Business And Credit Concentrations
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2012
|Business And Credit Concentrations||
(9) BUSINESS AND CREDIT CONCENTRATIONS
The Company generates the majority of its sales in the United States; however, several of its products are sold into various foreign countries, which subject the Company to the risks of doing business abroad. In addition, the Company operates in the footwear industry, which is impacted by the general economy, and its business depends on the general economic environment and levels of consumer spending. Changes in the marketplace may significantly affect management’s estimates and the Company’s performance. Management performs regular evaluations concerning the ability of customers to satisfy their obligations and provides for estimated doubtful accounts. Domestic accounts receivable, which generally do not require collateral from customers, amounted to $111.8 million and $90.9 million before allowances for bad debts and sales returns, and chargebacks at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Foreign accounts receivable, which generally are collateralized by letters of credit, amounted to $118.8 million and $105.5 million before allowance for bad debts, sales returns, and chargebacks at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. International net sales amounted to $496.0 million, $546.0 million and $484.7 million for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively. The Company’s credit losses due to write-offs for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010 were $1.5 million, $7.0 million and $4.8 million, respectively.
Assets located outside the United States consist primarily of cash, accounts receivable, inventory, property, plant and equipment, and other assets. Net assets held outside the United States were $387.2 million and $325.3 million at December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
During 2012, 2011 and 2010, no customer accounted for 10.0% or more of net sales. No customer accounted for more than 10% of net trade receivables at December 31, 2012 or December 31, 2010, respectively. One customer accounted for 12.5% and another accounted for 10.0% of net trade receivables at December 31, 2011. During 2012, 2011 and 2010, net sales to our five largest customers were approximately 18.1%, 17.8% and 24.9%, respectively.
The Company’s top five manufacturers produced the following for the years ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, respectively:
The majority of the Company’s products are produced in China. The Company’s operations are subject to the customary risks of doing business abroad, including but not limited to currency fluctuations and revaluations, custom duties and related fees, various import controls and other monetary barriers, restrictions on the transfer of funds, labor unrest and strikes and, in certain parts of the world, political instability. The Company believes it has acted to reduce these risks by diversifying manufacturing among various factories. To date, these business risks have not had a material adverse impact on the Company’s operations.
The entire disclosure for any concentrations existing at the date of the financial statements that make an entity vulnerable to a reasonably possible, near-term, severe impact. This disclosure informs financial statement users about the general nature of the risk associated with the concentration, and may indicate the percentage of concentration risk as of the balance sheet date.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef