Significant Accounting Policies
|3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]
|Significant Accounting Policies
2. Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Presentation
The unaudited interim financial information of the Company has been prepared in accordance with Article 10 of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s, or the SEC, Regulation S-X. Accordingly, as permitted by Article 10 of the SEC’s Regulation S-X, it does not include all of the information required by generally accepted accounting principles in the U.S., or U.S. GAAP, for complete financial statements. The condensed consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2012 was derived from the audited financial statements at that date included in Amendment No.1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, or the 10-K Amendment, which reflects the revisions discussed below, and does not include all the disclosures required by U.S. GAAP, as permitted by Article 10 of the SEC’s Regulation S-X. The Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2013, and for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, include Herbalife and all of its direct and indirect subsidiaries. In the opinion of management, the accompanying financial information contains all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2013, and for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, as amended by the 10-K Amendment, or the 2012 10-K. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2013, are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2013.
New Accounting Pronouncements
In February 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, or FASB, issued Accounting Standards Update, or ASU, No. 2013-04, Liabilities (Topic 405): Obligations Resulting from Joint and Several Liability Arrangements for which the Total Amount of the Obligation Is Fixed at the Reporting Date (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force). This ASU addresses the recognition, measurement, and disclosure of certain obligations resulting from joint and several arrangements including debt arrangements, other contractual obligations, and settled litigation and judicial rulings. The ASU is effective for public entities for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2013. The Company is evaluating the potential impact of this adoption on its consolidated financial statements.
In March 2013, the FASB issued ASU No. 2013-05, Foreign Currency Matters (Topic 830): Parent’s Accounting for the Cumulative Translation Adjustment upon Derecognition of Certain Subsidiaries or Groups of Assets within a Foreign Entity or of an Investment in a Foreign Entity (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force). This ASU addresses the accounting for the cumulative translation adjustment when a parent either sells a part or all of its investment in a foreign entity or no longer holds a controlling financial interest in a subsidiary or group of assets that is a nonprofit activity or a business within a foreign entity. This ASU is effective prospectively for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2013. The Company is evaluating the potential impact of this adoption on its consolidated financial statements.
Revision of Prior Period Financial Statements
During the quarter ended June 30, 2013, in connection with preparing the interim financial information presented in the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for that period, prior period errors were identified which affected the interim period ended June 30, 2013, and the annual periods ended December 31, 2012, 2011 and 2010, including the applicable interim periods therein. These income tax errors primarily relate to income tax expenses calculated on intercompany inventory transactions and the Company’s application of ASC 740-10-25-3(e) and ASC 810-10-45-8. As a result of its misapplication of these accounting standards, the Company’s income tax expenses and net income within its consolidated statement of income were misstated. There were also certain amounts within the Company’s other consolidated financial statements that were misstated. The Company has reflected the correction of these identified prior period errors in the periods in which they originated.
In evaluating whether the Company’s previously issued consolidated financial statements were materially misstated, the Company considered the guidance in ASC Topic 250, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections, ASC Topic 250-10-S99-1, Assessing Materiality, and ASC Topic 250-10-S99-2, Considering the Effects of Prior Year Misstatements when Quantifying Misstatements in Current Year Financial Statements. The Company concluded that these errors were not material, individually or in the aggregate, to any of the prior reporting periods, and therefore, amendments of previously filed reports were not required. If the entire correction was recorded in the second quarter of 2013, it is expected that the cumulative amount would not be material for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013. As such, this cumulative amount could have been recorded as an out of period adjustment during the second quarter of 2013. However, because the Company was amending its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 due to its predecessor auditors withdrawing their opinions, is amending the original Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2013 pursuant to this Amendment, and will amend its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended June 30, 2013 and September 30, 2013, which Form 10-Qs were deficient due to the absence of a SAS 100 review, the Company decided to revise its applicable prior period financial statements in the 10-K Amendment and this Amendment so that the financial statements included therein and herein do not include these income tax errors. The Company believes this approach is more beneficial to investors due to the Company’s unusual facts and circumstances surrounding its predecessor auditors resigning and withdrawing their audit opinions and the Company being required to file amendments to its Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q referenced above. As such, the revisions for these corrections are reflected herein and will be reflected in the financial information of the applicable prior periods and will be reflected in future filings containing such financial information.
The effects of these prior period errors in the condensed consolidated financial statements are as follows:
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
Currency restrictions enacted by the Venezuelan government have become more restrictive and have impacted the ability of the Company’s subsidiary in Venezuela, Herbalife Venezuela, to timely obtain U.S. dollars in exchange for Venezuelan Bolivars, or Bolivars, at the official foreign exchange rate from the Venezuelan government and its foreign exchange commission, CADIVI. The application and approval process continue to be delayed and the Company’s ability to timely obtain U.S. dollars at the official exchange rate remains uncertain.
In February 2013, the Venezuela government announced that it devalued its Bolivar currency and will eliminate the SITME regulated system. The SITME 5.3 Bolivars per U.S. dollar rate was eliminated and the CADIVI rate has been devalued from 4.3 Bolivars to 6.3 Bolivars per U.S. dollar. This new CADIVI rate is approximately 16% less favorable than the previously published 5.3 SITME rate. The Company recognized approximately $15.1 million of net foreign exchange losses within its condensed consolidated statement of income for the three months ended March 31, 2013, as a result of remeasuring the Company’s Bolivar denominated monetary assets and liabilities at this new CADIVI rate of 6.3 Bolivars per U.S. dollar. The majority of these foreign exchange losses related to the approximately $16.9 million devaluation of Herbalife Venezuela’s Bolivar denominated cash and cash equivalents. In March 2013, the Venezuelan government also announced they will introduce an additional complimentary exchange mechanism known as SICAD. It is currently unknown whether Herbalife Venezuela will be able to access this new exchange mechanism and the Company is currently assessing and monitoring the restrictions and exchange rates relating to this alternative mechanism.
During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company also recognized $0.7 million of foreign exchange losses as a result of exchanging Bolivars for U.S. dollars using alternative legal exchange mechanisms that were approximately 75% less favorable than the new CADIVI rate. During the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company has exchanged 5.6 million Bolivars for $0.2 million U.S. dollars using these alternative legal exchange mechanisms. As of March 31, 2013, Herbalife Venezuela’s net monetary assets and liabilities denominated in Bolivars were approximately $89.5 million, and included approximately $102.3 million in Bolivar denominated cash and cash equivalents. These Bolivar denominated assets and liabilities were remeasured at the CADIVI rate. The Company remeasures its Bolivars at the official published CADIVI rate given the limited availability of alternative exchange mechanisms and the uncertainty in the effective exchange rate for alternative exchange mechanisms. These remeasured amounts, including cash and cash equivalents, being reported on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheet using the published CADIVI rate may not accurately represent the amount of U.S. dollars that the Company could ultimately realize. While the Company continues to monitor the exchange mechanisms and restrictions under CADIVI, and assess and monitor the current economic and political environment in Venezuela, there is no assurance that the Company will be able to exchange Bolivars into U.S. dollars on a timely basis. Herbalife Venezuela’s net sales represented approximately 4% and 3% of the Company’s consolidated net sales for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively, and its total assets represented approximately 6% and 7% of the Company’s consolidated total assets as of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively. As of March 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the majority of its total assets consisted of Bolivar denominated cash and cash equivalents.
See the Company’s 2012 10-K for further information on Herbalife Venezuela and Venezuela’s highly inflationary economy.