This excerpt taken from the ROST 10-K filed Apr 3, 2007.
Reclassifications. In periods prior to fiscal 2006, stock-based compensation expense and incentive compensation expense were included in selling, general and administrative expenses. In accordance with SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) No. 107, which provides guidance on implementation of Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 123(R), Share-Based Payment, all compensation-related expenses are recorded in a manner similar to other employee payroll costs. Therefore, for periods prior to fiscal 2006, the Company has reclassified the portion of stock-based compensation and incentive compensation that relates to personnel in the merchandising and distribution organizations from selling, general and administrative expense to cost of goods sold. Beginning in fiscal 2006, the portion of stock option and employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) expenses included in stock-based compensation expense for personnel in the merchandising and distribution organizations is included in cost of goods sold.
Under the provisions of SFAS No. 123(R), Share-Based Payment, deferred compensation previously reported as a contra-equity amount and representing the amount of unamortized value of restricted stock issued is no longer reported separately. Accordingly, deferred compensation of $29.4 million as of January 28, 2006 was reclassified to additional paid-in capital. In addition, amortization of deferred compensation related to restricted stock was reclassified as stock-based compensation in the accompanying statements of cash flows, rather than as depreciation and amortization.
See Note C for more information on the Companys stock-based compensation and implementation of SFAS No. 123(R) during fiscal 2006.