GOODWILL AND TRADENAME:
Goodwill is primarily the excess of the purchase price incurred
over the carrying value of the minority interest in TJXs
former 83%owned subsidiary acquired in fiscal 1990 and
represents goodwill associated with the T.J. Maxx chain. In
addition, goodwill includes the excess of cost over the estimated
fair market value of the net assets of Winners acquired by
TJX in fiscal 1991. Goodwill, net of amortization, totaled
$71.4 million and $74.1 million as of January 26, 2002 and
January 27, 2001, respectively, and is being amortized over
40 years on a straightline basis. Annual amortization
of goodwill was $2.6 million in fiscal years 2002, 2001 and
2000. Cumulative amortization as of January 26, 2002 and January
27, 2001 was $32.9 million and $30.3 million, respectively.
Tradename is the value assigned to the name Marshalls
as a result of TJXs acquisition of the Marshalls chain
in fiscal 1996. The value of the tradename was determined
by the discounted present value of assumed aftertax
royalty payments, offset by a reduction for its prorata
share of the total negative goodwill acquired. The final purchase
price allocated to the tradename amounted to $128.3 million.
The tradename is being amortized over 40 years. Amortization
expense was $3.2 million for fiscal years 2002, 2001 and 2000.
Cumulative amortization as of January 26, 2002 and January
27, 2001 was $20.6 million and $17.4 million, respectively.
Effective with the fiscal year ended January 25, 2003, TJX
will no longer amortize goodwill or the Marshalls tradename
due to a change in accounting for intangible assets as discussed
under New Accounting Standards below.
IMPAIRMENT OF LONGLIVED ASSETS:
TJX periodically reviews the value of its property and intangible
assets in relation to the current and expected operating results
of the related business segments in order to assess whether
there has been a permanent impairment of their carrying values.
An impairment exists when the undiscounted cash flow of an
asset is less than the carrying cost of that asset. Store
by store impairment analysis is performed, at a minimum, on
an annual basis. TJX recorded an impairment loss of $3.1 million
in fiscal 2001 as a component of the $6.3 million estimated
cost of closing its three T.K. Maxx stores in the Netherlands.
ADVERTISING COSTS: TJX expenses
advertising costs as incurred. Advertising expense was $128.5
million, $121.8 million and $114.7 million for fiscal years
ended 2002, 2001 and 2000, respectively.
EARNINGS PER SHARE: All earnings
per share amounts refer to diluted earnings per share unless
otherwise indicated. All historical earnings per share amounts
reflect the June 1998 twoforone stock split.
FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSLATION AND
RELATED HEDGING ACTIVITY: TJXs foreign assets
and liabilities are translated at the yearend exchange
rate. Activity of the foreign operations that affect the statements
of income and cash flows are translated at the average exchange
rates prevailing during the year. A large portion of TJXs
net investment in foreign operations is hedged with foreign
currency forward contracts and swap agreements. The translation
adjustments associated with the foreign operations and the
related hedging instruments are included in shareholders
equity as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income
(loss). Cumulative foreign currency translation adjustments,
net of hedging activity, included in shareholders equity
amounted to losses of $2.9 million and $1.6 million as of
January 26, 2002 and January 27, 2001, respectively.
Effective January 28, 2001, TJX implemented Statement of Financial
Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 133, Accounting for
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities. This
Statement, as amended, established accounting and reporting
standards for derivative instruments, including certain derivative
instruments embedded in other contracts, and for hedging activities.
This Statement requires that an entity recognize all derivatives
as either assets or liabilities in the statements of financial
position and measure those instruments at fair value. This
Statement also requires that companies recognize adjustments
to the fair value of derivatives in earnings when they occur,
if they do not qualify for hedge accounting. For derivatives
that qualify for hedge accounting, changes in the fair value
of the derivatives can be recognized currently in earnings,
along with an offsetting adjustment against the basis of the
underlying hedged item, or can be deferred in accumulated
other comprehensive income.
This Statement affects the accounting for TJXs hedging
contracts. As described in Note D, TJX periodically enters
into forward foreign currency exchange contracts to hedge
certain merchandise purchase commitments, intercompany balances,
including intercompany debt, and to hedge its net investment
in and between foreign subsidiaries. Through January 27, 2001,
TJX applied hedge accounting to these contracts. Upon adoption
of SFAS No. 133, TJX prospectively elected not to apply the
hedge accounting rules to its merchandise purchase commitment
and intercompany balance (excluding intercompany debt) related
contracts, even though these contracts effectively function
as an economic hedge of the underlying exposure. Thus, the
changes in fair value of the merchandise purchase commitment
and intercompany balance (excluding intercompany debt) related
contracts affect earnings in the period of change with no
offset for marking the underlying exposure to fair value.
TJX continues to apply hedge accounting to its net investment
hedge contracts, and changes in fair value of these contracts,
as well as gains and losses upon settlement, are recorded
in accumulated other comprehensive income offsetting changes
in the cumulative foreign translation adjustments of TJXs
foreign divisions. TJX also applies hedge accounting to its
intercompany debt hedge contracts and changes in fair value
of these contracts are recorded in the statement of income
and offset by marking the underlying item to fair value in
the same period. Upon settlement, the realized gains and losses
on these contracts are offset by the realized gains and losses
of the underlying item in the statement of income.
At implementation of SFAS No. 133, the fair value of all of
TJXs hedge contracts amounted to a net asset of $10.0
million, most of which related to net investment hedge contracts.
The carrying value of all hedging contracts before adoption
was $12.8 million. TJX also wrote off a net deferred credit
of $1.2 million related to premiums on existing contracts
and thus recorded a charge to accumulated other comprehensive
income for the cumulative effect of an accounting change of
$1.6 million effective January 28, 2001.