Organization And Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2022
|Organization And Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation [Abstract]|
|Organization And Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation||
1. Organization and Basis of Financial Statement Presentation
Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation is a Florida-based holding company which owns 100% of Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (“Bluegreen”). Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation as a standalone entity without its subsidiaries is sometimes referred to herein as “BVH”. Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation with its subsidiaries, including Bluegreen, is referred to herein as the “Company”, “we”, ”us” or “our”. The Company has prepared the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements.
In the Company’s opinion, the financial information furnished herein reflects all adjustments consisting of normal recurring items necessary for a fair presentation of its financial position, results of operations, and cash flows for the interim periods reported in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported and, accordingly, actual results could differ from those estimates. The accompanying financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto as of and for the year ended December 31, 2021, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 4, 2022 (the “2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K”).
Prior to May 5, 2021, BVH beneficially owned approximately 93% of Bluegreen’s outstanding common stock. On May 5, 2021, BVH acquired all of the approximately 7% of outstanding shares of Bluegreen’s common stock not previously beneficially owned by BVH through a statutory short-form merger under Florida law. In connection with the merger, Bluegreen’s shareholders (other than BVH) received 0.51 shares of BVH’s Class A Common Stock for each share of Bluegreen’s common stock that they held at the effective time of the merger (subject to rounding up of fractional shares). The Company issued approximately 2.66 million shares of its Class A Common Stock in connection with the merger. As a result of the completion of the merger, Bluegreen became a wholly owned subsidiary of BVH and Bluegreen’s common stock is no longer publicly traded.
Bluegreen is a leading vacation ownership company that markets and sells vacation ownership interests (“VOIs”) and manages resorts in popular leisure and urban destinations. Bluegreen’s resorts are primarily located in high-volume, “drive-to” vacation locations, including Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, Charleston and New Orleans, among others. The resorts in which Bluegreen markets, sells, and manages VOIs were either developed or acquired by Bluegreen, or were developed and are owned by third parties. Bluegreen earns fees for providing sales and marketing services to third party developers. Bluegreen also earns fees for providing management services to the Vacation Club and homeowners’ associations (“HOAs”), mortgage servicing, VOI title services, reservation services, and construction design and development services. In addition, Bluegreen provides financing to qualified VOI purchasers, which generates significant interest income.
Principles of Consolidation and Basis of Presentation
The Company’s unaudited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of its wholly owned subsidiaries, entities in which the Company or its consolidated subsidiaries hold controlling financial interests, including Bluegreen/Big Cedar Vacations LLC (a joint venture in which Bluegreen is deemed to hold a controlling financial interest based on its 51% equity interest, its active role as the day-to-day manager of its activities, and Bluegreen’s majority voting control of its management committee (“Bluegreen/Big Cedar Vacations”)), and 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 in consolidation.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented disruption in the U.S. and global economies and the industries in which the Company operates due to, among other things, government ordered “shelter in place” and “stay at home” orders and advisories, travel restrictions, and restrictions on business operations, including government guidance with respect to travel, public accommodations, social gatherings, and related matters. These disruptions and the reaction of the general public to the pandemic had a significant adverse impact on the Company's financial condition and operations throughout 2020, including, without limitation, due to the temporary closure beginning in March 2020 of all of Bluegreen’s VOI sales centers, its retail marketing operations at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores and outlet malls, and its Choice Hotels call transfer program, Bluegreen’s cancellation of existing owner reservations through May 15, 2020 and new prospect guest tours through June 30, 2020, and the temporary closure of certain of Bluegreen’s Club Resorts and Club Associate Resorts in accordance with government mandates and advisories. While adverse conditions continued during 2021, including due to the emergence of new variants such as the Delta variant and Omicron variant, Bluegreen’s business and results generally improved during 2021 and have continued to improve in the first quarter of 2022.
Status of Current Operations
As of March 31, 2022, we were operating marketing kiosks at 128 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores, including 21 new Cabela’s locations and two new Bass Pro locations as compared to March 31, 2021; and all of our VOI sales centers and resorts were open, except for one resort and sales center in Surfside, Florida which was closed due to conditions unrelated to the pandemic. Further, resort occupancy rates were approximately 77% at resorts with sales centers in the first quarter of 2022. While we sold only 42,000 vacation packages in the first quarter of 2022 compared to 49,000 in the first quarter of 2021, Bluegreen’s pipeline of vacation packages was 200,600 at March 31, 2022 compared to 132,100 at March 31, 2021, which we believe reflected the impact of the temporary cessation of marketing activities at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe that the increase in sales of VOIs in the first quarter of 2022 reflected the improvement in general economic conditions despite continued COVID-19 cases, increasing interest rates and inflationary trends during the period. While we hope that conditions in the travel and leisure industry continue to improve, the continued future impact of economic conditions and the pandemic on the Company is uncertain. Various state and local government officials may in the future issue new or revised orders that are different than the ones under which we are currently operating, and actions of foreign government may exacerbate supply chain constraints and result in increased inflation. It is impossible to predict the duration and severity of the pandemic and the likely impact of the pandemic on the Company’s future revenues, net income and other operating results.
Use of Estimates
The Company’s financial statements are prepared in conformity with GAAP, which requires it to make estimates based on assumptions about current and, for some estimates, future economic and market conditions which affect reported amounts and related disclosures in its financial statements. Although the Company’s current estimates contemplate current and expected future conditions, as applicable, actual conditions could differ from its expectations, which could materially affect its results of operations and financial position. In particular, a number of estimates have been and will continue to be affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and general economic conditions, increasing interest rates and inflation. The severity, magnitude and duration, as well as the economic consequences of these factors are uncertain, subject to change and difficult to predict. As a result, accounting estimates and assumptions may change over time. Such changes could result in, among other adjustments, future impairments of intangibles and long-lived assets, incremental credit losses on Bluegreen’s VOI notes receivable, a decrease in the carrying amount of tax assets, or an increase in other obligations as of the time of a relevant measurement event. On an ongoing basis, management evaluates its estimates, including those that relate to the estimated future sales value of inventory; the recognition of revenue; the allowance for loan losses; the recovery of the carrying value of real estate inventories; the fair value of assets measured at, or compared to, fair value on a non-recurring basis such as intangible assets and other long-lived assets; the estimate of contingent liabilities related to litigation and other claims and assessments; and deferred income taxes. Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various other assumptions that it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about
The entire disclosure for the basis of presentation and significant accounting policies concepts. Basis of presentation describes the underlying basis used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS). Accounting policies describe all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef