EVINE LIVE INC., 10-K filed on 3/28/2013
Annual Report
Document and Entity Information (USD $)
In Thousands, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Feb. 2, 2013
Mar. 25, 2013
Jul. 27, 2012
Document Information [Line Items]
 
 
 
Entity Registrant Name
VALUEVISION MEDIA INC 
 
 
Entity Central Index Key
0000870826 
 
 
Current Fiscal Year End Date
--02-02 
 
 
Entity Filer Category
Accelerated Filer 
 
 
Document Type
10-K 
 
 
Document Period End Date
Feb. 02, 2013 
 
 
Document Fiscal Year Focus
2012 
 
 
Document Fiscal Period Focus
FY 
 
 
Amendment Flag
false 
 
 
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding
 
49,139,361 
 
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer
No 
 
 
Entity Voluntary Filers
No 
 
 
Entity Current Reporting Status
Yes 
 
 
Entity Public Float
 
 
$ 78,165 
Consolidated Balance Sheets (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
Feb. 2, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Current assets:
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$ 26,477 
$ 32,957 
Restricted cash and investments
2,100 
2,100 
Accounts receivable, net
98,360 
80,274 
Inventories
37,155 
43,476 
Prepaid expenses and other
6,620 
4,464 
Total current assets
170,712 
163,271 
Property and equipment, net
24,665 
27,992 
FCC broadcasting license
12,000 
23,111 
NBC trademark license agreement, net
3,997 
1,215 
Other assets
725 
2,871 
Total Assets
212,099 
218,460 
Current liabilities:
 
 
Accounts payable
65,719 
53,437 
Accrued liabilities
30,596 
37,842 
Deferred revenue
85 
85 
Total current liabilities
96,400 
91,364 
Deferred revenue
420 
507 
Term loan
25,000 
Long term credit facility
38,000 
Total liabilities
134,820 
116,871 
Commitments and Contingencies
   
   
Shareholders' equity:
 
 
Common stock, $.01 per share par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 48,472,205 and 37,781,688 shares issued and outstanding
491 
486 
Warrants to purchase 6,007,372 shares of common stock
533 
567 
Additional paid-in capital
407,244 
403,849 
Accumulated deficit
(330,989)
(303,313)
Total shareholders’ equity
77,279 
101,589 
Total Liabilities and Equity
$ 212,099 
$ 218,460 
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Parentheticals) (USD $)
Feb. 2, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Stockholders' Equity:
 
 
Common stock, par value
$ 0.01 
$ 0.01 
Common stock, shares authorized
100,000,000 
100,000,000 
Common stock, shares issued
49,139,361 
48,560,205 
Warrants, Outstanding
 
6,007,372 
Consolidated Statements of Operations (USD $)
In Thousands, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Feb. 2, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
Net sales
$ 586,820 
$ 558,394 
$ 562,273 
Cost of sales
374,448 
354,299 
362,744 
Gross profit
212,372 
204,095 
199,529 
Operating expense:
 
 
 
Distribution and selling
193,037 
188,813 
181,536 
General and administrative
18,297 
19,542 
19,171 
Depreciation and amortization
13,224 
12,578 
13,158 
Impairment of Intangible Assets (Excluding Goodwill)
11,111 
Restructuring costs
1,130 
Total operating expense
235,669 
220,933 
214,995 
Operating loss
(23,297)
(16,838)
(15,466)
Other income (expense):
 
 
 
Interest income
11 
64 
51 
Interest expense
(3,970)
(5,527)
(9,795)
Gain on sale of assets
100 
Gains (Losses) on Extinguishment of Debt
500 
25,679 
1,235 
Total other expense
(4,359)
(31,142)
(10,979)
Loss before income taxes
(27,656)
(47,980)
(26,445)
Income tax (provision) benefit
(20)
(84)
577 
Net loss
$ (27,676)
$ (48,064)
$ (25,868)
Net loss per common share
$ (0.57)
$ (1.03)
$ (0.78)
Net loss per common share — assuming dilution
$ (0.57)
$ (1.03)
$ (0.78)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
48,874,842 
46,451,262 
33,326,200 
Diluted
48,874,842 
46,451,262 
33,326,200 
Consolidated Statement of Shareholders' Equity (USD $)
Total
Common Stock [Member]
Warrant [Member]
Additional Paid-in Capital [Member]
Accumulated Deficit
Total Shareholders' Equity period beginning at Jan. 30, 2010
$ 88,304,000 
$ 327,000 
$ 637,000 
$ 316,721,000 
$ (229,381,000)
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding period beginning at Jan. 30, 2010
 
32,672,735 
 
 
 
Net loss
(25,868,000)
 
 
 
(25,868,000)
Common stock issuances pursuant to equity compensation plans, Shares
 
208,953 
 
 
 
Common stock issuances pursuant to equity compensation plans, Value
357,000 
2,000 
 
355,000 
 
Common stock purchase warrants forfeited
 
(35,000)
35,000 
 
Share-based compensation
3,350,000 
 
 
3,350,000 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Shares, New Issues
 
4,900,000 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Value, New Issues
17,009,000 
49,000 
 
16,960,000 
 
Total Shareholders' Equity period end at Jan. 29, 2011
83,152,000 
378,000 
602,000 
337,421,000 
(255,249,000)
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding period end at Jan. 29, 2011
 
37,781,688 
 
 
 
Net loss
(48,064,000)
 
 
 
(48,064,000)
Common stock issuances pursuant to equity compensation plans, Shares
 
601,362 
 
 
 
Common stock issuances pursuant to equity compensation plans, Value
1,828,000 
6,000 
 
1,822,000 
 
Common stock purchase warrants forfeited
 
(35,000)
35,000 
 
Share-based compensation
5,007,000 
 
 
5,007,000 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Shares, New Issues
 
9,487,500 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Value, New Issues
55,500,000 
95,000 
 
55,405,000 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Shares, Other
 
689,655 
 
 
 
Stock Issued During Period, Value, Other
4,166,000 
7,000 
 
4,159,000 
 
Total Shareholders' Equity period end at Jan. 28, 2012
101,589,000 
486,000 
567,000 
403,849,000 
(303,313,000)
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding period end at Jan. 28, 2012
 
48,560,205 
 
 
 
Net loss
(27,676,000)
 
 
 
(27,676,000)
Common stock issuances pursuant to equity compensation plans, Shares
 
579,156 
 
 
 
Common stock issuances pursuant to equity compensation plans, Value
109,000 
5,000 
 
104,000 
Common stock purchase warrants forfeited
 
(34,000)
34,000 
Share-based compensation
 
 
 
 
Share-based compensation
3,257,000 
3,257,000 
Total Shareholders' Equity period end at Feb. 02, 2013
$ 77,279,000 
$ 491,000 
$ 533,000 
$ 407,244,000 
$ (330,989,000)
Common Stock, Shares, Outstanding period end at Feb. 02, 2013
 
49,139,361 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Feb. 2, 2013
Jan. 28, 2012
Jan. 29, 2011
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Net loss
$ (27,676,000)
$ (48,064,000)
$ (25,868,000)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
13,424,000 
12,827,000 
13,337,000 
Share-based compensation
3,257,000 
5,007,000 
3,350,000 
Write-off of deferred financing costs
2,306,000 
Amortization of deferred revenue
(87,000)
(1,061,000)
(728,000)
Amortization of debt discount
575,000 
2,121,000 
Amortization of deferred finance costs
249,000 
609,000 
305,000 
Asset impairments and write-offs
11,111,000 
809,000 
Debt extinguishment
500,000 
25,679,000 
1,235,000 
Gain on the disposal of equipment
(102,000)
(416,000)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts receivable, net
(18,086,000)
9,909,000 
(21,292,000)
Inventories, net
6,321,000 
(3,676,000)
4,277,000 
Prepaid expenses and other
(2,066,000)
(460,000)
348,000 
Deferred Revenue
500,000 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
2,367,000 
(15,447,000)
16,768,000 
Accrued dividends payable — Series B Preferred Stock
1,069,000 
5,665,000 
Net cash provided by (used for) operating activities
(8,482,000)
(12,949,000)
327,000 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Property and equipment additions
(6,157,000)
(11,096,000)
(7,584,000)
Change in restricted cash and investments
2,861,000 
99,000 
Purchase of NBC Trademark License
(4,000,000)
Proceeds from disposal of equipment
102,000 
416,000 
55,000 
Net cash used for investing activities
(10,055,000)
(7,819,000)
(7,430,000)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Payment for Series B Preferred stock redemption
(40,853,000)
Payment for Series B Preferred stock dividend
(8,915,000)
(2,500,000)
Payments for deferred issuance costs
(552,000)
(306,000)
(3,292,000)
Proceeds from Issuance of Long-term Debt
38,215,000 
Repayments of Long-term Debt
(25,715,000)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
109,000 
1,828,000 
357,000 
Proceeds from issuance of term loan
25,000,000 
Procceeds from issuance of common stock, net
55,500,000 
17,009,000 
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities
12,057,000 
7,254,000 
36,574,000 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
(6,480,000)
(13,514,000)
29,471,000 
BEGINNING CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
32,957,000 
46,471,000 
17,000,000 
ENDING CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
$ 26,477,000 
$ 32,957,000 
$ 46,471,000 
The Company
The Company
The Company
ValueVision Media, Inc. and its subsidiaries (the "Company") is a multichannel electronic retailer that markets, sells and distributes products to consumers through TV, telephone, online, mobile and social media. The Company's principal form of product exposure is its 24-hour television shopping network, ShopNBC, which markets brand name and private label products in the categories of jewelry & watches; home & consumer electronics; beauty, health & fitness; and fashion & accessories. Orders are fulfilled via telephone, online and mobile channels. ShopNBC is distributed into approximately 84 million homes, primarily through cable and satellite affiliation agreements, agreements with telecommunications companies such as AT&T and Verizon and the purchase of month-to-month full- and part-time lease agreements of cable and broadcast television time. ShopNBC programming is also streamed live on the internet at www.ShopNBC.com. The Company also distributes its programming through a company-owned full power television station in Boston, Massachusetts and through leased carriage on a full power television station in Seattle, Washington.
The Company also operates ShopNBC.com, a comprehensive e-commerce platform that sells products appearing on its television shopping channel as well as an extended assortment of online-only merchandise. Its programming and products are also marketed via mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets such as the iPad, and through the leading social media channels.
The Company has an exclusive trademark license from NBCUniversal Media, LLC, formerly known as NBC Universal, Inc. ("NBCU"), for the worldwide use of an NBCU-branded name through January 2014. Pursuant to the license, the Company operates its television home shopping network and its internet website, ShopNBC.com.
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Significant Accounting Policies
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Fiscal Year
The Company's most recently completed fiscal year ends on the Saturday nearest to January 31. References to years in this report relate to fiscal years, rather than to calendar years. The Company’s most recently completed fiscal year ended on February 2, 2013 and is designated fiscal 2012. Fiscal 2012 consisted of 53 weeks. The year ended January 28, 2012 is designated fiscal 2011 and consisted of 52 weeks. The year ended January 29, 2011 is designated fiscal 2010 and consisted of 52 weeks.
Principles of Consolidation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Revenue Recognition and Accounts Receivable
Revenue is recognized at the time merchandise is shipped or when services are provided. Shipping and handling fees charged to customers are recognized as merchandise is shipped and are classified as revenue in the accompanying statements of operations in accordance with GAAP. The Company classifies shipping and handling costs in the accompanying statements of operations as a component of cost of sales. Revenue is reported net of estimated sales returns and excludes sales taxes. Sales returns are estimated and provided for at the time of sale based on historical experience. Payments received for unfilled orders are reflected as a component of accrued liabilities.
Accounts receivable consist primarily of amounts due from customers for merchandise sales and from credit card companies, and are reflected net of reserves for estimated uncollectible amounts of $6,214,000 at February 2, 2013 and $5,638,000 at January 28, 2012. The Company utilizes an installment payment program called ValuePay that entitles customers to purchase merchandise and generally pay for the merchandise in two or more equal monthly credit card installments. As of February 2, 2013 and January 28, 2012, the Company had approximately $92,571,000 and $72,415,000, respectively, of net receivables due from customers under the ValuePay installment program. The Company maintains allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of its customers to make required payments. Provision for doubtful accounts receivable primarily related to the Company’s ValuePay program were $11,792,000, $11,876,000 and $9,321,000 for fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, respectively.
Cost of Sales and Other Operating Expenses
Cost of sales includes primarily the cost of merchandise sold, shipping and handling costs, inbound freight costs, excess and obsolete inventory charges and customer courtesy credits. Purchasing and receiving costs, including costs of inspection, are included as a component of distribution and selling expense and were approximately $9,348,000, $8,245,000 and $7,888,000 for fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, respectively. Distribution and selling expense consist primarily of cable and satellite access fees, credit card fees, bad debt expense and costs associated with purchasing and receiving, inspection, marketing and advertising, show production, website marketing and merchandising, telemarketing, customer service, warehousing and fulfillment. General and administrative expense consists primarily of costs associated with executive, legal, accounting and finance, information systems and human resources departments, software and system maintenance contracts, insurance, investor and public relations and director fees.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash on deposit. The Company maintains its cash balances at financial institutions in demand deposit accounts that are federally insured. The Company has not experienced losses in such accounts and believes it is not exposed to any significant credit risk on its cash and cash equivalents.
Restricted Cash and Investments
The Company had restricted cash and investments of $2,100,000 for each of fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011. The restricted cash and investments primarily collateralize the Company’s issuances of commercial letters of credit. The Company’s restricted cash and investments consist of certificates of deposit. Interest income is recognized when earned.
Inventories
Inventories, which consists of consumer merchandise held for resale, are stated principally at the lower of average cost or net realizable value, giving consideration to obsolescence write downs of $3,787,000 at February 2, 2013 and $2,246,000 at January 28, 2012.
Marketing and Advertising Costs
Marketing and advertising costs are expensed as incurred and consist primarily of contractual marketing fees paid to certain cable operators for cross channel promotions and internet advertising, including amounts paid to online search engine operators, customer mailings and traffic-driving affiliate websites. The Company receives vendor allowances for the reimbursement of certain advertising costs. Advertising and other allowances received by the Company are recorded as a reduction of expense and were $1,074,000, $892,000 and $630,000 for fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, respectively. Total marketing and advertising costs and internet search marketing fees, after reflecting allowances given by vendors, totaled $1,843,000, $2,115,000 and $5,662,000 for fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, respectively. The Company includes advertising costs as a component of distribution and selling expense in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations.
Property and Equipment
Property and equipment are stated at cost. Improvements and renewals that extend the life of an asset are capitalized and depreciated. Repairs and maintenance are charged to expense as incurred. The cost and accumulated depreciation of property and equipment retired or otherwise disposed of are removed from the related accounts, and any residual values are charged or credited to operations. Depreciation and amortization for financial reporting purposes are provided on the straight-line method based upon estimated useful lives. Costs incurred to develop software for internal use and the Company’s websites are capitalized and amortized over the estimated useful life of the software. Costs related to maintenance of internal-use software and for the Company’s website are expensed as incurred.
Intangible Assets
The Company’s primary identifiable intangible assets include an FCC broadcast license and a trademark license agreement. Identifiable intangibles with finite lives are amortized and those identifiable intangibles with indefinite lives are not amortized. Identifiable intangible assets that are subject to amortization are evaluated for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. Identifiable intangible assets not subject to amortization are tested for impairment annually or more frequently if events warrant. The impairment test consists of a comparison of the fair value of the intangible asset with its carrying amount.
Income Taxes
The Company accounts for income taxes under the liability method of accounting whereby deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the expected future tax consequences of temporary differences between financial statement and tax basis of assets and liabilities. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of the enactment of such laws. The Company assesses the recoverability of its deferred tax assets in accordance with GAAP.
The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions within income tax expense.
Net Loss Per Common Share
Basic loss per share is computed by dividing reported loss by the weighted average number of common stock outstanding for the reported period. Diluted loss per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted into common stock of the Company during reported periods.
A reconciliation of net loss per share calculations and the number of shares used in the calculation of basic loss per share and diluted loss per share is as follows:
 
 
For the Years Ended
 
 
February 2,
2013
 
January 28,
2012
 
January 29,
2011
Net loss (a)
 
$
(27,676,000
)
 
$
(48,064,000
)
 
$
(25,868,000
)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding — Basic
 
48,874,842

 
46,451,262

 
33,326,200

Dilutive effect of stock options, non-vested shares and warrants
 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding — Diluted
 
48,874,842

 
46,451,262

 
33,326,200

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss per common share
 
$
(0.57
)
 
$
(1.03
)
 
$
(0.78
)
Net loss per common share — assuming dilution
 
$
(0.57
)
 
$
(1.03
)
 
$
(0.78
)
(a) The net loss for fiscal 2012 includes an $11.1 million non-cash intangible asset impairment charge related to the Company's FCC broadcasting license. In addition, the net losses for fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011 also include charges totaling $500,000 and $25.7 million, respectively, related to losses on debt extinguishment made during the first quarters of those respective years.
For fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, approximately 3,920,000, 5,563,000 and 4,719,000, respectively, incremental in-the-money potentially dilutive common share stock options and warrants have been excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share, as the effect of their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
GAAP requires disclosures of fair value information about financial instruments for which it is practicable to estimate that value. In cases where quoted market prices are not available, fair values are based on estimates using present value or other valuation techniques. Those techniques are significantly affected by the assumptions used, including discount rate and estimates of future cash flows. In that regard, the derived fair value estimates cannot be substantiated by comparison to independent markets and, in many cases, could not be realized in immediate settlement of the instrument. GAAP excludes certain financial instruments and all non-financial instruments from its disclosure requirements.
The Company used the following methods and assumptions in estimating its fair values for financial instruments:
The carrying amounts reported in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets approximate the fair value for cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, accounts receivable, trade payables and accrued liabilities, due to the short maturities of those instruments. The fair value of the Company’s $38 million long term credit facility is estimated based on rates available to the Company for issuance of debt. As of February 2, 2013, the Company's long term credit facility had a carrying amount and an estimated fair value of $38 million.
Fair Value Measurements on a Nonrecurring Basis
Assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis relate primarily to our tangible fixed assets and intangible FCC broadcasting license asset, which are remeasured when estimated fair value is below carrying value on the consolidated balance sheets. For these assets, the Company does not periodically adjust its carrying value to fair value except in the event of impairment. If the Company determines that impairment has occurred, the carrying value of the asset is reduced to fair value and the difference is recorded as a loss within operating income in the consolidated statement of operations. During fiscal 2012, the Company recorded an $11.1 million non-cash impairment charge to reduce the carrying value of its intangible FCC broadcasting license asset to fair value in the accompanying fiscal 2012 consolidated balance sheet. We had no remeasurements of such assets or liabilities to fair value during fiscal 2011.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during reporting periods. These estimates relate primarily to the carrying amounts of accounts receivable and inventories, the realizability of certain long-term assets and the recorded balances of certain accrued liabilities and reserves. Ultimate results could differ from these estimates.
Stock-Based Compensation
Compensation is recognized for all stock-based compensation arrangements by the Company, including employee and non-employee stock options granted. The estimated grant date fair value of each stock-based award is recognized in income over the requisite service period, which is generally the vesting period. The estimated fair value of each option is calculated using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model for time-based vesting awards and a Monte Carlo valuation model for market-based vesting awards. Non-vested share awards are recorded as compensation cost over the requisite service periods based on the fair value on the date of grant.
Property and Equipment
Property, Plant and Equipment Disclosure [Text Block]
Property and Equipment
Property and equipment in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets consisted of the following:
 
 
Estimated Useful Life (In Years)
 
February 2, 2013
 
January 28, 2012
Land and improvements
 
 
$
3,437,000

 
$
3,399,000

Buildings and improvements
 
5-40
 
23,261,000

 
23,283,000

Transmission and production equipment
 
5-10
 
5,907,000

 
8,416,000

Office and warehouse equipment
 
3-15
 
8,611,000

 
9,818,000

Computer hardware, software and telephone equipment
 
3-7
 
86,602,000

 
90,447,000

Leasehold improvements
 
3-5
 
2,681,000

 
2,733,000

Less — Accumulated depreciation
 
 
 
(105,834,000
)
 
(110,104,000
)
 
 
 
 
$
24,665,000

 
$
27,992,000

Depreciation expense in fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 was $9,376,000, $8,949,000 and $10,111,000, respectively.
Intangible Assets
Intangible Assets
Intangible Assets
Intangible assets in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets consisted of the following:
 
 
Weighted
Average
Life
(Years)
 
February 2, 2013
 
January 28, 2012
 
 
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
Finite-lived intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  NBCU trademark license - second renewal
 
1.7
 
$
6,830,000

 
$
(2,833,000
)
 
$

 
$

  NBCU trademark license - first renewal
 
1.0
 
$
4,166,000

 
$
(4,166,000
)
 
$
4,166,000

 
$
(2,951,000
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indefinite-lived intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  FCC broadcast license
 
 
 
$
12,000,000

 
 
 
$
23,111,000

 
 

The Company annually reviews its FCC television broadcast license for impairment in the fourth quarter, or more frequently if an impairment indicator is present. The Company estimated the fair value of its FCC television broadcast license primarily by using income-based discounted cash flow models with the assistance of an independent outside fair value consultant. The discounted cash flow models utilize a range of assumptions including revenues, operating profit margin, projected capital expenditures and a discount rate. Utilizing independent market data, assumptions in our discounted cash flow models reflect declines in independent television station industry revenues and operating margins resulting from television station rating declines and reduced advertising purchases on local broadcast television stations. These changes in assumptions resulted in cash flows that did not support recovery of the $23.1 million asset carrying value. As a result, the Company recorded an $11.1 million non-cash impairment charge in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 to reduce the asset carrying value to fair value which is reflected in the caption "FCC license impairment" in the accompanying consolidated statement of operations. The Company also considered recent comparable asset market data and the depressed sales levels for recent comparable market transactions for standalone television broadcasting stations to assist in determining fair value.
While the Company believes that its estimates and assumptions regarding the valuation of the license are reasonable, different assumptions or future events could materially affect its valuation. In addition, due to the illiquid nature of this asset, the Company's valuation for this license could be materially different if it were to decide to sell it in the short term which, upon revaluation, could result in a future impairment of this asset.
On May 11, 2012, the Company amended its trademark license agreement for the use of the ShopNBC brand name with NBCU, extending the term of the license agreement through January 2014. As consideration for the amendment, the Company paid NBCU $4,000,000 upon execution and will pay an additional $2,830,000 on May 15, 2013, which is included in accrued liabilities in the accompanying February 2, 2013 consolidated balance sheet. NBCU also has the right to terminate the trademark license agreement if the Company were to be in default on its Credit Facility (as defined below), unless waived or cured within 90 days of default, or if unrestricted cash plus credit availability on the facility were to fall below $8 million. On May 16, 2011, the Company issued 689,655 shares of the Company's common stock as consideration for a one year renewal of the same trademark license agreement. Shares issued were valued at $6.04 per share, representing the fair market value of the Company's stock on the date of issuance.
Amortization expense in fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 was $4,048,000, $3,879,000 and $3,226,000, respectively. Estimated amortization expense for fiscal 2013 will be approximately $3,997,000.
Accrued Liabilities
Accrued Liabilities, Current [Abstract]
Accrued Liabilities
Accrued liabilities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets consisted of the following:
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
January 28, 2012
Accrued cable access fees
 
$
15,156,000

 
$
27,506,000

Accrued salaries and related
 
2,377,000

 
1,343,000

NBCU license agreement
 
2,830,000

 

Reserve for product returns
 
5,854,000

 
4,544,000

Other
 
4,379,000

 
4,449,000

 
 
$
30,596,000

 
$
37,842,000

ShopNBC Private Label Consumer Credit Card Program
ShopNBC Private Label Consumer Credit Card Program
ShopNBC Private Label Consumer Credit Card Program
The Company has a private label consumer credit card program (the "Program"). The Program is made available to all qualified consumers for the financing of purchases of products from ShopNBC. The Program provides a number of benefits to customers including deferred billing options and free or reduced shipping promotions throughout the year. Use of the ShopNBC credit card furthers customer loyalty, reduces total credit card expense and reduces the Company’s overall bad debt exposure since the credit card issuing bank bears the risk of loss on ShopNBC credit card transactions that do not utilize the Company's ValuePay installment payment program. In December 2011, the Company entered into a Private Label Consumer Credit Card Program Agreement Amendment with GE Capital Retail Bank extending the Program for an additional seven years until 2019. The Company received a $500,000 signing bonus as an incentive for the Company to extend the Program. The signing bonus has been recorded as deferred revenue in the accompanying financial statements and is being recognized as revenue over the seven-year term of the agreement.
GE Capital Retail Bank, the issuing bank for the Program, is indirectly wholly-owned by the General Electric Company ("GE"), which is also the parent company of GE Equity. As of March 27, 2013, GE Equity has an approximate 11% ownership in the Company and has the right to select three members of the Company’s board of directors.
Fair Value Measurements
Fair Value Measurements
Fair Value Measurements
GAAP utilizes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three broad levels. The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to observable quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets and liabilities and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs.
As of February 2, 2013 and January 28, 2012 the Company had $2,100,000 in Level 2 investments in the form of bank certificates of deposit which are used as cash collateral for the issuance of commercial and standby letters of credit. The Company's investments in certificates of deposits were measured using inputs based upon quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets and, therefore, were classified as Level 2 investments. As of February 2, 2013 and January 28, 2012 the Company also had long-term variable rate bank credit loans with carrying values of $38,000,000 and $25,000,000, respectively. The fair values of the variable rate bank loans approximate and are based on their carrying values. The Company has no Level 3 investments that use significant unobservable inputs.
Non Financial Assets Measured at Fair Value - Nonrecurring Basis
As of February 2, 2013 and January 28, 2012 the Company had an intangible FCC broadcasting license asset with carrying values of $12,000,000 and $23,111,000, respectively. The Company estimates the fair value of its FCC television broadcast license asset primarily by using income-based discounted cash flow models with the assistance of an independent outside fair value consultant. The discounted cash flow models utilize a range of assumptions including revenues, operating profit margin, projected capital expenditures and an unobservable input discount rate of 10%. The Company concluded that the inputs used in its intangible FCC broadcasting license asset valuation are Level 3 inputs.
The following table provides a reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances of non-financial assets measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis that use significant unobservable inputs (Level 3):
        
 
 
February 2,
2013
 
January 28,
2012
Intangible FCC Broadcasting License Asset:
 
 
 
 
Beginning balance
 
$
23,111,000

 
$
23,111,000

Losses included in earnings (asset impairment)
 
(11,111,000
)
 

Ending balance
 
$
12,000,000

 
$
23,111,000

Preferred Stock and Long-Term Payable
Preferred Stock and Long-Term Payables
Preferred Stock and Long-Term Payable
In February 2011, the Company made a $2.5 million payment to GE Capital Equity Investments, Inc. ("GE Equity"), in connection with obtaining a consent for the execution of a common stock equity offering in December 2010, reducing the outstanding accrued dividends payable on the Series B Preferred Stock and recorded a $1.2 million charge to income related to the early preferred stock debt extinguishment. In April 2011, the Company redeemed all of its outstanding Series B Preferred Stock for $40.9 million, paid accrued Series B Preferred dividends of $6.4 million and recorded a $24.5 million charge related to the early preferred stock debt extinguishment. In fiscal 2010, the Company made a $2.5 million payment to GE Equity in connection with obtaining a consent for the execution of a term loan reducing the outstanding accrued dividends payable on the Series B Preferred Stock and recorded a $1.2 million charge related to early preferred stock debt extinguishment.
In the third quarter of fiscal 2009, the Company entered into a long-term agreement with one of its larger service providers to defer a material portion of its monthly contractual cash payment obligation for services over the next three fiscal years. All services under this arrangement are being recognized as expense ratably over the term of the agreement. As of January 28, 2012, the total deferred amount was $12,347,000, and is included in accrued liabilities in the accompanying January 28, 2012 balance sheet. In connection with securing a new $40 million credit facility on February 9, 2012, the Company made an additional $12,365,000 payment, paying off all remaining deferred obligations under the agreement.
Credit Agreements
Credit Agreements
Credit Agreements
On February 9, 2012, the Company retired its $25 million term loan with Crystal Financial LLC ("Crystal") and entered into a new $40 million credit and security agreement (the "Credit Facility") with PNC Bank, N.A. ("PNC"), a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., as lender and agent. The Credit Facility has a three-year maturity and bears interest at LIBOR plus 3% per annum. In addition to retiring the Crystal term loan, the initial net proceeds of borrowing of approximately $38.2 million were used to pay a $12,365,000 deferred payment obligation to a television distribution provider as described above under Note 8. Subject to certain conditions, the Credit Facility also provides for the issuance of letters of credit in an aggregate amount up to $6 million which, upon issuance, would be deemed advances under the Credit Facility. Remaining capacity under the Credit Facility, currently $2 million, provides liquidity for working capital and general corporate purposes.
Maximum borrowings under the Credit Facility are equal to the lesser of $40 million or a calculated borrowing base comprised of eligible accounts receivable and eligible inventory. The Credit Facility is secured by substantially all of the Company’s personal property, as well as the Company’s real property located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Under certain circumstances, the borrowing base may be adjusted if there were to be a significant deterioration in value of the Company’s accounts receivable and inventory. The Credit Facility is subject to mandatory prepayment in certain circumstances. In addition, if the total Credit Facility is terminated prior to maturity, the Company would be required to pay an early termination fee of 2% of the total Credit Facility if terminated in year one; 0.5% if terminated in year two; and no fee if terminated in year three. Borrowings under the Credit Facility mature and are payable in February 2015. Interest expense recorded under the Credit Facility for fiscal 2012 was $1,503,000.
The Credit Facility contains customary covenants and conditions, including, among other things, maintaining a minimum of unrestricted cash plus facility availability of $6 million at all times and limiting annual capital expenditures. Certain financial covenants, including minimum EBITDA levels (as defined in the Credit Facility) and minimum fixed charge coverage ratio, become applicable only if unrestricted cash plus facility availability falls below $12 million or upon an event of default. In addition, the Credit Facility places restrictions on the Company’s ability to incur additional indebtedness or prepay existing indebtedness, to create liens or other encumbrances, to sell or otherwise dispose of assets, to merge or consolidate with other entities, and to make certain restricted payments, including payments of dividends to common shareholders. As of February 2, 2013, the Company was in compliance with the applicable covenants of the Credit Facility. Costs incurred to obtain the Credit Facility totaling approximately $781,000 have been deferred and are being expensed as additional interest over the three-year term of the Credit Facility. In connection with the Crystal term loan refinancing, the Company was required to pay an early termination fee of $500,000 to Crystal which was recorded as a loss on debt extinguishment in the accompanying statement of operations for the year ending February 2, 2013. Additionally, the Company recorded an additional non-cash interest charge totaling $2.3 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 relating to the write-off of unamortized Crystal term loan financing costs.
On November 17, 2010, the Company entered into a credit agreement with Crystal as agent for the lending group, which provided for a term loan of $25 million (the "Credit Agreement") which was paid off on February 9, 2012 as described above. The Credit Agreement had a five-year maturity and bore interest on the outstanding principal amount based on fixed interest rates and floating interest rates based on LIBOR plus variable margins. The term loan was subject to a minimum borrowing base of $25 million which was based on eligible accounts receivable, eligible inventory, certain real estate and certain eligible cash and was secured by substantially all of the Company's personal property, as well as the Company's real property located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Interest expense recorded under the Credit Agreement for fiscal 2012 was $2,450,000. Costs incurred to obtain the Credit Agreement totaling approximately $3,037,000 were capitalized and were being expensed as additional interest over the original five-year term of the Credit Agreement until written off in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
Shareholders' Equity
Shareholders' Equity
Shareholder's Equity
Common Stock
The Company currently has authorized 100,000,000 shares of undesignated capital stock, of which 49,139,361 shares were issued and outstanding as common stock as of February 2, 2013. The board of directors may establish new classes and series of capital stock by resolution without shareholder approval; however, approval of GE Equity is required in certain circumstances.
Dividends
The Company has never declared or paid any dividends with respect to its capital stock. Under the terms of the amended and restated shareholder agreement between the Company and GE Equity, the Company is prohibited from paying dividends on its common stock without GE Equity’s prior consent. The Company is further restricted from paying dividends on its stock by the Credit Facility.
Warrants
As of February 2, 2013, the Company had outstanding warrants to purchase 6,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.75 per share issued to GE Equity. The warrants are fully vested and expire ten years from date of grant. The warrants were issued in connection with the issuance of the Company’s Series B Redeemable Preferred Stock in February 2009.
Stock-Based Compensation
Compensation is recognized for all share-based compensation arrangements by the Company. Stock-based compensation expense for fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 related to stock option awards was $1,682,000, $2,647,000 and $3,274,000, respectively. The Company has not recorded any income tax benefit from the exercise of stock options due to the uncertainty of realizing income tax benefits in the future.
As of February 2, 2013, the Company had two omnibus stock plans for which stock awards can be currently granted: the 2011 Omnibus Incentive Plan that provides for the issuance of up to 3,000,000 shares of the Company's stock and the 2004 Omnibus Stock Plan (as amended and restated in fiscal 2006) that provides for the issuance of up to 4,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock. The 2001 Omnibus Stock Plan expired on June 21, 2011. These plans are administered by the human resources and compensation committee of the board of directors and provide for awards for employees, directors and consultants. All employees and directors of the Company and its affiliates are eligible to receive awards under the plans. The types of awards that may be granted under these plans include restricted and unrestricted stock, incentive and nonstatutory stock options, stock appreciation rights, performance units, and other stock-based awards. Incentive stock options may be granted to employees at such exercise prices as the human resources and compensation committee may determine but not less than 100% of the fair market value of the underlying stock as of the date of grant. No incentive stock option may be granted more than ten years after the effective date of the respective plan's inception or be exercisable more than ten years after the date of grant. Options granted to outside directors are nonstatutory stock options with an exercise price equal to 100% of the fair market value of the underlying stock as of the date of grant. With the exception of market-based options, options granted generally vest over three years in the case of employee stock options and vest immediately on the date of grant in the case of director options, and have contractual terms of ten years from the date of grant.
The fair value of each time-based vesting option award is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model that uses assumptions noted in the following table. Expected volatilities are based on the historical volatility of the Company's stock. Expected term is calculated using the simplified method taking into consideration the option's contractual life and vesting terms. The Company uses the simplified method in estimating its expected option term because it believes that historical exercise data cannot be accurately relied upon at this time to provide a reasonable basis for estimating an expected term due to the extreme volatility of its stock price and the resulting unpredictability of its stock option exercises. The risk-free interest rate for periods within the contractual life of the option is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant. Expected dividend yields were not used in the fair value computations as the Company has never declared or paid dividends on its common stock and currently intends to retain earnings for use in operations.
 
Fiscal 2012
 
Fiscal 2011
 
Fiscal 2010
Expected volatility
97% - 99%
 
88% - 96%
 
80% - 88%
Expected term (in years)
6 years
 
6 years
 
6 years
Risk-free interest rate
1.0% - 1.4%
 
1.3% - 2.7%
 
1.9% - 3.3%

Market-Based Stock Option Awards
On October 3, 2012, the Company granted 2,125,000 non-qualified market-based stock options to its executive officers as part of the Company's long-term executive compensation program. The options were granted with an exercise price of $4.00 and each option will become exercisable in three tranches, as follows, on the dates when the Company's average closing stock price for 20 consecutive trading days equals or exceeds the following prices: Tranche 1 (50% of the shares subject to the option at $6.00 per share); Tranche 2 (25% at $8.00 per share); and Tranche 3 (25% at $10.00 per share). If an average closing price of $6.00 per share is not achieved on or before the third anniversary of the grant date, the entire option award will be forfeited. However, if the first tranche becomes exercisable, then the vesting of the second and third tranches can occur any time on or before the fifth anniversary of the grant date. Net shares issued upon the exercise of these market-based stock options (after shares are potentially withheld to cover the exercise price and applicable withholding taxes) may not be sold for a period of one year from the date of exercise. As of February 2, 2013, all 2,125,000 market-based stock option awards remain outstanding. The total grant date fair value was estimated to be $1,998,000 and is being amortized over the derived service periods for each tranche. Estimated non-cash compensation expense for fiscal 2013 related to this grant will be approximately $1,280,000. Grant date fair values and derived service periods for each tranche were determined using a Monte Carlo valuation model based on assumptions, which included a weighted average risk-free interest rate of 0.38%, a weighted average expected life of 3.3 years and an implied volatility of 78% and were as follows for each tranche:
 
Fair Value (Per Share)
 
Derived Service Period
Tranche 1 ($6.00/share)
$
0.93

 
15
months
Tranche 2 ($8.00/share)
$
0.95

 
20
months
Tranche 3 ($10.00/share)
$
0.95

 
24
months

A summary of the status of the Company’s stock option activity as of February 2, 2013 and changes during the year then ended is as follows:
 
 
2011
Incentive
Stock
Option
Plan
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
2004
Incentive
Stock
Option
Plan
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
2001
Incentive
Stock
Option
Plan
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
Other Non-
Qualified
Stock
Options
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
Balance outstanding, January 28, 2012
 
160,000

 
$
2.25

 
2,345,000

 
$
6.03

 
1,226,000

 
$
6.15

 
650,000

 
$
4.30

Granted
 
2,350,000

 
$
3.82

 
20,000

 
$
1.70

 

 
$

 

 
$

Exercised
 

 
$

 
(82,000
)
 
$
1.03

 

 
$

 

 
$

Forfeited or canceled
 
(10,000
)
 
$
1.62

 
(185,000
)
 
$
5.45

 
(57,000
)
 
$
11.62

 
(125,000
)
 
$
5.06

Balance outstanding, February 2, 2013
 
2,500,000

 
$
3.73

 
2,098,000

 
$
6.23

 
1,169,000

 
$
5.88

 
525,000

 
$
4.12

Options Exercisable at:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
50,000

 
$
2.29

 
1,965,000

 
$
6.14

 
1,151,000

 
$
5.69

 
363,000

 
$
3.90

January 28, 2012
 

 
$

 
2,015,000

 
$
6.18

 
1,029,000

 
$
6.35

 
143,000

 
$
3.60

January 29, 2011
 

 
$

 
1,735,000

 
$
6.65

 
1,192,000

 
$
7.03

 

 
$


The following table summarizes information regarding stock options outstanding at February 2, 2013:
 
 
Options Outstanding
 
Options Vested or Expected to Vest
Option Type
 
Number of Shares
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual Life
(Years)
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
Number of Shares
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual Life
(Years)
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
2011 Incentive:
 
2,500,000

 
$
3.73

 
9.8
 
$
213,000

 
2,468,000

 
$
3.75

 
9.8
 
$
194,000

2004 Incentive:
 
2,098,000

 
$
6.23

 
5.8
 
$
318,000

 
2,085,000

 
$
6.22

 
5.8
 
$
318,000

2001 Incentive:
 
1,169,000

 
$
5.88

 
5.5
 
$
207,000

 
1,166,000

 
$
5.90

 
5.5
 
$
206,000

Non-Qualified:
 
525,000

 
$
4.12

 
7.4
 
$
75,000

 
509,000

 
$
4.10

 
7.4
 
$
73,000


The weighted average grant-date fair value of options granted in fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 was $1.03, $4.31 and $2.26, respectively. The total intrinsic value of options exercised during fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 was $146,000, $1,856,000 and $355,000, respectively. As of February 2, 2013, total unrecognized compensation cost related to stock options was $2,811,000 and is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of approximately 0.9 year.
Restricted Stock
Compensation expense recorded in fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 relating to restricted stock grants was $1,575,000, $2,360,000 and $76,000, respectively. As of February 2, 2013, there was $659,000 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to non-vested restricted stock granted. That cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 0.6 years. The total fair value of restricted stock vested during fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 was $874,000, $316,000 and $68,000, respectively.
On October 3, 2012, the Company granted 300,000 shares of market-based restricted stock to certain key employees as part of the Company's long-term incentive program. Each restricted stock award will vest in three tranches, as follows, on the dates when the Company's average closing stock price for 20 consecutive trading days equals or exceeds the following prices: Tranche 1 (50% of the shares subject to the award at $6.00 per share); Tranche 2 (25% at $8.00 per share); and Tranche 3 (25% at $10.00 per share). If an average closing price of $6.00 per share is not achieved on or before the third anniversary of the grant date, the entire restricted stock award will be forfeited. However, if the first tranche vests, then the vesting of the second and third tranches can occur any time on or before the fifth anniversary of the grant date. Net shares received upon the vesting of these market-based stock restricted awards (after shares are potentially withheld to cover applicable withholding taxes) may not be sold for a period of one year from the date of vesting. As of February 2, 2013, all 300,000 market-based restricted stock awards remain outstanding. The total grant date fair value was estimated to be $425,000 and is being amortized over the derived service periods for each tranche. Estimated non-cash compensation expense for fiscal 2013 related to this grant will be approximately $274,000. Grant date fair values and derived service periods for each tranche were determined using a Monte Carlo valuation model based on assumptions, which included a weighted average risk-free interest rate of 0.32%, a weighted average expected life of 2.8 years and an implied volatility of 78% and were as follows for each tranche:
 
Fair Value (Per Share)
 
Derived Service Period
Tranche 1 ($6.00/share)
$
1.48

 
15
months
Tranche 2 ($8.00/share)
$
1.39

 
20
months
Tranche 3 ($10.00/share)
$
1.31

 
24
months

On June 13, 2012, the Company granted a total of 50,000 shares of restricted stock to six non-management board members as part of the Company's annual director compensation program. Each restricted stock award vests on the day immediately preceding the next annual meeting of shareholders following the date of grant. The aggregate market value of the restricted stock at the date of the award was $85,000 and is being amortized as director compensation expense over the twelve-month vesting period. On November 18, 2011, the Company granted a total of 453,000 shares of restricted stock to employees. The restricted stock vests in two equal annual installments beginning November 18, 2012 and ending November 18, 2013. The aggregate market value of the restricted stock at the date of the award was $816,000 and is being amortized as compensation expense over the one and two-year vesting periods. On June 15, 2011, the Company granted a total of 50,000 shares of restricted stock to seven non-management board members as part of the Company's annual director compensation program. Each restricted stock award vested on June 12, 2012 (the day immediately preceding the next annual meeting of shareholders following the date of grant). The aggregate market value of the restricted stock at the date of the award was $377,000 and was amortized as director compensation expense over the twelve-month vesting period. On March 31, 2011, the Company granted a total of 522,000 shares of restricted stock to employees in lieu of an annual cash bonus for fiscal 2010. The restricted stock vests in two equal annual installments beginning March 31, 2012 and ending March 31, 2013. The aggregate market value of the restricted stock at the date of the award was $3,323,000 and is being amortized as compensation expense over the one and two-year vesting periods.
A summary of the status of the Company’s non-vested restricted stock activity as of February 2, 2013 and changes during the twelve-month period then ended is as follows:
 
 
Shares
 
Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
Non-vested outstanding, January 28, 2012
 
982,000

 
$
4.39

Granted
 
383,000

 
$
1.52

Vested
 
(457,000
)
 
$
4.87

Forfeited
 
(136,000
)
 
$
2.58

Non-vested outstanding, February 2, 2013
 
772,000

 
$
3.00

Equity Offering
On March 30, 2011, the Company completed a public equity offering of 9,487,500 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $6.25 per share. Net proceeds from the offering were approximately $55.5 million after deducting the underwriting discount and other offering expenses.
Sales by Product Group
Sales by Product Group
Sales by Product Group
The Company has only one reporting segment, which encompasses multichannel electronic retailing. The Company markets, sells and distributes its products to consumers primarily through television and online via its ShopNBC website. The chief operating decision maker is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Information on net sales by significant product groups are as follows (in thousands):
 
 
 
For the Years Ended
 
 
 
February 2,
2013
 
January 28,
2012
 
January 29,
2011
Jewelry & Watches
 
 
$
282,275

 
$
272,689

 
$
272,151

Home & Consumer Electronics
 
 
146,838

 
146,917

 
170,714

Beauty, Health & Fitness
 
 
73,247

 
61,160

 
46,612

Fashion & Accessories
 
 
42,240

 
34,947

 
30,815

All other
 
 
42,220

 
42,681

 
41,981

Total
 
 
$
586,820

 
$
558,394

 
$
562,273

Income Taxes
Income Taxes
Income Taxes
The Company records deferred taxes for differences between the financial reporting and income tax bases of assets and liabilities, computed in accordance with tax laws in effect at that time. The deferred taxes related to such differences as of February 2, 2013 and January 28, 2012 were as follows (in thousands):

 
 
February 2, 2013
 
January 28, 2012
Accruals and reserves not currently deductible for tax purposes
 
$
5,365

 
$
4,663

Inventory capitalization
 
719

 
763

Differences in depreciation lives and methods
 
2,885

 
2,727

Differences in investments and other items
 
442

 
495

Net operating loss carryforwards
 
111,276

 
109,538

Other
 
(392
)
 
(3,709
)
Valuation allowance
 
(120,295
)
 
(114,477
)
Net deferred tax asset
 
$

 
$


The (provision) benefit from income taxes consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
 
For the Years Ended
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
January 28, 2012
 
January 29, 2011
Current
 
$
(20
)
 
$
(84
)
 
$
577

Deferred
 

 

 

 
 
$
(20
)
 
$
(84
)
 
$
577



A reconciliation of the statutory tax rates to the Company’s effective tax rate is as follows:
 
 
For the Years Ended
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
January 28, 2012
 
January 29, 2011
Taxes at federal statutory rates
 
35.0
 %
 
35.0
 %
 
35.0
 %
State income taxes, net of federal tax benefit
 
1.8

 
0.4

 
1.3

Non-cash stock option vesting expense
 
(3.8
)
 
(0.9
)
 
(3.7
)
Non-deductible interest
 

 
(1.2
)
 
(10.6
)
Non-deductible loss on debt extinguishment
 

 
(18.7
)
 
(1.6
)
Other
 
0.1

 
0.1

 
0.5

Valuation allowance and NOL carryforward benefits
 
(33.2
)
 
(14.9
)
 
(18.7
)
Effective tax rate
 
(0.1
)%
 
(0.2
)%
 
2.2
 %

Based on the Company’s recent history of losses, the Company has recorded a full valuation allowance for its net deferred tax assets as of February 2, 2013 and January 28, 2012 in accordance with GAAP, which places primary importance on the Company’s most recent operating results when assessing the need for a valuation allowance. The ultimate realization of these deferred tax assets depends on the ability of the Company to generate sufficient taxable income in the future, as well as the timing of such income. The Company intends to maintain a full valuation allowance for its net deferred tax assets until sufficient positive evidence exists to support reversal of the allowance. As of February 2, 2013, the Company has federal net operating loss carryforwards (NOL's) of approximately $300 million and state NOL's of approximately $128 million which are available to offset future taxable income. The Company's federal NOLs expire in varying amounts each year from 2023 through 2033 in accordance with applicable federal tax regulations and the timing of when the NOLs were incurred. During the quarter ending April 30, 2011, the Company had a change in ownership (as defined in Section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code) as a result of the issuance of common stock coupled with the redemption of all the Series B preferred stock held by GE Equity. Sections 382 and 383 limit the annual utilization of certain tax attributes, including NOL carryforwards incurred prior to a change in ownership. The limitations imposed by Sections 382 and 383 are not expected to impair the Company's ability to fully realize its NOL's; however, the annual usage of NOL's incurred prior to the change in ownership will be limited. The Company currently has recorded a full valuation allowance for its net deferred tax assets.  The ultimate realization of these deferred tax assets and related limitations depend on the ability of the Company to generate sufficient taxable income in the future, as well as the timing of such income.
As of February 2, 2013 and January 28, 2012, there were no unrecognized tax benefits for uncertain tax positions. Accordingly, a tabular reconciliation from beginning to ending periods is not provided. Further, to date, there have been no interest or penalties charged or accrued in relation to unrecognized tax benefits. The Company will classify any future interest and penalties as a component of income tax expense if incurred. The Company does not anticipate that the amount of unrecognized tax benefits will change significantly in the next twelve months.
The Company is subject to U.S. federal income taxation and the taxing authorities of various states. The Company’s tax years for 2009, 2010, and 2011 are currently subject to examination by taxing authorities. With limited exceptions, the Company is no longer subject to U.S. federal, state, or local examinations by tax authorities for years before 2009.
Commitments and Contingencies
Contractual Obligation, Fiscal Year Maturity Schedule [Table Text Block]
Commitments and Contingencies
Cable and Satellite Affiliation Agreements
As of February 2, 2013, the Company has entered into affiliation agreements that represent approximately 1,520 cable systems along with the satellite companies DIRECTV and DISH that require each to offer the Company’s television home shopping programming on a full-time basis over their systems. The terms of the affiliation agreements typically range from one to five years. During the fiscal year, certain agreements with cable, satellite or other distributors may expire. Under certain circumstances, the television operators or the Company may cancel the agreements prior to their expiration. Additionally, the Company may elect not to renew distribution agreements whose terms result in sub-standard or negative contribution margins. The affiliation agreements generally provide that the Company will pay each operator a monthly access fee and in some cases a marketing support payment based on the number of homes receiving the Company's programming. For fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, respectively, the Company expensed approximately $110,984,000, $106,658,000 and $102,440,000 under these affiliation agreements.
Over the past years, each of the material cable and satellite distribution agreements up for renewal has been renegotiated and renewed with no reduction to the Company’s distribution footprint. Failure to maintain the cable agreements covering a material portion of the Company’s existing cable households on acceptable financial and other terms could adversely affect future growth, sales revenues and earnings unless the Company is able to arrange for alternative means of broadly distributing its television programming. Cable operators serving a large majority of cable households offer cable programming on a digital basis. The use of digital compression technology provides cable companies with greater channel capacity. While greater channel capacity increases the opportunity for distribution and, in some cases, reduces access fees paid by us, it also may adversely impact the Company's ability to compete for television viewers to the extent it results in less desirable channel positioning for us, placement of the Company's programming in separate programming tiers, the broadcast of additional competitive channels or viewer fragmentation due to a greater number of programming alternatives.
The Company has entered into, and will continue to enter into, affiliation agreements with other television operators providing for full- or part-time carriage of the Company’s television home shopping programming.
Future cable and satellite affiliation cash commitments at February 2, 2013 are as follows:
 
 

Fiscal Year
Amount
 
 
2013
$
80,859,000

2014
78,025,000

2015
53,037,000

2016

2017 and thereafter

Employment Agreements
The Company has entered into employment agreements with its on-air hosts and the chief executive officer of the Company with original terms of 12 months. These agreements specify, among other things, the term and duties of employment, compensation and benefits, termination of employment (including for cause, which would reduce the Company’s total obligation under these agreements), severance payments and non-disclosure and non-compete restrictions. The aggregate commitment for future base compensation at February 2, 2013 was approximately $2,697,000.
The Company has established internal guidelines regarding severance for its senior executive officers whereby up to 12 months of base salary could become payable in the event of terminations without cause only under specified circumstances. Senior executive officers are also eligible for 12 months of base salary in the event of a change in control under specified circumstances. The chief executive officer’s employment agreement provides for 12 months of base salary and his target bonus payment in the event of termination without cause and 24 months of base salary for change of control severance under specified circumstances.
Operating Lease Commitments
The Company leases certain property and equipment under non-cancelable operating lease agreements. Property and equipment covered by such operating lease agreements include offices and warehousing facilities at subsidiary locations, satellite transponder, office equipment and certain tower site locations.
Future minimum lease payments at February 2, 2013 are as follows:
 
 

Future Minimum Lease Payments:
Amount
 
 
2013
$
1,335,000

2014
962,000

2015
966,000

2016
653,000

2017 and thereafter
113,000


Total rent expense under such agreements was approximately $1,715,000 in fiscal 2012, $1,706,000 in fiscal 2011 and $1,971,000 in fiscal 2010.
Retirement and Savings Plan
The Company maintains a qualified 401(k) retirement savings plan covering substantially all employees. The plan allows the Company’s employees to make voluntary contributions to the plan. The Company’s contribution, if any, is determined annually at the discretion of the board of directors. During fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, the Company did not make any matching contributions to the plan. Starting in fiscal 2013, the Company will match $.50 for every $1.00 contributed by eligible participants up to a maximum of 6% of eligible compensation.
Litigation
Litigation
Litigation
The Company is involved from time to time in various claims and lawsuits in the ordinary course of business. In the opinion of management, the claims and suits individually and in the aggregate will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s operations or consolidated financial statements.
In the third quarter of fiscal 2009, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency commenced an investigation into an undervaluation and corresponding underpayment of the customs duty owed by one of the Company's vendors relating to a particular shipment of goods to us. After a lengthy investigation, the vendor was criminally charged and recently pleaded guilty in federal court to using fraudulent invoices to defraud U.S. Customs of duties. After the vendor refused a request to indemnify the Company for its risk, in December 2009, we commenced litigation against the vendor in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota for breach of contract. The vendor then filed counterclaims for payments it claimed were owed by us. The case has been stayed by the court.
Supplemental Cash Flow Information
Schedule of Cash Flow, Supplemental Disclosures [Table Text Block]
Supplemental Cash Flow Information
Supplemental cash flow information and noncash investing and financing activities were as follows:
 
 
For the Years Ended
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
January 28, 2012
 
January 29, 2011
Supplemental Cash Flow Information:
 
 

 
 

 
 

Interest paid
 
$
1,959,000

 
$
3,320,000

 
$
647,000

Income taxes paid
 
$
27,000

 
$
98,000

 
$
100,000

Supplemental non-cash investing and financing activities:
 
 
 
 

 
 

Common stock purchase warrants forfeited
 
$
34,000

 
$
35,000

 
$
35,000

Deferred financing costs included in accrued liabilities
 
$

 
$
53,000

 
$
4,000

Property and equipment purchases included in accounts payable
 
$
48,000

 
$
156,000

 
$
87,000

Issuance of 689,655 shares of common stock for license agreement
 
$

 
$
4,166,000

 
$

Intangible asset purchase included in accrued liabilities
 
$
2,830,000

 
$

 
$

Relationship with NBCU and GE Equity (Notes)
Relationship with NBCU and GE Equity
Relationship with NBCU, Comcast and GE Equity
Alliance with GE Equity and NBCU
In March 1999, the Company entered into an alliance with GE Equity and NBCUniversal Media, LLC ("NBCU"), pursuant to which the Company issued Series A redeemable convertible preferred stock and common stock warrants, and entered into a shareholder agreement, a registration rights agreement, a distribution and marketing agreement and, the following year, a trademark license agreement. On February 25, 2009, the Company entered into an exchange agreement with the same parties, pursuant to which GE Equity exchanged all outstanding shares of the Company’s Series A preferred stock for (i) 4,929,266 shares of the Company’s Series B redeemable preferred stock, (ii) a warrant to purchase up to 6,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.75 per share and (iii) a cash payment in the amount of $3.4 million. In connection with the exchange, the parties also amended and restated the 1999 shareholder agreement and registration rights agreement. The outstanding agreements with GE Equity and NBCU are described in more detail below.
The shares of Series B redeemable preferred stock were redeemable by the Company at any time for an initial redemption amount of $40.9 million, plus accrued dividends at a base annual rate of 12%, subject to adjustment. In addition, the Series B preferred stock provided GE Equity with class voting rights and the rights to designate members of the Company's board of directors. In April, 2011, the Company redeemed all of the outstanding Series B preferred stock for $40.9 million and paid accrued dividends of $6.4 million.
Relationship with GE Equity, Comcast and NBCU
In January 2011, General Electric Company ("GE") consummated a transaction with Comcast Corporation ("Comcast") pursuant to which GE contributed all of its holdings in NBCU to NBCUniversal, LLC, a newly formed entity, whose common equity was initially beneficially owned 51% by Comcast and 49% by GE. As a result of that transaction, NBCU became a wholly owned subsidiary of NBCUniversal, LLC. In March 2013, GE sold its remaining 49% common equity interest in NBCUniversal, LLC to Comcast pursuant to an agreement reached in February 2013.
As of February 2, 2013, the direct equity ownership of GE Equity in the Company consisted of warrants to purchase up to 6,000,000 shares of common stock, and the direct ownership of NBCU in the Company consisted of 7,141,849 shares of common stock. The Company has a significant cable distribution agreement with Comcast and believes that the terms of this agreement are comparable to those with other cable system operators.
In connection with the January 2011 transfer of its ownership in NBCU to NBCUniversal, LLC, GE also agreed with Comcast that, for so long as GE Equity is entitled to appoint two members of the Company's board of directors, NBCU will be entitled to retain a board seat provided that NBCU beneficially owns at least 5% of the Company's adjusted outstanding common stock (as computed under the amended and restated shareholders agreement described below). Furthermore, GE agreed to obtain the consent of NBCU prior to consenting to the Company's adoption of any shareholder rights plan or certain other actions that would impede or restrict the ability of NBCU to acquire or dispose of shares of the Company's voting stock or taking any action that would result in NBCU being deemed to be in violation of the Federal Communications Commission multiple ownership regulations.
NBCU Trademark License Agreement
On November 16, 2000, the Company entered into a trademark license agreement with NBCU pursuant to which NBCU granted it an exclusive, worldwide license for a term of ten years to use certain NBCU trademarks, service marks and domain names to rebrand the Company’s business and corporate name and website. The Company subsequently selected the names ShopNBC and ShopNBC.com.
Under the license agreement, the Company has agreed, among other things, to (i) certain restrictions on using trademarks, service marks, domain names, logos or other source indicators owned or controlled by NBCU, (ii) the loss of its rights under the license with respect to specific territories outside of the United States in the event it fails to achieve and maintain certain performance targets in such territories, (iii) not own, operate, acquire or expand its business to include certain businesses without NBCU’s prior consent, (iv) comply with NBCU’s privacy policies and standards and practices, and (v) not own, operate, acquire or expand its business such that one-third or more of the Company's revenues or aggregate value is attributable to certain services (not including retailing services similar to the Company's existing e-commerce operations) provided over the internet. The license agreement also grants to NBCU the right to terminate the license agreement at any time upon certain changes of control of the Company, in certain situations upon the failure by NBCU to own a certain minimum percentage of the Company’s outstanding capital stock on a fully diluted basis, and certain other situations.
On May 11, 2012, the Company amended its trademark license agreement for the use of the ShopNBC brand name with NBCU, extending the term of the license agreement through January 31, 2014. As consideration for the amendment, the Company paid NBCU $4,000,000 upon execution of the amendment and agreed to pay NBCU an additional $2,830,000 on May 15, 2013, which is included in accrued liabilities in the accompanying February 2, 2013 consolidated balance sheet. NBCU now also has the right to terminate the trademark license agreement if (i) the Company were to be in material breach of, default under or non-compliance with the terms and conditions of its Credit Facility (unless such breach, default or non-compliance is cured within 90 days or consented to or waived by the lender or agent under the Credit Facility), or (ii) if credit availability under the Credit Facility plus the Company's unrestricted cash were to fall below $8 million. In addition, in the event that we were not to renew our trademark license agreement upon expiration, we agreed to enter into a separate transition agreement with NBCU, on terms and subject to the conditions to be mutually agreed between the parties, relating to the three-month period prior to the January 31, 2014, expiration date.
On May 16, 2011, the Company issued 689,655 shares of the Company's common stock to NBCU as consideration for a previous one year extension of the same trademark license agreement. Shares issued were valued at $6.04 per share, representing the fair market value of the Company's stock on the date of issuance. As of February 2, 2013 and January 28, 2012, accumulated amortization related to this asset totaled $6,999,000 and $2,951,000 respectively.
Amended and Restated Shareholder Agreement
On February 25, 2009, the Company entered into an amended and restated shareholder agreement with GE Equity and NBCU, which provides for certain corporate governance and standstill matters. The amended and restated shareholder agreement provides that GE Equity is entitled to designate nominees for three out of nine members of the Company’s board of directors so long as the aggregate beneficial ownership of GE Equity and NBCU (and their affiliates) is at least equal to 50% of their beneficial ownership as of February 25, 2009 (i.e., beneficial ownership of approximately 8.75 million common shares, including for such purpose, shares of the Company's common stock issuable to GE Equity upon exercise of the warrant for 6,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock), and two out of nine members so long as their aggregate beneficial ownership is at least 10% of the shares of "adjusted outstanding common stock," as defined in the amended and restated shareholder agreement. In addition, the amended and restated shareholder agreement provides that GE Equity may designate any of its director-designees to be an observer of the audit, human resources and compensation, and corporate governance and nominating committees of the Company's board of directors.
The amended and restated shareholder agreement requires the consent of GE Equity prior to the Company entering into any material agreements with any of CBS, Fox, Disney, Time Warner or Viacom (and their respective affiliates), provided that this restriction will no longer apply when either (i) the Company’s trademark license agreement with NBCU (described above) has terminated or (ii) GE Equity is no longer entitled to designate at least two director nominees. In addition, the amended and restated shareholder agreement requires the consent of GE Equity prior to the Company (i) exceeding certain thresholds relating to the issuance of securities, the payment of dividends, the repurchase or redemption of common stock, acquisitions (including investments and joint ventures) or dispositions, and the incurrence of debt; (ii) entering into any business different than what the Company and its subsidiaries are currently engaged; and (iii) amending the Company’s articles of incorporation to adversely affect GE Equity and NBCU (or their affiliates); provided, however, that these restrictions will no longer apply when both (1) GE Equity is no longer entitled to designate three director nominees and (2) GE Equity and NBCU no longer hold any Series B preferred stock. The Company is also prohibited from taking any action that would cause any ownership interest by the Company in television broadcast stations from being attributable to GE Equity, NBCU or their affiliates.
The amended and restated shareholder agreement further provides that during the "standstill period" (as defined in the amended and restated shareholder agreement), subject to certain limited exceptions, GE Equity and NBCU are prohibited from: (i) making any asset/business purchases from the Company in excess of 10% of the total fair market value of the Company’s assets; (ii) increasing their beneficial ownership above 39.9% of the Company's shares, treating as outstanding and actually owned for such purpose shares of the Company's common stock issuable to GE Equity upon exercise of the warrant for 6,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock; (iii) making or in any way participating in any solicitation of proxies; (iv) depositing any securities of the Company in a voting trust; (v) forming, joining or in any way becoming a member of a "13D Group" with respect to any voting securities of the Company; (vi) arranging any financing for, or providing any financing commitment specifically for, the purchase of any voting securities of the Company; or (vii) otherwise acting, whether alone or in concert with others, to seek to propose to the Company any tender or exchange offer, merger, business combination, restructuring, liquidation, recapitalization or similar transaction involving the Company, or nominating any person as a director of the Company who is not nominated by the then incumbent directors, or proposing any matter to be voted upon by the Company’s shareholders. If, during the standstill period, any inquiry has been made regarding a "takeover transaction" or "change in control," each as defined in the amended and restated shareholder agreement, that has not been rejected by the Company’s board of directors, or the Company’s board of directors pursues such a transaction, or engages in negotiations or provides information to a third party and the board of directors has not resolved to terminate such discussions, then GE Equity or NBCU may propose to the Company a tender offer or business combination proposal.
In addition, unless GE Equity and NBCU beneficially own less than 5% or more than 90% of the adjusted outstanding shares of common stock, GE Equity and NBCU shall not sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of any securities of the Company except for transfers: (i) to certain affiliates who agree to be bound by the provisions of the amended and restated shareholder agreement, (ii) that have been consented to by the Company, (iii) subject to certain exceptions, pursuant to a third-party tender offer, (iv) pursuant to a merger, consolidation or reorganization to which the Company is a party, (v) in an underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement, (vi) pursuant to Rule 144 of the Securities Act of 1933, or (vii) in a private sale or pursuant to Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933; provided, that in the case of any transfer pursuant to clause (v), (vi) or (vii), the transfer does not result in, to the knowledge of the transferor after reasonable inquiry, any other person acquiring, after giving effect to such transfer, beneficial ownership, individually or in the aggregate with that person’s affiliates, of more than 10% (or 20% in the case of a transfer by NBCU) of the adjusted outstanding shares of the common stock, as determined in accordance with the amended and restated shareholder agreement.
The standstill period will terminate on the earliest to occur of (i) the ten-year anniversary of the amended and restated shareholder agreement, (ii) the Company entering into an agreement that would result in a "change in control" (subject to reinstatement), (iii) an actual "change in control" (subject to reinstatement), (iv) a third-party tender offer (subject to reinstatement), or (v) six months after GE Equity can no longer designate any nominees to the Company’s board of directors. Following the expiration of the standstill period pursuant to clause (i) above and two years in the case of clause (v) above, GE Equity and NBCU’s beneficial ownership position may not exceed 39.9% of the Company’s adjusted outstanding shares of common stock, except pursuant to issuances or exercises of any warrants or pursuant to a 100% tender offer for the Company.
Registration Rights Agreement
On February 25, 2009, the Company entered into an amended and restated registration rights agreement providing GE Equity, NBCU and their affiliates and any transferees and assigns, an aggregate of four demand registrations and unlimited piggy-back registration rights. In addition, NBCU was subsequently granted one additional demand registration right pursuant to the second amendment of the NBCU Trademark License Agreement.
Restructuring Costs
Restructuring Costs
Restructuring Costs
As a result of a number of restructuring initiatives taken by the Company in order to simplify and streamline the Company’s organizational structure, reduce operating costs and pursue and evaluate strategic alternatives, the Company recorded restructuring charges of $1,130,000 in fiscal 2010. Restructuring costs primarily include employee severance costs associated with the streamlining the Company's organizational structure, incremental costs associated with the refinancing of the Company's debt facilities, restructuring advisory service fees and costs associated with strategic alternative initiatives. All restructuring costs were paid as of January 29, 2011 and no restructuring costs were incurred during fiscal 2012 or fiscal 2011.
Related Party Transactions
Related Party Transactions
Related Party Transactions
The Company entered into marketing agreements with Creative Commerce and its subsidiary, International Commerce Agency, LLC ("International Commerce"), under which Creative Commerce and International Commerce agreed to provide vendor sourcing and retailing consulting services to the Company. Edwin Garrubbo, who used to be one of the Company's board members, is the majority owner of both Creative Commerce and International Commerce. The Company has made payments totaling approximately $752,000 and $1,384,000 for the years ending February 2, 2013 and January 28, 2012, respectively, relating to these services. As of June 13, 2012, Mr. Garrubbo was no longer a director of the Company.
Relationship with GE Equity and NBCU
In January 2011, General Electric Company ("GE") consummated a transaction with Comcast Corporation ("Comcast") pursuant to which GE contributed all of its holdings in NBCU to NBCUniversal, LLC, a newly formed entity beneficially owned 51% by Comcast and 49% by GE. As a result of that transaction, NBCU is now a wholly owned subsidiary of NBCUniversal, LLC. In March 2013, GE sold its remaining 49% common equity interest in NBCUniversal, LLC to Comcast pursuant to an agreement reached in February 2103. As of February 2, 2013, the direct equity ownership of GE Equity in the Company consists of warrants to purchase up to 6,000,000 shares of common stock and the direct ownership of NBCU in the Company consists of 7,141,849 shares of common stock. The Company has a significant cable distribution agreement with Comcast and believes that the terms of this agreement are comparable to those with other cable system operators.
In connection with the January 2011 transfer of its ownership in NBCU to NBCUniversal, LLC, GE also agreed with Comcast that, for so long as GE Equity is entitled to appoint two members of the Company's board of directors, NBCU will be entitled to retain a board seat provided that NBCU beneficially owns at least 5% of the Company's adjusted outstanding common stock. Furthermore, GE agreed to obtain the consent of NBCU prior to consenting to the Company's adoption of any shareholders right plan or certain other actions that would impede or restrict the ability of NBCU to acquire or dispose of shares of the Company's voting stock or taking any action that would result in NBCU being deemed to be in violation of the Federal Communications Commission multiple ownership regulations.
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies Level 2 (Policies)
12 Months Ended
Feb. 2, 2013
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]
 
Fiscal Year
Principles of Consolidation
Revenue Recognition, Sales of Goods [Policy Text Block]
Receivables, Trade and Other Accounts Receivable, Allowance for Doubtful Accounts, Policy
Accounts receivable consist primarily of amounts due from customers for merchandise sales and from credit card companies, and are reflected net of reserves for estimated uncollectible amounts of $6,214,000 at February 2, 2013 and $5,638,000 at January 28, 2012. The Company utilizes an installment payment program called ValuePay that entitles customers to purchase merchandise and generally pay for the merchandise in two or more equal monthly credit card installments. As of February 2, 2013 and January 28, 2012, the Company had approximately $92,571,000 and $72,415,000, respectively, of net receivables due from customers under the ValuePay installment program. The Company maintains allowances for doubtful accounts for estimated losses resulting from the inability of its customers to make required payments. Provision for doubtful accounts receivable primarily related to the Company’s ValuePay program were $11,792,000, $11,876,000 and $9,321,000 for fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, respectively. 
Cost of Sales, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Selling, General and Administrative Expenses, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Restricted Cash and Cash Equivalents, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Inventory, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Marketing and Advertising Costs [Policy Text Block]
Property, Plant and Equipment, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Goodwill and Intangible Assets, Intangible Assets, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Income Tax, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Fair Value of Financial Instruments, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Use of Estimates, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Share-based Compensation, Option and Incentive Plans Policy [Policy Text Block]
Earnings Per Share, Policy [Policy Text Block]
Fiscal Year
The Company's most recently completed fiscal year ends on the Saturday nearest to January 31. References to years in this report relate to fiscal years, rather than to calendar years. The Company’s most recently completed fiscal year ended on February 2, 2013 and is designated fiscal 2012. Fiscal 2012 consisted of 53 weeks. The year ended January 28, 2012 is designated fiscal 2011 and consisted of 52 weeks. The year ended January 29, 2011 is designated fiscal 2010 and consisted of 52 weeks.
Principles of Consolidation
The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Revenue is recognized at the time merchandise is shipped or when services are provided. Shipping and handling fees charged to customers are recognized as merchandise is shipped and are classified as revenue in the accompanying statements of operations in accordance with GAAP. The Company classifies shipping and handling costs in the accompanying statements of operations as a component of cost of sales. Revenue is reported net of estimated sales returns and excludes sales taxes. Sales returns are estimated and provided for at the time of sale based on historical experience. Payments received for unfilled orders are reflected as a component of accrued liabilities.
Cost of sales includes primarily the cost of merchandise sold, shipping and handling costs, inbound freight costs, excess and obsolete inventory charges and customer courtesy credits.
Purchasing and receiving costs, including costs of inspection, are included as a component of distribution and selling expense and were approximately $9,348,000, $8,245,000 and $7,888,000 for fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, respectively. Distribution and selling expense consist primarily of cable and satellite access fees, credit card fees, bad debt expense and costs associated with purchasing and receiving, inspection, marketing and advertising, show production, website marketing and merchandising, telemarketing, customer service, warehousing and fulfillment. General and administrative expense consists primarily of costs associated with executive, legal, accounting and finance, information systems and human resources departments, software and system maintenance contracts, insurance, investor and public relations and director fees.
Cash and Cash Equivalents
Cash and cash equivalents consist of cash on deposit. The Company maintains its cash balances at financial institutions in demand deposit accounts that are federally insured. The Company has not experienced losses in such accounts and believes it is not exposed to any significant credit risk on its cash and cash equivalents.
Restricted Cash and Investments
The Company had restricted cash and investments of $2,100,000 for each of fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011. The restricted cash and investments primarily collateralize the Company’s issuances of commercial letters of credit. The Company’s restricted cash and investments consist of certificates of deposit. Interest income is recognized when earned.
Inventories
Inventories, which consists of consumer merchandise held for resale, are stated principally at the lower of average cost or net realizable value, giving consideration to obsolescence write downs of $3,787,000 at February 2, 2013 and $2,246,000 at January 28, 2012.
Marketing and Advertising Costs
Marketing and advertising costs are expensed as incurred and consist primarily of contractual marketing fees paid to certain cable operators for cross channel promotions and internet advertising, including amounts paid to online search engine operators, customer mailings and traffic-driving affiliate websites. The Company receives vendor allowances for the reimbursement of certain advertising costs. Advertising and other allowances received by the Company are recorded as a reduction of expense and were $1,074,000, $892,000 and $630,000 for fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, respectively. Total marketing and advertising costs and internet search marketing fees, after reflecting allowances given by vendors, totaled $1,843,000, $2,115,000 and $5,662,000 for fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, respectively. The Company includes advertising costs as a component of distribution and selling expense in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations.
Property and Equipment
Property and equipment are stated at cost. Improvements and renewals that extend the life of an asset are capitalized and depreciated. Repairs and maintenance are charged to expense as incurred. The cost and accumulated depreciation of property and equipment retired or otherwise disposed of are removed from the related accounts, and any residual values are charged or credited to operations. Depreciation and amortization for financial reporting purposes are provided on the straight-line method based upon estimated useful lives. Costs incurred to develop software for internal use and the Company’s websites are capitalized and amortized over the estimated useful life of the software. Costs related to maintenance of internal-use software and for the Company’s website are expensed as incurred.
Intangible Assets
The Company’s primary identifiable intangible assets include an FCC broadcast license and a trademark license agreement. Identifiable intangibles with finite lives are amortized and those identifiable intangibles with indefinite lives are not amortized. Identifiable intangible assets that are subject to amortization are evaluated for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. Identifiable intangible assets not subject to amortization are tested for impairment annually or more frequently if events warrant. The impairment test consists of a comparison of the fair value of the intangible asset with its carrying amount.
Income Taxes
The Company accounts for income taxes under the liability method of accounting whereby deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the expected future tax consequences of temporary differences between financial statement and tax basis of assets and liabilities. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of the enactment of such laws. The Company assesses the recoverability of its deferred tax assets in accordance with GAAP.
The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions within income tax expense.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
GAAP requires disclosures of fair value information about financial instruments for which it is practicable to estimate that value. In cases where quoted market prices are not available, fair values are based on estimates using present value or other valuation techniques. Those techniques are significantly affected by the assumptions used, including discount rate and estimates of future cash flows. In that regard, the derived fair value estimates cannot be substantiated by comparison to independent markets and, in many cases, could not be realized in immediate settlement of the instrument. GAAP excludes certain financial instruments and all non-financial instruments from its disclosure requirements.
The Company used the following methods and assumptions in estimating its fair values for financial instruments:
The carrying amounts reported in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets approximate the fair value for cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, accounts receivable, trade payables and accrued liabilities, due to the short maturities of those instruments. The fair value of the Company’s $38 million long term credit facility is estimated based on rates available to the Company for issuance of debt. As of February 2, 2013, the Company's long term credit facility had a carrying amount and an estimated fair value of $38 million.
Fair Value Measurements on a Nonrecurring Basis
Assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis relate primarily to our tangible fixed assets and intangible FCC broadcasting license asset, which are remeasured when estimated fair value is below carrying value on the consolidated balance sheets. For these assets, the Company does not periodically adjust its carrying value to fair value except in the event of impairment. If the Company determines that impairment has occurred, the carrying value of the asset is reduced to fair value and the difference is recorded as a loss within operating income in the consolidated statement of operations. During fiscal 2012, the Company recorded an $11.1 million non-cash impairment charge to reduce the carrying value of its intangible FCC broadcasting license asset to fair value in the accompanying fiscal 2012 consolidated balance sheet. We had no remeasurements of such assets or liabilities to fair value during fiscal 2011
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities as of the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during reporting periods. These estimates relate primarily to the carrying amounts of accounts receivable and inventories, the realizability of certain long-term assets and the recorded balances of certain accrued liabilities and reserves. Ultimate results could differ from these estimates.
Stock-Based Compensation
Compensation is recognized for all stock-based compensation arrangements by the Company, including employee and non-employee stock options granted. The estimated grant date fair value of each stock-based award is recognized in income over the requisite service period, which is generally the vesting period. The estimated fair value of each option is calculated using the Black-Scholes option-pricing model for time-based vesting awards and a Monte Carlo valuation model for market-based vesting awards. Non-vested share awards are recorded as compensation cost over the requisite service periods based on the fair value on the date of grant.
Net Loss Per Common Share
Basic loss per share is computed by dividing reported loss by the weighted average number of common stock outstanding for the reported period. Diluted loss per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue common stock were exercised or converted into common stock of the Company during reported periods.
A reconciliation of net loss per share calculations and the number of shares used in the calculation of basic loss per share and diluted loss per share is as follows:
 
 
For the Years Ended
 
 
February 2,
2013
 
January 28,
2012
 
January 29,
2011
Net loss (a)
 
$
(27,676,000
)
 
$
(48,064,000
)
 
$
(25,868,000
)
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding — Basic
 
48,874,842

 
46,451,262

 
33,326,200

Dilutive effect of stock options, non-vested shares and warrants
 

 

 

Weighted average number of common shares outstanding — Diluted
 
48,874,842

 
46,451,262

 
33,326,200

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss per common share
 
$
(0.57
)
 
$
(1.03
)
 
$
(0.78
)
Net loss per common share — assuming dilution
 
$
(0.57
)
 
$
(1.03
)
 
$
(0.78
)
(a) The net loss for fiscal 2012 includes an $11.1 million non-cash intangible asset impairment charge related to the Company's FCC broadcasting license. In addition, the net losses for fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2011 also include charges totaling $500,000 and $25.7 million, respectively, related to losses on debt extinguishment made during the first quarters of those respective years.
For fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010, approximately 3,920,000, 5,563,000 and 4,719,000, respectively, incremental in-the-money potentially dilutive common share stock options and warrants have been excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share, as the effect of their inclusion would be anti-dilutive.
Property and Equipment Property, Plant and Equipment (Tables)
Property, Plant and Equipment [Table Text Block]
Property and equipment in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets consisted of the following:
 
 
Estimated Useful Life (In Years)
 
February 2, 2013
 
January 28, 2012
Land and improvements
 
 
$
3,437,000

 
$
3,399,000

Buildings and improvements
 
5-40
 
23,261,000

 
23,283,000

Transmission and production equipment
 
5-10
 
5,907,000

 
8,416,000

Office and warehouse equipment
 
3-15
 
8,611,000

 
9,818,000

Computer hardware, software and telephone equipment
 
3-7
 
86,602,000

 
90,447,000

Leasehold improvements
 
3-5
 
2,681,000

 
2,733,000

Less — Accumulated depreciation
 
 
 
(105,834,000
)
 
(110,104,000
)
 
 
 
 
$
24,665,000

 
$
27,992,000

Depreciation expense in fiscal 2012, fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2010 was $9,376,000, $8,949,000 and $10,111,000, respectively.
Intangible Assets (Tables)
Schedule of Finite-lived and Infinite-lived Intangible Asset [Table Text Block]
Intangible assets in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets consisted of the following:
 
 
Weighted
Average
Life
(Years)
 
February 2, 2013
 
January 28, 2012
 
 
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
Finite-lived intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  NBCU trademark license - second renewal
 
1.7
 
$
6,830,000

 
$
(2,833,000
)
 
$

 
$

  NBCU trademark license - first renewal
 
1.0
 
$
4,166,000

 
$
(4,166,000
)
 
$
4,166,000

 
$
(2,951,000
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indefinite-lived intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  FCC broadcast license
 
 
 
$
12,000,000

 
 
 
$
23,111,000

 
 
Accrued Liabilities (Tables)
Schedule of Accrued Liabilities [Table Text Block]
Accrued liabilities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets consisted of the following:
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
January 28, 2012
Accrued cable access fees
 
$
15,156,000

 
$
27,506,000

Accrued salaries and related
 
2,377,000

 
1,343,000

NBCU license agreement
 
2,830,000

 

Reserve for product returns
 
5,854,000

 
4,544,000

Other
 
4,379,000

 
4,449,000

 
 
$
30,596,000

 
$
37,842,000

Shareholders' Equity (Tables)
 
Fiscal 2012
 
Fiscal 2011
 
Fiscal 2010
Expected volatility
97% - 99%
 
88% - 96%
 
80% - 88%
Expected term (in years)
6 years
 
6 years
 
6 years
Risk-free interest rate
1.0% - 1.4%
 
1.3% - 2.7%
 
1.9% - 3.3%
Grant date fair values and derived service periods for each tranche were determined using a Monte Carlo valuation model based on assumptions, which included a weighted average risk-free interest rate of 0.38%, a weighted average expected life of 3.3 years and an implied volatility of 78% and were as follows for each tranche:
 
Fair Value (Per Share)
 
Derived Service Period
Tranche 1 ($6.00/share)
$
0.93

 
15
months
Tranche 2 ($8.00/share)
$
0.95

 
20
months
Tranche 3 ($10.00/share)
$
0.95

 
24
months
A summary of the status of the Company’s stock option activity as of February 2, 2013 and changes during the year then ended is as follows:
 
 
2011
Incentive
Stock
Option
Plan
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
2004
Incentive
Stock
Option
Plan
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
2001
Incentive
Stock
Option
Plan
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
Other Non-
Qualified
Stock
Options
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
Balance outstanding, January 28, 2012
 
160,000

 
$
2.25

 
2,345,000

 
$
6.03

 
1,226,000

 
$
6.15

 
650,000

 
$
4.30

Granted
 
2,350,000

 
$
3.82

 
20,000

 
$
1.70

 

 
$

 

 
$

Exercised
 

 
$

 
(82,000
)
 
$
1.03

 

 
$

 

 
$

Forfeited or canceled
 
(10,000
)
 
$
1.62

 
(185,000
)
 
$
5.45

 
(57,000
)
 
$
11.62

 
(125,000
)
 
$
5.06

Balance outstanding, February 2, 2013
 
2,500,000

 
$
3.73

 
2,098,000

 
$
6.23

 
1,169,000

 
$
5.88

 
525,000

 
$
4.12

Options Exercisable at:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 2, 2013
 
50,000

 
$
2.29

 
1,965,000

 
$
6.14

 
1,151,000

 
$
5.69

 
363,000

 
$
3.90

January 28, 2012
 

 
$

 
2,015,000

 
$
6.18

 
1,029,000

 
$
6.35

 
143,000

 
$
3.60

January 29, 2011
 

 
$

 
1,735,000

 
$
6.65

 
1,192,000

 
$
7.03

 

 
$

The following table summarizes information regarding stock options outstanding at February 2, 2013:
 
 
Options Outstanding
 
Options Vested or Expected to Vest
Option Type
 
Number of Shares
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual Life
(Years)
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
 
Number of Shares
 
Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price
 
Weighted
Average
Remaining
Contractual Life
(Years)
 
Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value
2011 Incentive:
 
2,500,000

 
$
3.73

 
9.8
 
$
213,000

 
2,468,000

 
$
3.75

 
9.8
 
$
194,000

2004 Incentive:
 
2,098,000

 
$
6.23

 
5.8
 
$
318,000

 
2,085,000

 
$
6.22

 
5.8
 
$
318,000

2001 Incentive:
 
1,169,000

 
$
5.88

 
5.5
 
$
207,000

 
1,166,000

 
$
5.90

 
5.5
 
$
206,000

Non-Qualified:
 
525,000

 
$
4.12

 
7.4
 
$
75,000

 
509,000

 
$
4.10

 
7.4
 
$
73,000

Grant date fair values and derived service periods for each tranche were determined using a Monte Carlo valuation model based on assumptions, which included a weighted average risk-free interest rate of 0.32%, a weighted average expected life of 2.8 years and an implied volatility of 78% and were as follows for each tranche:
 
Fair Value (Per Share)
 
Derived Service Period
Tranche 1 ($6.00/share)
$
1.48

 
15
months
Tranche 2 ($8.00/share)
$
1.39

 
20
months
Tranche 3 ($10.00/share)
$
1.31

 
24
months
A summary of the status of the Company’s non-vested restricted stock activity as of February 2, 2013 and changes during the twelve-month period then ended is as follows:
 
 
Shares
 
Weighted
Average
Grant Date
Fair Value
Non-vested outstanding, January 28, 2012
 
982,000

 
$
4.39

Granted
 
383,000

 
$
1.52

Vested
 
(457,000
)
 
$
4.87

Forfeited
 
(136,000
)
 
$
2.58

Non-vested outstanding, February 2, 2013
 
772,000

 
$
3.00

Sales by Product Group (Tables)
Revenue from External Customers by Products and Services [Table Text Block]
Information on net sales by significant product groups are as follows (in thousands):
 
 
 
For the Years Ended
 
 
 
February 2,
2013
 
January 28,
2012
 
January 29,
2011
Jewelry & Watches
 
 
$
282,275

 
$
272,689

 
$
272,151

Home & Consumer Electronics
 
 
146,838

 
146,917

 
170,714

Beauty, Health & Fitness
 
 
73,247

 
61,160

 
46,612

Fashion & Accessories
 
 
42,240

 
34,947

 
30,815

All other
 
 
42,220

 
42,681

 
41,981

Total
 
 
$
586,820

 
$
558,394

 
$
562,273

Income Taxes (Tables)
12 Months Ended
Feb. 1, 2014
Feb. 2, 2013
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]
 
 
Schedule of Deferred Tax Assets and Liabilities
 
Schedule of Components of Income Tax Expense (Benefit)
 
Schedule of Effective Income Tax Rate Reconciliation
 
The Company records deferred taxes for differences between the financial reporting and income tax bases of assets and liabilities, computed in accordance with tax laws in effect at that time. The deferred taxes related to such differences as of February 2, 2013 and January 28, 2012 were as follows (in thousands):

 
 
February 2, 2013
 
January 28, 2012
Accruals and reserves not currently deductible for tax purposes
 
$
5,365

 
$
4,663

Inventory capitalization
 
719

 
763

Differences in depreciation lives and methods
 
2,885

 
2,727

Differences in investments and other items
 
442

 
495

Net operating loss carryforwards
 
111,276

 
109,538

Other
 
(392
)
 
(3,709
)
Valuation allowance
 
(120,295