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Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)

Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
9 Months Ended
Jun. 27, 2020
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
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Recently Adopted Standards


In August 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, ("FASB"), issued Accounting Standards Update, ("ASU"), No. 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815): Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities, ("ASU 2017-12"). The amendments in ASU 2017-12 apply to any entity that elects to apply hedge accounting in accordance with U.S. GAAP. ASU 2017-12 permits more flexibility in hedging interest rate risk for both variable rate and fixed rate financial instruments, and the ability to hedge risk components for nonfinancial hedges. In addition, this ASU requires an entity to present the earnings effect of hedging the instrument in the same income statement line in which the earnings effect of the hedge item is reported. In addition, companies no longer need to separately measure and report hedge ineffectiveness and can use an amortization approach or continue with mark-to-market accounting. We adopted ASU 2017-12 as of September 29, 2019. The provisions of ASU 2017-12 did not have a material effect on our financial condition, results of operations, cash flows or disclosures.


In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-04, Intangibles - Goodwill and other (Topic 350), Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment, ("ASU 2017-04"). To simplify the subsequent measurement of goodwill, ASU 2017-04 eliminates Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. In computing the implied fair value of goodwill under Step 2, an entity had to perform procedures to determine the fair value at the impairment testing date of its assets and liabilities (including unrecognized assets and liabilities) following the procedure that would be required in determining the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination. Instead, under the amendments in ASU 2017-04, an entity should perform its annual, or interim, goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount. An entity should recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value; however, the loss recognized should not exceed the total amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. Additionally, an entity should consider income tax effects from any tax deductible goodwill on the carrying amount of the reporting unit when measuring the goodwill impairment loss, if applicable. ASU 2017-04 also eliminates the requirements for any reporting unit with a zero or negative carrying amount to perform a qualitative assessment and, if it fails that qualitative test, to perform Step 2 of the goodwill impairment test. Therefore, the same impairment assessment applies to all reporting units. An entity is required to disclose the amount of goodwill allocated to each reporting unit with a zero or negative carrying amount of net assets. An entity still has the option to perform the qualitative assessment for a reporting unit to determine if the quantitative impairment test is necessary. We early adopted ASU 2017-04 as of September 29, 2019. The provisions of ASU 2017-04 did not have a material effect on our financial condition, results of operations, cash flows or disclosures.


In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (“ASU 2016-02”), which requires lessees to include most leases on the balance sheet as lease liabilities with an associated right-of-use ("ROU") asset. Since the issuance of ASU 2016-02, the FASB released several amendments to improve and clarify the implementation guidance, as well as to change the allowable adoption methods. These standards have been collectively codified within Accounting Standard Codification, ("ASC ") 842, Leases (“ASC 842”). We adopted ASC 842 using the modified retrospective method and applied the standard to all leases existing as of September 29, 2019. Information for prior years presented has not been restated and continues to reflect the authoritative accounting standards in effect for those periods. We elected to use the package of practical expedients that allows us to carryforward our historical assessments of whether existing contracts contain leases, determinations of lease classification, and treatments of initial direct costs. As of September 29, 2019, we recognized total operating lease liabilities of $44.6 million in our Consolidated Balance Sheets, of which $36.1 million was recorded within Long-term operating leases, less current maturities and $8.5 million was recorded within Current portion of operating leases. We additionally derecognized $0.8 million of previously recorded net deferred rent balances and recorded operating lease ROU assets of $43.8 million related to our operating leases, which are reflected within Operating lease assets in our Consolidated Balance Sheets. The adoption of the new leasing standard had no significant impact on covenants or other provisions of our secured credit facility.


Standards Not Yet Adopted


In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-15, Customer's Accounting for Implementation Costs Incurred in a Cloud Computing Arrangement that is a Service Contract (“ASU 2018-15”), which will require customers to apply internal-use software guidance to determine the implementation costs that are able to be capitalized. Capitalized implementation costs will be required to be amortized over the term of the arrangement, beginning when the cloud computing arrangement is ready for its intended use. ASU 2018-15 is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those annual periods. ASU 2018-15 will therefore be effective for us as of October 4, 2020 including the interim periods within our fiscal year 2021 annual period. The standard allows changes to be applied either retrospectively or prospectively. We are evaluating the effect that ASU 2018-15 will have on our financial statements and related disclosures.