Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
|9 Months Ended|
Jul. 02, 2022
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]|
|Summary of Significant Accounting Policies||
Note 2—Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation and Principles of Consolidation
We prepared the accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements following United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The financial statements include all normal and recurring adjustments that are necessary for a fair presentation of our financial position and operating results. The interim condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Leslie’s, Inc. and our subsidiaries. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated. These interim condensed consolidated financial statements and the related notes should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 2, 2021.
We operate on a fiscal calendar that results in a fiscal year consisting of a 52- or 53-week period ending on the Saturday closest to September 30th. In a 52-week fiscal year, each quarter contains 13 weeks of operations; in a 53-week fiscal year, each of the first, second and third quarters includes 13 weeks of operations and the fourth quarter includes 14 weeks of operations. References to the three months ended July 2, 2022 and the three months ended July 3, 2021 refer to the 13 weeks ended July 2, 2022 and July 3, 2021, respectively. References to the nine months ended July 2, 2022 and the nine months ended July 3, 2021 refer to the 39 weeks ended July 2, 2022 and July 3, 2021, respectively.
Use of Estimates
To prepare financial statements that conform to GAAP, we make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in our financial statements and accompanying notes. Our most significant estimates relate to inventory obsolescence reserves, lease assumptions, vendor rebate programs, loyalty program, income taxes, sales returns, self-insurance, valuation of intangible assets and goodwill, and intangible asset impairment evaluations. We continually review our estimates and make adjustments as necessary, but actual results could be significantly different from what we expected when we made these estimates.
Prior Period Reclassifications
Reclassifications of certain immaterial prior period amounts have been made to conform to current period presentation.
Fair Value Measurements
We use fair value measurements to record fair value of certain assets and to estimate fair value of financial instruments not recorded at fair value but required to be disclosed at fair value.
As of July 2, 2022 and October 2, 2021, we held no assets that are required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis.
The fair value of our amended and restated term loan credit agreement (“Term Loan”) due in 2028 (see Note 9—Long-Term Debt, Net) was determined to be $756.4 million and $802.9 million as of July 2, 2022 and October 2, 2021, respectively. These fair value estimates, determined to be Level 2, are subjective in nature and involve uncertainties and matters of judgment and therefore cannot be determined with precision. Changes in assumptions could significantly affect these estimates.
The carrying amounts of cash, cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and accrued expenses approximate fair value due to the short-term maturity of these instruments.
There were no transfers between levels in the fair value hierarchy during the three and nine months ended July 2, 2022 and July 3, 2021, respectively.
Our business is highly seasonal. Sales and earnings are highest during our third and fourth fiscal quarters, being April through September, and represent the peak months of swimming pool use. Sales are substantially lower during our first and second fiscal quarters.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In December 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2019-12, Income Taxes (“Topic 740”): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes. ASU 2019-12 removes certain exceptions related to intraperiod tax allocations, foreign subsidiaries and interim reporting that are present within existing GAAP rules. The ASU also provides updated guidance regarding the tax treatment of certain franchise taxes, goodwill and nontaxable entities, among other items. In addition, ASU 2019-12 clarifies that the effect of a change in tax laws or rates should be reflected in the annual effective tax rate computation during the interim period that includes the enactment date. We adopted ASU 2019-12 as of October 3, 2021, (as of the beginning of the current annual period) and its adoption did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
In October 2021, the FASB issued ASU No. 2021-08, Business Combinations (“Topic 805”): Accounting for Contract Assets and Contract Liabilities from Contracts with Customers, which includes certain amendments to improve, simplify, and provide consistency for recognition and measurement of acquired contract assets and contract liabilities from revenue contracts in a business combination. The amendments require that an acquirer recognize and measure such contract assets and contract liabilities under Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, as if it had originated the contracts. The amendments also allow for election of certain practical expedients, which are applied on an acquisition-by-acquisition basis. The ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted, including for any interim period, and if elected, the amendments are applied retrospectively for any acquisitions that occurred in the fiscal year of interim adoption. We adopted ASU 2021-08 during the second quarter of fiscal 2022 and its adoption did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.
The entire disclosure for all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
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