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

Nature Of Operations And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies (Policy)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2015
Nature Of Operations And Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies [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, 2015 and 2014, have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”), 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, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be obtained for the year ending December 31, 2015.  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, 2014, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”).


On July 23, 2014, the Company and Gregory Mountain Products, LLC (“Gregory” or “GMP”), its then wholly-owned subsidiary, completed the sale of certain assets to Samsonite LLC (“Samsonite”) comprising Gregory’s business of designing, manufacturing, marketing, distributing and selling technical, alpine, backpacking, hiking, mountaineering and active trail products and accessories as well as outdoor-inspired lifestyle bags (the “Business”) pursuant to the terms of that certain Asset Purchase Agreement (the “GMP Purchase Agreement”), dated as of June 18, 2014, by and among the Company, Gregory and Samsonite.  Under the terms of the GMP Purchase Agreement, Samsonite paid $84,135 in cash for Gregory’s assets comprising the Business and assumed certain specified liabilities (the “GMP Sale”).  The activities of Gregory have been segregated and reported as discontinued operations for all periods presented.  See Note 2. Discontinued Operations to the notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.


Nature Of Business

Nature of Business


Black Diamond is a global leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing innovative active outdoor performance equipment and apparel for climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing, cycling and a wide range of other year-round outdoor recreation activities.  Our principal brands include Black Diamond®, POC™ and PIEPS™ and are targeted not only to the demanding requirements of core climbers, skiers and cyclists, but also to the more general outdoor performance enthusiasts and consumers interested in outdoor-inspired gear for their backcountry and urban activities.  Our Black Diamond®, POC™ and PIEPS™ brands are iconic in the active outdoor, ski and cycling industries and linked intrinsically with the modern history of the sports we serve.  We believe our brands are synonymous with the performance, innovation, durability and safety that the outdoor and action sports communities rely on and embrace in their active lifestyle.


On March 16, 2015, the Company announced that it has engaged Rothschild Inc. and Robert W. Baird & Co., Incorporated as financial advisors to lead an exploration of a full range of strategic alternatives for each of the Company’s brands, Black Diamond, POC and PIEPS. There can be no assurance as to the outcome of the strategic alternatives process, that any particular strategic alternative will be pursued or that any transaction will occur.


Use Of Estimates

Use of Estimates


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 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 derivatives, revenue recognition, income taxes, and valuation of long-lived assets, goodwill, and other intangible assets.  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.  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

Accounting Pronouncements Issued Not Yet Adopted


In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, which requires an entity to recognize the amount of revenue to which it expects to be entitled for the transfer of promised goods or services to customers.  The ASU will replace most existing revenue recognition guidance in U.S. GAAP when it becomes effective.  The new standard is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those annual periods.  Early adoption is permitted, but not before the original effective date (periods beginning after December 15, 2016).  The standard permits the use of either the retrospective or cumulative effect transition method.  The Company is evaluating the effect that ASU 2014-09 will have on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.  The Company has not yet selected a transition method nor has it determined the effect of the standard on its ongoing financial reporting.


In June 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-12, Accounting for Share-Based Payments When the Terms of an Award Provide That a Performance Target Could Be Achieved after the Requisite Service Period.  This guidance requires that a performance target that affects vesting and that could be achieved after the requisite service period be treated as a performance condition of the award.  A reporting entity should apply existing guidance in Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718, Compensation-Stock Compensation, as it relates to such awards.  The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, and may be applied prospectively or retrospectively.  Early adoption is permitted.  The Company is currently evaluating the impact that the adoption of this guidance will have on the Company’s consolidated statements and related disclosures.


In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-15, Presentation of Financial Statements – Going Concern (Subtopic 205-40): Disclosure of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern.  The guidance requires an entity to evaluate whether there are conditions or events, in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued (or within one year after the financial statements are available to be issued when applicable) and to provide related footnote disclosures in certain circumstances.  The guidance is effective for the annual period ending after December 15, 2016, and for annual and interim periods thereafter.  Early application is permitted.  We do not believe the adoption of this guidance will have a significant impact the Company’s consolidated statements and related disclosures.


In January 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-01, Income Statement - Extraordinary and Unusual Items (Subtopic 225-20), which eliminates the concept of extraordinary items from U.S. GAAP as part of its simplification initiative.  The ASU does not affect disclosure guidance for events or transactions that are unusual in nature or infrequent in their occurrence.  The ASU is effective for interim and annual periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015.  The ASU allows prospective or retrospective application.  Early adoption is permitted.  We do not believe the adoption of this guidance will have a significant impact the Company’s consolidated statements and related disclosures.