Organization And Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2020
|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 (formerly 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 holding company. Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation as a standalone entity without its subsidiaries is referred to as “BVH.”
On September 30, 2020, BVH completed the spin-off of its wholly-owned subsidiary, BBX Capital, Inc. (“BBX Capital”). The spinoff separated BVH’s businesses, activities, and investments into two separate, publicly-traded companies: (i) the Company, which will continue to hold its investment in Bluegreen Vacations Corporation (“Bluegreen”), and (ii) BBX Capital, which will hold all of the Company’s other previous businesses and investments, including BBX Capital Real Estate LLC (“BBX Capital Real Estate” or “BBXRE”), BBX Sweet Holdings, LLC (“BBX Sweet Holdings”), and Renin Holdings, LLC (“Renin”). BBX Capital and its subsidiaries are presented as discontinued operations in the Company’s financial statements.
The spin-off was effected through a distribution of shares of BBX Capital’s common stock to BVH’s shareholders on September 30, 2020. The BVH shareholders received one share of BBX Capital’s Class A Common Stock for each share of BVH’s Class A Common Stock and one share of BBX Capital’s Class B Common Stock for each share of BVH’s Class B Common Stock held on September 22, 2020, the record date. As a result, BVH ceased to have any ownership interest in BBX Capital following the Spin-Off.
In connection with the spin-off, BVH changed its name from BBX Capital Corporation to Bluegreen Vacations Holding Corporation, and BBX Capital was converted to a Florida corporation and changed its name from BBX Capital Florida LLC to BBX Capital, Inc. In addition, in connection with the spin-off BVH issued a $75.0 million note payable to BBX Capital that accrues interest at a rate of 6% per annum and requires payments of interest on a quarterly basis. Under the terms of the note, BVH has the option in its discretion to defer interest payments under the note, with interest on the entire outstanding balance thereafter to accrue at a cumulative, compounded rate of 8% per annum until such time as BVH is current on all accrued payments under the note, including deferred interest.. All outstanding amounts under the note will become due and payable in five years or earlier upon certain other events.
Other Organizational Matters
In June 2020, BVH adopted a shareholder rights plan in light of the ongoing novel coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) pandemic, the significant market volatility and uncertainties associated with the pandemic, and the impact on the Company and the market price of BVH’s Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock. The shareholder rights plan is similar to plans recently adopted by other public companies in light of the current environment and generally provides a deterrent to any person or group from acquiring 5% or more of BVH’s Class A Common Stock, Class B Common Stock or total common stock without the prior approval of BVH’s Board of Directors.
In July 2020, BVH effected a one-for-five reverse split of its Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock. In connection with the reverse stock split, the number of authorized shares of the BVH’s Class A Common Stock was reduced from 150,000,000 shares to 30,000,000 shares, and the number of authorized shares of BVH’s Class B Common Stock was reduced from 20,000,000 shares to 4,000,000 shares. Further, the shares authorized for issuance under BVH’s Amended and Restated 2014 Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Plan”), and the underlying outstanding restricted stock awards previously granted under the Plan were ratably reduced in connection with the reverse stock split. The share and per share amounts included in this report, including the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements, have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the one-for-five reverse stock split as if it had occurred as of the earliest period presented.
BVH 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 81% and 19%, respectively, at September 30, 2020.
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.
Basis of Financial Statement Presentation
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, these financial statements do not include all of the information and disclosures required by GAAP for complete financial statements.
Financial statements prepared in conformity with GAAP require the Company 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 the Company’s financial statements. Due to the unprecedented impact and current and potential future impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which is discussed in more detail throughout this report, actual conditions could differ from the Company’s expectations and estimates, which could materially affect the Company’s results of operations and financial condition. The severity, magnitude, and duration, as well as the economic consequences, of the COVID-19 pandemic, are uncertain, rapidly changing, and difficult to predict. As a result, the Company’s accounting estimates and assumptions may change over time in response to COVID-19. Such changes could result in, among other adjustments, future impairments of intangibles, and long-lived assets, inventory reserves, and incremental changes in the Company’s allowance for loan losses.
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 September 30, 2020; the condensed consolidated results of operations and comprehensive income of the Company for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019; the condensed consolidated changes in equity of the Company for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019; and the condensed consolidated cash flows of the Company for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019. Operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2020 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, 2019 (the “2019 Annual Report”) filed with the SEC on March 13, 2020.
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of BVH’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, other entities in which BVH or its wholly-owned subsidiaries hold controlling financial interests, and any VIEs in which BVH 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.
Certain amounts for prior periods have been reclassified to conform to the presentation for the current period. The reclassifications did not have a material impact on the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income or condensed consolidated statements of cash flows.
The Company is a Florida-based holding company whose principle asset is its 93% ownership interest in Bluegreen. 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 has historically generated significant interest income.
During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, Bluegreen repurchased and retired 1,878,400 shares of its common stock for $11.7 million.
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in, an unprecedented disruption in the U.S. economy and the travel, hospitality and vacation ownership industries due to, among other things, resort closures, travel restrictions and restrictions on business operations, including government guidance and restrictions with respect to travel, public accommodations, social gatherings and related matters. On March 23, 2020, Bluegreen temporarily closed all of its 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. In connection with these actions Bluegreen also canceled existing owner reservations through May 15, 2020 and new prospect guest tours through June 30, 2020. Further, some of Bluegreen’s Club and Club Associate Resorts were closed in accordance with government mandates and advisories. Beginning in mid-May 2020, Bluegreen started the process of recommencing its sales and marketing operations and its closed resorts began to welcome guests as government mandates were lifted. By September 30, 2020, Bluegreen recommenced marketing operations at 87 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores and commenced marketing operations at 5 new Cabela’s stores, Bluegreen reactivated its Choice Hotels call transfer program, all of its resorts were open, and all but one of its VOI sales centers were open. Resort occupancy for the third quarter of 2020 was approximately 70%. Additionally, in October 2020, Bluegreen recommenced marketing activities at one additional Bass Bro Shop and commenced marketing operations at 4 new Cabela’s stores for a total of 97 Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s stores. However, there is no assurance that Bluegreen’s marketing operations at Bass Pro or Cabela’s stores or its VOI sales centers will remain open, including in the event of an increase in COVID-19 cases.
As a result of the effect of the pandemic, Bluegreen implemented several cost mitigating activities beginning in March 2020, including reductions in workforce of over 1,600 positions and the placement of another approximate 3,200 of it associates on temporary furlough or reduced work hours. As of September 30, 2020, approximately 3,200 associates had returned to work on a full-time basis for a total of approximately 4,400 full-time associates compared to approximately 6,060 full-time associates as of September 30, 2019. As a result of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, Bluegreen incurred $0.4 million and $5.1 million in severance, respectively, and $1.5 million and $13.1 million, respectively, of payroll and payroll benefit expense relating to employees on temporary furlough or reduced work hours. These payments and expenses are included in selling, general and administrative expenses in the Company’s condensed consolidated statement of operations comprehensive income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law on March 27, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of September 30, 2020, we evaluated the income tax provisions of the CARES Act and determined they would have no significant effect on either our September 30, 2020 income tax rate or the computation of our estimated effective tax rate for the year ended December 31, 2020. However, we have taken advantage of the deferral of the employer portion of the tax withholding amounts and the employee retention tax credits provided for in the CARES Act. During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we recorded a tax withholding deferral of $5.1 million, which is included in other liabilities in our unaudited condensed consolidated statement of financial condition as of September 30, 2020, and employee retention tax credits of $6.9 million, which are included in selling, general and administrative expenses in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.
As a precautionary measure to provide additional liquidity if needed, in March 2020, Bluegreen drew down $60 million under its lines-of-credit and pledged or sold receivables under certain of its receivable backed facilities to increase its cash position. As of September 30, 2020, Bluegreen repaid the $60.0 million borrowed under its lines-of-credit. While Bluegreen paid a special cash dividend or $1.19 per share during August 2020, there is no assurance that Bluegreen will recommence paying regular dividends or pay any other special dividends in the future. During the second quarter of 2020, Bluegreen suspended its regular quarterly cash dividends on its common stock.
Bluegreen has historically financed a majority of its sales of VOIs, and accordingly, is subject to the risk of defaults by its customers. GAAP requires Bluegreen to reduce its sales of VOIs by its estimate of uncollectible VOI notes receivable. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a material adverse impact on unemployment in the United States and economic conditions in general and the impact may continue for some time. While Bluegreen believes that it is still too early to know the full impact of COVID- 19 on its default or delinquency rates, Bluegreen believes that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a significant impact on its VOI notes receivable. Accordingly, during March 2020, Bluegreen recorded an allowance for loan losses of $12.0 million, which includes its estimate of customer defaults as a result of the COVID–19 pandemic, based on Bluegreen’s historical experience, forbearance requests received from their customers, and other factors, including but not limited to, the seasoning of the notes receivable and FICO scores of the customers.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, “Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326)” (“ASU 2016-13”), which introduces an approach of estimating credit losses on certain types of financial instruments based on expected losses. ASU 2016-13 also expands the disclosure requirements regarding an entity’s assumptions, models, and methods for estimating the allowance for loan losses. Further, the standard requires that public entities 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 became effective for us on January 1, 2020. We adopted this standard on January 1, 2020 using a modified retrospective method. The adoption did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements or related disclosures and no cumulative adjustment was recorded primarily due to the fact our VOI notes receivable are recorded net of an allowance that is calculated in accordance with ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. We also elected the practical expedient to not measure an allowance for credit losses for accrued interest receivables, as our interest income is suspended, and previously accrued but unpaid interest income is reversed, on all delinquent notes receivable when principal or interest payments are more than 90 days contractually past due and not resumed until such loans are less than 90 days past due.
In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-15, “Intangibles – Goodwill and Other – Internal–Use Software (Subtopic 350-40)” (“ASU 2018-15”), which requires a customer in a cloud computing arrangement that is a service contract (“CCA”) to follow internal-use software guidance in ASC 350-40 to determine which implementation costs to capitalize as assets or expense as incurred. ASU 2018-15 also requires companies to present implementation costs related to a CCA in the same financial statement line items as the CCA service fees. We adopted this standard on January 1, 2020 and are applying the transition guidance as of the date of adoption prospectively, under the current period adjustment method. Upon adoption of the standard, we reclassified $1.9 million of capitalized implementation costs related to a CCA that was in the implementation phase as of January 1, 2020 from property and equipment to prepaid expenses.
Future Adoption of Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
The FASB has issued the following accounting pronouncement and guidance relevant to our operations which had not yet been adopted as of September 30, 2020:
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 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 indexed to LIBOR. Although our VOIs notes receivable from our borrowers are not indexed to LIBOR, we currently have $177.1 million of LIBOR indexed junior subordinated debentures, $88.2 million of LIBOR indexed receivable-backed notes payable and lines of credit and $162.0 million of LIBOR indexed lines of credit and notes payable (which are not receivable-backed) that mature after 2021. Companies can apply ASU 2020-04 immediately. However, the guidance will only be available for a limited time, generally through December 31, 2022. We are evaluating the potential impact that the eventual replacement of the LIBOR benchmark interest rate could have on our results of operations, liquidity and 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.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef