BBY (5/2/15) 10Q
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549 
FORM 10-Q 
(Mark One)
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended May 2, 2015 

OR 
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from            to             

Commission File Number: 1-9595

 
BEST BUY CO., INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Minnesota
 
41-0907483
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
7601 Penn Avenue South
 
 
Richfield, Minnesota
 
55423
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(612) 291-1000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code) 
N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report) 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes x No ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes x No ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer x
 
Accelerated filer ¨
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer ¨
 
Smaller reporting company ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x
The registrant had 352,771,360 shares of common stock outstanding as of May 29, 2015.



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BEST BUY CO., INC.
FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MAY 2, 2015 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets 
($ in millions) (unaudited)
 
May 2, 2015
 
January 31, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Assets
 

 
 

 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
2,173

 
$
2,432

 
$
2,569

Short-term investments
1,566

 
1,456

 
497

Receivables, net
995

 
1,280

 
871

Merchandise inventories
4,930

 
5,174

 
5,255

Other current assets
732

 
703

 
926

Current assets held for sale

 
684

 

Total current assets
10,396

 
11,729

 
10,118

Property and equipment, net
2,244

 
2,295

 
2,525

Goodwill
425

 
425

 
425

Intangibles, net
18

 
57

 
100

Other assets
603

 
583

 
743

Non-current assets held for sale
33

 
167

 

Total assets
$
13,719

 
$
15,256

 
$
13,911

 
 
 
 
 
 
Liabilities and equity
 
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 

 
 

 
 

Accounts payable
$
4,584

 
$
5,030

 
$
4,952

Unredeemed gift card liabilities
385

 
411

 
362

Deferred revenue
304

 
326

 
394

Accrued compensation and related expenses
277

 
372

 
350

Accrued liabilities
743

 
782

 
731

Accrued income taxes
45

 
230

 
47

Current portion of long-term debt
383

 
41

 
44

Current liabilities held for sale

 
585

 

Total current liabilities
6,721

 
7,777

 
6,880

Long-term liabilities
906

 
881

 
1,003

Long-term debt
1,224

 
1,580

 
1,604

Long-term liabilities held for sale

 
18

 

Equity
 

 
 

 
 

Best Buy Co., Inc. shareholders’ equity
 

 
 

 
 

Preferred stock, $1.00 par value: Authorized — 400,000 shares; Issued and outstanding — none

 

 

Common stock, $0.10 par value: Authorized — 1.0 billion shares; Issued and outstanding — 353,230,000, 351,468,000 and 348,750,000 shares, respectively
35

 
35

 
35

Additional paid-in capital
494

 
437

 
330

Retained earnings
4,009

 
4,141

 
3,562

Accumulated other comprehensive income
330

 
382

 
494

Total Best Buy Co., Inc. shareholders’ equity
4,868

 
4,995

 
4,421

Noncontrolling interests

 
5

 
3

Total equity
4,868

 
5,000

 
4,424

Total liabilities and equity
$
13,719

 
$
15,256

 
$
13,911

 
NOTE:  The Consolidated Balance Sheet as of January 31, 2015, has been condensed from the audited consolidated financial statements.
 
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Consolidated Statements of Earnings
($ in millions, except per share amounts) (unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
 
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Revenue
$
8,558

 
$
8,639

Cost of goods sold
6,520

 
6,672

Restructuring charges – cost of goods sold
8

 

Gross profit
2,030

 
1,967

Selling, general and administrative expenses
1,766

 
1,755

Restructuring charges
178

 
2

Operating income
86

 
210

Other income (expense)
 

 
 

Gain on sale of investments
2

 

Investment income and other
7

 
4

Interest expense
(20
)
 
(23
)
Earnings from continuing operations before income tax (benefit) expense
75

 
191

Income tax (benefit) expense
38

 
(278
)
Net earnings from continuing operations
37

 
469

Gain (loss) from discontinued operations (Note 2), net of tax benefit of $3 and $2
92

 
(8
)
Net earnings attributable to Best Buy Co., Inc. shareholders
$
129

 
$
461

 
 
 
 
Basic earnings (loss) per share attributable to Best Buy Co., Inc. shareholders
 

 
 

Continuing operations
$
0.11

 
$
1.35

Discontinued operations
0.26

 
(0.02
)
Basic earnings per share
$
0.37

 
$
1.33

 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share attributable to Best Buy Co., Inc. shareholders
 
 
 
Continuing operations
$
0.10

 
$
1.33

Discontinued operations
0.26

 
(0.02
)
Diluted earnings per share
$
0.36

 
$
1.31

 
 
 
 
Dividends declared per common share
$
0.74

 
$
0.17

 
 
 
 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding (in millions)
 

 
 

Basic
352.4

 
347.4

Diluted
357.6

 
350.4

 
See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. 

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Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income 
($ in millions) (unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
 
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
$
129

 
$
461

Foreign currency translation adjustments
15

 
3

Unrealized loss on available-for-sale investments

 
(1
)
Reclassification of foreign currency translation adjustments into earnings due to sale of business
(67
)
 

Comprehensive income attributable to Best Buy Co., Inc. shareholders
$
77

 
$
463


See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. 


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Consolidated Statements of Change in Shareholders' Equity 
($ and shares in millions) (unaudited)
 
Best Buy Co., Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
Common
Shares
 
Common
Stock
 
Additional
Paid-In
Capital
 
Retained
Earnings
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
 
Total 
Best Buy
Co., Inc.
 
Non-
controlling
Interests
 
Total
Balances at January 31, 2015
352

 
$
35

 
$
437

 
$
4,141

 
$
382

 
$
4,995

 
$
5

 
$
5,000

Net earnings, three months ended May 2, 2015

 

 

 
129

 

 
129

 

 
129

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

 

 
15

 
15

 

 
15

Reclassification of foreign currency translation adjustments into earnings

 

 

 

 
(67
)
 
(67
)
 

 
(67
)
Sale of noncontrolling interest

 

 

 

 

 

 
(5
)
 
(5
)
Stock-based compensation

 

 
27

 

 

 
27

 

 
27

Restricted stock vested and stock options exercised
1

 

 
22

 

 

 
22

 

 
22

Issuance of common stock under employee stock purchase plan

 

 
3

 

 

 
3

 

 
3

Tax benefit from stock options exercised, restricted stock vesting and employee stock purchase plan

 

 
5

 

 

 
5

 

 
5

Common stock dividends, $0.74 per share

 

 

 
(261
)
 

 
(261
)
 

 
(261
)
Balances at May 2, 2015
353

 
$
35

 
$
494

 
$
4,009

 
$
330

 
$
4,868

 
$

 
$
4,868

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balances at February 1, 2014
347

 
$
35

 
$
300

 
$
3,159

 
$
492

 
$
3,986

 
$
3

 
$
3,989

Net earnings, three months ended May 3, 2014

 

 

 
461

 

 
461

 

 
461

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

 

 

 
3

 
3

 

 
3

Unrealized losses on available-for-sale investments

 

 

 

 
(1
)
 
(1
)
 

 
(1
)
Stock-based compensation

 

 
23

 

 

 
23

 

 
23

Restricted stock vested and stock options exercised
2

 

 
5

 

 

 
5

 

 
5

Issuance of common stock under employee stock purchase plan

 

 
4

 

 

 
4

 

 
4

Tax deficit from stock options exercised, restricted stock vesting and employee stock purchase plan

 

 
(2
)
 

 

 
(2
)
 

 
(2
)
Common stock dividends, $0.17 per share

 

 

 
(58
)
 

 
(58
)
 

 
(58
)
Balances at May 3, 2014
349

 
$
35

 
$
330

 
$
3,562

 
$
494

 
$
4,421

 
$
3

 
$
4,424


See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
($ in millions) (unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
 
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Operating activities
 
 
 
Net earnings including noncontrolling interests
$
129

 
$
461

Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to total cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation
163

 
161

Restructuring charges
186

 
3

Gain on sale of business, net
(99
)
 

Stock-based compensation
27

 
23

Deferred income taxes
(25
)
 
(401
)
Other, net
3

 
3

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Receivables
302

 
436

Merchandise inventories
261

 
121

Other assets
4

 
7

Accounts payable
(446
)
 
(144
)
Other liabilities
(309
)
 
(312
)
Income taxes
(206
)
 
(50
)
Total cash provided by (used in) operating activities
(10
)
 
308

 
 
 
 
Investing activities
 

 
 

Additions to property and equipment
(124
)
 
(111
)
Purchases of investments
(547
)
 
(496
)
Sales of investments
440

 
224

Proceeds from sale of business, net of cash transferred upon sale
48

 

Change in restricted assets
(36
)
 
21

Settlement of net investment hedges
5

 

Total cash used in investing activities
(214
)
 
(362
)
 
 
 
 
Financing activities
 

 
 

Repayments of debt
(8
)
 
(6
)
Dividends paid
(261
)
 
(59
)
Issuance of common stock
25

 
9

Other, net
6

 
3

Total cash used in financing activities
(238
)
 
(53
)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
9

 
(2
)
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents
(453
)
 
(109
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period, excluding held for sale
2,432

 
2,678

Cash and cash equivalents held for sale at beginning of period
194

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
2,173

 
$
2,569


See Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(unaudited)

1.
Basis of Presentation
 
Unless the context otherwise requires, the use of the terms “Best Buy,” “we,” “us,” and “our” in these Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements refers to Best Buy Co., Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.
 
In the opinion of management, the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation as prescribed by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). All adjustments were comprised of normal recurring adjustments, except as noted in these Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

Historically, we have generated a higher proportion of our revenue and earnings in the fiscal fourth quarter, which includes the majority of the holiday shopping season in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Due to the seasonal nature of our business, interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for the entire fiscal year. The interim financial statements and the related notes in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015. The first three months of fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015 included 13 weeks.

In order to align our fiscal reporting periods and comply with statutory filing requirements in certain foreign jurisdictions, we consolidate the financial results of our Mexico operations on a one-month lag. Our policy is to accelerate recording the effect of events occurring in the lag period that significantly affect our consolidated financial statements. No such events were identified for this period.

In preparing the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements, we evaluated the period from May 3, 2015, through the date the financial statements were issued, for material subsequent events requiring recognition or disclosure. No such events were identified for this period.

2.
Discontinued Operations

Discontinued operations are primarily comprised of Jiangsu Five Star Appliance Co., Limited ("Five Star") within our International segment. The presentation of discontinued operations has been retrospectively applied to all prior periods presented.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, we entered into a definitive agreement to sell Five Star to Yingtan City Xiangyuan Investment Limited Partnership and Zhejiang Real Estate Group Co. On February 13, 2015, we completed the sale of Five Star and recognized a gain on sale of $99 million. Following the sale of Five Star, we continue to hold one retail property in Shanghai, China, which remains held for sale at May 2, 2015, as we continue to actively market the property.
 
The composition of assets and liabilities disposed of as a result of the sale of Five Star was as follows ($ in millions):
 
February 13, 2015
Cash and cash equivalents
$
125

Receivables
113

Merchandise inventories
252

All other assets
461

Total assets
$
951

 
 
Accounts payable
$
478

All other liabilities
128

Total liabilities
$
606



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The aggregate financial results of discontinued operations for the three months ended May 2, 2015 and May 3, 2014, respectively, were as follows ($ in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
 
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Revenue
$
212

 
$
396

 
 
 
 
Restructuring charges(1)

 
1

 
 
 
 
Loss from discontinued operations before income tax benefit
(10
)
 
(10
)
Income tax benefit
3

 
2

Gain on sale of discontinued operations
99

 

Net gain (loss) from discontinued operations, including noncontrolling interests
92

 
(8
)
Net loss from discontinued operations attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

Net gain (loss) from discontinued operations attributable to Best Buy Co., Inc. shareholders
$
92

 
$
(8
)
(1)
See Note 5, Restructuring Charges, for further discussion of the restructuring charges associated with discontinued operations.
 
3.    Fair Value Measurements
 
Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. To measure fair value, we use a three-tier valuation hierarchy based upon observable and non-observable inputs:
 
Level 1 — Unadjusted quoted prices that are available in active markets for the identical assets or liabilities at the measurement date.
 
Level 2 — Significant other observable inputs available at the measurement date, other than quoted prices included in Level 1, either directly or indirectly, including:
 
Quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets;
Quoted prices for identical or similar assets in non-active markets;
Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability; and
Inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by other observable market data.
 
Level 3 — Significant unobservable inputs that cannot be corroborated by observable market data and reflect the use of significant management judgment. These values are generally determined using pricing models for which the assumptions utilize management’s estimates of market participant assumptions.
 
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
 
The fair value hierarchy requires the use of observable market data when available. In instances where the inputs used to measure fair value fall into different levels of the fair value hierarchy, the fair value measurement has been determined based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. Our assessment of the significance of a particular item to the fair value measurement in its entirety requires judgment, including the consideration of inputs specific to the asset or liability.

The following tables set forth by level within the fair value hierarchy, our financial assets and liabilities that were accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis at May 2, 2015, January 31, 2015, and May 3, 2014, according to the valuation techniques we used to determine their fair values ($ in millions).

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Fair Value Measurements
Using Inputs Considered as
 
Fair Value at
May 2, 2015
 
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level 1)
 
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
ASSETS
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Money market funds
$
6

 
$
6

 
$

 
$

Corporate bonds
22

 

 
22

 

Commercial paper
231

 

 
231

 

Short-term investments
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Corporate bonds
320

 

 
320

 

Commercial paper
237

 

 
237

 

International government bonds
21

 

 
21

 

Other current assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency derivative instruments
13

 

 
13

 

Other assets
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interest rate swap derivative instruments
7

 

 
7

 

Auction rate securities
2

 

 

 
2

Marketable securities that fund deferred compensation
98

 
98

 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

LIABILITIES
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Accrued liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency derivative instruments
5

 

 
5

 

Interest rate swap derivative instruments
2

 

 
2

 


 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements
Using Inputs Considered as
 
Fair Value at
January 31, 2015
 
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level 1)
 
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
ASSETS
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Money market funds
$
265

 
$
265

 
$

 
$

Corporate bonds
13

 

 
13

 

Commercial paper
165

 

 
165

 

Short-term investments
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Corporate bonds
276

 

 
276

 

Commercial paper
306

 

 
306

 

Other current assets
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Foreign currency derivative instruments
30

 

 
30

 

Other assets
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interest rate swap derivative instruments
1

 

 
1

 

Auction rate securities
2

 

 

 
2

Marketable securities that fund deferred compensation
97

 
97

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASSETS HELD FOR SALE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Money market funds
16

 
16

 

 

 

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Fair Value Measurements
Using Inputs Considered as
 
Fair Value at
May 3, 2014
 
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical Assets
(Level 1)
 
Significant
Other
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
ASSETS
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Cash and cash equivalents
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Money market funds
$
16

 
$
16

 
$

 
$

Commercial paper
149

 

 
149

 

U.S. Treasury bills
100

 
100

 

 

Short-term investments
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Commercial paper
234

 

 
234

 

U.S. Treasury bills
100

 
100

 

 

Other assets
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Auction rate securities
9

 

 

 
9

Marketable equity securities
10

 
10

 

 

Marketable securities that fund deferred compensation
96

 
96

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accrued liabilities
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Foreign currency derivative instruments
8

 

 
8

 


There was no change in the beginning and ending balances of items measured at fair value on a recurring basis in the tables above that used significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) for the three months ended May 2, 2015.

The following methods and assumptions were used to estimate the fair value of each class of financial instrument:
 
Money Market Funds. Our money market fund investments were measured at fair value as they trade in an active market using quoted market prices and therefore, were classified as Level 1.

Corporate Bonds. Our corporate bond investments were measured at fair value using quoted market prices. They were classified as Level 2 as they trade in a non-active market for which bond prices are readily available.
 
Commercial Paper. Our investments in commercial paper were measured using inputs based upon quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets and, therefore, were classified as Level 2.
 
Treasury Bills. Our U.S. Treasury bills were classified as Level 1 as they trade with sufficient frequency and volume to enable us to obtain pricing information on an ongoing basis.

International Government Bonds. Our international government bonds investments were measured at fair value using quoted market prices. They were classified as Level 2 as they trade in a non-active market for which bond prices are readily available.
 
Foreign Currency Derivative Instruments. Comprised primarily of foreign currency forward contracts and foreign currency swap contracts, our foreign currency derivative instruments were measured at fair value using readily observable market inputs, such as quotations on forward foreign exchange points and foreign interest rates. Our foreign currency derivative instruments were classified as Level 2 as these instruments are custom, over-the-counter contracts with various bank counterparties that are not traded in an active market.

Interest Rate Swap Derivative Instruments. Our interest rate swap contracts were measured at fair value using readily observable inputs, such as the LIBOR interest rate. Our interest rate swap derivative instruments were classified as Level 2 as these instruments are custom, over-the-counter contracts with various bank counterparties that are not traded in an active market.
 

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Auction Rate Securities. Our investments in auction rate securities ("ARS") were classified as Level 3 as quoted prices were unavailable. Due to limited market information, we utilized a discounted cash flow ("DCF") model to derive an estimate of fair value. The assumptions we used in preparing the DCF model included estimates with respect to the amount and timing of future interest and principal payments, forward projections of the interest rate benchmarks, the probability of full repayment of the principal considering the credit quality and guarantees in place, and the rate of return required by investors to own such securities given the current liquidity risk associated with ARS.
 
Marketable Equity Securities. Our marketable equity securities were measured at fair value using quoted market prices. They were classified as Level 1 as they trade in an active market for which closing stock prices are readily available.
 
Marketable Securities that Fund Deferred Compensation. The assets that fund our deferred compensation consist of investments in mutual funds. These investments were classified as Level 1 as the shares of these mutual funds trade with sufficient frequency and volume to enable us to obtain pricing information on an ongoing basis.

Assets and Liabilities that are Measured at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis
 
Assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis relate primarily to our tangible fixed assets, goodwill and other intangible assets, which are remeasured when the derived fair value is below carrying value on our Consolidated Balance Sheets. For these assets, we do not periodically adjust carrying value to fair value, except in the event of impairment. When we determine that impairment has occurred, the carrying value of the asset is reduced to fair value and the difference is recorded within operating income in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings.

The following table summarizes the fair value remeasurements for non-restructuring property and equipment impairments and restructuring impairments recorded during the three months ended May 2, 2015, and May 3, 2014 ($ in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
 
Three Months Ended
 
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
 
Impairments
 
Remaining Net Carrying Value(1)
 
Impairments
 
Remaining Net Carrying Value(1)
Continuing operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Property and equipment (non-restructuring)
$
11

 
$
9

 
$
9

 
$

Restructuring activities(2)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tradename
40

 

 

 

Property and equipment
29

 

 
1

 

Total continuing operations
$
80

 
$
9

 
$
10

 
$

(1)
Remaining net carrying value approximates fair value.
(2)
See Note 5, Restructuring Charges, for additional information.

All of the fair value remeasurements included in the table above were based on significant unobservable inputs (Level 3). Fixed asset fair values were derived using a DCF model to estimate the present value of net cash flows that the asset or asset group was expected to generate. The key inputs to the DCF model generally included our forecasts of net cash generated from revenue, expenses and other significant cash outflows, such as capital expenditures, as well as an appropriate discount rate. For the tradename, fair value was derived using the relief from royalty method. In the case of assets for which the impairment was the result of restructuring activities, no future cash flows have been assumed as the assets will cease to be used and expected sale values are nominal.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

Our financial instruments, other than those presented in the disclosures above, include cash, receivables, short-term investments, other investments, accounts payable, other payables, and long-term debt. The fair values of cash, receivables, short-term investments, accounts payable and other payables approximated carrying values because of the short-term nature of these instruments. Short-term investments other than those disclosed in the tables above represent time deposits. Fair values for other investments held at cost are not readily available, but we estimate that the carrying values for these investments approximate fair value. See Note 6, Debt, for information about the fair value of our long-term debt.


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4.    Goodwill and Intangible Assets
 
The changes in the carrying values of goodwill and indefinite-lived tradenames by segment were as follows in the three months ended May 2, 2015, and May 3, 2014 ($ in millions):
 
Goodwill
 
Indefinite-lived Tradenames
 
Domestic
 
Domestic
 
International
 
Total
Balances at January 31, 2015
$
425

 
$
18

 
$
39

 
$
57

Changes in foreign currency exchange rates

 

 
1

 
1

Canada brand restructuring(1)

 

 
(40
)
 
(40
)
Balances at May 2, 2015
$
425

 
$
18

 
$

 
$
18

 
(1)
Represents the Future Shop tradename impaired as a result of the Canadian brand consolidation in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. See Note 5, Restructuring Charges, for further discussion of the Canadian brand consolidation.
 
Goodwill
 
Indefinite-lived Tradenames
 
Domestic
 
Domestic
 
International
 
Total
Balances at February 1, 2014
$
425

 
$
19

 
$
82

 
$
101

Changes in foreign currency exchange rates

 

 
(1
)
 
(1
)
Balances at May 3, 2014
$
425

 
$
19

 
$
81

 
$
100


The following table provides the gross carrying amount of goodwill and cumulative goodwill impairment ($ in millions):
 
May 2, 2015
 
January 31, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount(1)
 
Cumulative
Impairment(1)
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount(1)
 
Cumulative
Impairment(1)
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 
Cumulative
Impairment
Goodwill
$
1,100

 
$
(675
)
 
$
1,100

 
$
(675
)
 
$
1,308

 
$
(883
)
(1)
Excludes the gross carrying amount and cumulative impairment related to Five Star, which was held for sale at January 31, 2015. The sale was completed on February 13, 2015.

5.    Restructuring Charges

Charges incurred in the three months ended May 2, 2015, and May 3, 2014, for our restructuring activities were as follows ($ in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
 
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Continuing operations
 
 
 
Canadian brand consolidation
$
188

 
$

Renew Blue
(2
)
 
6

Other restructuring activities(1)

 
(4
)
Total continuing operations
186

 
2

Discontinued operations
 
 
 
Renew Blue

 
1

Total restructuring charges
$
186

 
$
3

(1)
Represents activity related to our remaining vacant space liability for U.S. large-format store closures in fiscal 2013. We may continue to incur immaterial adjustments to the liability for changes in sublease assumptions or potential lease buyouts. In addition, lease payments for vacated stores will continue until leases expire or are terminated. The remaining facility closure cost liability was $29 million at May 2, 2015.

Canadian Brand Consolidation

In the first quarter of fiscal 2016, we consolidated the Future Shop and Best Buy stores and websites in Canada under the Best Buy brand. This resulted in the permanent closure of 66 Future Shop stores and the conversion of the remaining 65 Future Shop stores to the Best Buy brand. In the first quarter of fiscal 2016, we incurred $188 million of restructuring charges related to implementing these changes, which primarily consisted of lease exit costs, a tradename impairment, property and equipment impairments, employee termination benefits and inventory write-downs. We expect to incur total pre-tax charges in the range of $200 million to $280 million related to this action, which includes restructuring charges and other non-restructuring asset

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impairments and costs. The total charges includes approximately $140 million to $180 million of cash charges. We expect to substantially complete this activity in fiscal 2016, with the exception of lease payments for vacated stores which will continue until the leases expire or we otherwise terminate the leases.

The inventory write-downs related to our Canadian brand consolidation are presented in restructuring charges – cost of goods sold in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings, and the remainder of the restructuring charges are presented in restructuring charges in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings. The composition of total restructuring charges we incurred for the Canadian brand consolidation in the first quarter of fiscal 2016 was as follows ($ in millions):
 
International
Continuing operations
 
Inventory write-downs
$
8

Property and equipment impairments
29

Tradename impairment
40

Termination benefits
24

Facility closure and other costs
87

Total continuing operations
$
188


The following tables summarize our restructuring accrual activity during the three months ended May 2, 2015, related to termination benefits and facility closure and other costs associated with Canadian brand consolidation ($ in millions):
 
Termination
Benefits
 
Facility
Closure and
Other Costs
 
Total
Balances at January 31, 2015
$

 
$

 
$

Charges
24

 
98

 
122

Cash payments
(17
)
 
(3
)
 
(20
)
Changes in foreign currency exchange rates
1

 
3

 
4

Balances at May 2, 2015
$
8

 
$
98

 
$
106


Renew Blue

In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, we began implementing initiatives intended to reduce costs and improve operating performance. These initiatives included focusing on core business activities, reducing headcount, updating our store operating model and optimizing our real estate portfolio. These cost reduction initiatives represented one of the key Renew Blue priorities. We recognized a benefit of $2 million and incurred $6 million of restructuring charges related to Renew Blue initiatives during the first three months of fiscal 2016 and 2015, respectively. The benefit in the first three months of fiscal 2016 was primarily due to an adjustment to our employee termination benefit liability due to higher-than-expected employee retention. The charges in the first three months of fiscal 2015 were primarily comprised of employee termination benefits. We expect to continue to implement cost reduction initiatives throughout the remainder of fiscal 2016, as we further analyze our operations and strategies.

For continuing operations, the inventory write-downs related to our Renew Blue restructuring activities are presented in restructuring charges - cost of goods sold in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings and the remainder of the restructuring charges are presented in restructuring charges in our Consolidated Statements of Earnings. The restructuring charges from discontinued operations related to this plan are presented in loss from discontinued operations, net of tax.


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The composition of the restructuring charges we incurred for this program in the three months ended May 2, 2015, and May 3, 2014, as well as the cumulative amount incurred through May 2, 2015, was as follows ($ in millions):
 
Domestic
 
International
 
Total
 
Three Months Ended
 
Cumulative
Amount
 
Three Months Ended
 
Cumulative
Amount
 
Three Months Ended
 
Cumulative
Amount
 
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
 
 
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
 
 
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
 
Continuing operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inventory write-downs
$

 
$

 
$
1

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
1

Property and equipment impairments

 

 
14

 

 
1

 
25

 

 
1

 
39

Termination benefits
(2
)
 
6

 
159

 

 
2

 
38

 
(2
)
 
8

 
197

Investment impairments

 

 
43

 

 

 

 

 

 
43

Facility closure and other costs

 

 
4

 

 
(3
)
 
51

 

 
(3
)
 
55

Total continuing operations
(2
)
 
6

 
221

 

 

 
114

 
(2
)
 
6

 
335

Discontinued operations
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Property and equipment impairments

 

 

 

 

 
1

 

 

 
1

Termination benefits

 

 

 

 

 
16

 

 

 
16

Facility closure and other costs

 

 

 

 
1

 
11

 

 
1

 
11

Total Discontinued Operations

 

 

 

 
1

 
28

 

 
1

 
28

Total
$
(2
)
 
$
6

 
$
221

 
$

 
$
1

 
$
142

 
$
(2
)
 
$
7

 
$
363


The following tables summarize our restructuring accrual activity during the three months ended May 2, 2015, and May 3, 2014, related to termination benefits and facility closure and other costs associated with this program ($ in millions):
 
Termination
Benefits
 
Facility
Closure and
Other Costs
 
Total
Balances at January 31, 2015
$
16

 
$
23

 
$
39

Charges

 

 

Cash payments
(2
)
 
(4
)
 
(6
)
Adjustments(1)
(8
)
 
(4
)
 
(12
)
Changes in foreign currency exchange rates

 
1

 
1

Balances at May 2, 2015
$
6

 
$
16

 
$
22

(1)
Adjustments to termination benefits were due to higher-than-expected employee retention. In addition, adjustments include the remaining liabilities written off as a result of the sale of Five Star, as described in Note 2, Discontinued Operations.

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Termination
Benefits
 
Facility
Closure and
Other Costs
 
Total
Balances at February 1, 2014
$
111

 
$
51

 
$
162

Charges
22

 
2

 
24

Cash payments
(26
)
 
(6
)
 
(32
)
Adjustments(1)
(14
)
 
(5
)
 
(19
)
Changes in foreign currency exchange rates

 
(5
)
 
(5
)
Balances at May 3, 2014
$
93

 
$
37

 
$
130

(1)
Adjustments to termination benefits were due to higher-than-expected employee retention. Adjustments to facility closure and other costs represent changes in sublease assumptions.

6.    Debt

Long-term debt consisted of the following ($ in millions):
 
May 2, 2015
 
January 31, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
2016 Notes
$
350

 
$
349

 
$
349

2018 Notes
500

 
500

 
500

2021 Notes
649

 
649

 
649

Interest rate swap valuation adjustments
5

 
1

 

Financing lease obligations
60

 
69

 
90

Capital lease obligations
43

 
52

 
59

Other debt

 
1

 
1

   Total long-term debt
1,607

 
1,621

 
1,648

Less: current portion(1)
(383
)
 
(41
)
 
(44
)
   Total long-term debt, less current portion
$
1,224

 
$
1,580

 
$
1,604

 
(1)
Our 2016 Notes due March 15, 2016, are classified in the current portion of long-term debt as of May 2, 2015.

The fair value of total long-term debt approximated $1,671 million, $1,677 million, and $1,705 million at May 2, 2015, January 31, 2015, and May 3, 2014, respectively, based primarily on the market prices quoted from external sources, compared with carrying values of $1,607 million, $1,621 million, and $1,648 million, respectively. If long-term debt was measured at fair value in the financial statements, it would be classified primarily as Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy.

See Note 5, Debt, in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015, for additional information regarding the terms of our debt facilities, debt instruments and other obligations.

7.    Derivative Instruments

We manage our economic and transaction exposure to certain risks through the use of foreign currency derivative instruments. Our objective in holding these derivatives is to reduce the volatility of net earnings and cash flows, as well as net asset value associated with changes in foreign currency exchange rates. We do not hold derivative instruments for trading or speculative purposes. We have no derivatives that have credit risk-related contingent features, and we mitigate our credit risk by engaging with major financial institutions as our counterparties.

We record all foreign currency derivative instruments on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at fair value and evaluate hedge effectiveness prospectively and retrospectively when electing to apply hedge accounting. We formally document all hedging relations at inception for derivative hedges and the underlying hedged items, as well as the risk management objectives and strategies for undertaking the hedge transaction. In addition, we have derivatives which are not designated as hedging instruments.

Net Investment Hedges

We use foreign exchange forward contracts to hedge against the effect of Canadian dollar exchange rate fluctuations on a portion of our net investment in our Canadian operations. The contracts have terms up to 12 months. For a net investment

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hedge, we recognize changes in the fair value of the derivative as a component of foreign currency translation within other comprehensive income to offset a portion of the change in translated value of the net investment being hedged, until the investment is sold or liquidated. We limit recognition in net earnings of amounts previously recorded in other comprehensive income to circumstances such as complete or substantially complete liquidation of the net investment in the hedged foreign operation. We report the ineffective portion of the gain or loss, if any, in net earnings.

Interest Rate Swaps

We use "receive fixed-rate, pay variable-rate" interest rate swaps to mitigate the effect of interest rate fluctuations on our 2018 Notes and 2021 Notes. Our interest rate swap contracts are considered perfect hedges because the critical terms and notional amounts match those of our fixed-rate debt being hedged and are therefore accounted as a fair value hedge using the shortcut method. Under the shortcut method, we recognize the change in the fair value of the derivatives with an offsetting change to the carrying value of the debt. Accordingly, there is no impact on our Consolidated Statements of Earnings from the fair value of the derivatives.

Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments

We use foreign currency forward contracts to manage the impact of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates relative to recognized receivable and payable balances denominated in non-functional currencies and on certain forecast inventory purchases denominated in non-functional currencies. The contracts generally have terms of up to 12 months. These derivative instruments are not designated in hedging relationships and, therefore, we record gains and losses on these contracts directly to net earnings.

Summary of Derivative Balances

The following table presents the gross fair values for outstanding derivative instruments and the corresponding classification at May 2, 2015, January 31, 2015 and May 3, 2014:
 
May 2, 2015
 
January 31, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Contract Type
Assets
 
Liabilities
 
Assets
 
Liabilities
 
Assets
 
Liabilities
Derivatives designated as net investment hedges(1)
$
8

 
$
2

 
$
19

 
$

 
$

 
$

Derivatives designated as interest rate swaps(2)
7

 
2

 
1

 

 

 

No hedge designation (foreign exchange forward contracts)(1)
5

 
3

 
11

 

 

 
8

Total
$
20

 
$
7

 
$
31

 
$

 
$

 
$
8

(1)
The fair value is recorded in other current assets or accrued liabilities.
(2)
The fair value is recorded in other assets or long-term liabilities.
    
The following table presents the effects of derivative instruments on Other Comprehensive Income ("OCI") and on our Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and 2015:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Three Months Ended
 
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Contract Type
Pre-tax Gain(Loss) Recognized in OCI
 
Gain(Loss) Reclassified from Accumulated OCI to Earnings (Effective Portion)
 
Pre-tax Gain(Loss) Recognized in OCI
 
Gain(Loss) Reclassified from Accumulated OCI to Earnings (Effective Portion)
Derivatives designated as net investment hedges
$
(9
)
 
$

 
$

 
$



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The following tables present the effects of derivative instruments on our Consolidated Statements of Earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and 2015:
 
Gain (Loss) Recognized within SG&A
 
Three Months Ended
 
Three Months Ended
Contract Type
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
No hedge designation (foreign exchange forward contracts)
$
(5
)
 
$
(3
)

 
Gain (Loss) Recognized within Interest Expense
 
Three Months Ended
 
Three Months Ended
Contract Type
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Interest rate swap gain
$
4

 
$

Long-term debt loss
(4
)
 

Net impact on Consolidated Statements of Earnings
$

 
$


The following table presents the notional amounts of our derivative instruments at May 2, 2015, January 31, 2015 and May 3, 2014:
 
Notional Amount
Contract Type
May 2, 2015
 
January 31, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Derivatives designated as net investment hedges
$
222

 
$
197

 
$

Derivatives designated as interest rate swaps
750

 
145

 

No hedge designation (foreign exchange forward contracts)
199

 
212

 
131

Total
$
1,171

 
$
554

 
$
131


8.    Earnings per Share
 
We compute our basic earnings per share based on the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding and our diluted earnings per share based on the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding adjusted by the number of additional shares that would have been outstanding had potentially dilutive common shares been issued. Potentially dilutive securities include stock options, nonvested share awards and shares issuable under our employee stock purchase plan. Nonvested market-based share awards and nonvested performance-based share awards are included in the average diluted shares outstanding for each period if established market or performance criteria have been met at the end of the respective periods.

The following table presents a reconciliation of the numerators and denominators of basic and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to Best Buy Co., Inc. ($ and shares in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
 
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Numerator
 

 
 

Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to Best Buy Co., Inc.
$
37

 
$
469

 


 


Denominator
 
 
 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding
352.4

 
347.4

Effect of potentially dilutive securities:
 
 
 
Nonvested share awards
5.2

 
3.0

Weighted-average common shares outstanding, assuming dilution
357.6

 
350.4

 
 
 
 
Net earnings per share from continuing operations attributable to Best Buy Co., Inc.
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.11

 
$
1.35

Diluted
$
0.10

 
$
1.33



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The computation of weighted-average common shares outstanding, assuming dilution, excluded options to purchase 10.1 million and 16.2 million shares of our common stock for the three months ended May 2, 2015, and May 3, 2014, respectively. These amounts were excluded as the options’ exercise prices were greater than the average market price of our common stock for the periods presented and, therefore, the effect would be anti-dilutive (i.e., including such options would result in higher earnings per share).

9.    Comprehensive Income
 
The following tables provide a reconciliation of the components of accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax, attributable to Best Buy Co., Inc. for the three months ended May 2, 2015, and the three months ended May 3, 2014, respectively ($ in millions).
 
Foreign Currency Translation
 
Available-For-Sale Investments
 
Total
Balances at January 31, 2015
$
382

 
$

 
$
382

Foreign currency translation adjustments
15

 

 
15

Reclassification of foreign currency translation adjustments into earnings due to sale of business
(67
)
 

 
(67
)
Balances at May 2, 2015
$
330

 
$

 
$
330


 
Foreign Currency Translation
 
Available-For-Sale Investments
 
Total
Balances at February 1, 2014
$
485

 
$
7

 
$
492

Foreign currency translation adjustments
3

 

 
3

Unrealized losses on available-for-sale investments

 
(1
)
 
(1
)
Balances at May 3, 2014
$
488

 
$
6

 
$
494


The gains and losses on our net investment hedges, which are included in foreign currency translation, were not material for the periods presented. There is generally no tax impact related to foreign currency translation adjustments, as the earnings are considered permanently reinvested. In addition, there were no material tax impacts related to gains or losses on available-for-sale investments in the periods presented.

10.    Income Taxes
 
In the first quarter of fiscal 2015, we filed an election with the Internal Revenue Service to treat a U.K. subsidiary as a disregarded entity such that its assets were deemed to be assets held directly by a U.S. entity for U.S. tax purposes. This tax-only election resulted in the elimination of our outside basis difference in the U.K. subsidiary. Additionally, the election resulted in the recognition of a deferred tax asset (and corresponding income tax benefit) for the remaining unrecognized inside tax basis in the U.K. subsidiary’s intangible asset. Excluding the $353 million income tax benefit related to this election, our effective tax rate in the first quarter of fiscal 2015 would have been 39.0%. See Note 10, Income Taxes, in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015, for additional information.

11.    Segments
 
Our chief operating decision maker ("CODM") is our Chief Executive Officer. Our business is organized into two segments: Domestic (which is comprised of all operations within the U.S. and its territories) and International (which is comprised of all operations outside the U.S. and its territories). Our CODM has ultimate responsibility for enterprise decisions. Our CODM determines, in particular, resource allocation for, and monitors performance of, the consolidated enterprise, the Domestic segment and the International segment. The Domestic and International segment managers have responsibility for operating decisions, allocating resources and assessing performance within their respective segments. Our CODM relies on internal management reporting that analyzes enterprise results to the net earnings level and segment results to the operating income level.
 
We aggregate our Canada and Mexico businesses into one International operating segment. Our Domestic and International operating segments also represent our reportable segments. The accounting policies of the segments are the same as those

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described in Note 1, Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015.

Revenue by reportable segment was as follows ($ in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
 
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Domestic
$
7,890

 
$
7,781

International
668

 
858

Total revenue
$
8,558

 
$
8,639

 
Operating income (loss) by reportable segment and the reconciliation to earnings from continuing operations before income tax (benefit) expense were as follows ($ in millions):
 
Three Months Ended
 
May 2, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Domestic
$
304

 
$
226

International
(218
)
 
(16
)
Total operating income
86

 
210

Other income (expense)
 
 
 
Gain on sale of investments
2

 

Investment income and other
7

 
4

Interest expense
(20
)
 
(23
)
Earnings from continuing operations before income tax (benefit) expense
$
75

 
$
191

 
Assets by reportable segment were as follows ($ in millions):
 
May 2, 2015
 
January 31, 2015
 
May 3, 2014
Domestic
$
12,395

 
$
12,998

 
$
11,514

International
1,324

 
2,258

 
2,397

Total assets
$
13,719

 
$
15,256

 
$
13,911


12.    Contingencies

We are involved in a number of legal proceedings. Where appropriate, we have made accruals with respect to these matters, which are reflected in our consolidated financial statements. However, there are cases where liability is not probable or the amount cannot be reasonably estimated and therefore accruals have not been made. We provide disclosure of matters where we believe it is reasonably possible the impact may be material to our consolidated financial statements.

Securities Actions
 
In February 2011, a purported class action lawsuit captioned, IBEW Local 98 Pension Fund, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Best Buy Co., Inc., et al., was filed against us and certain of our executive officers in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. This federal court action alleges, among other things, that we and the officers named in the complaint violated Sections 10(b) and 20A of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 under the Exchange Act in connection with press releases and other statements relating to our fiscal 2011 earnings guidance that had been made available to the public. Additionally, in March 2011, a similar purported class action was filed by a single shareholder, Rene LeBlanc, against us and certain of our executive officers in the same court. In July 2011, after consolidation of the IBEW Local 98 Pension Fund and Rene LeBlanc actions, a consolidated complaint captioned, IBEW Local 98 Pension Fund v. Best Buy Co., Inc., et al., was filed and served. We filed a motion to dismiss the consolidated complaint in September 2011, and in March 2012, subsequent to the end of fiscal 2012, the court issued a decision dismissing the action with prejudice. In April 2012, the plaintiffs filed a motion to alter or amend the court's decision on our motion to dismiss. In October 2012, the court granted plaintiff's motion to alter or amend the court's decision on our motion to dismiss in part by vacating such decision and giving plaintiff leave to file an amended complaint, which plaintiff did in October 2012. We filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint in November 2012 and all responsive pleadings were filed in December 2012. A hearing was held on April 26, 2013. On August 5, 2013, the court issued an order granting our motion to dismiss in part and, contrary to its March 2012 order,

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denying the motion to dismiss in part, holding that certain of the statements alleged to have been made were not forward-looking statements and therefore were not subject to the “safe-harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act (PSLRA). Plaintiffs moved to certify the purported class. By Order filed August 6, 2014, the court certified a class of persons or entities who acquired Best Buy common stock between 10:00 a.m. EDT on September 14, 2010, and December 13, 2010, and who were damaged by the alleged violations of law. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals granted our request for interlocutory appeal. Briefing is complete. Oral argument is expected to be scheduled later in 2015. The trial court has stayed proceedings while the appeal is pending. We continue to believe that these allegations are without merit and intend to vigorously defend our company in this matter.
 
In June 2011, a purported shareholder derivative action captioned, Salvatore M. Talluto, Derivatively and on Behalf of Best Buy Co., Inc. v. Richard M. Schulze, et al., as Defendants and Best Buy Co., Inc. as Nominal Defendant, was filed against both present and former members of our Board of Directors serving during the relevant periods in fiscal 2011 and us as a nominal defendant in the U.S. District Court for the State of Minnesota. The lawsuit alleges that the director defendants breached their fiduciary duty, among other claims, including violation of Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, in failing to correct public misrepresentations and material misstatements and/or omissions regarding our fiscal 2011 earnings projections and, for certain directors, selling stock while in possession of material adverse non-public information. Additionally, in July 2011, a similar purported class action was filed by a single shareholder, Daniel Himmel, against us and certain of our executive officers in the same court. In November 2011, the respective lawsuits of Salvatore M. Talluto and Daniel Himmel were consolidated into a new action captioned, In Re: Best Buy Co., Inc. Shareholder Derivative Litigation, and a stay ordered pending the close of discovery in the consolidated IBEW Local 98 Pension Fund v. Best Buy Co., Inc., et al. case.

The plaintiffs in the above securities actions seek damages, including interest, equitable relief and reimbursement of the costs and expenses they incurred in the lawsuits. As stated above, we believe the allegations in the above securities actions are without merit, and we intend to defend these actions vigorously. Based on our assessment of the facts underlying the claims in the above securities actions, their respective procedural litigation history, and the degree to which we intend to defend our company in these matters, the amount or range of reasonably possible losses, if any, cannot be estimated.

Cathode Ray Tube Action

On November 14, 2011, we filed a lawsuit captioned In re Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Litigation in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. We allege that the defendants engaged in price fixing in violation of antitrust regulations relating to cathode ray tubes for the time period between March 1, 1995 through November 25, 2007. No trial date has been set. In connection with this action, we received settlement proceeds net of legal expenses and costs in the amount of $67 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. We will continue to litigate against the remaining defendants and expect further settlement discussions as this matter proceeds; however, it is uncertain whether we will recover additional settlement sums or a favorable verdict at trial.

Other Legal Proceedings
 
We are involved in various other legal proceedings arising in the normal course of conducting business. For such legal proceedings, we have accrued an amount that reflects the aggregate liability deemed probable and estimable, but this amount is not material to our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows. Because of the preliminary nature of many of these proceedings, the difficulty in ascertaining the applicable facts relating to many of these proceedings, the variable treatment of claims made in many of these proceedings and the difficulty of predicting the settlement value of many of these proceedings, we are not able to estimate an amount or range of any reasonably possible additional losses. However, based upon our historical experience, the resolution of these proceedings is not expected to have a material effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.


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Item 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
Unless the context otherwise requires, the use of the terms “Best Buy,” “we,” “us,” and “our” in the following refers to Best Buy Co., Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.
 
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) is intended to provide a reader of our financial statements with a narrative, from the perspective of our management, on our financial condition, results of operations, liquidity and certain other factors that may affect our future results. Unless otherwise noted, transactions and other factors significantly impacting our financial condition, results of operations and liquidity are discussed in order of magnitude. Our MD&A is presented in seven sections:

Overview
Business Strategy Update
Results of Operations
Liquidity and Capital Resources
Off-Balance-Sheet Arrangements and Contractual Obligations
Significant Accounting Policies and Estimates
New Accounting Pronouncements

Our MD&A should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015, as well as our reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other publicly available information. All amounts herein are unaudited.

Overview

We are a leading provider of technology products, services and solutions. We offer expert service at unbeatable price more than 1.5 billion times a year to the consumers, small business owners and educators who visit our stores, engage with Geek Squad agents or use our websites or mobile applications. We have retail and online operations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. We operate two reportable segments: Domestic and International. The Domestic segment is comprised of all operations within the U.S. and its territories. The International segment is comprised of all operations outside the U.S. and its territories.

Our business, like that of many retailers, is seasonal. Historically, we have realized more of our revenue and earnings in the fiscal fourth quarter, which includes the majority of the holiday shopping season in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. While consumers view some of the products and services we offer as essential, others are viewed as discretionary purchases. Consequently, our financial results are susceptible to changes in consumer confidence and other macroeconomic factors, including unemployment, consumer credit availability and the condition of the housing market. Additionally, other factors directly impact our performance, such as product life-cycles (including the introduction and pace of adoption of new technology) and the competitive retail environment. As a result of these factors, predicting our future revenue and net earnings is difficult.

Throughout this MD&A, we refer to comparable sales. Our comparable sales calculation compares revenue from stores, websites and call centers operating for at least 14 full months, as well as revenue related to certain other comparable sales channels for a particular period to the corresponding period in the prior year. Relocated stores, as well as remodeled, expanded and downsized stores closed more than 14 days, are excluded from the comparable sales calculation until at least 14 full months after reopening. Acquisitions are included in the comparable sales calculation beginning with the first full quarter following the first anniversary of the date of the acquisition. The portion of the calculation of comparable sales attributable to our International segment excludes the effect of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. The calculation of comparable sales excludes the impact of revenue from discontinued operations. The Canadian brand consolidation described below, which included the permanent closure of 66 Future Shop stores, the conversion of 65 Future Shop stores to Best Buy stores and the elimination of the Future Shop website, is expected to have a material impact on a year-over-year basis on the remaining Canadian retail stores and the website. As such, all store and website revenue has been removed from the comparable sales base and the International segment (comprised of Canada and Mexico) no longer has a comparable metric in fiscal 2016. Therefore, Enterprise comparable sales will be equal to Domestic segment comparable sales until International segment revenue is again comparable on a year-over-year basis. Enterprise comparable sales for prior periods presented includes revenue from our International segment.

The method of calculating comparable sales varies across the retail industry. As a result, our method of calculating comparable sales may not be the same as other retailers' methods.


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In our discussions of the operating results of our consolidated business and our International segment, we sometimes refer to the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates or the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, which are references to the differences between the foreign currency exchange rates we use to convert the International segment’s operating results from local currencies into U.S. dollars for reporting purposes. The impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations is typically calculated as the difference between current period activity translated using the current period’s currency exchange rates and the comparable prior-year period’s currency exchange rates. We use this method to calculate the impact of changes in foreign currency exchange rates for all countries where the functional currency is not the U.S. dollar.

This MD&A includes reference to sales for certain consumer electronics categories. According to The NPD Group’s ("NPD") Weekly Tracking Service as published May 11, 2015, revenue for the consumer electronics industry declined 5.3% during the 13 weeks ended May 2, 2015, compared to the 13 weeks ended May 3, 2014. The consumer electronics industry, as defined by NPD, includes televisions, desktop and notebook computers, tablets not including Kindle, digital imaging and other categories. Sales of these products represent approximately 65% of our Domestic segment revenue. The data does not include mobile phones, gaming, movies, music, appliances or services.

This MD&A includes financial information prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"), as well as certain adjusted or non-GAAP financial measures such as non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations and non-GAAP debt to earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and rent ("EBITDAR") ratio. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of financial performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes (or includes) amounts that are included in (or excluded from) the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP measures as presented herein may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

We believe that the non-GAAP measures described above provide meaningful supplemental information to assist shareholders in understanding our financial results and assessing our prospects for future performance. Management believes non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations are important indicators of our operations because they exclude items that may not be indicative of, or are unrelated to, our core operating results and provide a baseline for analyzing trends in our underlying businesses. Management makes standard adjustments for items such as restructuring charges, goodwill impairments, non-restructuring asset impairments and gains or losses on investments, as well as adjustments for other items that may arise during the period and have a meaningful impact on comparability. To measure adjusted operating income, we removed the impact of the cathode ray tube (CRT) litigation settlements and related legal fees and costs, restructuring charges – cost of goods sold, non-restructuring asset impairments, restructuring charges and other Canadian brand consolidation costs from operating income. Non-GAAP net earnings from continuing operations was calculated by removing the after-tax impact of operating income adjustments and the gains on investments, as well as the income tax impacts of reorganizing certain European legal entities in the first quarter of fis