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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2021
or
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the transition period from ____________________ to _____________________
 
Commission File Number 0-23702 
STEVEN MADDEN, LTD.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
Delaware   13-3588231
(State or other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
incorporation or organization)    

52-16 Barnett Avenue, Long Island City, New York 11104
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (718) 446-1800

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:
Title of each class Trading symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $.0001 per share SHOO The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes     No 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).
Yes     No 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. 
Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer Emerging growth company
Non-accelerated filer Smaller reporting company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes     No  

As of November 1, 2021, there were 81,392,991 shares of the registrant’s common stock, $0.0001 par value, outstanding.



STEVEN MADDEN, LTD.
TABLE OF CONTENTS TO QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
September 30, 2021


 
 
   
 
     
 
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands except for par value)
September 30,
2021
December 31,
2020
September 30,
2020
  (unaudited)   (unaudited)
ASSETS      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 219,523  $ 247,864  $ 223,820 
Short-term investments 40,390  39,302  33,332 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $11,596, $8,943 and $10,214
36,524  25,044  33,526 
Factor accounts receivable 347,748  252,671  232,876 
Inventories 201,198  101,420  109,683 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 19,182  17,415  13,477 
Income tax receivable and prepaid taxes 16,536  14,525  1,120 
Total current assets 881,101  698,241  647,834 
Note receivable – related party 891  1,180  1,274 
Property and equipment, net 36,843  43,268  43,130 
Operating lease right-of-use asset 90,832  101,379  111,732 
Deposits and other 4,332  4,822  2,660 
Deferred taxes 4,964  5,415  14,686 
Goodwill – net 167,957  168,265  166,794 
Intangibles – net 113,140  115,191  116,300 
Total Assets $ 1,300,060  $ 1,137,761  $ 1,104,410 
LIABILITIES      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 121,838  $ 73,904  $ 65,666 
Accrued expenses 210,985  118,083  112,579 
Operating leases – current portion 32,063  34,257  36,212 
Income taxes payable 7,194  5,799  — 
Contingent considerations – current portion 3,660  —  — 
Accrued incentive compensation 12,834  3,873  3,615 
Total current liabilities 388,574  235,916  218,072 
Contingent considerations – long term portion 4,381  207  1,420 
Operating leases – long-term portion 85,358  98,592  107,973 
Deferred taxes 2,563  2,562  3,054 
Other liabilities 12,004  10,115  6,151 
Total Liabilities 492,880  347,392  336,670 
Commitments, contingencies and other (Note Q)
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Preferred stock – $.0001 par value, 5,000 shares authorized; none issued; Series A Junior Participating preferred stock – $.0001 par value, 60 shares authorized; none issued
—  —  — 
Common stock – 0.0001 par value, 245,000 shares authorized,133,827, 133,247 and 133,173 shares issued, 81,393, 82,616 and 83,030 shares outstanding
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Additional paid-in capital 487,732  478,463  472,116 
Retained earnings 1,367,252  1,279,550  1,256,959 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (29,206) (29,164) (37,477)
Treasury stock – 52,434, 50,631 and 50,143 shares at cost
(1,026,956) (952,271) (935,484)
Total Steven Madden, Ltd. stockholders’ equity 798,830  776,586  756,120 
Noncontrolling interest 8,350  13,783  11,620 
Total stockholders’ equity 807,180  790,369  767,740 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $ 1,300,060  $ 1,137,761  $ 1,104,410 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements - unaudited.
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STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income/(Loss)
(unaudited)
(in thousands, except per share data)
 
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
Net sales $ 525,067  $ 342,830  $ 1,278,765  $ 839,877 
Commission and licensing fee income 3,675  4,037  8,896  8,970 
Total revenue 528,742  346,867  1,287,661  848,847 
Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) 308,744  206,990  758,504  519,618 
Gross profit 219,998  139,877  529,157  329,229 
Operating expenses 131,580  102,968  363,888  302,753 
Impairment of fixed assets and lease right-of-use assets   6,897  1,089  36,896 
Impairment of intangibles   33,010    42,528 
Income/(loss) from operations 88,418  (2,998) 164,180  (52,948)
Interest and other (expense)/income – net (202) 88  (1,016) 1,491 
Income/(loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes 88,216  (2,910) 163,164  (51,457)
Provision/(benefit) for income taxes (Note M)
21,551  4,236  36,827  (9,366)
Net income/(loss) 66,665  (7,146) 126,337  (42,091)
Less: net income/(loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest 22  (195) 1,645  (1,103)
Net income/(loss) attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. $ 66,643  $ (6,951) $ 124,692  $ (40,988)
Basic net income/(loss) per share $ 0.85  $ (0.09) $ 1.58  $ (0.52)
Diluted net income/(loss) per share $ 0.82  $ (0.09) $ 1.53  $ (0.52)
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding 78,129  78,560  78,686  78,650 
Effect of dilutive securities – options/restricted stock 3,178  —  3,068  — 
Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding 81,307  78,560  81,754  78,650 
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.15  $ —  $ 0.45  $ 0.15 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements - unaudited.
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STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income/(Loss)
(unaudited)
(in thousands)
 
Three Months Ended September 30, 2021 Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021
  Pre-tax amounts Tax (expense) After-tax amounts Pre-tax amounts Tax (expense) After-tax amounts
Net income $ 66,665  $ 126,337 
Other comprehensive (loss)/income:    
      Foreign currency translation adjustment $ (4,258) $   (4,258) $ (673) $   (673)
      Gain on cash flow hedging derivatives 365  (91) 274  1,174  (294) 880 
Total other comprehensive (loss)/income $ (3,893) $ (91) (3,984) $ 501  $ (294) 207 
Comprehensive income 62,681  126,544 
Less: comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests 163  1,894 
Comprehensive income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. $ 62,518  $ 124,650 
Three Months Ended September 30, 2020 Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020
Pre-tax amounts Tax benefit After-tax amounts Pre-tax amounts Tax (expense) After-tax amounts
Net loss $ (7,146) $ (42,091)
Other comprehensive income/(loss):
      Foreign currency translation adjustment $ 2,630  $ —  2,630  $ (7,250) $ —  (7,250)
      (Loss)/gain on cash flow hedging derivatives (674) 196  (478) 205  (53) 152 
Total other comprehensive income/(loss) $ 1,956  $ 196  2,152  $ (7,045) $ (53) (7,098)
Comprehensive loss (4,994) (49,189)
Less: comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests (416) (1,164)
Comprehensive loss attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. $ (4,578) $ (48,025)

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements - unaudited.
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STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders' Equity
(unaudited)
(in thousands)
Common Stock Additional Paid-in Capital Retained Earnings Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Treasury Stock Non-Controlling Interest Total Stockholders' Equity
Shares Amount Shares Amount
Balance - June 30, 2021 82,156  $ 8  $ 481,646  $ 1,312,827  $ (25,081) 51,661  $ (995,065) $ 8,187  $ 782,522 
Share repurchases and net settlement of awards under stock plan (773) —  —  —  —  773  (31,891) —  (31,891)
Exercise of stock options 16  —  409  —  —  —  —  —  409 
Issuance of restricted stock, net of forfeitures (5) —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — 
Stock-based compensation —  —  5,677  —  —  —  —  —  5,677 
Foreign currency translation adjustment —  —  —  —  (4,399) —  —  141  (4,258)
Cash flow hedge (net of tax expense of $91)
—  —  —  —  274  —  —  —  274 
Dividends on common stock ($0.15 per share)
—  —  —  (12,218) —  —  —  —  (12,218)
Net income —  —  —  66,643  —  —  —  22  66,665 
Balance - September 30, 2021 81,393  $ 8  $ 487,732  $ 1,367,252  $ (29,206) 52,434  $ (1,026,956) $ 8,350  $ 807,180 
Common Stock Additional Paid-in Capital Retained Earnings Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Treasury Stock Non-Controlling Interest Total Stockholders' Equity
Shares Amount Shares Amount
Balance - December 31, 2020 82,616  $ 8  $ 478,463  $ 1,279,550  $ (29,164) 50,631  $ (952,271) $ 13,783  $ 790,369 
Share repurchases and net settlement of awards under stock plan (1,803) —  —  —  —  1,803  (74,685) —  (74,685)
Exercise of stock options 311  —  7,232  —  —  —  —  —  7,232 
Issuance of restricted stock, net of forfeitures 269  —  —  —  —  —  —  —  — 
Stock-based compensation —  —  16,696  —  —  —  —  —  16,696 
Foreign currency translation adjustment —  —  —  —  (922) —  —  249  (673)
Cash flow hedge (net of tax expense of $294)
—  —  —  —  880  —  —  —  880 
Dividends on common stock ($0.45 per share)
—  —  —  (36,990) —  —  —  —  (36,990)
Distributions to noncontrolling interests, net —  —  —  —  —  —  —  (2,859) (2,859)
Acquisition of incremental ownership of joint ventures —  —  (14,659) —  —  —  —  (4,468) (19,127)
Net income —  —  —  124,692  —  —  —  1,645  126,337 
Balance - September 30, 2021 81,393  $ 8  $ 487,732  $ 1,367,252  $ (29,206) 52,434  $ (1,026,956) $ 8,350  $ 807,180 


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STEVEN MADDEN, LTD. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders' Equity
(unaudited)
(in thousands)
Common Stock Additional Paid-in Capital Retained Earnings Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Treasury Stock Non-Controlling Interest Total Stockholders' Equity
Shares Amount Shares Amount
Balance - June 30, 2020 83,035  $ 6  $ 466,384  $ 1,263,910  $ (39,850) 50,138  $ (935,366) $ 12,036  $ 767,120 
Share repurchases and net tax settlement of awards under stock plan (5) —  —  —  —  (118) —  (118)
Stock-based compensation —  —  5,732  —  —  —  —  —  5,732 
Foreign currency translation adjustment —  —  —  —  2,851  —  —  (221) 2,630 
Cash flow hedge (net of tax benefit of $196)
—  —  —  —  (478) —  —  —  (478)
Net loss —  —  —  (6,951) —  —  —  (195) (7,146)
Balance - September 30, 2020 83,030  $ 6  $ 472,116  $ 1,256,959  $ (37,477) 50,143  $ (935,484) $ 11,620  $ 767,740 
Common Stock Additional Paid-in Capital Retained Earnings Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Treasury Stock Non-Controlling Interest Total Stockholders' Equity
Shares Amount Shares Amount
Balance - December 31, 2019 83,520  $ 6  $ 454,217  $ 1,310,406  $ (30,440) 49,234  $ (905,688) $ 12,723  $ 841,224 
Share repurchases and net tax settlement of awards under stock plan (909) —  —  —  —  909  (29,796) —  (29,796)
Exercise of stock options 52  —  960  —  —  —  —  —  960 
Issuance of restricted stock, net of forfeitures 367  —  —  —  —  —  —  —   
Stock-based compensation —  —  16,939  —  —  —  —  —  16,939 
Foreign currency translation adjustment —  —  —  —  (7,189) —  —  (61) (7,250)
Cash flow hedge (net of tax expense of $53)
—  —  —  —  152  —  —  —  152 
Dividends on common stock ($0.15 per share)
—  —  —  (12,459) —  —  —  —  (12,459)
Investment of noncontrolling interest —  —  —  —  —  —  —  359  359 
Acquisition of noncontrolling interest —  —  —  —  —  —  —  (298) (298)
Net loss —  —  —  (40,988) —  —  —  (1,103) (42,091)
Balance - September 30, 2020 83,030  $ 6  $ 472,116  $ 1,256,959  $ (37,477) 50,143  $ (935,484) $ 11,620  $ 767,740 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements - unaudited.
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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited)
(in thousands)
Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2021 2020
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net income/(loss) $ 126,337  $ (42,091)
Adjustments to reconcile net income/(loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Stock-based compensation 16,696  16,939 
Depreciation and amortization 11,611  13,235 
Loss on disposal of fixed assets 449  473 
Impairment of intangibles —  42,528 
Impairment of lease right-of-use asset and fixed assets 1,089  36,896 
Deferred taxes 452  (17,509)
Accrued interest on note receivable - related party (18) (24)
Notes receivable - related party 307  308 
Change in valuation of contingent considerations 7,834  (5,020)
Gain on sale of trademark (8,000)  
Recovery of receivables, related to the Payless ShoeSource bankruptcy (919) — 
Changes, net of acquisitions, in:
Accounts receivable (10,561) 4,640 
Factor accounts receivable (95,077) (16,405)
Inventories (99,778) 27,213 
Prepaid expenses, income tax receivables, prepaid taxes, and other current assets (2,638) 7,691 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 143,111  (54,156)
Accrued incentive compensation 8,961  (7,319)
Leases and other liabilities (3,672) (6,792)
Net cash provided by operating activities 96,184  607 
Cash flows from investing activities:  
Capital expenditures (4,599) (5,496)
Proceeds from sale of a trademark 8,000  — 
Purchases of short-term investments (43,376) (41,223)
Maturity/sale of short-term investments 42,383  47,243 
Net cash provided by investing activities 2,408  524 
Cash flows from financing activities:  
Proceeds from exercise of stock options 7,232  960 
Investment of noncontrolling interest   359 
Distribution of noncontrolling interest earnings (2,859) — 
Acquisition of incremental ownership of joint ventures (19,127) — 
Common stock purchased for treasury (74,685) (29,796)
Cash dividends paid on common stock (36,990) (12,459)
Advances from factor   176,784 
Repayments of advances from factor   (176,784)
Net cash used in financing activities (126,429) (40,936)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents (504) (476)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (28,341) (40,281)
Cash and cash equivalents – beginning of period 247,864  264,101 
Cash and cash equivalents – end of period $ 219,523  $ 223,820 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements - unaudited.
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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)

Note A – Basis of Reporting

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Steven Madden, Ltd. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, such statements include all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring items) that are considered necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position of the Company and the results of its operations and cash flows for the periods presented. Certain reclassifications were made to prior years' presentation to conform to the 2021 presentation. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full year. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and related disclosures for the year ended December 31, 2020 included in the Annual Report of Steven Madden, Ltd. on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 16, 2021.

Note B - COVID-19 and Restructuring Charges

In December 2019, COVID-19 emerged and spread worldwide. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March 2020, which resulted in federal, state and local governments and private entities mandating various restrictions, including the closure of non-essential businesses, travel restrictions, restrictions on public gatherings, stay-at-home orders and advisories and quarantining of people who may have been exposed to the virus. After closely monitoring and taking into consideration the guidance from federal, state and local governments, in March 2020, the Company temporarily closed all of its brick-and-mortar stores and its corporate offices in the U.S. and the vast majority of its brick-and-mortar stores and offices globally. On April 1, 2020, the Company temporarily furloughed a significant number of its employees. Employees with medical benefits continued to receive those benefits at no personal cost for a duration determined by the Company. As of September 30, 2020, most of the Company’s brick-and-mortar stores and corporate offices globally were reopened with limited capacity, most employees returned from furlough and a number of safety protocols and restrictions were implemented to ensure the safety of the Company's employees and customers. The COVID-19 pandemic has had and may continue to have a material impact on the Company's business, results of operations, financial position and cash flow. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company took precautionary measures to maintain adequate liquidity and financial flexibility by temporarily suspending share repurchases and the quarterly cash dividend (all of which were reinstated in the first quarter 2021); temporarily suspending salaries of the Company's founder and Creative and Design Chief, Steve Madden, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Edward Rosenfeld, and its Board of Directors (all of which were reinstated on October 1, 2020); temporarily reducing salaries by 30% for the Company's President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Merchandising Officer (all of which were reinstated on August 1, 2020); reducing salaries for all other employees earning over $100 per year (all of which were reinstated on August 1, 2020); and significantly scaling back on non-essential operating expenses, capital expenditures and planned inventory purchases. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an unprecedented decline in the Company's revenue and earnings during 2020 and included charges from adjustments to the carrying amounts of certain trademarks, long-lived asset impairment charges and restructuring and other related charges. In 2021, despite the continued impact of the pandemic and supply chain disruption, the Company’s business saw improvements in its retail segment and improvements in sell in and sell-through performance in its wholesale businesses.

In 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and after assessing the cost of the Company's operations, the Company implemented a restructuring plan that resulted in the reduction of a significant number of its corporate employees. In 2020, the Company in aggregate recorded a pre-tax charge of $7,181 related to restructuring and other related items, of which $490 was the remaining unpaid portion included in accrued expenses at December 31, 2020. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company recorded a pre-tax charge of $0 and $1,239, respectively, related to additional severance in connection with its restructuring plan and other related items. As of September 30, 2021, the remaining unpaid portion included in accrued expenses was $231.
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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
Note C – Reclassification

Certain reclassifications were made to prior years' amounts to conform to the 2021 presentation, primarily as it relates to the breakout of the impairment of fixed assets and lease right-of-use assets from operating expenses on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income/Loss and as it relates to segment reporting of corporate expenses and corporate assets. See Note R – Operating Segment Information, for more information.

Note D – Acquisitions

On April 14, 2021, the Company announced that it had completed the acquisition of the remaining 49.9% non-controlling interest in its European joint venture in the amount of $16,626. The European joint venture was formed in 2016 and distributes Steve Madden-branded footwear and accessories/apparel to most countries throughout Europe.

On June 28, 2021, the Company completed the acquisition of the remaining 49.9% non-controlling interest in its South African joint venture in the amount of $2,501. The South African joint venture was formed in 2014 and distributes Steve Madden-branded footwear and accessories/apparel throughout South Africa.

Note E – Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Significant areas involving management estimates include variable consideration included in revenue, allowances for bad debts, inventory valuation, valuation of intangible assets, impairment of long-lived assets, litigation reserves and contingent payment liabilities. The Company estimates variable consideration for future customer chargebacks and markdown allowances, discounts, returns and other miscellaneous compliance-related deductions that relate to the current-period sales. The Company evaluates anticipated chargebacks by reviewing several performance indicators of its major customers. These performance indicators, which include retailers’ inventory levels, sell-through rates and gross profit levels, are analyzed by management to estimate the amount of the anticipated customer allowance. While the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is unknown and cannot be reasonably estimated, the Company has made accounting estimates based on the facts and circumstances available as of the reporting date. Actual amounts could differ from these estimates, and such differences could be material.

Note F– Factoring Agreement

In conjunction with the Credit Agreement described in Note T – Credit Agreement, on July 22, 2020, the Company and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Madden Entities”) entered into an Amended and Restated Deferred Purchase Factoring Agreement (the “Factoring Agreement”) with Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc. ("Rosenthal"). Pursuant to the Factoring Agreement, Rosenthal serves as the collection agent with respect to certain receivables of the Madden Entities and is entitled to receive a base commission of 0.20% of the gross invoice amount of each receivable assigned for collection, plus certain additional fees and expenses, subject to certain minimum annual commissions. Rosenthal will generally assume the credit risk resulting from a customer’s financial inability to make payment of credit-approved receivables. The initial term of the Factoring Agreement is twelve months, subject to automatic renewal for additional twelve-month periods, and the Factoring Agreement may be terminated at any time by Rosenthal or the Madden Entities on 60 days' notice and upon the occurrence of certain other events. The Madden Entities pledged all of their rights under the Factoring Agreement to the Agent (see Note T) under the Credit Agreement to secure obligations arising under the Credit Agreement.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
Note G – Short-Term Investments

As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, short-term investments consisted of certificates of deposit. These securities are classified as current based upon their maturities. As of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 short-term investments amounted to $40,390 and $39,302, respectively, and have maturities of one year or less.

Note H – Fair Value Measurement

The accounting guidance under Accounting Standards Codification 820-10, “Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures” (“ASC 820-10”), requires the Company to make disclosures about the fair value of certain of its assets and liabilities. ASC 820-10 clarifies the principle that fair value should be based on the assumptions market participants would use when pricing an asset or liability and establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the information used to develop those assumptions. ASC 820-10 utilizes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three broad levels. A brief description of those three levels is as follows:
 
Level 1: Observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2: Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly.
Level 3: Significant unobservable inputs.

The Company’s financial assets and liabilities subject to fair value measurements as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 are as follows:
    September 30, 2021
    Fair Value Measurements
  Fair value Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Assets:        
Forward contracts 268  —  268  — 
Total assets $ 268  $ —  $ 268  $ — 
Liabilities:        
Contingent consideration $ 8,041  $ —  $ —  $ 8,041 
Forward contracts 86  —  86  — 
Total liabilities $ 8,127  $ —  $ 86  $ 8,041 

    December 31, 2020
    Fair Value Measurements
  Fair value Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Liabilities:        
Contingent consideration $ 207  $ —  $ —  $ 207 
Forward contracts 997  —  997  — 
Total liabilities $ 1,204  $ —  $ 997  $ 207 

Forward contracts are entered into to manage the risk associated with the volatility of future cash flows (see Note P – Derivative Instruments). Fair value of these instruments is based on observable market transactions of spot and forward rates.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
The Company's level 3 balance consists of contingent consideration related to acquisitions. The changes in the Company's level 3 liabilities for the periods ended September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020 are as follows:

Balance at
January 1, 2021
Payments Acquisitions
Adjustments (1)
Balance at September 30, 2021
Liabilities:
     Contingent consideration (2)
$ 207  —  —  7,834  $ 8,041 
Balance at
January 1, 2020
Payments Acquisitions
Adjustments (3)
Balance at December 31, 2020
Liabilities:
     Contingent consideration $ 9,124  —  —  (8,917) $ 207 
(1) In 2021, amount consists of adjustments of $7,720 and $114 that were included as an expense in operating expenses, related to the change in valuation of the contingent consideration in connection with the acquisitions of B.B. Dakota, Inc. and GREATS Brand, Inc., respectively.
(2) Total contingent consideration liability of $8,041 is comprised of $3,660, classified as current and $4,381, classified as non-current on the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
(3) In 2020, the amount consists of adjustments of $4,570 and $4,347 to the purchase accounting of B.B. Dakota, Inc. and GREATS Brand, Inc., respectively. The adjustment of $4,570 was included as a benefit to operating expenses and related to the change in valuation of the contingent consideration in connection with the acquisition of B.B. Dakota, Inc. The adjustment of $4,347 comprises an adjustment of $2,684 to the preliminary fair value, recorded during the first quarter 2020, and a benefit of $1,663 included in operating expenses related to the change in valuation of the contingent consideration in connection with the acquisition of GREATS Brand, Inc.

At September 30, 2021, the liability for potential contingent consideration was $7,920 in connection with the August 12, 2019 acquisition of B.B. Dakota, Inc. Pursuant to the terms of an earn-out provision contained in the equity purchase agreement, between the Company and the sellers of B.B. Dakota, Inc., earn-out payments are based on EBITDA performance. The fair value of the contingent payments was estimated using the Black-Scholes-Merton option pricing method with a nonlinear payoff structure based on a set of financial metrics of B.B. Dakota, Inc. during the earn-out period, utilizing a discount rate of 11.0%.

At September 30, 2021, the liability for potential contingent consideration was $121 in connection with the August 9, 2019 acquisition of GREATS Brand, Inc. Pursuant to the terms of an earn-out provision contained in the equity purchase agreement, between the Company and the sellers of GREATS Brand, Inc., earn-out payments are based on EBITA performance. The fair value of the contingent payments was estimated using a risk neutral simulation method to model the probability of different financial results of GREATS Brand, Inc. during the earn-out period, utilizing a discount rate of 10.0%.

The fair value of trademarks is measured on a non-recurring basis using Level 3 inputs, including forecasted cash flows, discount rates and implied royalty rates (See Note O).

The fair values of lease right-of-use assets and fixed assets related to Company-owned retail stores were determined using Level 3 inputs, including estimated discounted future cash flows associated with the assets using sales trends and market participant assumptions (See Note J).

The carrying value of certain financial instruments such as cash equivalents, certificates of deposit, accounts receivable, factor accounts receivable and accounts payable approximates their fair values due to the short-term nature of their underlying terms. Fair value of the notes receivable held by the Company approximates their carrying value based upon their imputed or actual interest rate, which approximates applicable current market interest rates. Some assets are not measured at fair value on an ongoing basis but are subject to fair value adjustments only in certain circumstances. These assets can include long-lived assets that have been reduced to fair value when impaired. Assets that are written down to fair value when impaired are not subsequently adjusted to fair value unless further impairment occurs.
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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
Note I – Leases
The Company leases office space, sample production space, warehouses, showrooms, storage units and retail stores under operating leases. The Company’s portfolio of leases is primarily related to real estate. Since most of its leases do not provide a readily determinable implicit rate, the Company estimated its incremental borrowing rate to discount the lease payments based on information available at lease commencement.

Some of the Company’s retail store leases provide for variable lease payments based on future sales volumes at the leased location, which are not measurable at the inception of the lease and are therefore not included in the measurement of the right-of-use assets and lease liabilities. Under Accounting Standards Codification 842, "Leases," these variable lease costs are expensed as incurred.

As a result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company executed amendments to certain leases in its existing operating lease portfolio, which included changes to rental payments either to be fully or partially based on the future sales volumes at the leased location or reductions of the remaining lease costs obligations or in the form of rent abatements. The Company considered these concessions in accordance with the FASB Staff Q&A—Topic 842 and Topic 840: Accounting For Lease Concessions Related to the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic (the “Lease Modification Q&A”), and determined that the concessions resulted in the total payments required by the modified contract being substantially the same as or less than total payments required by the original contract consistent with how they would be accounted for as though enforceable rights and obligations for those concessions existed in the original contract. Consequently, the Company elected to account for these concessions as if they were contemplated in the enforceable rights and obligations of the existing contract.

The Company made payments for COVID-19 lease amendments during the nine months ended September 30, 2021, which are included in variable lease costs.

Lease Position
The table below presents the lease-related assets and liabilities recorded on the Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020:
  Classification on the Balance Sheet September 30, 2021 December 31, 2020
Assets
Noncurrent (1)(2)
Operating lease right-of-use asset $ 90,832 $ 101,379
Liabilities
Current Operating leases – current portion $ 32,063 $ 34,257
Noncurrent Operating leases – long-term portion 85,358 98,592
Total operating lease liabilities $ 117,421 $ 132,849
Weighted-average remaining lease term 4.7 years 5.0 years
Weighted-average discount rate 4.2  % 4.3  %
(1) During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company recorded a pre-tax impairment charge related to its right-of-use assets of $0 and $680, respectively, recorded in the Retail and the Wholesale Accessories/Apparel Segments.
(2) During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company recorded a pre-tax impairment charge related to its lease right-of-use assets of $22,183 in the Retail Segment..

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
Lease Costs
The table below presents certain information related to lease costs during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020:
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021 2020 2021 2020
Operating lease cost $ 9,118  $ 8,534  $ 28,384  $ 28,950 
Variable lease cost (1)(2)
1,937  8,448  14,818  8,448 
Short-term lease cost   94    213 
Less: sublease income 80  80  241  482 
Total lease cost $ 10,975  $ 16,996  $ 42,961  $ 37,129 
(1) For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company incurred expenses related to the COVID-19 lease amendments of $0 and $9,505, respectively, which were included in variable lease cost.
(2) For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company incurred expenses related to the COVID-19 lease amendments of $8,248 which was included in variable lease costs.

Other Information
The table below presents supplemental cash flow information related to leases as of the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020:
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021 2020
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities
     Operating cash flows used for operating leases $ 32,126  $ 41,663 

Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021 2020 2021 2020
Noncash transactions
Right-of-use asset obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities $ 2,388  $ 8,373  $ 12,992  $ 9,968 
Right-of-use asset amortization expense $ 8,493  $ 15,108  $ 24,256  $ 34,204 
Undiscounted Cash Flows
The table below reconciles the undiscounted cash flows for each of the first five years and total of the remaining years to the lease liabilities recorded on the Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2021:
2021 (remaining three months) $ 9,997 
2022 33,978 
2023 26,006 
2024 19,916 
2025 16,123 
Thereafter 23,449 
Total minimum lease payments 129,469 
Less: interest 12,048 
Present value of lease liabilities $ 117,421 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
Note J – Impairment of Other Long-Lived Assets

Property and equipment and lease-related right-of-use assets, along with other long-lived assets, are evaluated for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset or asset group may not be recoverable. In 2020, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s operations and declines in the retail real estate market, the Company identified indicators of impairment for long-lived assets. For such assets, the Company performed a recoverability test, comparing estimated undiscounted cash flows to the carrying value of the related long-lived assets. When the carrying value was more than the estimated undiscounted cash flows, the Company wrote the assets down to their fair value. Fair value of the long-lived assets was estimated using an income approach based on management’s forecast of future cash flows derived from continued retail operations. The fair value of individual operating lease assets was determined using estimated market rental rates. Significant estimates are used in determining future cash flows of each store over its remaining lease term, including the Company's expectations of future projected cash flows which include revenues, operating expenses, and market conditions. An impairment loss is recorded if the carrying amount of the long-lived asset group exceeds its fair value. The Company recorded total impairment charges of $0 and $1,089, respectively, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 for impairment of its fixed assets and right-of-use assets in its Wholesale Accessories/Apparel and Retail segments. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, the Company recorded total impairment charges of $6,897 and $36,896, respectively, for impairment of its fixed assets and right-of-use assets in its Retail segment. These charges were recorded in impairment of fixed assets and lease right of use assets in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income/(Loss).
Note K – Share Repurchase Program

The Company's Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program (the “Share Repurchase Program”), effective as of January 1, 2004. The Share Repurchase Program does not have a fixed expiration or termination date and may be modified or terminated by the Board of Directors at any time. On several occasions, the Board of Directors has increased the amount authorized for repurchase of the Company's common stock. On April 24, 2019, the Board of Directors approved the expansion of the Company's Share Repurchase Program for up to $200,000 in repurchases of the Company's common stock, which included the amount remaining under the prior authorization. On November 2, 2021, the Board of Directors approved an increase in the Company's share repurchase authorization of approximately $200,000, bringing the total authorization to $250,000 which included the amount remaining under the prior authorization. The Share Repurchase Program permits the Company to effect repurchases from time to time through a combination of open market repurchases, net settlements of employee stock awards or in privately negotiated transactions at such prices and times as are determined to be in the best interest of the Company. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, an aggregate of 1,497,609 shares of the Company's common stock, excluding net settlements of employee stock awards, were repurchased under the Share Repurchase Program, at a weighted average price per share of $41.45, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $62,081. As of September 30, 2021, approximately $49,509 remained available for future repurchases under the Share Repurchase Program.

The Steven Madden, Ltd. Amended and Restated 2006 Stock Incentive Plan (as further amended, the "2006 Plan"), which expired on April 6, 2019, and the Steven Madden, Ltd. 2019 Incentive Compensation Plan (the "2019 Plan") both provide the Company with the right to deduct or withhold, or require employees to remit to the Company, an amount sufficient to satisfy any applicable tax withholding and/or option cost obligations applicable to stock-based compensation awards. To the extent permitted, employees may elect to satisfy all or part of such withholding obligations by tendering to the Company previously owned shares or by having the Company withhold shares having a fair market value equal to the employee's withholding tax obligation and/or option cost. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, an aggregate of 305,735 shares were withheld in connection with the settlement of vested restricted stock to satisfy tax-withholding requirements and option costs, at an average price per share of $41.23, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $12,604.


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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
Note L – Net Income/(Loss) Per Share of Common Stock

Basic net income/(loss) per share is based on the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period, which does not include unvested restricted common stock subject to forfeiture of 3,608,000 shares for the period ended September 30, 2021, compared to 4,468,000 shares for the period ended September 30, 2020. Diluted net income per share reflects: (a) the potential dilution assuming shares of common stock were issued upon the exercise of outstanding in-the-money options and the assumed proceeds, which are deemed to be the proceeds from the exercise plus compensation cost not yet recognized attributable to future services using the treasury method, were used to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock at the average market price during the period, and (b) the vesting of granted non-vested restricted stock awards for which the assumed proceeds upon vesting are deemed to be the amount of compensation cost not yet recognized attributable to future services using the treasury stock method, to the extent dilutive. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, options to purchase approximately 17,000 and 2,000 shares of common stock, respectively, have been excluded from the calculation of diluted net income per share as compared to approximately 0 and 100,000 shares that were excluded from the calculation of diluted net loss per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, as the result would have been anti-dilutive. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, approximately 2,000 and 7,000 restricted shares, respectively, were excluded from the calculation of diluted net income per share as compared to approximately 2,480,000 and 2,493,000 shares that were excluded from the calculation of diluted net loss per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, as the result would have been anti-dilutive. Shares underlying contingently issuable awards that have not met the necessary conditions as of the end of a reporting period are not included in the calculation of diluted net income (loss) per common share for that period. The Company had contingently issuable performance awards outstanding that did not meet the performance conditions as of September 30, 2021 and 2020 and, therefore, were excluded from the calculation of diluted net income/(loss) per common share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020. The maximum number of potentially dilutive shares that could be issued upon vesting for these performance awards was approximately 17,000 and 300,000 as of September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. These amounts were also excluded from the computation of weighted average potentially dilutive securities.

Note M – Income Taxes

The Company’s provision for income taxes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 is based on the estimated annual effective tax rate, plus or minus discrete items. The following table presents the provision for income taxes and the effective tax rates for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020:
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021 2020 2021 2020
Income/(loss) before provision (benefit) for income taxes $ 88,216 $ (2,910) $ 163,164  $ (51,457)
Income tax expense/(benefit) $ 21,551 $ 4,236 $ 36,827 $ (9,366)
Effective tax rate 24.4% (145.6%) 22.6% 18.2%

The difference between the Company’s effective tax rates for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 is primarily due to the expected jurisdictional mix of profit and losses from each period, and decrease in Global Intangible Low Taxed Income in 2021.

The Company recognizes interest and penalties, if any, related to uncertain income tax positions in income tax expense. Accrued interest and penalties on unrecognized tax benefits, and interest and penalty expense are immaterial to the consolidated financial statements.

The Company files income tax returns in the U.S. for federal, state, and local purposes, and in certain foreign jurisdictions. The Company's tax years 2017 through 2020 remain open to examination by most taxing authorities.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act") was signed into law on March 27, 2020, which includes significant corporate income tax and payroll tax provisions aimed at providing
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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
economic relief. The Company received or expects to continue to receive a corporate income tax benefit on the net operating loss carryback provision set forth by the CARES Act, as well as benefits related to the employee retention credit, and favorable cash flow benefits in connection with employer payroll tax deferral, and accelerated depreciation related to qualified improvement property.

Note N – Equity-Based Compensation

The following table summarizes the number of shares of common stock authorized for issuance under the 2019 Plan, the number of stock-based awards granted (net of expired or cancelled awards) under the 2019 Plan and the number of shares of common stock available for the grant of stock-based awards under the 2019 Plan:

Common stock authorized 11,000,000
Stock-based awards, including restricted stock and stock options granted, net of expired or cancelled awards (3,269,478)
Common stock available for grant of stock-based awards as of September 30, 2021 7,730,522

In addition, vested and unvested options to purchase 1,846,567 shares of common stock and 2,951,891 shares of unvested restricted stock awarded under the 2006 Plan were outstanding as of September 30, 2021.

Total equity-based compensation for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 is as follows:

  Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
Restricted stock $ 4,596  $ 4,647  $ 13,541  $ 14,138 
Stock options 1,081  1,085  3,155  2,801 
Total $ 5,677  $ 5,732  $ 16,696  $ 16,939 

Equity-based compensation is included in operating expenses on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income/(Loss).

On August 2, 2021, pursuant to his employment agreement with the Company, Steve Madden, the Company's founder and Creative and Design Chief, was granted an option to purchase 225,000 shares of the Company's common stock at an exercise price of $43.83 per share, which option vests in four equal installments commencing on September 30, 2021 and ending on June 30, 2022. As of September 30, 2021, Mr. Madden had 1,856,250 vested options and 168,750 unvested options to purchase shares of the Company's common stock and 2,560,543 unvested restricted shares of the Company's common stock.

Stock Options
 
Cash proceeds and intrinsic values related to total stock options exercised during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 are as follows:
  Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
Proceeds from stock options exercised $ 409  $ —  $ 7,232  $ 960 
Intrinsic value of stock options exercised $ 265  $ —  $ 6,077  $ 758 

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, options to purchase 63,980 shares vested with a weighted average exercise price of $41.50 and options to purchase 485,516 shares vested with a weighted average exercise price of $27.73 vested, respectively. During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, options to purchase 65,390 shares of common stock with a weighted average exercise price of $24.86 and options to purchase approximately 575,552 shares with a
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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
weighted average exercise price of $26.83 vested, respectively. As of September 30, 2021, there were unvested options relating to 514,800 shares of common stock outstanding with a total of $3,453 of unrecognized compensation cost and an average vesting period of 1.2 years.

The Company uses the Black-Scholes-Merton option-pricing model to estimate the fair value of options granted, which requires several assumptions. The expected term of the options represents the estimated period of time until exercise and is based on the historical experience of similar awards. Expected volatility is based on the historical volatility of the Company’s common stock. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of the grant. The dividend yield is based on the Company's annualized dividend per share amount divided by the Company's stock price. The following weighted average assumptions were used for stock options granted during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020:

Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2021 2020
Volatility
40.3% to 49.6%
 33.9% to 50.0%
Risk free interest rate
0.1% to 0.6%
0.2% to 1.6%
Expected life in years
2.0 to 4.0
3.0 to 5.0
Dividend yield 1.6% 1.3%
Weighted average fair value $11.75 $10.16
Activity relating to stock options granted under the Company’s plans during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 is as follows:
  Number of Shares Weighted Average Exercise Price Weighted Average Remaining Contractual Term Aggregate Intrinsic Value
Outstanding at January 1, 2021 2,674,000 $ 26.80     
Granted 254,000 43.16     
Exercised (311,000) 23.29     
Outstanding at September 30, 2021 2,617,000 $ 28.80  3.0 years $  
Exercisable at September 30, 2021 2,103,000 $ 27.61  2.8 years $  
Restricted Stock
 
The following table summarizes restricted stock activity during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020:

Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2021 2020
  Number of Shares Weighted Average Fair Value at Grant Date Number of Shares Weighted Average Fair Value at Grant Date
Outstanding at January 1, 3,651,000 $ 20.81  4,427,000 $ 19.84 
Granted 316,000 38.95  478,000 31.78 
Vested (312,000) 28.00  (326,000) 27.90 
Forfeited (47,000) 34.93  (111,000) 37.19 
Outstanding at September 30, 3,608,000 $ 21.61  4,468,000 $ 20.10 

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
As of September 30, 2021, the Company had $47,527 of total unrecognized compensation cost related to restricted stock awards granted under the 2019 Plan and the 2006 Plan. This cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 3.8 years. The Company determines the fair value of its restricted stock awards based on the market price of its common stock on the date of grant.

Note O – Goodwill and Intangible Assets

The following is a summary of the carrying amount of goodwill by reporting unit as of September 30, 2021:
Wholesale    Net Carrying  Amount
  Footwear Accessories/ Apparel Retail
Balance at January 1, 2021 $ 91,097  $ 62,688  $ 14,480  $ 168,265 
Translation (191) —  (117) (308)
Balance at September 30, 2021 $ 90,906  $ 62,688  $ 14,363  $ 167,957 

The following table details identifiable intangible assets as of September 30, 2021:
  Estimated Lives Cost Basis Accumulated Amortization Currency Translation Net Carrying Amount
Trade names
1–10 years
$ 9,025  $ (8,962) $ —  $ 63 
Customer relationships
10–20 years
38,680  (22,690) (1,526) 14,464 
47,705  (31,652) (1,526) 14,527 
Re-acquired right indefinite 35,200  —  (7,733) 27,467 
Trademarks indefinite 70,953  —  193  71,146 
  $ 153,858  $ (31,652) $ (9,066) $ 113,140 
The Company evaluates its goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets for indicators of impairment at least annually in the third quarter of each year or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that their carrying amounts may not be recoverable. A qualitative assessment of goodwill and certain indefinite-lived intangible assets was performed as of July 1, 2021. In conducting the qualitative impairment assessment for goodwill and indefinite-lived intangibles, the Company concluded that it is more likely than not that the fair values of its goodwill exceeded the carrying values of their respective reporting units and the fair values of its indefinite-lived intangibles exceeded their respective carrying values. Therefore, no impairment charges were recorded for goodwill and intangibles.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and decline in the macroeconomic environment, the Company performed an interim impairment analysis as of March 31, 2020 that resulted in $9,518 of impairment charges, which is comprised of impairment charges of $8,615, $456 and $447 related to the Company's Cejon, GREATS and Jocelyn trademarks, respectively. An additional interim impairment analysis was conducted in the third quarter of 2020 that resulted in an impairment charge of $33,010, which is comprised of impairment charges of $18,410 and $14,600 related to the Company's Cejon and Report trademarks, respectively. These charges were recorded in impairment of intangibles in the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income/(Loss).

During the nine months ended September 30, 2021 the Company sold one of its internally developed trademarks for $8,000. The gain from the sale of the trademark was recorded in operating expenses in the Company's Condensed Statements of Income/Loss.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
The amortization of intangible assets amounted to $554 and $2,187 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 compared to $908 and for $2,694 the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 and is included in operating expenses in the Company's Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income/(Loss). The estimated future amortization expense for intangibles as of September 30, 2021 is as follows:

2021 (remaining three months) $ 487 
2022 1,718 
2023 1,718 
2024 1,718 
2025 1,718 
Thereafter 7,168 
Total $ 14,527 
 
Note P – Derivative Instruments
The Company uses derivative instruments, specifically forward foreign exchange contracts, to manage the risk associated with the volatility of future cash flows. The foreign exchange contracts are used to mitigate the impact of exchange rate fluctuations on certain forecasted purchases of inventory and are designated as cash flow hedging instruments. As of September 30, 2021, the Company's entire net forward contracts hedging portfolio consisted of a notional amount of $26,648, with the fair value included on the Consolidated Balance Sheets in other current assets of $268 and other current liabilities of $86. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company's hedging activities were considered effective, and, thus, no ineffectiveness from hedging activities was recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Income/(Loss) during the nine months of 2021. The following table presents the pre-tax amounts from derivative instruments affecting income and other comprehensive income/loss ("OCI") for the periods ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively:

Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
Forward Contracts: Location of Gain or Loss Recognized in Net Income on Derivative Gain/(Loss) Recognized in Accumulated OCI Loss Reclassified into Income From Accumulated OCI Gain Recognized in Accumulated OCI Loss Reclassified into Income From Accumulated OCI
2021
Cost of Sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)
$ 274  $ (53) $ 880  $ (765)
2020
Cost of Sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)
(478) (147) 152  (59)

Note Q – Commitments, Contingencies and Other
Future Minimum Royalty and Advertising Payments:

The Company has minimum commitments related to the Company’s license agreements. The Company sources, distributes, advertises and sells certain of its products pursuant to its license agreements with unaffiliated licensors. Royalty amounts under the license agreements are generally based on a stipulated percentage of sales, although most of these agreements contain provisions for the payment of minimum annual royalty amounts. The license agreements have various terms and some have additional renewal options, provided that minimum sales levels and certain other conditions are achieved. As of September 30, 2021, the Company had future minimum royalty and advertising payments of $16,000.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
Legal Proceedings:

The Company has been named as a defendant in certain lawsuits in the normal course of business. In the opinion of management, after consulting with legal counsel, the liabilities, if any, resulting from these matters should not have a material effect on the Company's financial position or results of operations. It is the policy of management to disclose the amount or range of reasonably possible losses in excess of recorded amounts or cash flows.
Note R – Operating Segment Information

The Company operates the following operating segments, which are presented as reportable segments: Wholesale Footwear, Wholesale Accessories/Apparel, Retail, First Cost and Licensing. The Wholesale Footwear segment, through sales to department stores, mid-tier retailers, mass market merchants, online retailers and specialty stores, derives revenue, both domestically and internationally, from sales of branded and private label women’s, men’s, girls’ and children’s footwear. The Wholesale Accessories/Apparel segment, which includes branded and private label handbags, apparel, belts and small leather goods as well as cold weather and selected other fashion accessories, derives revenue, both domestically and internationally, from sales to department stores, mid-tier retailers, mass market merchants, online retailers and specialty stores. The Company's Wholesale Footwear and Wholesale Accessories/Apparel segments derive revenue from certain countries in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa and, under special distribution arrangements, in Australia, the Middle East, South and Central America, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia and pursuant to a partnership agreement in Singapore. The Retail segment, through the operation of Company-owned retail stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and South Africa, the Company's joint ventures in China, Taiwan and Israel and its websites, derives revenue from sales of branded women’s, men’s and children’s footwear, accessories, apparel and licensed products to consumers. The First Cost segment represents activities of a subsidiary that earns commissions and design fees for serving as a buying agent of footwear products to mass-merchants, mid-tier department stores and other retailers with respect to their purchase of footwear. In the Licensing segment, the Company generates revenue by licensing its Steve Madden®, Steven by Steve Madden®, and Madden Girl® trademarks and other trademark rights for use in connection with the manufacture, marketing and sale of eyewear, outerwear, hosiery, jewelry, watches, hair accessories, umbrellas, bedding, luggage, swimwear and men's accessories. In addition, this segment licenses the Betsey Johnson® trademark for use in connection with the manufacture, marketing and sale of women's and children's apparel, hosiery, sleepwear, jewelry, watches, bedding, luggage, umbrellas, eyewear, scrubs, fragrance, slippers, and household goods.

As of 2021, the Company displayed unallocated corporate expenses separately for all periods presented. Corporate does not constitute as a reportable segment and includes costs not directly attributable to the segments that are primarily related to costs associated with corporate executives, corporate finance, corporate social responsibility, legal, human resources, information technology, cyber security and other shared costs.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
As of and for the three months ended, Wholesale Footwear Wholesale Accessories/Apparel Total Wholesale Retail First Cost Licensing
Corporate (1)
Consolidated
September 30, 2021      
Total revenue $ 304,203  $ 97,811  $ 402,014  $ 123,054  $ 991  $ 2,683  $   $ 528,742 
Gross profit 108,019  27,184  135,203  81,121  991  2,683    219,998 
Income/(loss) from operations $ 70,515  $ 13,310  $ 83,825  $ 22,539  $ 695  $ 1,991  $ (20,632) $ 88,418 
Segment assets $ 341,853  $ 494,992  $ 836,845  $ 271,125  $ 69,517  $ 82,056  $ 40,517  $ 1,300,060 
Capital expenditures $ 171  $ 58  $ 229  $ 458  $ 3  $   $ 1,126  $ 1,816 
September 30, 2020          
Total revenue $ 213,327  $ 70,516  $ 283,843  $ 58,987  $ 1,479  $ 2,558  $ —  $ 346,867 
Gross profit 73,140  25,065  98,205  37,635  1,479  2,558  —  139,877 
Income/(loss) from operations $ 31,707  $ (4,658) $ 27,049  $ (17,292) $ 882  $ 1,948  $ (15,585) $ (2,998)
Segment assets $ 284,327  $ 423,146  $ 707,473  $ 223,428  $ 65,452  $ 69,725  $ 38,332  $ 1,104,410 
Capital expenditures $ 366  $ 26  $ 392  $ 425  $ —  $ —  $ 359  $ 1,176 
As of and for the nine months ended, Wholesale Footwear Wholesale Accessories/Apparel Total Wholesale Retail First Cost Licensing
Corporate (1)
Consolidated
September 30, 2021              
Total revenue $ 719,094  $ 236,444  $ 955,538  $ 323,227  $ 1,909  $ 6,987  $   $ 1,287,661 
Gross profit 247,139  62,351  309,490  210,771  1,909  6,987    $ 529,157 
Income/(loss) from operations $ 159,049  $ 15,468  $ 174,517  $ 43,632  $ 1,577  $ 5,826  $ (61,372) $ 164,180 
Segment assets $ 341,853  $ 494,992  $ 836,845  $ 271,125  $ 69,517  $ 82,056  $ 40,517  $ 1,300,060 
Capital expenditures $ 634  $ 784  $ 1,418  $ 739  $ 3  $   $ 2,439  $ 4,599 
September 30, 2020
Total revenue $ 526,362  $ 160,206  $ 686,568  $ 153,309  $ 2,981  $ 5,989  $ —  $ 848,847 
Gross profit 174,668  48,383  223,051  97,208  2,981  5,989  —  $ 329,229 
Income/(loss) from operations $ 71,534  $ (12,465) $ 59,069  $ (66,944) $ 1,251  $ 3,416  $ (49,740) $ (52,948)
Segment assets $ 284,327  $ 423,146  $ 707,473  $ 223,428  $ 65,452  $ 69,725  $ 38,332  $ 1,104,410 
Capital expenditures $ 819  $ 105  $ 924  $ 1,391  $ —  $ —  $ 3,181  $ 5,496 
(1) Revised to present unallocated corporate expenses separately for all periods presented. Corporate does not constitute as a reportable segment and includes costs not directly attributable to the segments that are primarily related to costs associated with corporate executives, corporate finance, corporate social responsibility, legal, human resources, information technology, cyber security and other shared costs.

Revenues by geographic area are as follows:
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2021 2020 2021 2020
Domestic (1)
$ 460,246  $ 297,641  $ 1,128,992  $ 741,708 
International 68,496  49,226  158,669  107,139 
Total $ 528,742  $ 346,867  $ 1,287,661  $ 848,847 
(1) Includes revenues of $86,906 and $225,357, respectively, for the three and nine months end September 30, 2021 and $63,604 and $180,994, respectively, for the comparable period in 2020 related to sales to U.S. customers where the title is transferred outside the U.S. and the sale is recorded by the Company's international entities.
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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
Note S – Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Not Yet Adopted

In March 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2020-04, “Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting,” (“ASU No. 2020-04”), which provides practical expedients for contract modifications and certain hedging relationships associated with the transition from reference rates that are expected to be discontinued. This guidance is applicable the Company's borrowing instruments that use LIBOR as a reference rate, and is effective immediately, but is only available through December 31, 2022. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of ASU 2020-04; however, at the current time, the Company does not expect that the adoption of this ASU will have a material impact on its condensed consolidated financial statements.

Note T – Credit Agreement

Credit Agreement

On July 22, 2020, the Company entered into a $150,000 secured revolving credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with various lenders and Citizens Bank, N.A., as administrative agent (the “Agent”), which replaced the Company’s existing credit facility provided by Rosenthal & Rosenthal, Inc. (“Rosenthal”). The Credit Agreement provides for a revolving credit facility (the “Credit Facility”) scheduled to mature on July 22, 2025.

The initial $150,000 maximum availability under the Credit Facility is subject to a borrowing base calculation consisting of certain eligible accounts receivable, credit card receivables, inventory, and in-transit inventory. Availability under the Credit Facility is reduced by outstanding letters of credit. The Company may from time-to-time increase the maximum availability under the Credit Agreement by up to $100,000 if certain conditions are satisfied.

Borrowings under the Credit Agreement generally bear interest at a variable rate equal to, at the Company’s election, (i) LIBOR for the applicable interest period or (ii) the base rate (which is the highest of (a) the prime rate announced by Citizens Bank, N.A. or its parent company, (b) the sum of the federal funds effective rate plus 0.50%, and (c) the sum of one-month LIBOR plus 1%), plus in each case a specified margin, which is based upon average availability under the Credit Facility from time to time.

Under the Credit Agreement, the Company must also pay (i) a commitment fee to the Agent, for the account of each lender, which accrues at a rate equal to 0.40% per annum on the average daily unused amount of the commitment of such lender, (ii) a letter of credit participation fee to the Agent, for the account of each lender, ranging from 2.00% to 2.50% per annum, based upon average availability under the Credit Facility from time to time, multiplied by the average daily amount available to be drawn under the applicable letter of credit, and (iii) a letter of credit fronting fee to each issuer of a letter of credit under the Credit Agreement, which will accrue at a rate per annum separately agreed upon between the Company and such issuer.

The Credit Agreement contains various restrictions and covenants applicable to the Company and its subsidiaries. Among other requirements, availability under the Credit Facility must, at all times, (i) prior to the occurrence of the permanent borrowing base trigger (as defined in the Credit Agreement), equal or exceed the greater of $22,500 and 15% of the line cap (as defined in the Credit Agreement), and (ii) after the occurrence of the permanent borrowing base trigger, equal or exceed the greater of $15,000 and 10% of the line cap. Other than this minimum availability requirement, the Credit Agreement does not include any financial maintenance covenants.

The Credit Agreement requires the Company and various subsidiaries of the Company to guarantee each other’s obligations arising from time to time under the Credit Facility, as well as obligations arising in respect of certain cash management and hedging transactions. Subject to customary exceptions and limitations, all borrowings under the Credit Agreement are secured by a lien on all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and each subsidiary guarantor.

The Credit Agreement also contains customary events of default. If an event of default under the Credit Agreement occurs and is continuing, then the Agent may, and at the request of the required lenders shall, terminate the loan commitments under the Credit Agreement, declare any outstanding obligations under the Credit Agreement to be immediately due and payable or
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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements Unaudited
September 30, 2021
($ in thousands except share and per share data)
require the Company to adequately cash collateralize outstanding letter of credit obligations. If the Company or, with certain exceptions, a subsidiary becomes the subject of a proceeding under any bankruptcy, insolvency or similar law, then the loan commitments under the Credit Agreement will automatically terminate, and any outstanding obligations under the Credit Agreement and the cash collateral required under the Credit Agreement for any outstanding letter of credit obligations will become immediately due and payable.

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had no cash borrowings and $1,400 letters of credit outstanding under the Credit Facility.

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 should be read in conjunction with the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and notes thereto appearing elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
All references in this Quarterly Report to "we," "our," "us" and the "Company" refer to Steven Madden, Ltd. and its subsidiaries unless the context indicates otherwise.
This Quarterly Report contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding revenue and earnings guidance, plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as: “may”, “will”, “expect”, “believe”, “should”, “anticipate”, “project”, “predict”, “plan”, “intend”, or “estimate”, and similar expressions or the negative of these expressions. Forward-looking statements are neither historical facts nor assurances of future performance. Instead, they represent our current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding anticipated events and trends affecting our business and industry based on information available as of the time such statements are made. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy and some of which may be outside of our control. Our actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements. As such, investors should not rely upon them. Important risk factors include:

our ability to maintain adequate liquidity when negatively impacted by unforeseen events such as an epidemic or pandemic (COVID-19), which may cause disruption to our business operations and temporary closure of Company-operated and wholesale partner retail stores, resulting in a significant reduction in revenue for an indeterminable period of time;
our ability to accurately anticipate fashion trends and promptly respond to consumer demand;
our ability to compete effectively in a highly competitive market;
our ability to adapt our business model to rapid changes in the retail industry;
our dependence on the retention and hiring of key personnel;
our ability to successfully implement growth strategies and integrate acquired businesses;
our reliance on independent manufacturers to produce and deliver products in a timely manner, especially when faced with adversities such as work stoppages, transportation delays, public health emergencies, social unrest, changes in local economic conditions, and political upheavals as well as their ability to meet our quality standards;
changes in trade policies and tariffs imposed by the United States government and the governments of other nations in which we manufacture and sell products;
disruptions to product delivery systems and our ability to properly manage inventory;
our ability to adequately protect our trademarks and other intellectual property rights;
legal, regulatory, political and economic risks that may affect our sales in international markets;
changes in U.S. and foreign tax laws that could have an adverse effect on our financial results;
additional tax liabilities resulting from audits by various taxing authorities;
our ability to achieve operating results that are consistent with prior financial guidance; and
other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, including, without limitation, any guidance regarding revenue or earnings, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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Overview:
($ in thousands, except earnings per share and per share data)
 
Steven Madden, Ltd. and its subsidiaries design, source, market and sell fashion-forward branded and private label footwear for women, men and children. In addition, we design, source, market and sell branded fashion handbags, apparel and accessories, as well as private label fashion handbags and accessories. We market and sell our products through better department stores, major department stores, mid-tier department stores, specialty stores, luxury retailers, value priced retailers, national chains, mass merchants, and online retailers, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and certain European nations. In addition, our products are marketed through our retail stores and our e-commerce websites within the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and South Africa, our joint ventures in Israel, Taiwan and China, and under distribution arrangements in Italy, the Middle East, South and Central Americas, Oceania and various countries in Asia. Our product lines include a broad range of contemporary styles designed to establish or capitalize on market trends, complemented by core product offerings. We have established a reputation for design creativity and our ability to offer quality products in popular styles at accessible price points, delivered in an efficient manner and time frame.

Executive Summary

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an unprecedented decline in our revenue and earnings during 2020 and included charges from adjustments to the carrying amount of certain trademarks, long-lived asset impairment charges and restructuring and other related charges. In 2021, despite the continued impact of the pandemic and supply chain disruption, our business saw improvements in our retail segment and improvements in sell in and sell-through performance in our wholesale businesses.

Total revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 increased 52.4% to $528,742 compared to $346,867 in the same period of last year. Net income attributable to Steven Madden, Ltd. was $66,643 in the third quarter of 2021 compared to net loss of ($6,951) in the same period of last year. The effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2021 increased to 24.4% compared to (145.6)% in the third quarter of last year. Net income was $0.82 per share on 81,307 diluted weighted average shares outstanding in the third quarter of 2021 compared to a loss of ($0.09) per share on 78,560 diluted weighted average shares outstanding in the third quarter of last year.

Our inventory turnover, calculated on a trailing twelve-month average, for the quarters ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 was 7.3 times and 6.9 times, respectively. The improvement in inventory turnover is due to the continued recovery from the COVID pandemic partially offset by increased lead times as a result of the supply chain disruptions and higher penetration from our Retail segment. Our total Company accounts receivable days outstanding increased to 62 days in the third quarter of 2021 compared to 58 days in the third quarter of 2020 primarily due to the mix of accounts. As of September 30, 2021, we had $259,913 in cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, no debt and total stockholders’ equity of $807,180. Working capital was $492,527 as of September 30, 2021, compared to $429,762 on September 30, 2020.

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The following tables set forth information on operations for the periods indicated:

Selected Financial Information
($ in thousands)
Three Months Ended September 30,
  2021