Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  



Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (the “Company”) have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”), for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S‑X. In the opinion of management, all normal adjustments and accruals considered necessary to provide a fair statement of the results of operations for the interim periods presented have been included. The December 31, 2021 balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements; however, the accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all of the annual disclosures required under GAAP and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Certain reclassifications have been made to the condensed consolidated financial statements in prior years to conform to the current year presentation, including but not limited to combining royalty income into sales.

Noncontrolling Interests

The Company has equity interests in several joint ventures that were established either to exclusively distribute the Company’s products throughout Mexico, Asia and the Middle East or to construct the Company’s domestic distribution facility. These joint ventures are variable interest entities (“VIE”), and the Company is considered the primary beneficiary. This determination is based on the relationships between the Company and the VIE, including management agreements, governance documents and other contractual arrangements. Specifically, the Company has both of the following characteristics: (a) the power to direct the activities of the entity that most significantly impact the entity’s economic performance; and (b) the obligation to absorb losses of the entity that could potentially be significant to the VIE, or the right to receive benefits from the entity that could potentially be significant to the VIE. The assets and liabilities and results of operations of these entities are included in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements, even though the Company may not hold a majority equity interest.

In March 2021, the minority interest related to the Hong Kong joint venture was purchased for $10.0 million. The Hong Kong entity continues to be included in the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements. There have been no changes during 2022 in the accounting treatment or characterization of any previously identified VIEs. The Company continues to reassess these relationships quarterly. The assets of these joint ventures are restricted, as they are not available for general business use outside the context of such joint ventures. The holders of the liabilities of each joint venture have no recourse to the Company.


The fair value hierarchy as defined by applicable accounting standards prioritizes the use of inputs used in valuation techniques into the following three levels:


Level 1: Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.


Level 2: Other observable market-based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data.


Level 3: Unobservable inputs that cannot be corroborated by market data that reflect the reporting entity’s own assumptions.

The Company’s Level 1 investments primarily include money market funds and United States (“U.S.”) Treasury securities; Level 2 investments primarily include corporate notes and bonds, asset-backed securities, and actively traded mutual funds; and the Company does not currently have any Level 3 assets or liabilities. The Company has one Level 2 derivative instrument which is an interest rate swap related to the refinancing of its U.S. distribution center (see Note 4 – Financial Commitments) classified as other assets, net. The fair value of the interest rate swap was determined using the market standard methodology of netting the discounted future fixed cash payments and the discounted expected variable cash receipts. The variable cash receipt was based on an expectation of future interest rates (forward curves) derived from observable market interest rate curves. Credit valuation adjustments were incorporated to appropriately reflect both the Company’s nonperformance risk and the respective counterparty’s nonperformance risk in the fair value measurements.

The carrying amount of receivables, payables and other amounts arising out of the normal course of business approximates fair value because of the relatively short maturity of such instruments. The carrying amount of the Company’s short-term and long-term borrowings, which are considered Level 2 liabilities, approximates fair value based on current rates and terms available to the Company for similar debt.


The Company’s objectives in using interest rate derivatives are to add stability to interest expense and to manage exposure to interest rate movements. To accomplish this objective, the Company uses an interest rate swap as part of its interest rate risk

management strategy. The Company’s interest rate swap, designated as a cash flow hedge, involves the receipt of variable amounts from a counterparty in exchange for making fixed-rate payments over the life of the agreements without exchange of the underlying notional amount. By utilizing an interest rate swap, the Company is exposed to credit-related losses in the event that the counterparty fails to perform under the terms of the derivative contract. To mitigate this risk, the Company enters into derivative contracts with major financial institutions based upon credit ratings and other factors. The Company continually assesses the creditworthiness of its counterparties. As of March 31, 2022, all counterparties to the interest rate swap had performed in accordance with their contractual obligations.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In December 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2019-12, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, (“ASU 2019-12”). ASU 2019-12 removes certain exceptions to the general income tax accounting methodology including an exception for the recognition of a deferred tax liability when a foreign subsidiary becomes an equity method investment and an exception for interim periods showing operating loss in excess of anticipated operating loss for the year. The amendment also reduces the complexity surrounding franchise tax recognition; the step up in the tax basis of goodwill in conjunction with business combinations; and the accounting for the effect of changes in tax laws enacted during interim periods. The Company adopted ASU 2019-12 on January 1, 2021, and the adoption did not have a material impact on its condensed consolidated financial statements.

In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04 Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting, as amended and supplemented by subsequent ASUs (collectively, “ASU 2020-04”), which provides practical expedients for contract modifications and certain hedging relationships associated with the transition from reference rates that are expected to be discontinued. This guidance is applicable for borrowing instruments, which use LIBOR as a reference rate, and is effective immediately, but is only available through December 31, 2022. The Company has evaluated this ASU and does not expect its adoption to have a material impact on its condensed consolidated financial statements.