This excerpt taken from the HBI 10-Q filed May 11, 2009.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
Employers Disclosures about Postretirement Benefit Plan Assets
In December 2008, the FASB issued Staff Position No. FAS 132(R)-1, Employers Disclosures about Postretirement Benefit Plan Assets (FSP 132(R)-1). FSP 132(R)-1 expands the disclosure requirements of FASB Statement No. 132(R) to include more detailed disclosures about an employers plan assets, including employers investment strategies, major categories of plan assets, concentrations of risk within plan assets, and valuation techniques used to measure the fair value of plan assets, similar to the disclosure requirements of SFAS 157. FSP 132(R)-1 is effective for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2009. Since FSP 132(R)-1 only requires additional disclosures, adoption of the statement is not expected to have a material impact on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
Interim Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments
In April 2009, the FASB issued Staff Position No. 107-1 and Accounting Principal Board Opinion No. 28-1, Interim Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments (FSP 107-1). FSP 107-1 amends FASB Statement No. 107, Disclosures about Fair Value of Financial Instruments, to require disclosures about fair value of financial instruments in interim financial statements as well as in annual financial statements. This statement also amends Accounting Principal Board Opinion No. 28, Interim Financial Reporting, to require those disclosures in all interim financial statements. FSP 107-1 is effective for interim and annual periods ending after June 15, 2009. Since FSP 107-1 only requires additional disclosures, adoption of the statement is not expected to have a material impact on our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.
We are required under the Senior Secured Credit Facility and the Second Lien Credit Facility to hedge a portion of our floating rate debt to reduce interest rate risk caused by floating rate debt issuance. Given the recent turmoil in the financial and credit markets, we have expanded our interest rate hedging portfolio at what we believe to be advantageous rates that are expected to minimize our overall interest rate risk. At April 4, 2009, we have outstanding hedging arrangements whereby we capped the LIBOR interest rate component on $400 million of our floating rate debt at 3.50%. We also entered into interest rate swaps tied to the 3-month and 6-month LIBOR rates whereby we fixed the LIBOR interest rate component on an aggregate of $1.4 billion of our floating rate debt at a blended rate of approximately 4.16%. Approximately 79% of our total debt outstanding at April 4, 2009 is at a fixed or capped LIBOR rate. Due to the recent significant changes in the credit markets, the fair values of our interest rate hedging instruments have increased approximately $11.3 million during the first quarter ended April 4, 2009. As these derivative instruments are accounted for as hedges, the change in fair value has been deferred into Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets until the hedged transactions impact our earnings.
Cotton is the primary raw material we use to manufacture many of our products. While we attempt to protect our business from the volatility of the market price of cotton through short-term supply agreements and hedges from time to time, our business can be adversely affected by dramatic movements in cotton prices. The cotton prices in our results were 74 cents per pound for the quarter ended April 4, 2009. After taking into
consideration the cotton costs currently included in our inventory and short-term supply agreements, we expect our cost of cotton to average 55 cents per pound for the full year of 2009 compared to 65 cents per pound for 2008. The ultimate effect of these pricing levels on our earnings cannot be quantified, as the effect of movements in cotton prices on industry selling prices are uncertain, but any dramatic increase in the price of cotton could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations, financial condition and cash flows.
There have been no other significant changes in our market risk exposures from those described in Item 7A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2009.
As required by Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(b), our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures, as defined in Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(e), as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.
In connection with the evaluation required by Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(d), our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, concluded that no changes in our internal control over financial reporting occurred during the period covered by this report that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.