility of up to $200 million, maturing August 2, 2023. The interest rate applicable to the loans under the Agreement will be equal to, at the Company's option, either a base rate, determined by reference to the federal funds rate, plus an interest rate margin, or a LIBO rate, plus an interest rate margin, in each case, depending on availability under the Agreement. The Company expects borrowings to be at a LIBO rate, plus an interest rate margin. In addition, the Company will pay a commitment fee per annum on the unused portion of the commitments under the Agreement.
The Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, and affirmative covenants, as well as customary negative covenants, that, among other things restrict, subject to certain exceptions, the ability of the Company and certain of its domestic subsidiaries to: (i) incur liens, (ii) make investments, (iii) issue or incur additional indebtedness, (iv) undergo significant corporate changes, including mergers and acquisitions, (v) make dispositions, (vi) make restricted payments, (vii) prepay other indebtedness and (viii) enter into certain other restrictive agreements. The Company may pay cash dividends and repurchase shares under its share buyback program, subject to certain thresholds of available borrowings based upon the lesser of the aggregate amount of commitments under the Agreement and the borrowing base, determined after giving effect to any such transaction or payment, on a pro forma basis.
As of May 2, 2020, our outstanding debt consisted of $149.0 million in borrowings under the Agreement. As of May 2, 2020, deferred financing costs of $0.4 million was outstanding related to the Agreement and is presented in other current assets in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets. On March 18, 2020, in response to store closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company drew $106.5 million on its facility. If we borrow in excess of 90% of our current total borrowing capacity under the facility, we are subject to a cash dominion and an additional covenant, and, as such, we do not intend to exceed 90% of our borrowing capacity under the facility.

14. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
In July 2015, WHBM was named as a defendant in Altman v. White House Black Market, Inc., a putative class action filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ("District Court"). The complaint alleges that WHBM, in violation of federal law, willfully published more than the last five digits of a credit or debit card number on customers' point-of-sale receipts. The plaintiff seeks an award of statutory damages of $100 to $1,000 for each alleged willful violation of the law, as well as attorneys' fees, costs and punitive damages. WHBM denies the material allegations of the complaint and believes the case is without merit. On February 12, 2018, the District Court issued an order certifying the class.
On April 9, 2018, the District Court, sua sponte, issued an order granting WHBM's earlier 2016 request to appeal, to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ("Eleventh Circuit"), the District Court's ruling that the plaintiff has standing to maintain the lawsuit. On April 19, 2018, WHBM filed a petition for review in the Eleventh Circuit. In the meantime, the District Court stayed all further proceedings in the case pending the outcome of the appeal in the Eleventh Circuit.
On July 12, 2018, the plaintiff and WHBM notified the Eleventh Circuit that the plaintiff and WHBM had reached a class settlement on all claims and therefore voluntarily dismissed WHBM's appeal to the Eleventh Circuit. On August 2, 2018, the District Court reopened the case for purposes of reviewing/approving the proposed settlement. On October 22, 2018, the plaintiff filed the settlement papers with the District Court, along with a motion to stay the District Court's consideration of the settlement pending the Eleventh Circuit's final disposition of Muransky v. Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., in which the Eleventh Circuit held, in an opinion issued October 3, 2018 and supplemented on April 22, 2019, that the display of the first six and last four digits of a credit or debit card number on a customer's receipt given at the point of sale establishes a "concrete injury" sufficient to confer Article III standing, enabling the customer to maintain a lawsuit. The District Court granted the motion to stay on November 15, 2018. A petition for rehearing on the October 2018 opinion was filed in the Muransky case on October 24, 2018. In October 2019, the Eleventh Circuit granted rehearing and, on February 25, 2020, heard oral argument in the en banc appeal. The Muransky opinion, if not altered on the petition for rehearing, would bind the District Court in the Altman case and likely establish that the plaintiff has standing to maintain her lawsuit against WHBM. In such event, the stay will be

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

lifted and the proposed settlement will be reviewed by the District Court. If the Eleventh Circuit holds that there is not standing in the Muransky case, the parties have agreed to submit the proposed settlement to the Superior Court for Cobb County, Georgia for approval. The proposed settlement would not have a material adverse effect on the Company's consolidated financial condition or results of operations.
However, no assurance can be given that the proposed settlement will be approved. If the proposed settlement is rejected and the case were to proceed as a class action and WHBM were to be unsuccessful in its defense on the merits, then the ultimate resolution of the case could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial condition or results of operations.
In May 2019, the Company was named as a defendant in Fisher v. Chico's FAS, Inc., a putative class action filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. The complaint alleges that the Company advertised fictitious prices and corresponding phantom discounts on its made-for-outlet products in its Chico's outlets in violation of California's Unfair Competition Laws, California's False Advertising Laws and the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act. The plaintiff seeks disgorgement of the Company's profits and alleged unjust enrichment resulting from such advertising practices, injunctive relief, a corrective advertising campaign, as well as attorneys' fees and costs. The Company was served on May 10, 2019. On October 22, 2019, the parties attended a mediation. Thereafter, the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case from federal court on March 5, 2020, and re-filed the complaint in San Diego County Superior Court. Subsequently, the case was resolved and the complaint will be dismissed by June 16, 2020. The resolution is not material to our annual consolidated financial statements.
Other than as noted above, we are not currently a party to any material legal proceedings other than claims and lawsuits arising in the normal course of business. All such matters are subject to uncertainties, and outcomes may not be predictable. Consequently, the ultimate aggregate amounts of monetary liability or financial impact with respect to these matters as of May 2, 2020 are not estimable. However, while such matters could affect our consolidated operating results when resolved in future periods, management believes that upon final disposition, any monetary liability or financial impact to us would not be material to our annual consolidated financial statements.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS - CONTINUED
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts and where otherwise indicated)
(Unaudited)

15. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
On March 17, 2020, the Company closed all retail stores in North America to safeguard our customers, employees and the communities we serve from the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequent to the balance sheet date of May 2, 2020, the Company began a phased store reopening plan across North America, commencing on May 4, 2020, in accordance with local, state and federal health and safety guidelines and regulations. Currently, the Company has 63% stores reopened to the public. 

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ITEM 2.
MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations ("MD&A") should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in this Form 10-Q and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2020, filed with the SEC on March 16, 2020 ("2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K").

Executive Overview

Chico’s FAS is a Florida-based fashion company founded in 1983 on Sanibel Island, Fla. The Company reinvented the fashion retail experience by creating fashion communities anchored by our Most Amazing Personal Service, which put the customer at the center of everything we do. As one of the leading fashion retailers in North America, Chico’s FAS is a company of three unique brands - Chico’s®, White House Black Market® and Soma® - each thriving in their own white space, founded by women, led by women, providing solutions that millions of women say give them confidence and joy. Our distinct lifestyle brands serve the needs of fashion-savvy women 35 years and older. We earn revenue and generate cash through the sale of merchandise in our domestic and international retail stores, our various Company-operated e-commerce websites, our call center (which takes orders for all of our brands), through unaffiliated franchise partners and through third-party channels.
We utilize an integrated, omnichannel approach to managing our business. We want our customers to experience our brands holistically and to view the various retail channels we operate as a single, integrated experience rather than as separate sales channels operating independently. This approach allows our customers to browse, purchase, return or exchange our merchandise through whatever sales channel and at whatever time is most convenient. As a result, we track total sales and comparable sales on a combined basis.
Select Financial Results
The following table depicts select financial results for the thirteen weeks ended May 2, 2020 and May 4, 2019:
 
Thirteen Weeks Ended
 
May 2, 2020
 
May 4, 2019
 
(in millions, except per share amounts)
Net sales
$
280

 
$
518

Significant charges:
 
 
 
Inventory write-offs
43

 

Long-lived store asset impairment
18