Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Basis Of Presentation And Organization

Basis Of Presentation And Organization
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2012
Basis Of Presentation And Organization [Abstract]  
Basis Of Presentation And Organization



The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Black Diamond, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Black Diamond” or the “Company,” which may be referred to as “we,” “us,” or “our”) as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and instructions to 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 U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements.  In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) necessary for a fair presentation of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been included.  The results of the three months ended March 31, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be obtained for the year ending December 31, 2012.  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, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission” or “SEC”).


The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP 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 revenue and expenses during the reporting period.  Certain costs are estimated for the full year and allocated to interim periods based on estimates of time expired, benefit received, or activity associated with the interim period.  Actual results could differ from these estimates.  Some of the more significant estimates relate to revenue recognition, hedge accounting, allowance for doubtful accounts, inventory, product warranty, stock-based compensation, long-lived and intangible assets and income taxes.


Nature of Business


Black Diamond is a leader in designing, manufacturing and bringing to market innovative active outdoor performance products for climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing and other active outdoor recreation activities for a wide range of year-round use.  Our principal brands include Black Diamond® and GregoryTM, through which we target the demanding requirements of core climbers and skiers, more general outdoor performance enthusiasts and consumers interested in outdoor-inspired gear for their urban activities.  Our Black Diamond® and GregoryTM brands are iconic in the active outdoor industry and are linked intrinsically with the modern history of the sports we serve.  We believe our brands are synonymous with performance, innovation, durability and safety that the climbing, mountaineering, skiing and backpacking communities rely on and embrace in their active lifestyle.


Significant Accounting Policies


There have been no significant changes to the Company’s significant accounting policies as described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.


Recent Accounting Pronouncements


On May 12, 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2011-04, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRS. ASU No. 2011-04 was issued concurrently with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) 13 Fair Value Measurements, to provide largely identical guidance about fair value measurement and disclosure requirements. The new standards do not extend the use of fair value but, rather, provide guidance about how fair value should be applied where it already is required or permitted under IFRS or U.S. GAAP. This standard is effective prospectively for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011 (for us this was our 2012 first quarter). The Company adopted the provisions of this update during the three months ended March 31, 2012, but did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.


On June 16, 2011, the FASB issued ASU No. 2011-05, Presentation of Comprehensive Income.  ASU No. 2011-05 amends existing guidance by allowing only two options for presenting the components of net income and other comprehensive income: (1) in a single continuous financial statement, statement of comprehensive income or (2) in two separate but consecutive financial statements, consisting of an income statement followed by a separate statement of other comprehensive income.  ASU No. 2011-05 requires retrospective application, and it is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011 (for us was our 2012 first quarter), with early adoption permitted.  The Company adopted the provisions of this update during the three months ended March 31, 2012, which changed the order in which certain financial statements are presented and provides additional detail on those financial statements as applicable, but did not have any other impact on our financial statements.