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Organization and Basis of Financial Statement Presentation (Policy)

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Organization and Basis of Financial Statement Presentation (Policy)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Organization And Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation [Abstract]  
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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 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 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.

Use Of Estimates 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.
Recently Adopted Accounting Standards Future Adoption of Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

The FASB has issued the following accounting pronouncement and guidance relevant to the Company’s operations which had not yet been adopted as of March 31, 2022:

In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04, “Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effect of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting” (“ASU 2020-04”), which provides relief for companies preparing for the discontinuation of LIBOR in response to the Financial Conduct Authority (the regulatory authority over LIBOR) plan for a phase out of regulatory oversight of LIBOR interest rate indices after 2021 to allow for an orderly transition to an alternate reference rate. The Alternative Reference Rates Committee (“ARRC”) has proposed that the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) is the rate that represents best practice as the alternative to LIBOR for promissory notes or other contracts that are currently indexed to LIBOR. The ARRC has proposed a market transition plan to SOFR from LIBOR and organizations are currently working on transition plans as it relates to derivatives and cash markets exposed to LIBOR. Although the Company’s VOIs notes receivable from its borrowers are not indexed to LIBOR, as of March 31, 2022, the Company had $170.9 million of LIBOR indexed junior subordinated debentures and $73.9 million of LIBOR indexed receivable-backed notes payable. Companies can apply ASU 2020-04 immediately. However, the guidance will only be available for a limited time, generally through December 31, 2022. The Company has not yet adopted this standard and is evaluating the potential impact that the eventual replacement of the LIBOR benchmark interest rate could have on its results of operations, liquidity and consolidated financial statements.