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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
________________________________________________
FORM 10-Q
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QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended April 3, 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: 001-06024
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WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
 __________________________________________________________ 
Delaware38-1185150
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
9341 Courtland Drive N.E.,Rockford,Michigan49351
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
(616) 866-5500
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
________________________________________________ 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each classTrading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $1 Par ValueWWWNew York Stock Exchange
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 every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 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 filerAccelerated filer
Non-accelerated filerSmaller reporting company
Emerging growth 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.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes     No 
There were 82,827,340 shares of common stock, $1 par value, outstanding as of April 26, 2021.

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Table of Contents
PART I
Item 1.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
PART II
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 6.
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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This document contains “forward-looking statements,” which are statements relating to future, not past, events, including statements regarding the Company’s planned eCommerce investments and priorities. In this context, forward-looking statements also often address management’s current beliefs, assumptions, expectations, estimates and projections about future business and financial performance, national, regional or global political, economic and market conditions, and the Company itself. Such statements often contain words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “is likely,” “plans,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “will,” variations of such words, and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements, by their nature, address matters that are, to varying degrees, uncertain. Uncertainties that could cause the Company’s performance to differ materially from what is expressed in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following:
the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s business, operations, financial results and liquidity, including the duration and magnitude of such effects, which will depend on numerous evolving factors that the Company cannot currently fully predict or assess, including: the duration and scope of the pandemic; the negative impact on global and regional markets, economies and economic activity, including the duration and magnitude of its impact on unemployment rates, consumer discretionary spending and levels of consumer confidence; actions that governments, businesses and individuals may take in response to the pandemic; and the effects of the pandemic, including all of the foregoing, on the Company's manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, joint venture partners, wholesale customers and other counterparties. The timing and scope of recovery after the pandemic is also uncertain;
changes in general economic conditions, employment rates, business conditions, interest rates, tax policies and other factors affecting consumer spending in the markets and regions in which the Company’s products are sold;
the inability for any reason to effectively compete in global footwear, apparel and consumer-direct markets;
the inability to maintain positive brand images and anticipate, understand and respond to changing footwear and apparel trends and consumer preferences;
the inability to effectively manage inventory levels;
increases or changes in duties, tariffs, quotas or applicable assessments in countries of import and export;
foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations;
currency restrictions;
supply chain and capacity constraints, production disruptions, quality issues, price increases or other risks associated with foreign sourcing;
the cost and availability of raw materials, inventories, services and labor for contract manufacturers;
labor disruptions;
changes in relationships with, including the loss of, significant wholesale customers;
risks related to the significant investment in, and performance of, the Company’s consumer-direct operations;
risks related to expansion into new markets and complementary product categories as well as consumer-direct operations;
the impact of seasonality and unpredictable weather conditions;
the impact of changes in general economic conditions and/or the credit markets on the Company’s manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, joint venture partners and wholesale customers;
changes in the Company’s effective tax rates;
failure of licensees or distributors to meet planned annual sales goals or to make timely payments to the Company;
the risks of doing business in developing countries and politically or economically volatile areas;
the ability to secure and protect owned intellectual property or use licensed intellectual property;
the impact of regulation, regulatory and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks, including compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment, environmental remediation and other related costs, and litigation or other legal proceedings relating to the protection of the environment or environmental effects on human health;
risks of breach of the Company’s databases or other systems, or those of its vendors, which contain certain personal information, payment card data or proprietary information, due to cyberattack or other similar events;
problems affecting the Company’s supply chain and distribution system, including service interruptions at shipping and receiving ports;
strategic actions, including new initiatives and ventures, acquisitions and dispositions, and the Company’s success in integrating acquired businesses and implementing new initiatives and ventures;
the risk of impairment to goodwill and other intangibles;
the success of the Company’s restructuring and realignment initiatives undertaken from time to time; and
changes in future pension funding requirements and pension expenses.
These or other uncertainties could cause a material difference between an actual outcome and a forward-looking statement. The uncertainties included here are not exhaustive and are described in more detail in Part I, Item 1A: “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 2, 2021 (the “2020 Form 10-K”). Given these risks and uncertainties, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. The Company does not undertake an obligation to update, amend or clarify forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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PART I.     FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1.    Financial Statements

WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income
(Unaudited)
 Quarter Ended
(In millions, except per share data)April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Revenue
$510.7 $439.3 
Cost of goods sold
288.4 257.5 
Gross profit
222.3 181.8 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
174.4 156.1 
Environmental and other related costs, net of recoveries(10.2)8.8 
Operating profit
58.1 16.9 
Other expenses:
Interest expense, net
9.6 7.8 
Other expense (income), net2.8 (0.6)
Total other expenses
12.4 7.2 
Earnings before income taxes45.7 9.7 
Income tax expense (benefit)7.3 (3.1)
Net earnings$38.4 $12.8 
Less: net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests(0.1)(0.2)
Net earnings attributable to Wolverine World Wide, Inc.$38.5 $13.0 
Net earnings per share (see Note 3):
Basic
$0.46 $0.16 
Diluted
$0.45 $0.16 
Comprehensive income$44.6 $2.2 
Less: comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests(0.4)(1.4)
Comprehensive income attributable to Wolverine World Wide, Inc.$45.0 $3.6 
Cash dividends declared per share
$0.10 $0.10 
See accompanying notes to consolidated condensed financial statements.
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WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
(In millions, except share data)April 3,
2021
January 2,
2021
March 28,
2020
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$364.8 $347.4 $472.6 
Accounts receivable, less allowances of $25.0, $33.5 and $28.3323.6 268.3 323.4 
Finished products, net311.2 237.9 396.2 
Raw materials and work-in-process, net9.7 5.2 9.1 
Total inventories320.9 243.1 405.3 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets37.9 45.4 50.4 
Total current assets1,047.2 904.2 1,251.7 
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $202.6, $197.2 and $187.3120.8 124.6 138.3 
Lease right-of-use assets, net136.7 142.5 158.3 
Goodwill442.7 442.4 434.7 
Indefinite-lived intangibles382.3 382.3 604.5 
Amortizable intangibles, net71.2 73.0 76.2 
Deferred income taxes2.2 3.2 2.4 
Other assets64.2 65.2 87.6 
Total assets$2,267.3 $2,137.4 $2,753.7 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$279.3 $185.0 $137.6 
Accrued salaries and wages17.8 27.0 15.3 
Other accrued liabilities157.0 150.0 129.4 
Lease liabilities33.7 34.0 34.9 
Current maturities of long-term debt10.0 10.0 12.5 
Borrowings under revolving credit agreements  790.0 
Total current liabilities497.8 406.0 1,119.7 
Long-term debt, less current maturities710.4 712.5 423.6 
Accrued pension liabilities146.5 147.0 109.5 
Deferred income taxes37.0 35.5 86.5 
Lease liabilities, noncurrent122.8 130.3 145.0 
Other liabilities127.7 133.1 133.5 
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock – par value $1, authorized 320,000,000 shares; 111,243,844, 110,426,769, and 109,208,832 shares issued111.2 110.4 109.2 
Additional paid-in capital265.7 252.6 219.8 
Retained earnings1,123.1 1,093.3 1,268.1 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(124.1)(130.6)(111.5)
Cost of shares in treasury; 28,359,799, 28,285,274, and 28,146,763 shares(766.8)(764.3)(760.0)
Total Wolverine World Wide, Inc. stockholders’ equity609.1 561.4 725.6 
Noncontrolling interest16.0 11.6 10.3 
Total stockholders’ equity625.1 573.0 735.9 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity2,267.3 2,137.4 2,753.7 
See accompanying notes to consolidated condensed financial statements.
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WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
Quarter Ended
(In millions)April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net earnings$38.4 $12.8 
Adjustments to reconcile net earnings to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization
7.2 7.8 
Deferred income taxes
1.0 (12.6)
Stock-based compensation expense
10.0 2.7 
Pension and SERP expense
3.5 2.1 
Environmental and other related costs, net of cash payments and recoveries received
(0.2)49.6 
Other
0.6 5.8 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable
(56.2)4.1 
Inventories
(79.0)(61.0)
Other operating assets
8.9 1.4 
Accounts payable
95.8 (64.0)
Income taxes payable
(0.2)2.7 
Other operating liabilities
(3.5)(28.0)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities26.3 (76.6)
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Business acquisition, net of cash acquired
 (5.5)
Additions to property, plant and equipment
(2.2)(3.6)
Other
(0.5)(0.2)
Net cash used in investing activities(2.7)(9.3)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Payments under revolving credit agreements (108.0)
Borrowings under revolving credit agreements 538.0 
Payments on long-term debt
(2.5)(2.5)
Cash dividends paid
(8.5)(9.0)
Purchases of common stock for treasury
 (21.0)
Employee taxes paid under stock-based compensation plans(9.2)(19.7)
Proceeds from the exercise of stock options
10.5 1.5 
Contributions from noncontrolling interests
4.8  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities(4.9)379.3 
Effect of foreign exchange rate changes
(1.3)(1.4)
Increase in cash and cash equivalents17.4 292.0 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year
347.4 180.6 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of the quarter
$364.8 $472.6 
See accompanying notes to consolidated condensed financial statements.
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WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Condensed Statements of Stockholders' Equity
(Unaudited)
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Stockholders' Equity
(In millions, except share and per share data)Common StockAdditional Paid-In CapitalRetained EarningsAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossTreasury StockNon-controlling InterestTotal
Balance at December 28, 2019$108.3 $233.4 $1,263.3 $(102.1)$(736.2)$11.7 $778.4 
Net earnings (loss)13.0 (0.2)12.8 
Other comprehensive loss(9.4)(1.2)(10.6)
Shares issues, net of shares forfeited under stock incentive plans (727,936 shares)0.7 (17.6)(16.9)
Shares issued for stock options exercised, net (151,646 shares)0.2 1.3 1.5 
Stock-based compensation expense2.7 2.7 
Cash dividends declared ($0.10 per share)(8.2)(8.2)
Purchase of common stock for treasury (877,624 shares)(21.0)(21.0)
Purchases of shares under stock-based compensation plans (88,694 shares)(2.8)(2.8)
Balance at March 28, 2020$109.2 $219.8 $1,268.1 $(111.5)$(760.0)$10.3 $735.9 
Balance at January 2, 2021$110.4 $252.6 $1,093.3 $(130.6)$(764.3)$11.6 $573.0 
Net earnings (loss)38.5 (0.1)38.4 
Other comprehensive income (loss)6.5 (0.3)6.2 
Shares issued, net of shares forfeited under stock incentive plans (336,783 shares)0.3 (7.0)(6.7)
Shares issued for stock options exercised, net (480,292 shares)0.5 10.1 10.6 
Stock-based compensation expense10.0 10.0 
Cash dividends declared ($0.10 per share)(8.7)(8.7)
Purchases of shares under stock-based compensation plans (75,690 shares)(2.5)(2.5)
Capital contribution from noncontrolling interest4.8 4.8 
Balance at April 3, 2021$111.2 $265.7 $1,123.1 $(124.1)$(766.8)$16.0 $625.1 
See accompanying notes to consolidated condensed financial statements.
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WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements
Quarters Ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020
(Unaudited)
 
1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Nature of Operations
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (the “Company”) is a leading designer, marketer and licensor of a broad range of quality casual footwear and apparel; performance outdoor and athletic footwear and apparel; kids’ footwear; industrial work shoes, boots and apparel; and uniform shoes and boots. The Company’s portfolio of owned and licensed brands includes: Bates®, Cat®, Chaco®, Harley-Davidson®, Hush Puppies®, Hytest®, Keds®, Merrell®, Saucony®, Sperry®, Stride Rite® and Wolverine®. The Company’s products are marketed worldwide through owned operations, through licensing and distribution arrangements with third parties, and joint ventures. The Company also operates retail stores and eCommerce sites to market both its own brands and branded footwear and apparel from other manufacturers, as well as a leathers division that markets Wolverine Performance Leathers™.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited consolidated condensed financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for a complete presentation of the financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for fair presentation have been included in the accompanying financial statements. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes included in the Company’s 2020 Form 10-K.
The COVID-19 pandemic, the duration and severity of which is subject to uncertainty, has had and continues to have, a significant impact on the Company's business. Management's estimates and assumptions used in the preparation of the Company’s consolidated financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP contemplated both current and expected potential future impacts of COVID-19 on the Company’s business based on available information. Actual results may differ materially from management’s estimates.
Fiscal Year
The Company’s fiscal year is the 52 or 53-week period that ends on the Saturday nearest to December 31. Fiscal year 2021 has 52 weeks and fiscal year 2020 contained 53 weeks. The Company reports its quarterly results of operations on the basis of 13-week quarters for each of the first three fiscal quarters and a 13 or 14-week period for the fiscal fourth quarter. References to particular years or quarters refer to the Company’s fiscal years ended on the Saturday nearest to December 31 or the fiscal quarters within those years.
Seasonality
The Company’s business is subject to seasonal influences that could cause significant differences in revenue, earnings and cash flows from quarter to quarter. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in changes in consumer behavior and preferences and the Company expects the seasonal cadence that the Company has experienced historically may continue to be affected as a result of these changes in consumer behavior and preferences.



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2.NEW ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) has issued the following Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) that the Company has not yet adopted. The following is a summary of the new standard.
StandardDescriptionEffect on the Financial Statements or Other Significant Matters
ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848); Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting (as amended by ASU 2021-01)
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 for the Company’s borrowing instruments under the amended senior credit facility, which use LIBOR as a reference rate, and is available for adoption effective immediately but is only available through December 31, 2022.
The Company is evaluating the impact of the new standard on its consolidated financial statements.
3.EARNINGS PER SHARE
The Company calculates earnings per share in accordance with FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 260, Earnings Per Share (“ASC 260”). ASC 260 addresses whether instruments granted in share-based payment transactions are participating securities prior to vesting, and, therefore, need to be included in the earnings allocation in computing earnings per share under the two-class method. Under the guidance in ASC 260, the Company’s unvested share-based payment awards that contain non-forfeitable rights to dividends or dividend equivalents, whether paid or unpaid, are participating securities and must be included in the computation of earnings per share pursuant to the two-class method.
The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share.
Quarter Ended
(In millions, except per share data)April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Numerator:
Net earnings attributable to Wolverine World Wide, Inc.$38.5 $13.0 
Adjustment for earnings allocated to non-vested restricted common stock
(0.7)(0.2)
Net earnings used in calculating basic and diluted earnings per share$37.8 $12.8 
Denominator:
Weighted average shares outstanding
82.581.4
Adjustment for non-vested restricted common stock
(0.4)(0.3)
Shares used in calculating basic earnings per share
82.181.1
Effect of dilutive stock options
1.10.9
Shares used in calculating diluted earnings per share
83.282.0
Net earnings per share:
Basic$0.46 $0.16 
Diluted$0.45 $0.16 
For the quarters ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, 58,260 and 167,298 outstanding stock options, respectively, have not been included in the denominator for the computation of diluted earnings per share because they were anti-dilutive.
4.GOODWILL AND INDEFINITE-LIVED INTANGIBLES
The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill are as follows:
Quarter Ended
(In millions)April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Goodwill balance at beginning of the year
$442.4 $438.9 
Foreign currency translation effects0.3 (4.2)
Goodwill balance at end of the quarter
$442.7 $434.7 
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The Company’s indefinite-lived intangible assets, which comprise trade names and trademarks, totaled $382.3 million as of April 3, 2021 and January 2, 2021, and $604.5 million as of March 28, 2020. The carrying value of the Company’s Sperry® trade name was $296.0 million as of April 3, 2021. Based on the interim impairment assessment as of April 3, 2021, it was determined there were no triggering events of impairment for goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets. If the operating results for Sperry® decline in future periods compared to current projections, there are changes in the assumptions and estimates the Company uses the value of the Sperry® trade name that adversely affect such value, such as an increase in the discount rate or in the assumed tax rate, or macroeconomic conditions deteriorate further due to the COVID-19 pandemic and adversely affect the value of the Company’s Sperry® trade name balance, the Company may need to record a non-cash impairment charge.
5.ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
The Company has an agreement with a financial institution to sell selected trade accounts receivable on a recurring, nonrecourse basis that expires in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021, subject to renewal. Under the agreement, up to $75.0 million of accounts receivable may be sold to the financial institution and remain outstanding at any point in time. After the sale, the Company does not retain any interests in the accounts receivable and removes them from its consolidated condensed balance sheet, but continues to service and collect the outstanding accounts receivable on behalf of the financial institution. The Company recognizes a servicing asset or servicing liability, initially measured at fair value, each time it undertakes an obligation to service the accounts receivable under the agreement. For receivables sold under the agreement, 90% of the stated amount is paid in cash to the Company at the time of sale, with the remainder paid to the Company at the completion of the collection process.
The following is a summary of the stated amount of accounts receivable that was sold as well as fees charged by the financial institution.
Quarter Ended
(In millions)April 3, 2021March 28, 2020
Accounts receivable sold
$ $14.1 
Fees charged
 0.1 
The fees are recorded in the other expense (income), net line item on the consolidated statements of operations. Net proceeds of this program are classified in operating activities in the consolidated condensed statements of cash flows. The amounts outstanding under this program were $0.0 million and $3.2 million as of April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, respectively.
6.REVENUE FROM CONTRACTS WITH CUSTOMERS
Revenue Recognition and Performance Obligations
The Company has agreements to license symbolic intellectual property with minimum guarantees or fixed consideration. The Company is due $22.9 million of remaining fixed transaction price under its license agreements as of April 3, 2021, which it expects to recognize per the terms of its contracts over the course of time through December 2024. The Company has elected to omit the remaining variable consideration under its license agreements given the Company recognizes revenue equal to what it has the right to invoice and that amount corresponds directly with the value to the customer of the Company’s performance to date.
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The Company provides disaggregated revenue by sales channel, including the wholesale and consumer-direct sales channels, reconciled to the Company’s reportable segments. The wholesale channel includes royalty revenues due to the similarity in the Company’s oversight and management, customer base, the performance obligation (footwear and apparel goods) and point in time completion of the performance obligation.
 Quarter Ended April 3, 2021Quarter Ended March 28, 2020
(In millions)WholesaleConsumer-DirectTotalWholesaleConsumer-DirectTotal
Wolverine Michigan Group
$234.4 $63.3 $297.7 $214.3 $33.5 $247.8 
Wolverine Boston Group
150.8 50.1 200.9 149.1 33.0 182.1 
Other
11.2 0.9 12.1 8.7 0.7 9.4 
Total
$396.4 $114.3 $510.7 $372.1 $67.2 $439.3 
Reserves for Variable Consideration
Revenue is recorded at the net sales price (“transaction price”), which includes estimates of variable consideration for which reserves are established. Components of variable consideration include trade discounts and allowances, product returns, customer markdowns, customer rebates and other sales incentives relating to the sale of the Company’s products. These reserves, as detailed below, are based on the amounts earned, or to be claimed on the related sales. These estimates take into consideration a range of possible outcomes, which are probability-weighted in accordance with the expected value method for relevant factors such as current contractual and statutory requirements, specific known market events and trends, industry data and forecasted customer buying and payment patterns. Overall, these reserves reflect the Company’s best estimates of the amount of consideration to which it is entitled based on the terms of the respective underlying contracts. Revenue recognized during the fiscal periods presented related to the Company’s contract liabilities was nominal.
The Company’s contract balances are as follows:
(In millions)April 3,
2021
January 2,
2021
March 28,
2020
Product returns reserve$9.9 $15.6 $10.3 
Customer markdowns reserve2.2 3.7 5.4 
Other sales incentives reserve4.9 6.0 2.3 
Customer rebates liability13.9 13.4 10.2 
Customer advances liability4.0 8.2 3.4 
The amount of variable consideration included in the transaction price may be constrained and is included in the net sales price only to the extent that it is probable that a significant reversal in the amount of the cumulative revenue recognized under the contract will not occur in a future period. Actual amounts of consideration ultimately received may differ from initial estimates. If actual results in the future vary from initial estimates, the Company subsequently adjusts these estimates, which affects net revenue and earnings in the period such variances become known.
7.DEBT
Total debt consists of the following obligations:
(In millions)April 3,
2021
January 2,
2021
March 28,
2020
Term Loan A, due December 6, 2023$177.5 $180.0 $190.0 
Senior Notes, 5.000% interest, due September 1, 2026250.0 250.0 250.0 
Senior Notes, 6.375% interest, due May 15, 2025300.0 300.0  
Borrowings under revolving credit agreements  790.0 
Unamortized deferred financing costs(7.1)(7.5)(3.9)
Total debt$720.4 $722.5 $1,226.1 
On May 5, 2020, the Company entered into a Second Amendment (the “Amendment”) which amended its senior credit facility, which had previously been amended and restated as of December 6, 2018 (as so amended by the Amendment, the “Amended Senior Credit Facility”). In connection with the Amendment, the Company borrowed $171.0 million in aggregate principal amount of an incremental term loan. The incremental term loan was fully repaid by the end of fiscal 2020.
The Amended Senior Credit Facility also included a $200.0 million term loan facility (“Term Loan A”) and an $800.0 million Revolving Credit Facility, both with maturity dates of December 6, 2023, that remained unchanged as a result of the
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Amendment. The Amended Senior Credit Facility’s debt capacity is limited to an aggregate debt amount (including outstanding term loan principal and revolver commitment amounts in addition to permitted incremental debt) not to exceed $1,750.0 million, unless certain specified conditions set forth in the Amended Senior Credit Facility are met. Term Loan A requires quarterly principal payments with a balloon payment due on December 6, 2023. As of April 3, 2021, the scheduled principal payments due under Term Loan A over the next 12 months total $10.0 million and are recorded as current maturities of long-term debt on the consolidated condensed balance sheets.
The Revolving Credit Facility allows the Company to borrow up to an aggregate amount of $800.0 million, which includes a $200.0 million foreign currency subfacility under which borrowings may be made, subject to certain conditions, in Canadian dollars, British pounds, euros, Hong Kong dollars, Swedish kronor, Swiss francs and such additional currencies as are determined in accordance with the Amended Senior Credit Facility. The Revolving Credit Facility also includes a $50.0 million swingline subfacility and a $50.0 million letter of credit subfacility. The Company had outstanding letters of credit under the Revolving Credit Facility of $6.1 million, $6.1 million and $5.7 million as of April 3, 2021, January 2, 2021 and March 28, 2020, respectively. These outstanding letters of credit reduce the borrowing capacity under the Revolving Credit Facility.
The interest rates applicable to amounts outstanding under Term Loan A and to U.S. dollar denominated amounts outstanding under the Revolving Credit Facility are, at the Company’s option, either (1) the Alternate Base Rate plus an Applicable Margin as determined by the Company’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio, within a range of 0.125% to 1.000%, or (2) the Eurocurrency Rate plus an Applicable Margin as determined by the Company’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio, within a range of 1.125% to 2.000% (all capitalized terms used in this sentence are as defined in the Amended Senior Credit Facility). At April 3, 2021, Term Loan A had a weighted-average interest rate of 2.00%.
The obligations of the Company pursuant to the Amended Senior Credit Facility are guaranteed by substantially all of the Company’s material domestic subsidiaries and secured by substantially all of the personal and real property of the Company and its material domestic subsidiaries, subject to certain exceptions.
The Amended Senior Credit Facility also contains certain affirmative and negative covenants, including covenants that limit the ability of the Company and its Restricted Subsidiaries to, among other things: incur or guarantee indebtedness; incur liens; pay dividends or repurchase stock; enter into transactions with affiliates; consummate asset sales, acquisitions or mergers; prepay certain other indebtedness; or make investments, as well as covenants restricting the activities of certain foreign subsidiaries of the Company that hold intellectual property related assets. Further, the Amended Senior Credit Facility requires compliance with the following financial covenants: a maximum Consolidated Leverage Ratio and a minimum Consolidated Interest Coverage Ratio (all capitalized terms used in this paragraph are as defined in the Amended Senior Credit Facility). As of April 3, 2021, the Company was in compliance with all covenants and performance ratios under the Amended Senior Credit Facility.
On May 11, 2020 the Company issued $300.0 million aggregate principal amount of 6.375% Senior Notes due on May 15, 2025. Related interest payments are due semi-annually beginning on November 15, 2020. These senior notes are guaranteed by substantially all of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries.
The Company has $250.0 million of senior notes outstanding that are due on September 1, 2026. These senior notes bear interest at 5.00% with the related interest payments due semi-annually and are guaranteed by substantially all of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries.
The Company has a foreign revolving credit facility with aggregate available borrowings of $4.0 million that are uncommitted and, therefore, each borrowing against the facility is subject to approval by the lender. There were no borrowings against this facility as of April 3, 2021, January 2, 2021 and March 28, 2020.
The Company included in interest expense the amortization of deferred financing costs of $0.7 million and $0.4 million for the quarters ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, respectively.
8. LEASES
The Company’s leases consist primarily of corporate offices, retail stores, distribution centers, showrooms, vehicles and office equipment. The Company leases assets in the normal course of business to meet its current and future needs while providing flexibility to its operations. The Company enters into contracts with third parties to lease specifically identified assets. Most of the Company’s leases have contractually specified renewal periods. Most retail store leases have early termination clauses that the Company can elect if stipulated sales amounts are not achieved. The Company determines the lease term for each lease
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based on the terms of each contract and factors in renewal and early termination options if such options are reasonably certain to be exercised.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect the pandemic had on the Company’s leased properties, the Company has been actively seeking rent relief from its landlords. The Company considered the FASB staff guidance issued in April 2020 in relation to accounting for lease concessions made in connection with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and elected to apply the temporary practical expedient to account for rent deferrals and abatements as though the enforceable rights and obligations existed in each contract. Depending on the timing of the future payments, amounts deferred and payable in future periods have been included in “Other accrued liabilities” and “Other liabilities” on the Company’s condensed consolidated balance sheets. The Company continued to recognize lease expense on a straight-line basis for its leases over the related lease terms.
The following is a summary of the Company’s lease cost.
Quarter Ended
(In millions)April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Operating lease cost$8.1 $8.2 
Variable lease cost3.2 3.4 
Short-term lease cost0.3 0.3 
Sublease income(1.8)(1.2)
Total lease cost$9.8 $10.7 
The Company made cash payments of $9.1 million and $7.5 million for operating lease liabilities during the quarter ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, respectively. The Company entered into new or amended leases that resulted in noncash recognition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities of $0.2 million and $5.1 million during the quarter ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, respectively. The Company did not enter into any real estate leases with commencement dates subsequent to April 3, 2021.
9.DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
The Company follows FASB ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging ("ASC 815"), which requires that all derivative instruments be recorded on the consolidated condensed balance sheets at fair value by establishing criteria for designation and effectiveness of hedging relationships. The Company does not hold or issue financial instruments for trading purposes.
The Company utilizes foreign currency forward exchange contracts designated as cash flow hedges to manage the volatility associated primarily with U.S. dollar inventory purchases made by non-U.S. wholesale operations in the normal course of business. These foreign currency forward exchange hedge contracts extended out to a maximum of 538 days, 538 days, and 503 days as of April 3, 2021, January 2, 2021 and March 28, 2020, respectively. If, in the future, the foreign exchange contracts are determined not to be highly effective or are terminated before their contractual termination dates, the Company would remove the hedge designation from those contracts and reclassify into earnings the unrealized gains or losses that would otherwise be included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) within stockholders’ equity.
The Company had an interest rate swap arrangement to mitigate interest volatility with regard to variable rate borrowings under the Amended Senior Credit Facility. The interest rate swap exchanged floating rate for fixed rate interest payments without the exchange of the underlying notional amounts, and had been designated as cash flow hedge of the underlying debt. The arrangement was terminated during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020.
The Company has a cross currency swap to minimize the impact of exchange rate fluctuations. The hedging instrument, which, unless otherwise terminated, will mature on September 1, 2021, has been designated as a hedge of a net investment in a foreign operation. The Company will pay 2.75% on the euro-denominated notional amount and receive 5.00% on the U.S. dollar notional amount, with an exchange of principal at maturity. Changes in fair value related to movements in the foreign currency exchange spot rate are recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), offsetting the currency translation adjustment related to the underlying net investment that is also recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss). All other changes in fair value are recorded in interest expense. In accordance with ASC 815, the Company has formally documented the relationship between the cross-currency swap and the Company’s investment in its euro-denominated subsidiary, as well as its risk management objective and strategy for undertaking the hedge transaction. This process included linking the derivative to its net investment on the balance sheet. The Company also assessed at the hedge’s inception, and continues to assess on an ongoing basis, whether the derivative used in the hedging transaction is highly effective in offsetting changes in the net investment of the foreign operations.
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The notional amounts of the Company’s derivative instruments are as follows:
(Dollars in millions)April 3,
2021
January 2,
2021
March 28,
2020
Foreign exchange hedge contracts$231.3 $250.7 $202.1 
Interest rate swap  335.2 
Cross currency swap79.8 79.8 79.8 
The recorded fair values of the Company’s derivative instruments are as follows:
(In millions)April 3,
2021
January 2,
2021
March 28,
2020
Financial assets:
Foreign exchange hedge contracts$1.4 $ $6.6 
Financial liabilities:
Foreign exchange hedge contracts$(4.6)$(8.8)$ 
Interest rate swap  (9.7)
Cross currency swap(7.9)(10.8)(1.9)
10.STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
The Company recognized compensation expense of $10.0 million and $2.7 million, and related income tax benefits of $2.0 million and $0.5 million, for grants under its stock-based compensation plans for the quarters ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, respectively.
The Company grants restricted stock or units (“restricted awards”), performance-based restricted stock or units (“performance awards”) and stock options under its stock-based compensation plans.
The Company granted restricted awards and performance awards as follows:
Quarter Ended April 3, 2021Quarter Ended March 28, 2020
(In millions)Company Shares IssuedWeighted-Average Grant Date Fair ValueCompany Shares IssuedWeighted-Average Grant Date Fair Value
Restricted Awards552,439$34.22 493,420$32.84 
Performance Awards620,771$35.74 336,181$35.45 
11.RETIREMENT PLANS
The following is a summary of net pension and Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (“SERP”) expense recognized by the Company.
 Quarter Ended
(In millions)April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Service cost pertaining to benefits earned during the period
$1.8 $1.6 
Interest cost on projected benefit obligations
3.2 3.5 
Expected return on pension assets
(4.9)(4.6)
Net amortization loss
3.4 1.6 
Net pension expense
$3.5 $2.1 
The non-service cost components of net pension expense is recorded in the Other expense (income), net line item on the consolidated condensed statements of operations and comprehensive income.
12.INCOME TAXES
The Company maintains management and operational activities in overseas subsidiaries, and its foreign earnings are taxed at rates that are different than the U.S. federal statutory income tax rate. A significant amount of the Company’s earnings are
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generated by its Canadian, European and Asian subsidiaries and, to a lesser extent, in jurisdictions that are not subject to income tax.
The Company intends to permanently reinvest all non-cash undistributed earnings outside of the U.S. and has, therefore not established a deferred tax liability on that amount of foreign unremitted earnings. However, if these non-cash undistributed earnings were repatriated, the Company would be required to accrue and pay applicable U.S. taxes and withholding taxes payable to various countries. It is not practicable to estimate the amount of the deferred tax liability associated with these non-cash unremitted earnings due to the complexity of the hypothetical calculation.
The Company’s effective tax rates for the quarters ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020 were 16.0% and (32.3)%, respectively. The lower effective tax rate for the prior year reflected larger discrete benefits than the current year. In addition, the higher pretax income in the current year led to discrete adjustments having a lesser impact on the income tax rate.

The Company is subject to periodic audits by U.S. federal, state, local and non-U.S. tax authorities. Currently, the Company is undergoing routine periodic audits in both U.S. federal, state, local and non-U.S. tax jurisdictions. It is reasonably possible that the amounts of unrecognized tax benefits could change in the next 12 months as a result of the audits; however, any payment of tax is not expected to be significant to the consolidated condensed financial statements. The Company is no longer subject to U.S. federal, state and local or non-U.S. income tax examinations by tax authorities for years before 2017 in the majority of tax jurisdictions.
13.ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) represents net earnings and any revenue, expenses, gains and losses that, under U.S. GAAP, are excluded from net earnings and recognized directly as a component of stockholders’ equity.
The change in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) during the quarters ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020 is as follows:
(In millions)Foreign
currency
translation
DerivativesPensionTotal
Balance at December 28, 2019$(47.6)$(5.8)$(48.7)$(102.1)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications (1)
(10.9)1.1  (9.8)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (1.2)
(2)
1.6 
(3)
0.4 
Income tax expense (benefit) 0.3 (0.3) 
Net reclassifications (0.9)1.3 0.4 
Net current-period other comprehensive income (loss) (1)
(10.9)0.2 1.3 (9.4)
Balance at March 28, 2020$(58.5)$(5.6)$(47.4)$(111.5)
Balance at January 2, 2021$(36.8)$(20.3)$(73.5)$(130.6)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications (1)
(1.6)5.0  3.4 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 0.6 
(2)
3.4 
(3)
4.0 
Income tax expense (benefit) (0.2)(0.7)(0.9)
Net reclassifications 0.4 2.7 3.1 
Net current-period other comprehensive income (loss) (1)
(1.6)5.4 2.7 6.5 
Balance at April 3, 2021$(38.4)$(14.9)$(70.8)$(124.1)
(1)Other comprehensive income (loss) is reported net of taxes and noncontrolling interest.
(2)Amounts related to foreign currency derivatives are included in cost of goods sold. Amounts related to foreign currency derivatives that are no longer deemed to be highly effective are included in other income. Amounts related to the interest rate swap and the cross-currency swap are included in interest expense.
(3)Amounts reclassified are included in the computation of net pension expense.
14.FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
The Company follows FASB ASC Topic 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (“ASC 820”), which provides a consistent definition of fair value, focuses on exit price, prioritizes the use of market-based inputs over entity-specific inputs for
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measuring fair value and establishes a three-tier hierarchy for fair value measurements. ASC 820 requires fair value measurements to be classified and disclosed in one of the following three categories:
Level 1: Fair value is measured using quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets and liabilities.
Level 2:  Fair value is measured using either direct or indirect inputs, other than quoted prices included within Level 1, which are observable for similar assets or liabilities.
Level 3: Fair value is measured using valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs are unobservable.
Recurring Fair Value Measurements
The following table sets forth financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value in the consolidated condensed balance sheets and the respective pricing levels to which the fair value measurements are classified within the fair value hierarchy.
 Fair Value Measurements
Quoted Prices With Other Observable Inputs (Level 2)
(In millions)April 3,
2021
January 2,
2021
March 28,
2020
Financial assets:
Derivatives$1.4 $ $6.6 
Financial liabilities:
Derivatives$(12.5)$(19.6)$(11.6)
The fair value of foreign currency forward exchange contracts represents the estimated receipts or payments necessary to terminate the contracts. The interest rate swap was valued based on the current forward rates of the future cash flows. The fair value of the cross-currency swap is determined using the current forward rates and changes in the spot rate.
Fair Value Disclosures
The Company’s financial instruments that are not recorded at fair value consist of cash and cash equivalents, accounts and notes receivable, accounts payable, borrowings under revolving credit agreements and other short-term and long-term debt. The carrying amount of these financial instruments is historical cost, which approximates fair value, except for the debt. The carrying value and the fair value of the Company’s debt are as follows:
(In millions)April 3,
2021
January 2,
2021
March 28,
2020
Carrying value$720.4 $722.5 $1,226.1 
Fair value759.0 765.4 1,228.0 
The fair value of the fixed rate debt was based on third-party quotes (Level 2). The fair value of the variable rate debt was calculated by discounting the future cash flows to its present value using a discount rate based on the risk-free rate of the same maturity (Level 3).
15.LITIGATION AND CONTINGENCIES
Litigation
The Company operated a leather tannery in Rockford, Michigan from the early 1900s through 2009 (the “Tannery”). The Company also owns a parcel on House Street in Plainfield Township that the Company used for the disposal of Tannery byproducts until about 1970 (the "House Street" site). Beginning in the late 1950s, the Company used 3M Company’s Scotchgard™ in its processing of certain leathers at the Tannery. Until 2002 when 3M Company changed its Scotchgard™ formula, Tannery byproducts disposed of by the Company at the House Street site and other locations may have contained PFOA and/or PFOS, two chemicals in the family of compounds known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (together, “PFAS”). PFOA and PFOS help provide non-stick, stain-resistant, and water-resistant qualities, and were used for many decades in commercial products like firefighting foams and metal plating, and in common consumer items like food wrappers, microwave popcorn bags, pizza boxes, Teflon™, carpets and Scotchgard™.
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In May 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced a lifetime health advisory level of 70 parts per trillion (“ppt”) combined for PFOA and PFOS. In January 2018, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (“MDEQ”, now known as the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (“EGLE”)) enacted a drinking water criterion of 70 ppt combined for PFOA and PFOS, which set an official state standard for acceptable concentrations of these contaminants in groundwater used for drinking water purposes. On August 3, 2020, Michigan changed the standards for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water to 8 and 16 ppt, respectively, and set standards for four other PFAS substances.
Civil and Regulatory Actions of EGLE and EPA
On January 10, 2018, EGLE filed a civil action against the Company in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (“RCRA”) and Parts 201 and 31 of the Michigan Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (“NREPA”) alleging that the Company’s past and present handling, storage, treatment, transportation and/or disposal of solid waste at the Company’s properties has resulted in releases of PFAS at levels exceeding applicable Michigan cleanup criteria for PFOA and PFOS (the "EGLE Action"). Plainfield and Algoma Townships intervened in the EGLE Action alleging claims under RCRA, NREPA, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) and common law nuisance.
On February 3, 2020, the parties entered into a consent decree resolving the EGLE Action, which was approved by U.S. District Judge Janet T. Neff on February 19, 2020 (the “Consent Decree”). Under the Consent Decree, the Company agreed to pay for an extension of Plainfield Township’s municipal water system to more than 1,000 properties in Plainfield and Algoma Townships, subject to an aggregate cap of $69.5 million. The Company also agreed to continue maintaining water filters for certain homeowners, resample certain residential wells for PFAS, continue remediation at the Company’s Tannery property and House Street site, and conduct further investigations and monitoring to the assess the presence of PFAS in area groundwater. The Company’s activities under the Consent Decree are not materially impacted by the drinking water standards that became effective on August 3, 2020.
On December 19, 2018, the Company filed a third-party complaint against 3M Company seeking, among other things, recovery of the Company’s remediation and other costs incurred in defense of the EGLE Action ("the 3M Action"). On June 20, 2019, the 3M Company filed a counterclaim against the Company in response to the 3M Action, seeking, among other things, contractual and common law indemnity and contribution under CERCLA and Part 201 of NREPA. On February 20, 2020, the Company and 3M Company entered into a settlement agreement resolving the 3M Action, under which 3M Company paid the Company a lump sum amount of $55.0 million during the first quarter of 2020.
On January 10, 2018, the EPA entered a Unilateral Administrative Order (the “Order”) under Section 106(a) of CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. § 9606(a) with an effective date of February 1, 2018. The Order pertained to specified removal actions at the Company's Tannery and House Street sites, including certain time critical removal actions subsequently identified in an April 29, 2019 letter from the EPA, to abate the actual or threatened release of hazardous substances at or from the sites. On October 28, 2019, the EPA and the Company entered into an Administrative Settlement and Order on Consent (“AOC”) that supersedes the Order and addresses the agreed-upon removal actions outlined in the Order. The Company has completed almost all of the activities required by to the AOC, and anticipates completing the remaining activities in 2021 pursuant to approved work plans.
The Company discusses its reserve for remediation costs in the environmental liabilities section below.
Individual and Class Action Litigation
Individual lawsuits and three putative class action lawsuits have been filed against the Company that raise a variety of claims, including claims related to property, remediation, and human health effects. The three putative class action lawsuits were subsequently refiled in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan as a single consolidated putative class action lawsuit. 3M Company has been named as a co-defendant in the individual lawsuits and consolidated putative class action lawsuit. In addition, the current owner of a former landfill and gravel mining operation sued the Company seeking damages and cost recovery for property damage allegedly caused by the Company’s disposal of tannery waste containing PFAS (this suit collectively with the individual lawsuits and putative class action, the “Litigation Matters”).
Assessing potential liability with respect to the Litigation Matters at this time is difficult. The Litigation Matters are in various stages of discovery and related motions. In addition, there is minimal direct and relevant precedent for these types of claims related to PFAS, and the science regarding the human health effects of PFAS exposure in the environment remains inconclusive and inconsistent, thereby creating additional uncertainties. Due to these factors, combined with the complexities and uncertainties of litigation, the Company is unable to conclude that adverse verdicts resulting from the Litigation Matters are probable, and therefore no amounts are currently reserved for these claims. The Company intends to continue to vigorously defend itself against these claims.
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In addition, in December 2018 the Company filed a lawsuit against certain of its historic liability insurers, seeking their participation in the Company's defense and remediation efforts. The Company recognized certain recoveries from legacy insurance policies in 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, and continues pursing additional recoveries pursuant to its lawsuit.
Other Litigation
The Company is also involved in litigation incidental to its business and is a party to legal actions and claims, including, but not limited to, those related to employment, intellectual property, and other environmental matters. Some of the legal proceedings include claims for compensatory as well as punitive damages. While the final outcome of these matters cannot be predicted with certainty, considering, among other things, the meritorious legal defenses available to the Company and reserves for liabilities that the Company has recorded, along with applicable insurance, it is management’s opinion that the outcome of these items are not expected to have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
Environmental Liabilities
The following is a summary of the activity with respect to the environmental remediation reserve established by the Company:
Quarter Ended
(In millions)April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Remediation liability at beginning of the year
$101.8 $124.4 
Changes in estimate
  
Amounts paid
(1.0)(8.0)
Remediation liability at the end of the quarter
$100.8 $116.4 
The reserve balance as of April 3, 2021 includes $24.7 million that is expected to be paid within the next twelve months and is recorded as a current obligation in other accrued liabilities, with the remaining $76.1 million expected to be paid over the course of up to 25 years, recorded in other liabilities.
The Company's remediation activity at the Tannery property, House Street site and other relevant disposal sites is ongoing. Although the Consent Decree has made near-term costs more clear, it is difficult to estimate the long-term cost of environmental compliance and remediation given the uncertainties regarding the interpretation and enforcement of applicable environmental laws and regulations, the extent of environmental contamination and the existence of alternative cleanup methods. Future developments may occur that could materially change the Company’s current cost estimates, including, but not limited to: (i) changes in the information available regarding the environmental impact of the Company’s operations and products; (ii) changes in environmental regulations, changes in permissible levels of specific compounds in drinking water sources, or changes in enforcement theories and policies, including efforts to recover natural resource damages; (iii) new and evolving analytical and remediation techniques; (iv) changes to the form of remediation; (v) success in allocating liability to other potentially responsible parties; and (vi) the financial viability of other potentially responsible parties and third-party indemnitors. For locations at which remediation activity is largely ongoing, the Company cannot estimate a possible loss or range of loss in excess of the associated established reserves for the reasons described above. The Company adjusts recorded liabilities as further information develops or circumstances change.
Minimum Royalties and Advertising Commitments
The Company has future minimum royalty and advertising obligations due under the terms of certain licenses held by the Company. These minimum future obligations for the fiscal periods subsequent to April 3, 2021 are as follows:
(In millions)20212022202320242025Thereafter
Minimum royalties$1.1 $1.8 $ $ $ $ 
Minimum advertising2.3 3.4 3.5 3.6   
Minimum royalties are based on both fixed obligations and assumptions regarding the Consumer Price Index. Royalty obligations in excess of minimum requirements are based upon future sales levels. In accordance with these agreements, the Company incurred royalty expense of $0.4 million and $0.4 million for the quarters ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, respectively.
The terms of certain license agreements also require the Company to make advertising expenditures based on the level of sales of the licensed products. In accordance with these agreements, the Company incurred advertising expense of $1.0 million and $0.6 million for the quarters ended April 3, 2021 and March 28, 2020, respectively.
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16.BUSINESS SEGMENTS
The Company’s portfolio of brands is organized into the following two operating segments, which the Company has determined to be reportable segments.
Wolverine Michigan Group, consisting of Merrell® footwear and apparel, Cat® footwear, Wolverine® footwear and apparel, Chaco® footwear, Hush Puppies® footwear and apparel, Bates® uniform footwear, Harley-Davidson® footwear and Hytest® safety footwear; and
Wolverine Boston Group, consisting of Sperry® footwear, Saucony® footwear and apparel, Keds® footwear, and the Kids’ footwear business, which includes the Stride Rite® licensed business, as well as Kids' footwear offerings from Saucony®, Sperry®, Keds®, Merrell®, Hush Puppies® and Cat®.
The reportable segments are engaged in designing, manufacturing, sourcing, marketing, licensing and distributing branded footwear, apparel and accessories. Revenue for the reportable segments includes revenue from the sale of branded footwear, apparel and accessories to third-party customers; revenue from third-party licensees and distributors; and revenue from the Company’s consumer-direct businesses.
The Company also reports “Other” and “Corporate” categories. The Other category consists of the Company’s leather marketing operations, sourcing operations that include third-party commission revenues and multi-branded consumer-direct retail stores. The Corporate category consists of unallocated corporate expenses, such as costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic and environmental and other related costs. The Company’s reportable segments are determined based on how the Company internally reports and evaluates financial information used to make operating decisions.
Company management uses various financial measures to evaluate the performance of the reportable segments. The following is a summary of certain key financial measures for each reportable segment.
 Quarter Ended
(In millions)April 3,
2021
March 28,
2020
Revenue:
Wolverine Michigan Group$297.7 $247.8 
Wolverine Boston Group200.9 182.1 
Other12.1 9.4 
Total$510.7 $439.3 
Operating profit (loss):
Wolverine Michigan Group$59.2 $43.1 
Wolverine Boston Group34.1 18.8 
Other0.3 (0.1)
Corporate(35.5)(44.9)
Total$58.1 $16.9 
(In millions)April 3,
2021
January 2,
2021
March 28,
2020
Total assets:
Wolverine Michigan Group$684.8 $626.9 $755.3 
Wolverine Boston Group1,126.8 1,077.8 1,351.5 
Other37.0 31.4 41.4 
Corporate418.7 401.3 605.5