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Nature Of Operations And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies (Policy)

Nature Of Operations And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies (Policy)
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2018
Nature Of Operations And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Basis Of Presentation And Organization

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Clarus Corporation and subsidiaries (which may be referred to as the “Company,” “Clarus,” “we,” “us” or “our”) as of June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), instructions to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X.  Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and notes required by GAAP for complete financial statements.  In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, except otherwise disclosed) necessary for a fair presentation of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been included.  The results of the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be obtained for the year ending December 31, 2018.  These interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).

Clarus, incorporated in Delaware in 1991, acquired Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. (which may be referred to as “Black Diamond Equipment”) and Gregory Mountain Products, LLC (which may be referred to as “Gregory Mountain Products” or “Gregory”) in May 2010 and changed its name to Black Diamond, Inc. in January 2011. In July 2012, we acquired POC Sweden AB and its subsidiaries (collectively, “POC”) and in October 2012, we acquired PIEPS Holding GmbH and its subsidiaries (collectively, “PIEPS”).

On July 23, 2014, the Company completed the sale of certain assets to Samsonite LLC comprising Gregory Mountain Products’ business.  On October 7, 2015, the Company sold its equity interests in POC.

On August 14, 2017, the Company changed its name from Black Diamond, Inc. to Clarus Corporation and its stock ticker symbol from “BDE” to “CLAR” on the NASDAQ stock exchange. On August 21, 2017, the Company acquired Sierra Bullets, L.L.C. (“Sierra”).

On May 8, 2018, the Company announced a “modified Dutch auction” tender offer for Clarus’ common stock, as well as the preferred share purchase rights associated with such shares (collectively, the “Shares”).  On July 11, 2018, the tender offer expired, following which the Company announced it would accept 417,237 Shares for purchase at a price of $8.00 per Share, for an aggregate cost of approximately $3,338, excluding fees and expenses.

Nature Of Business

Nature of Business

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Clarus, a company focused on the outdoor and consumer industries, is seeking opportunities to acquire and grow businesses that can generate attractive shareholder returns. The Company has substantial net operating tax loss carryforwards that it is seeking to redeploy to maximize shareholder value in a diverse array of businesses. Clarus’ primary business is as a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of outdoor equipment and lifestyle products focused on the climb, ski, mountain, and sport categories. The Company’s products are principally sold under the Black Diamond®, Sierra® and PIEPS® brand names through specialty and online retailers, distributors and original equipment manufacturers throughout the U.S. and internationally. 

Through our Black Diamond and PIEPS brands, we offer a broad range of products including: high performance apparel (such as jackets, shells, pants and bibs); rock-climbing equipment (such as carabiners, protection devices, harnesses, belay devices, helmets, and ice-climbing gear); technical backpacks and high-end day packs; tents; trekking poles; headlamps and lanterns; and gloves and mittens. We also offer advanced skis, ski poles, ski skins, and snow safety products, including avalanche airbag systems, avalanche transceivers, shovels, and probes.  Through our Sierra brand, we manufacture a wide range of high performance bullets for both rifles and pistols that are used for precision target shooting, hunting and military and law enforcement purposes.

Use Of Estimates

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period.  The more significant estimates relate to purchase price allocation, excess or obsolete inventory, and valuation of deferred tax assets.  We base our estimates on historical experience and other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.  Actual results could differ from these estimates.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Significant Accounting Policies

Revenue Recognition

On January 1, 2018, the Company adopted new guidance on revenue from customers using the modified retrospective method applied to revenues that were not completed as of January 1, 2018. Results for reporting periods beginning after January 1, 2018 are presented under the new guidance, while prior period amounts are not adjusted and continue to be reported in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 605, Revenue Recognition.

There was no cumulative effect adjustment recorded to opening retained earnings as of January 1, 2018, upon adoption of ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. However, the new revenue standard provides new guidance that resulted in immaterial reclassifications between Prepaid and other current assets, Sales, Cost of goods sold, and Accounts payable and accrued liabilities associated with accounting for revenue with a right of return.  The impact of the reclassifications to revenues and expenses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018, was also immaterial as a result of applying ASC Topic 606. We do not expect an impact to our net income on an ongoing basis as a result of the adoption of the new standard.

The Company recognizes revenue when a contract exists with a customer that specifies the goods and services to be provided at an agreed upon sales price and when the performance obligation is satisfied by transferring the goods or service to the customer. The performance obligation is considered complete when products are shipped or delivered to the customer depending on the terms of the contract.  Sales are made on normal and customary short- term credit terms or upon delivery of point of sale transactions. 

The Company enters into contractual arrangement with customers in the form of individual customer orders which specify the goods, quantity, pricing, and associated order terms.  The Company does not have long-term contracts that are satisfied over time.  Due to the nature of the contracts, no significant judgment exists in relation to the identification of the customer contract, satisfaction of the performance obligation, or transaction price.  The Company expenses incremental costs of obtaining a contract due to the short term nature of the contracts.

The Company’s contract terms or historical business practices can give rise to variable consideration such as term discounts and customer cooperative payments.  We estimate the expected term discounts based on an analysis of historical experience and record cash discounts as a reduction to revenue.  Through cooperative advertising programs, the Company reimburses its wholesale customers for some of their costs of advertising the Company’s products.  The Company records such costs as a reduction of revenue, where the fair value cannot be reasonably estimated or where costs exceed the fair value of the services.

At the time of revenue recognition, we also provide for estimated sales returns and miscellaneous claims from customers as reductions to revenues. The estimates are based on historical rates of product returns and claims. The Company accrues for such estimated returns and claims with an estimated accrual and associated reduction of revenue.  Additionally, the Company records inventory that it expects to be returned as an other current asset, with a corresponding reduction of cost of goods sold.  Such balances as of June 30, 2018 and January 1, 2018 are immaterial.  The Company also offers assurance-type warranties relating to its products sold to end customers that are accounted for under ASC Topic 460, Guarantees.   

Charges for shipping and handling fees billed to customers are included in net sales and the corresponding shipping and handling expenses are included in Cost of goods sold in the accompanying consolidated statements of comprehensive income (loss).

Sales commissions are expensed as incurred.  These costs are recorded in Selling, general and administrative. Taxes collected from customers and remitted to government authorities are reported on the net basis and are excluded from sales.

The Company has a wide variety of technical outdoor equipment and lifestyle products focused on the climb, ski, mountain, and sport categories that are sold to a variety of customers in multiple end markets.  While there are multiple products sold, the nature of products are similar in terms of the nature of the revenue recognition policies.  See Note 15 - Segment Information, for disaggregated revenue by segment.


Contract liabilities are recorded as a component of accounts payable and accrued liabilities when customers remit contractual cash payments in advance of us satisfying performance obligations which are satisfied at a future point of time. Contract liabilities totaled $57 and $360 at June 30, 2018 and January 1, 2018, respectively.  Contract liabilities are derecognized when the performance obligation is satisfied. Revenue recognized from satisfaction of performance obligations relating to the advanced payments during the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 totaled $85 and $376, respectively.

The accounts receivable trade balance related to customers totaled $32,823, less allowance of $451, and $35,940, less allowance of $382, as of June 30, 2018 and January 1, 2018, respectively. 

Accounting Pronouncements adopted during 2018

In November 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230) Restricted Cash, which requires that a statement of cash flows explain the change during the period in the total of cash, cash equivalents, and amounts generally described as restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents. This ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning January 1, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years.   The amendments in this update are required to be applied using a retrospective transition method to each period presented.  Accordingly, the Company adopted this ASU on January 1, 2018 and determined that the adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-15, Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments, which clarifies the treatment of several cash flow categories. In addition, ASU 2016-15 clarifies that when cash receipts and cash payments have aspects of more than one class of cash flows and cannot be separated, classification will depend on the predominant source or use.  This ASU is effective for annual and interim reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 with early adoption permitted.  Accordingly, the Company adopted this ASU on January 1, 2018 and determined that the adoption of this guidance did not impact the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

In May 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-09, Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718) Scope of Modification Accounting, which clarifies that an entity should account for the effects of a modification unless the fair value, vesting terms and classification as liability or equity of the modified and original awards do not change on the modification date.  This ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years.  The amendments in this update are applied using a prospective transition method.  Accordingly, the Company adopted this ASU on January 1, 2018 and determined that the adoption of this guidance did not impact the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

In March 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-5 Income Tax (Topic 740) Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118 which adds various paragraphs pursuant to the issuance of SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118 (“SAB 118”).  This guidance provides  for the application of ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes, in the reporting period in which the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Act”) was signed into law and establishes a measurement period that should not extend beyond one year from the Tax Act enactment date (December 22, 2017) to obtain the appropriate documentation and complete the accounting under ASC Topic 740 for certain income tax effects of the Tax Act which were incomplete at December 31, 2017.  This ASU became effective when issued in March 2018. The Company believes that all material adjustments have been identified and recorded relating to the Tax Act in 2017.  Accordingly, the Company believes that adoption of this guidance will not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.

Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases, which revises the accounting related to lessor and lessee accounting. Under the new guidance, lessees will be required to recognize a lease liability and a right-of-use asset (“ROU”) for all leases with terms greater than 12 months. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement. The provisions of ASU 2016-02 are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and should be applied through a modified retrospective transition approach for leases existing at, or entered into after, the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented in the financial statements with certain practical expedients available. Early adoption is permitted. Since the effective date will not be until January 1, 2019, there is no immediate impact on the financial statements.  Leases previously defined as capital leases will continue to be defined as a capital lease with no material changes to the accounting methodology.  The Company currently maintains two capital leases.  The Company is performing an assessment of its leases and has begun preparations for implementation and restrospective application to the earliest reporting period. Under the new guidance, leases previously defined as operating leases will be defined as financing leases and capitalized if the term is greater than one year. As a result, financing leases will be recorded as an asset and a corresponding liability at the present value of the total lease payments.  The asset will be decremented over the life of the lease on a pro-rata basis resulting in lease expense while the liability will be decremented using the interest method (i.e. principal and interest). As such, the Company expects the new guidance will materially impact the asset and liability balances of the Company’s consolidated financial statements and related disclosures at the time of adoption. The majority of our current operating leases have been negotiated to expire after the adoption date.  Consequently, for the leases with terms that go beyond the adoption date, the amounts we expect to recognize as additional liabilities and corresponding ROU assets based upon the present value of the remaining rental payments should approximate $2,400.

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Intangibles-Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment. The standard simplifies the accounting for goodwill impairment by requiring a goodwill impairment to be measured using a single step impairment model, whereby the impairment equals the difference between the carrying amount and the fair value of the specified reporting units in their entirety. This eliminates the second step of the current impairment model that requires companies to first estimate the fair value of all assets in a reporting unit and measure impairments based on those fair values and a residual measurement approach. It also specifies that any loss recognized should not exceed the total amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. We will adopt this standard no later than the effective date of January 1, 2020 on a prospective basis. The impact of the new standard will be dependent on the specific facts and circumstances of future individual impairments, if any.

In August 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities. This standard enables entities to better portray the economics of their risk management activities in the financial statements and enhances the transparency and understandability of hedge results through improved disclosures.  This ASU is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018 and interim periods within those fiscal years.  Early application is permitted, and we intend to adopt the new guidance in the first quarter of 2019.  The Company is still evaluating the impact of the adoption and implementation of this standard on its consolidated financial statements.

In February 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-02, Income Statement – Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220) Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income which allows for a reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings for stranded tax effects resulting from the Tax Act.  However, because the amendments only relate to the reclassification of the income tax effects of the Tax Act, the underlying guidance that requires that the effect of a change in tax laws or rates be included in income from continuing operations is not affected.  This ASU is effective for all entities for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years.  Early adoption is permitted, including adoption in any interim period. We intend to adopt the new guidance in the first quarter of 2019.  The Company does not believe the adoption and implementation of this standard will have a significant impact on its consolidation financial statements.