Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2018
|Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation [Abstract]|
|Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation||
BBX Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries (the “Company” or, unless otherwise indicated or the context otherwise requires, “we,” “us,” or “our,”) is a Florida-based diversified holding company. BBX Capital Corporation as a standalone entity without its subsidiaries is referred to as “BBX Capital.” The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and disclosures required by GAAP for complete financial statements.
In management’s opinion, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments, which include normal recurring adjustments, that are necessary for a fair statement of the condensed consolidated financial condition of the Company at March 31, 2018; the condensed consolidated results of operations and comprehensive income of the Company for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017; the condensed consolidated changes in equity of the Company for the three months ended March 31, 2018; and the condensed consolidated cash flows of the Company for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2018 or any other future period.
These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes are presented as permitted by Form 10-Q and 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 year ended December 31, 2017 (the “2017 Annual Report”).
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of all the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, and other entities in which the Company and its subsidiaries hold controlling financial interests, as well as accounts of any variable interest entities (“VIEs”) in which the Company or one of its consolidated subsidiaries is deemed the primary beneficiary of the VIE. All significant inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated among consolidated entities.
Certain amounts for prior periods have been reclassified to conform to the current period’s presentation. The Company’s adoption of the new revenue recognition accounting standard on a full retrospective basis required the Company to restate certain previously reported results. For further details regarding the impact of adopting new accounting pronouncements, see “Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncement” section below. In addition, the Company also reclassified $19.5 million of loans receivable to other assets in its condensed consolidated statement of financial condition as of December 31, 2017.
The Company’s principal investments include Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (“Bluegreen” or “Bluegreen Vacations”), real estate and real estate joint ventures, and middle market operating businesses.
Bluegreen is a leading vacation ownership company that markets and sells VOIs and manages resorts in top leisure and urban destinations. Bluegreen’s resort network includes 43 Club Resorts (resorts in which owners in the Bluegreen Vacation Club (“Vacation Club”) have the right to use most of the units in connection with their VOI ownership) and 24 Club Associate Resorts (resorts in which owners in Bluegreen’s Vacation Club have the right to use a limited number of units in connection with their VOI ownership). Bluegreen’s Club Resorts and Club Associate Resorts are primarily located in popular, high-volume, “drive-to” vacation locations, including Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach and Charleston, among others. Through Bluegreen’s points-based system, the approximately 212,000 owners in Bluegreen’s Vacation Club have the flexibility to stay at units available at any of its resorts and have access to almost 11,000 other hotels and resorts through partnerships and exchange networks. Bluegreen’s sales and marketing platform is supported by exclusive marketing relationships with nationally-recognized consumer brands, such as Bass Pro and Choice Hotels. These marketing relationships drive sales within Bluegreen’s core demographic.
Prior to 2009, Bluegreen’s vacation ownership business consisted solely of the sale of VOIs in resorts that it developed or acquired. While it continues to conduct sales and development activities, Bluegreen now also derives a significant portion of its revenue from its capital-light business model, which utilizes Bluegreen’s expertise and infrastructure to generate both VOI sales and recurring revenue from third parties without the significant capital investment generally associated with the development and acquisition of resorts. Bluegreen’s capital-light business activities include sales of VOIs owned by third-party developers pursuant to which Bluegreen is paid a commission (“fee-based sales”) and sales of VOIs that it purchases under just-in-time (“JIT”) arrangements with third-party developers or from secondary market sources. In addition, Bluegreen provides resorts and resort developers with other fee-based services, including resort management, mortgage servicing, title services and construction management. Bluegreen also offers financing to qualified VOI purchasers, which generates significant interest income.
Prior to the fourth quarter of 2017, Woodbridge Holdings, LLC (“Woodbridge”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BBX Capital, owned 100% of Bluegreen. During the fourth quarter of 2017, Bluegreen completed an initial public offering (“IPO”) of its common stock by selling to the public 3,736,723 Bluegreen shares and Woodbridge selling 3,736,722 Bluegreen shares as a selling shareholder. As a result of Bluegreen’s IPO, BBX Capital currently owns 90% of Bluegreen through Woodbridge.
On December 15, 2016, the Company completed the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of the former BBX Capital Corporation (“BCC”) not previously owned by the Company, and following the transaction, the Company changed its name from BFC Financial Corporation to BBX Capital Corporation. The acquisition was consummated by the merger of BCC into a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, BBX Merger Sub, LLC. As a consequence of the merger, BCC is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of BBX Capital.
The Company’s real estate investments include real estate joint ventures and the acquisition, development ownership, financing, and management of real estate. The Company’s investments in middle market operating businesses include Renin Holdings, LLC (“Renin”), a company that manufactures products for the home improvement industry, and investments in confectionery businesses through its wholly-owned subsidiary, BBX Sweet Holdings, LLC (“BBX Sweet Holdings”). The Company’s investment in confectionery businesses includes BBX Sweet Holdings’ acquisition of IT’SUGAR, LLC (“IT’SUGAR”) in June 2017.
BBX Capital has two classes of common stock. Holders of the Class A common stock are entitled to one vote per share, which in the aggregate represents 22% of the combined voting power of the Class A common stock and the Class B common stock. Class B common stock represents the remaining 78% of the combined vote. The percentage of total common equity represented by Class A and Class B common stock was 86% and 14%, respectively, at March 31, 2018. Class B common stock is convertible into Class A common stock on a share for share basis at any time at the option of the holder.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) has issued the following Accounting Standards Updates (“ASU”) and guidance relevant to the Company’s operations which were adopted as of January 1, 2018:
The adoption of the standard affected Bluegreen in the following areas: (i) gross versus net presentation for payroll and insurance premium reimbursements related to resorts managed by Bluegreen and on behalf of third parties and (ii) the timing of the recognition of VOI revenue related to the removal of certain bright line tests regarding the determination of the adequacy of the buyer’s commitment under prior industry-specific guidance. Bluegreen concluded that the recognition of fee-based sales commissions, ancillary revenues, and rental revenues remained materially unchanged.
ASU No. 2017-05, Other Income – Gains and Losses from the Derecognition of Nonfinancial Assets (Subtopic 610-20). This standard provides guidance on the recognition of revenues for the transfer of nonfinancial assets to non-customers. The standard indicates that an entity should identify each distinct nonfinancial asset or in substance nonfinancial asset promised to a non-customer or counterparty and derecognize each asset when the counterparty obtains control of the asset.
This standard significantly changed the guidance on the transfer of real estate to unconsolidated joint ventures. Under prior guidance, the transfer of real estate to an unconsolidated joint venture was accounted for as a partial sale, resulting in the recognition of a partial gain, and the noncontrolling interest retained was measured at historical cost, resulting in a basis adjustment to the seller’s investment in the joint venture. In addition, the partial gain could be deferred if the sale did not satisfy certain criteria for gain recognition. Under the new standard, the full gain is recognized upon the transfer of control of the real estate to the unconsolidated joint venture, and any noncontrolling interest retained is measured at fair value. In certain unconsolidated real estate joint ventures, the Company accounted for the transfer of land to such ventures for initial capital contributions as partial sales, resulting in deferred gains and joint venture basis adjustments.
The Company adopted the standard on January 1, 2018 under the full retrospective method and, accordingly, prior years’ results have been adjusted to apply the new standard as shown below.
The following represents the impact of the adoption of ASU 2014-09 and ASU 2017-05 on our consolidated statement of financial condition as of December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 and consolidated statements of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 (in thousands, except per share data):
On March 9, 2018, the Company filed its 2017 Annual Report which included in Item 8 – Note 2 to the consolidated financial statements the expected impacts to reported results of the retrospective adjustments to the Company’s financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016 due to the adoption of ASU 2014-09 and ASU 2017-05. Subsequent to the March 9, 2018 filing date, the Company revised its calculation of the expected impact of the full retrospective adoption of both standards, and the amounts included in the above tables reflect these revisions.
ASU No. 2017-09, Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718). This update was issued to provide guidance on determining which changes to the terms and conditions of share-based compensation awards require an entity to apply modification accounting under Topic 718. An entity should apply modification accounting to changes to terms or conditions of a share-based compensation award unless there is no change in the fair value, vesting or classification of the modified award as compared to the original award. The standard is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2017. The Company adopted this standard on January 1, 2018. The adoption of this statement did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
ASU No. 2017-01, Business Combinations - Clarifying the Definition of a Business. This update affects the determination of whether a company has acquired or sold a business. The definition of a business affects many areas of accounting, including acquisitions, disposals, goodwill and consolidations, and the standard will help entities determine whether transactions should be accounted for as acquisitions or disposals of assets or businesses. The standard is expected to result in more acquisitions being accounted for as asset purchases instead of business combinations. The guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017. The Company adopted this standard on January 1, 2018 using the prospective transition method. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
ASU No. 2016-01 –– Financial Instruments – Overall (Topic 825) – Recognition and Measurement of Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities. This update requires all equity investments in unconsolidated entities (other than those accounted for using the equity method of accounting) to generally be measured at fair value through earnings and eliminates the available-for-sale classification for equity securities with readily determinable fair values and the cost method for equity investments without readily determinable fair values. However, entities will be able to elect to record equity investments without readily determinable fair values at cost, less impairments. This update also simplifies the impairment assessment for equity investments and requires the use of an exit price when measuring the fair value of financial instruments for disclosure purposes. The amendments in this standard are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017. The Company adopted this standard on January 1, 2018 and recognized a cumulative effect adjustment of $0.3 million, net of tax, to accumulated earnings as of January 1, 2018 for equity securities with readily determinable fair values. The statement was adopted prospectively for $2.4 million of equity securities without readily determinable fair values. The adoption of this statement did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
ASU No. 2018-02 –– Income Statement – Reporting Comprehensive Income (Topic 220) – Reclassification of Certain Tax Effects from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. This update provides an entity with an option to reclassify to accumulated earnings the stranded tax effects within accumulated other comprehensive income associated with the reduction in the corporate income tax rate from the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Company elected to adopt this update as of January 1, 2018 and elected to reclassify the stranded income tax effects from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into accumulated earnings as of the adoption date. The adoption of this statement did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
ASU 2018-05 –– Amendments to SEC Paragraphs Pursuant to SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118. This update formally amended ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes (“ASC 740”) for the guidance previously provided by SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin No. 118 (“SAB 118”), which provides guidance for the application of ASC 740 in the reporting period in which the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Reform Act”) was signed into law. The Company adopted SAB 118 in the fourth quarter of 2017 and therefore, the Company’s subsequent adoption of ASU 2018-05 in the first quarter of 2018 had no impact on its accounting for income taxes in the first quarter of 2018. See Note 10 for additional information regarding the accounting for income taxes and the Tax Reform Act.
ASU No. 2016-02 – Leases (Topic 842), as subsequently amended by ASU 2018-01. This standard will require assets and liabilities to be recognized on the balance sheet of a lessee for the rights and obligations created by leases of assets with terms of more than 12 months. For income statement purposes, the update retained a dual model, requiring leases to be classified as either operating or finance based on largely similar criteria to those applied in current lease accounting, but without explicit bright lines. This standard also requires extensive quantitative and qualitative disclosures, including significant judgments made by management, to provide greater insight into the extent of revenue and expense recognized and expected to be recognized from existing leases. This standard will be effective for the Company on January 1, 2019. Early adoption is permitted. The Company expects that the implementation of this new standard will have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures as the Company has aggregate future minimum lease payments of $150.4 million at March 31, 2018 under its current non-cancelable lease agreements with various expirations dates between 2018 and 2030. The Company anticipates the recognition of additional assets and corresponding liabilities related to these leases on its consolidated statement of financial condition.
The Company is currently compiling a listing of contracts that meet the statement’s definition of a lease and is reviewing the functionality of its systems to prepare for the adoption of this statement. Significant implementation matters include implementing a lease accounting application, assessing the impact on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting, and documenting and implementing new processes for accounting for its lease agreements under the new standard.
The standard was subsequently amended in January 2018 to provide at adoption an optional transitional practical expedient that, if elected, would not require an organization to reconsider its accounting for existing land easements that are not currently accounted for under Topic 840 and clarified that new or modified land easements should be evaluated under this standard subsequent to adoption of this standard.
ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326), Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. This standard introduces an approach of estimating credit losses on certain types of financial instruments based on expected losses. The standard also expands the disclosure requirements regarding an entity’s assumptions, models, and methods for estimating the allowance for loan and credit losses. In addition, the standard requires entities to disclose the amortized cost balance for each class of financial asset by credit quality indicator, disaggregated by the year of origination (i.e., by vintage year). This standard will be effective for the Company on January 1, 2020. Early adoption is permitted beginning on January 1, 2019. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that ASU 2016-13 may have on its consolidated financial statements.
The entire disclosure for the general note to the financial statements for the reporting entity which may include, descriptions of the basis of presentation, business description, significant accounting policies, consolidations, reclassifications, new pronouncements not yet adopted and changes in accounting principles.
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