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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED AUGUST 2, 2014
OR
o
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission file number 000-51217
SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
DELAWARE
20-1920798
(State of Incorporation)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
3333 BEVERLY ROAD, HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILLINOIS
60179
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (847) 286-2500
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  x               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    x          No    ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer   x  Accelerated filer    ¨   Non-accelerated filer    ¨   Smaller reporting company    ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes    ¨            No    x
As of August 15, 2014, the registrant had 106,472,251 common shares, $0.01 par value, outstanding.
 




SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
INDEX TO QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
13 and 26 Weeks Ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013
 
 
 
 
Page
PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
Item 6.




SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
26 Weeks Ended
millions, except per share data
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
 
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
REVENUES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merchandise sales and services(1)
$
8,013

 
$
8,871

 
$
15,892

 
$
17,323

COSTS AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales, buying and occupancy(1)
6,271

 
6,685

 
12,322

 
12,981

Selling and administrative
2,118

 
2,291

 
4,207

 
4,509

Depreciation and amortization
152

 
187

 
307

 
378

Impairment charges
20

 

 
25

 
8

Gain on sales of assets
(34
)
 
(241
)
 
(80
)
 
(255
)
Total costs and expenses
8,527

 
8,922

 
16,781

 
17,621

Operating loss
(514
)
 
(51
)
 
(889
)
 
(298
)
Interest expense
(72
)
 
(59
)
 
(143
)
 
(120
)
Interest and investment income
32

 
14

 
36

 
21

Other income (loss)
5

 
(1
)
 
2

 
(1
)
Loss before income taxes
(549
)
 
(97
)
 
(994
)
 
(398
)
Income tax expense
(32
)
 
(30
)
 
(29
)
 
(21
)
Net loss
(581
)
 
(127
)
 
(1,023
)
 
(419
)
(Income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests
8

 
(67
)
 
48

 
(54
)
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO HOLDINGS' SHAREHOLDERS
$
(573
)
 
$
(194
)
 
$
(975
)
 
$
(473
)
NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO HOLDINGS' SHAREHOLDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic loss per share
$
(5.39
)
 
$
(1.83
)
 
$
(9.17
)
 
$
(4.46
)
Diluted loss per share
$
(5.39
)
 
$
(1.83
)
 
$
(9.17
)
 
$
(4.46
)
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding
106.3

 
106.1

 
106.3

 
106.1

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding
106.3

 
106.1

 
106.3

 
106.1

(1) Includes merchandise sales to Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. ("SHO") of $383 million and $386 million for the 13 weeks ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013, respectively and $741 million and $755 million for the 26 weeks ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013, respectively. Pursuant to the terms of the separation, merchandise is sold to SHO at cost.


See accompanying notes.

1


SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss
(Unaudited)
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
26 Weeks Ended
millions
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
 
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
Net loss
$
(581
)
 
$
(127
)
 
$
(1,023
)
 
$
(419
)
Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension and postretirement adjustments, net of tax
35

 
48

 
65

 
94

Deferred loss on derivatives, net of tax
(1
)
 

 
(2
)
 

Currency translation adjustments, net of tax
3

 
(20
)
 
14

 
(27
)
Total other comprehensive income
37

 
28

 
77

 
67

Comprehensive loss
(544
)
 
(99
)
 
(946
)
 
(352
)
Comprehensive (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests
3

 
(61
)
 
37

 
(47
)
Comprehensive loss attributable to Holdings' shareholders
$
(541
)
 
$
(160
)
 
$
(909
)
 
$
(399
)

See accompanying notes.

2


SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)
millions
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
 
February 1,
2014
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
829

 
$
671

 
$
1,028

Restricted cash
10

 
10

 
10

Accounts receivable(1)
516

 
641

 
553

Merchandise inventories
6,383

 
7,708

 
7,034

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
419

 
470

 
334

Total current assets
8,157

 
9,500

 
8,959

Property and equipment, net
5,091

 
5,786

 
5,394

Goodwill
269

 
379

 
379

Trade names and other intangible assets
2,302

 
2,864

 
2,850

Other assets
619

 
749

 
679

TOTAL ASSETS
$
16,438

 
$
19,278

 
$
18,261

LIABILITIES
 
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
Short-term borrowings(2)
$
1,404

 
$
1,756

 
$
1,332

Current portion of long-term debt and capitalized lease obligations
85

 
75

 
83

Merchandise payables
2,506

 
2,903

 
2,496

Other current liabilities
2,374

 
2,435

 
2,527

Unearned revenues
889

 
925

 
900

Other taxes
436

 
484

 
460

Short-term deferred tax liabilities
484

 
382

 
387

Total current liabilities
8,178

 
8,960

 
8,185

Long-term debt and capitalized lease obligations(3)
2,815

 
1,911

 
2,834

Pension and postretirement benefits
1,721

 
2,539

 
1,942

Other long-term liabilities
2,007

 
2,081

 
2,008

Long-term deferred tax liabilities
798

 
963

 
1,109

Total Liabilities
15,519

 
16,454

 
16,078

Commitments and contingencies
 
 
 
 
 
EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
Total Equity
919

 
2,824

 
2,183

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
$
16,438

 
$
19,278

 
$
18,261

(1) Includes $84 million, $77 million and $68 million at August 2, 2014, August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014, respectively, of net amounts receivable from SHO.
(2)Includes $235 million of unsecured commercial paper held by ESL and its affiliates at August 3, 2013. ESL and its affiliates held none of our commercial paper at August 2, 2014 or February 1, 2014.
(3) Includes $205 million of senior secured notes held by ESL and its affiliates at August 2, 2014, and $95 million at both August 3, 2013, and February 1, 2014, and $3 million of subsidiary notes held by ESL and its affiliates at August 2, 2014, August 3, 2013, and February 1, 2014.
See accompanying notes.

3


SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
 
26 Weeks Ended
millions
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Net loss
$
(1,023
)
 
$
(419
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
307

 
378

Impairment charges
25

 
8

Gain on sales of assets
(80
)
 
(255
)
Gain on sales of investments
(23
)
 

Pension and postretirement plan contributions
(205
)
 
(176
)
Settlement of Canadian dollar hedges
1

 

Change in operating assets and liabilities (net of acquisitions and dispositions):
 
 
 
Deferred income taxes
(36
)
 
12

Merchandise inventories
308

 
(183
)
Merchandise payables
46

 
157

Income and other taxes
(59
)
 
(12
)
Mark-to-market adjustments and settlements on Sears Canada derivative instruments
3

 
(1
)
Other operating assets
(26
)
 
(43
)
Other operating liabilities
15

 
(181
)
Net cash used in operating activities
(747
)
 
(715
)
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Proceeds from sales of property and investments
164

 
287

Net increase in investments and restricted cash

 
(1
)
Purchases of property and equipment
(126
)
 
(116
)
Net cash provided by investing activities
38

 
170

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Proceeds from debt issuances

 
2

Repayments of long-term debt
(42
)
 
(46
)
Increase in short-term borrowings, primarily 90 days or less
72

 
662

Lands' End, Inc. pre-separation funding
515

 

Separation of Lands' End, Inc.
(31
)
 

Debt issuance costs
(11
)
 

Net cash provided by financing activities
503

 
618

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents
7

 
(11
)
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
(199
)
 
62

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF YEAR
1,028

 
609

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD
$
829

 
$
671

Supplemental Cash Flow Data:
 
 
 
Income taxes paid, net of refunds
$
89

 
$
32

Cash interest paid
117

 
98

Unpaid liability to acquire equipment and software
28

 
43


See accompanying notes.

4


SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity
(Unaudited)
 
Equity Attributable to Holdings’ Shareholders
 
 
millions
Number
of
Shares
Common
Stock
Treasury
Stock
Capital in
Excess of
Par Value
Retained Earnings (Deficit)
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
Noncontrolling
Interests
Total
Balance at February 2, 2013
106

$
1

$
(5,970
)
$
9,298

$
885

$
(1,459
)
$
417

$
3,172

Comprehensive loss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)




(473
)

54

(419
)
Pension and postretirement adjustments, net of tax





89

5

94

Currency translation adjustments, net of tax





(15
)
(12
)
(27
)
Total Comprehensive Loss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(352
)
Stock awards


3

(1
)



2

Associate stock purchase


2





2

Balance at August 3, 2013
106

$
1

$
(5,965
)
$
9,297

$
412

$
(1,385
)
$
464

$
2,824

Balance at February 1, 2014
106

$
1

$
(5,963
)
$
9,298

$
(480
)
$
(1,117
)
$
444

$
2,183

Comprehensive loss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss




(975
)

(48
)
(1,023
)
Pension and postretirement adjustments, net of tax





61

4

65

Deferred loss on derivatives, net of tax





(2
)

(2
)
Currency translation adjustments, net of tax





7

7

14

Total Comprehensive Loss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(946
)
Stock awards


3

(2
)



1

Separation of Lands' End, Inc.



(323
)

2


(321
)
Associate stock purchase


2





2

Balance at August 2, 2014
106

$
1

$
(5,958
)
$
8,973

$
(1,455
)
$
(1,049
)
$
407

$
919








See accompanying notes.

5


SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)


NOTE 1 – BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Sears Holdings Corporation ("Holdings") is the parent company of Kmart Holding Corporation ("Kmart") and Sears, Roebuck and Co. ("Sears"). Holdings (together with its subsidiaries, "we," "us," "our," or the "Company") was formed as a Delaware corporation in 2004 in connection with the merger of Kmart and Sears (the "Merger"), on March 24, 2005. We are an integrated retailer with 1,870 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States, operating through Kmart and Sears, and 432 full-line and specialty retail stores in Canada operating through Sears Canada Inc. ("Sears Canada"), a 51%-owned subsidiary. We have three reportable segments: Kmart, Sears Domestic and Sears Canada.
These interim unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required in annual consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full fiscal year. The retail business is seasonal in nature, and we generate a high proportion of our revenues and operating cash flows during the fourth quarter of our fiscal year, which includes the holiday season. These interim financial statements and related notes should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014.
Depreciation Expense
Depreciation expense included within depreciation and amortization expense reported on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations was $147 million, $297 million, $181 million, and $361 million for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013, respectively.
Separation of Lands' End, Inc.
On April 4, 2014, we completed the separation of our Lands' End business through a spin-off transaction. The separation was structured to be tax free to our U.S. shareholders for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Prior to the separation, Lands' End, Inc. ("Lands' End") entered into an asset-based senior secured revolving credit facility, which provides for maximum borrowings of approximately $175 million with a letter of credit sub-limit, and a senior secured term loan facility of approximately $515 million. The proceeds of the term loan facility were used to fund a $500 million dividend to Holdings and pay fees and expenses associated with the foregoing facilities. We accounted for this spin-off in accordance with accounting standards applicable to spin-off transactions. Accordingly, we classified the carrying value of net assets of $323 million contributed to Lands' End as a reduction of capital in excess of par value in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Equity for the 26-week period ended August 2, 2014.
Additionally, as a result of Mr. Lampert's role as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ESL Investments, Inc. (together with its affiliated funds, "ESL"), and the continuing arrangements between Holdings and Lands' End (as further described in Note 14), Holdings has determined that it has significant influence over Lands' End. Accordingly, the operating results for Lands' End through the date of the spin-off are presented within the consolidated continuing operations of Holdings and the Sears Domestic segment in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
In connection with the separation, Holdings and certain of its subsidiaries entered into various agreements with Lands' End under the terms described in Note 14.


6


SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — (Continued)
(Unaudited)

Changes in the carrying amount of goodwill by segment, which reflects the impact related to the Lands’ End spin-off, were as follows:
millions
Sears Domestic
Balance, February 1, 2014:
 
Goodwill
$
379

2014 activity:
 
Separation of Lands' End, Inc.
(110
)
Balance, August 2, 2014
$
269

Changes in the carrying amount of trade names and other intangible assets by segment, which reflects the impact related to the Lands’ End spin-off, were as follows:
millions
Sears Domestic
 
Total
Balance, February 1, 2014:
 
 
 
Trade names and intangible assets
$
2,651

 
$
2,850

2014 activity:
 
 
 
Separation of Lands' End, Inc.
(531
)
 
(531
)
Amortization expense and other
(14
)
 
(17
)
Balance, August 2, 2014
$
2,106

 
$
2,302

NOTE 2 – BORROWINGS
Total borrowings were as follows:
millions
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
 
February 1,
2014
Short-term borrowings:
 
 
 
 
 
Unsecured commercial paper
$
7

 
$
247

 
$
9

Secured borrowings
1,397

 
1,509

 
1,323

Long-term debt, including current portion:
 
 
 
 
 
Notes and debentures outstanding
2,566

 
1,582

 
2,571

Capitalized lease obligations
334

 
404

 
346

Total borrowings
$
4,304

 
$
3,742

 
$
4,249

The fair value of long-term debt, excluding capitalized lease obligations, was $2.3 billion at August 2, 2014, $1.5 billion at August 3, 2013 and $2.3 billion at February 1, 2014. The fair value of our debt was estimated based on quoted market prices for the same or similar issues or on current rates offered to us for debt of the same remaining maturities. Our long-term debt instruments are valued using Level 2 measurements as defined in Note 4 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
Debt Repurchase Authorization
In 2005, our Finance Committee of the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase, subject to market conditions and other factors, of up to $500 million of our outstanding indebtedness in open market or privately negotiated transactions. Our wholly owned finance subsidiary, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. ("SRAC"), has repurchased $215 million of its outstanding notes. Holdings has repurchased $10 million of senior secured notes. The unused balance of this authorization is $275 million at August 2, 2014.

7


SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — (Continued)
(Unaudited)

Unsecured Commercial Paper
We borrow through the commercial paper markets. At August 2, 2014August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014, we had outstanding commercial paper borrowings of $7 million, $247 million and $9 million, respectively. ESL held $235 million of our commercial paper at August 3, 2013, including $143 million held by Edward S. Lampert. Neither ESL nor Edward S. Lampert held any of our commercial paper at August 2, 2014 or February 1, 2014. See Note 14 for further discussion of these borrowings.
Domestic Credit Agreement
During the first quarter of 2011, SRAC, Kmart Corporation (together with SRAC, the "Borrowers") and Holdings entered into an amended credit agreement (the "Domestic Credit Agreement"). The Domestic Credit Agreement provides for a $3.275 billion asset-based revolving credit facility (the "Revolving Facility") with a $1.5 billion letter of credit sub-limit. On October 2, 2013, Holdings and the Borrowers entered into a First Amendment (the "Amendment") to the Domestic Credit Agreement with a syndicate of lenders. Pursuant to the Amendment, the Borrowers borrowed $1.0 billion under a senior secured term loan facility (the "Term Loan").
Advances under the Domestic Credit Agreement bear interest at a rate equal to, at the election of the Borrowers, either the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") or a base rate, in either case plus an applicable margin. The Domestic Credit Agreement’s interest rates for LIBOR-based borrowings vary based on leverage in the range of LIBOR plus 2.0% to 2.5%. Interest rates for base rate-based borrowings vary based on leverage in the range of the applicable base rate plus 1.0% to 1.5%. Commitment fees are in a range of 0.375% to 0.625% based on usage. The Revolving Facility is in place as a funding source for general corporate purposes and is secured by a first lien on our domestic inventory and credit card and pharmacy receivables, and is subject to a borrowing base formula to determine availability. The Domestic Credit Agreement permits aggregate second lien indebtedness of up to $2.0 billion, of which $1.2 billion in second lien notes were outstanding at August 2, 2014, resulting in $760 million of permitted second lien indebtedness, subject to limitations imposed by a borrowing base requirement under the indenture that governs our 6 5/8% senior secured notes due 2018. The Revolving Facility is expected to expire in April 2016.
The Term Loan bears interest at a rate equal to, at the election of the Borrowers, either (1) LIBOR (subject to a 1.00% LIBOR floor) or (2) the highest of (x) the prime rate of the bank acting as agent of the syndicate of lenders, (y) the federal funds rate plus 0.50% and (z) the one-month LIBOR rate plus 1.00% (the highest of (x), (y) and (z), the "Base Rate"), plus an applicable margin for LIBOR loans of 4.50% and for Base Rate loans of 3.50%. Beginning February 2, 2014, the Borrowers are required to repay the Term Loan in quarterly installments of $2.5 million, with the remainder of the Term Loan maturing June 30, 2018. Beginning with the fiscal year ending January 2015, the Borrowers are also required to make certain mandatory repayments of the Term Loan from excess cash flow (as defined in the Domestic Credit Agreement). The Term Loan may be prepaid in whole or part without penalty, other than a 1.00% prepayment premium if the Borrowers enter into certain repricing transactions with respect to the Term Loan prior to October 2, 2014. The Term Loan is secured by the same collateral as the Revolving Facility on a pari passu basis with the Revolving Facility, and is guaranteed by the same subsidiaries of the Company that guarantee the Revolving Facility.
The Domestic Credit Agreement limits our ability to make restricted payments, including dividends and share repurchases, subject to specified exceptions that are available if, in each case, no event of default under the credit facility exists immediately before or after giving effect to the restricted payment. These include exceptions that require that projected availability under the credit facility, as defined, is at least 15% and an exception that requires that the restricted payment is funded from cash on hand and not from borrowings under the credit facility or from the proceeds of certain dividends or asset sales. The Domestic Credit Agreement also imposes various other requirements, which take effect if availability falls below designated thresholds, including a cash dominion requirement and a requirement that the fixed charge ratio at the last day of any quarter be not less than 1.0 to 1.0. If availability were to fall below 10%, the Company would not comply with the springing fixed charge coverage ratio covenant, and the lenders under our domestic credit facility could demand immediate payment in full of all amounts outstanding and terminate their obligations under the facility.
At August 2, 2014, August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014, we had $1.4 billion, $1.5 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively, of Revolving Facility borrowings and $646 million, $680 million and $661 million, respectively, of

8


SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — (Continued)
(Unaudited)

letters of credit outstanding under the Revolving Facility. At August 2, 2014 and February 1, 2014, the amount available to borrow under the Revolving Facility was $240 million and $549 million, respectively, which reflects the effect of the springing fixed charge coverage ratio covenant and the borrowing base limitation. At August 3, 2013, the amount available to borrow was $759 million, which reflects the effect of the springing fixed charge coverage ratio covenant, while the borrowing base requirement had no effect on availability. The majority of the letters of credit outstanding are used to provide collateral for our insurance programs. At August 2, 2014 and February 1, 2014, we had $995 million and $1.0 billion, respectively, of borrowings under the Term Loan.
Senior Secured Notes
In October 2010, we sold $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes (the "Notes"), which bear interest at 6 5/8% per annum and mature on October 15, 2018. Concurrent with the closing of the sale of the Notes, the Company sold $250 million aggregate principal amount of Notes to the Company's domestic pension plan in a private placement, of which approximately $110 million remains in the domestic pension plan. The Notes are guaranteed by certain subsidiaries of the Company and are secured by a security interest in certain assets consisting primarily of domestic inventory and credit card receivables (the "Collateral"). The lien that secures the Notes is junior in priority to the lien on such assets that secures obligations under the Domestic Credit Agreement, as well as certain other first priority lien obligations. The Company used the net proceeds of this offering to repay borrowings outstanding under a previous domestic credit agreement on the settlement date and to fund the working capital requirements of our retail businesses, capital expenditures and for general corporate purposes. The indenture under which the Notes were issued contains restrictive covenants that, among other things, (1) limit the ability of the Company and certain of its domestic subsidiaries to create liens and enter into sale and leaseback transactions and (2) limit the ability of the Company to consolidate with or merge into, or sell other than for cash or lease all or substantially all of its assets to, another person. The indenture also provides for certain events of default, which, if any were to occur, would permit or require the principal and accrued and unpaid interest on all the then outstanding notes to be due and payable immediately. Generally, the Company is required to offer to repurchase all outstanding Notes at a purchase price equal to 101% of the principal amount upon the occurrence of certain change of control triggering events. Moreover, if the borrowing base (as calculated pursuant to the indenture) falls below the principal amount of the Notes plus the principal amount of any other indebtedness for borrowed money that is secured by liens on the collateral for the Notes on the last day of any two consecutive quarters, it could trigger an obligation to repurchase notes in an amount equal to such deficiency. The Company may call the Notes at a premium based on the "Treasury Rate" as defined in the indenture, plus 50 basis points. On September 6, 2011, we completed our offer to exchange the Notes held by nonaffiliates for a new issue of substantially identical notes registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Sears Canada Credit Agreement
In September 2010, Sears Canada entered into a five-year, $800 million Canadian senior secured revolving credit facility (the "Sears Canada Facility"). On May 28, 2014, Sears Canada announced that it had extended the term of the Sears Canada Facility (the "Amended Sears Canada Facility") to May 28, 2019 and reduced the total credit limit to $300 million Canadian.
The Amended Sears Canada Facility is available for Sears Canada's general corporate purposes and is secured by a first lien on inventory and credit card receivables. Availability under the Amended Sears Canada Facility is determined pursuant to a borrowing base formula based on inventory and credit card receivables, subject to certain limitations, up to a maximum availability of $300 million Canadian. At August 2, 2014, we had no borrowings outstanding under the Amended Sears Canada Facility, and at August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014, we had no borrowings under the Sears Canada Facility. Availability under the Amended Sears Canada Facility was approximately $246 million ($268 million Canadian) at August 2, 2014, and availability under the Sears Canada Facility was approximately $530 million ($551 million Canadian) and $336 million ($374 million Canadian), respectively, at August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014. The borrowing base formula may be reduced by reserves currently estimated by the Company to be approximately $122 million, which may be applied by the lenders at their discretion pursuant to the Amended Sears Canada Facility agreement. In 2013, as a result of judicial developments relating to the priorities of pension liability relative to certain secured obligations, Sears Canada provided additional security to the lenders by pledging certain real estate assets as collateral, thereby partially reducing the potential

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — (Continued)
(Unaudited)

reserve amount the lenders could apply. The potential additional reserve amount may increase or decrease in the future based on changes in estimated net pension liabilities.
Wholly owned Insurance Subsidiary and Intercompany Securities
We have numerous types of insurable risks, including workers' compensation, product and general liability, automobile, warranty, asbestos and environmental claims and the extended service contracts we sell to our customers. In addition, we provide credit insurance to third party creditors of the Company to mitigate their credit risk with the Company. The associated risks are managed through Holdings' wholly owned insurance subsidiary, Sears Reinsurance Company Ltd. ("Sears Re"), a Bermuda Class 3 insurer.
In accordance with applicable insurance regulations, Sears Re holds marketable securities to support the insurance coverage it provides. Sears has utilized two securitization structures to issue specific securities in which Sears Re has invested its capital to fund its insurance obligations. In November 2003, Sears formed a Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit, or REMIC. The real estate associated with 125 Full-line stores was contributed to indirect wholly owned subsidiaries of Sears, and then leased back to Sears. The contributed stores were mortgaged and the REMIC issued to wholly owned subsidiaries of Sears (including Sears Re) $1.3 billion (par value) of securities (the "REMIC Securities") that are secured by the mortgages and collateral assignments of the store leases. Payments to the holders on the REMIC Securities are funded by the lease payments. In May 2006, a subsidiary of Holdings contributed the rights to use the Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard trademarks in the U.S. and its possessions and territories to KCD IP, LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Holdings. KCD IP, LLC has licensed the use of the trademarks to subsidiaries of Holdings, including Sears and Kmart. Asset-backed securities with a par value of $1.8 billion (the "KCD Securities") were issued by KCD IP, LLC and subsequently purchased by Sears Re, the collateral for which includes the trademark rights and royalty income. Payments to the holders on the KCD Securities are funded by the royalty payments. The issuers of the REMIC Securities and KCD Securities and the owners of these real estate and trademark assets are bankruptcy remote, special purpose entities that are indirect wholly owned subsidiaries of Holdings. Cash flows received from rental streams and licensing fee streams paid by Sears, Kmart, other affiliates and third parties, are used for the payment of fees and interest on these securities. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, Holdings contributed all of the outstanding capital stock of Sears Re to SRe Holding Corporation, a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Holdings. Sears Re thereafter reduced its excess statutory capital through the distribution of all REMIC Securities held by it to SRe Holding Corporation. Since the inception of the REMIC and KCD IP, LLC, the REMIC Securities and the KCD Securities have been entirely held by our wholly owned consolidated subsidiaries. At August 2, 2014, August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014, the net book value of the securitized trademark rights was approximately $1.0 billion. The net book value of the securitized real estate assets was approximately $0.7 billion at August 2, 2014, August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014.
Trade Creditor Matters
We have ongoing discussions concerning our liquidity and financial position with the vendor community and third parties that offer various credit protection services to our vendors. The topics discussed have included such areas as pricing, payment terms and ongoing business arrangements. As of the date of this report, we have not experienced any significant disruption in our access to merchandise or our operations.
NOTE 3 – DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
We primarily use derivatives as a risk management tool to decrease our exposure to fluctuations in the foreign currency market, and do not use derivative financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes. We are exposed to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates as a result of our net investment in Sears Canada. Further, Sears Canada is exposed to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates due to inventory purchase contracts denominated in U.S. dollars. The recorded amounts and corresponding gains on the hedging activity were not material at August 2, 2014, August 3, 2013 or February 1, 2014, or for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014 or August 3, 2013.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — (Continued)
(Unaudited)

Hedges of Net Investment in Sears Canada
During the second quarter of 2014, we entered into foreign currency forward contracts with a total Canadian notional value of $300 million, and with a weighted-average remaining life of 0.1 years at August 2, 2014. These contracts were designated and qualify as hedges of the foreign currency exposure of our net investment in Sears Canada.
For derivatives that were designated as hedges of our net investment in Sears Canada, we assess effectiveness based on changes in forward currency exchange rates. Changes in forward rates on the derivatives are recorded in the currency translation adjustments line in accumulated other comprehensive loss and will remain there until we substantially liquidate or sell our holdings in Sears Canada.
We settled foreign currency forward contracts during the 13-week period ended August 2, 2014 and will pay $0.5 million relative to these contract settlements. We settled foreign currency forward contracts and received net amounts of $1 million during the 26-week period ended August 2, 2014, relative to these contract settlements. As hedge accounting was applied to these contracts, an offsetting amount was recorded as a component of other comprehensive loss.
Sears Canada Hedges of Merchandise Purchases
At August 2, 2014, Sears Canada had $205 million notional amount of foreign exchange forward contracts. These forward contracts are used to reduce the foreign exchange risk with respect to U.S. dollar denominated assets and liabilities and purchases of goods or services.
Sears Canada has merchandise purchase contracts denominated in U.S. currency. The merchandise purchase contracts are considered embedded derivatives under relevant accounting rules.
We record mark-to-market adjustments for the fair value of forward contracts and embedded derivatives at the end of each period. Changes in the fair value of any derivatives that are not designated as hedges are recorded in earnings each period. Sears Canada mitigates the risk of foreign currency exchange rates by entering into foreign exchange forward contracts. Since the Company's functional currency is the U.S. dollar, we are not directly exposed to the risk of exchange rate changes due to Sears Canada's contracts, and therefore we do not account for these instruments as a hedge of our foreign currency exposure risk.
Counterparty Credit Risk
We actively manage the risk of nonpayment by our derivative counterparties by limiting our exposure to individual counterparties based on credit ratings, value at risk and maturities. The counterparties to these instruments are major financial institutions with investment grade credit ratings or better at August 2, 2014, August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014.
NOTE 4 – FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
We determine fair value of financial assets and liabilities based on the following fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three levels:
Level 1 inputs – unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that we have the ability to access. An active market for the asset or liability is one in which transactions for the asset or liability occur with sufficient frequency and volume to provide ongoing pricing information.
Level 2 inputs – inputs other than quoted market prices included in Level 1 that are observable, either directly or indirectly, for the asset or liability. Level 2 inputs include, but are not limited to, quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in an active market, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active and inputs other than quoted market prices that are observable for the asset or liability, such as interest rate curves and yield curves observable at commonly quoted intervals, volatilities, credit risk and default rates.
Level 3 inputs – unobservable inputs for the asset or liability.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — (Continued)
(Unaudited)

Accounts receivable, merchandise payables, short-term borrowings, accrued liabilities, cash and domestic cash equivalents are reflected in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at cost, which approximates fair value due to the short-term nature of these instruments. The fair value of our long-term debt is disclosed in Note 2 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements. The following tables provide the fair value measurement amounts for other financial assets and liabilities recorded in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at fair value at August 2, 2014August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014:
millions
Total Fair Value Amounts at August 2, 2014
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Cash equivalents(1)
$
55

 
$
55

 
$

 
$

Restricted cash(2)
10

 
10

 

 

Foreign currency derivative assets(3)
4

 

 
4

 

Total
$
69

 
$
65

 
$
4

 
$

millions
Total Fair Value Amounts at August 3, 2013
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Cash equivalents(1)
$
211

 
$
211

 
$

 
$

Restricted cash(2)
10

 
10

 

 

Foreign currency derivative assets(3)
1

 

 
1

 

Foreign currency derivative liabilities(4)
(1
)
 

 
(1
)
 

Total
$
221

 
$
221

 
$

 
$

millions
Total Fair Value Amounts at February 1, 2014
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Cash equivalents(1)
$
346

 
$
346

 
$

 
$

Restricted cash(2)
10

 
10

 

 

Foreign currency derivative assets(3)
8

 

 
8

 

Total
$
364

 
$
356

 
$
8

 
$

(1) 
Included within Cash and cash equivalents in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
(2) 
Included within Restricted cash in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
(3) 
Included within Prepaid expenses and other current assets in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
(4) 
Included within Accrued expenses and other current liabilities in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
The fair values of derivative assets and liabilities traded in the over-the-counter market are determined using quantitative models that require the use of multiple inputs including interest rates, prices and indices to generate pricing and volatility factors. The predominance of market inputs are actively quoted and can be validated through external sources, including brokers, market transactions and third-party pricing services. Our derivative instruments are valued using Level 2 measurements.
Assets and Liabilities that are Measured at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis
Assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis relate primarily to our tangible fixed assets, goodwill and other intangible assets, which are remeasured when the derived fair value is below carrying value on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. For these assets, we do not periodically adjust carrying value to fair value except in the event of impairment. When we determine that impairment has occurred, we measure the impairment and adjust the carrying value. With the exception of the fixed asset impairments described in Note 6, we had no significant remeasurements of such assets or liabilities to fair value during the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — (Continued)
(Unaudited)

All of the fair value remeasurements were based on significant unobservable inputs (Level 3). Fixed asset fair values were derived based on discussions with real estate brokers, review of comparable properties, if available, and internal expertise related to the current marketplace conditions.
NOTE 5 – SEARS CANADA
Sears Holdings Ownership of Sears Canada
At August 2, 2014, August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014, Sears Holdings was the beneficial holder of approximately 52 million, or 51% of the common shares of Sears Canada.
Sears Canada Share Repurchases
During the second quarter of 2013, Sears Canada renewed its Normal Course Issuer Bid with the Toronto Stock Exchange that permits it to purchase for cancellation up to 5% of its issued and outstanding common shares, representing approximately 5.1 million common shares. The purchase authorization expired on May 23, 2014. There were no share purchases during the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013.
Update on our Interest in Sears Canada
On May 14, 2014, we announced that we are exploring strategic alternatives for our 51% interest in Sears Canada, which has a current market value of approximately $765 million as of August 19, 2014, including a potential sale of our interest or Sears Canada as a whole. In connection with these efforts, we engaged BofA Merrill Lynch. Sears Canada's Board of Directors has advised us that Sears Canada's board and management intend to cooperate fully with us in this process to achieve value for all shareholders.
NOTE 6 – STORE CLOSING CHARGES, IMPAIRMENTS AND REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
In accordance with accounting standards governing costs associated with exit or disposal activities, expenses related to future rent payments for which we no longer intend to receive any economic benefit are accrued for when we cease to use the leased space and have been reduced for any income that we believe can be realized through sub-leasing the leased space. During the second quarter of 2014, we closed 46 stores in our Kmart segment and eight stores in our Sears Domestic segment we previously announced would close, and recorded charges for the related lease obligations of $11 million for 46 of these stores in our Kmart segment and $2 million for five of these stores in our Sears Domestic segment. During the first half of 2014, we closed 75 stores in our Kmart segment and 21 stores in our Sears Domestic segment we previously announced would close, and recorded charges for the related lease obligations of $11 million for 51 of these stores in our Kmart segment and $3 million for 12 of these stores in our Sears Domestic segment.
We expect to record additional charges of approximately $16 million during the remainder of 2014 related to stores we had previously made the decision to close.
During the second quarter of 2013, we closed 16 stores in our Kmart segment and 10 stores in our Sears Domestic segment we previously announced would close. During the first half of 2013, we closed 27 stores in our Kmart segment and 10 stores in our Sears Domestic segment we previously announced would close, and recorded charges for the related lease obligations of $1 million for four of these stores in our Kmart segment.
We made the decision to close 26 stores in our Kmart segment and two stores in our Sears Domestic segment during the second quarter of 2014, and 40 stores in our Kmart segment and six stores in our Sears Domestic segment during the first half of 2014.
We made the decision to close 12 stores in our Kmart segment and six stores in our Sears Domestic segment during the second quarter of 2013, and 25 stores in our Kmart segment and 12 stores in our Sears Domestic segment during the first half of 2013.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — (Continued)
(Unaudited)

Store closing costs and severance recorded for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013 were as follows:
millions
Markdowns(1)
 
Severance Costs(2)
 
Lease Termination Costs(2)
 
Other Charges(2)
 
Impairment and Accelerated Depreciation(3)
 
Total Store Closing Costs
Kmart
$
10

 
$
3

 
$
11

 
$
3

 
$
3

 
$
30

Sears Domestic

 
2

 
4

 
1

 
3

 
10

Sears Canada
1

 
4

 

 

 

 
5

Total for the 13-week period ended August 2, 2014
$
11

 
$
9

 
$
15

 
$
4

 
$
6

 
$
45

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kmart
$
4

 
$
1

 
$

 
$
3

 
$

 
$
8

Sears Domestic
3

 
1

 
(3
)
 
1

 
1

 
3

Total for the 13-week period ended August 3, 2013
$
7

 
$
2

 
$
(3
)
 
$
4

 
$
1

 
$
11

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kmart
$
15

 
$
4

 
$
11

 
$
6

 
$
3

 
$
39

Sears Domestic
2

 
2

 
2

 
1

 
8

 
15

Sears Canada
1

 
9

 
5

 

 

 
15

Total for the 26-week period ended August 2, 2014
$
18

 
$
15

 
$
18

 
$
7

 
$
11

 
$
69

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kmart
$
9

 
$
2

 
$
(1
)
 
$
6

 
$
1

 
$
17

Sears Domestic
6

 
2

 
(6
)
 
3

 
9

 
14

Sears Canada

 
2

 

 

 

 
2

Total for the 26-week period ended August 3, 2013
$
15

 
$
6

 
$
(7
)
 
$
9

 
$
10

 
$
33

_____________
(1) 
Recorded within Cost of sales, buying and occupancy on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
(2) 
Recorded within Selling and administrative on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. Lease termination costs are net of estimated sublease income, and include the reversal of closed store reserves for which the lease agreement has been terminated and the reversal of deferred rent balances related to closed stores.
(3) 
Costs for the 13-week period ended August 2, 2014 include $5 million recorded within Impairment charges and $1 million recorded within Depreciation and amortization on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. Costs for the 13-week period ended August 3, 2013 are recorded within Depreciation and amortization on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. Costs for the 26-week periods ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013 include $10 million and $8 million recorded within Impairment charges, respectively, and $1 million and $2 million recorded within Depreciation and amortization, respectively, on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — (Continued)
(Unaudited)

Store closing cost accruals of $175 million, $157 million and $199 million at August 2, 2014, August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014, respectively, were as follows:
millions
Severance
Costs
 
Lease
Termination
Costs
 
Other
Charges
 
Total
Balance at August 3, 2013
$
23

 
$
119

 
$
15

 
$
157

Store closing costs
53

 
10

 
11

 
74

Store closing capital lease obligations

 
2

 

 
2

Payments/utilizations
(13
)
 
(12
)
 
(9
)
 
(34
)
Balance at February 1, 2014
63

 
119

 
17

 
199

Store closing costs
15

 
19

 
7

 
41

Payments/utilizations
(39
)
 
(13
)
 
(13
)
 
(65
)
Balance at August 2, 2014
$
39

 
$
125

 
$
11

 
$
175

Long-Lived Assets
In accordance with accounting standards governing the impairment or disposal of long-lived assets, we performed an impairment test of certain of our long-lived assets (principally the value of buildings and other fixed assets associated with our stores) due to events and changes in circumstances during the 13-week period ended August 2, 2014 that indicated an impairment might have occurred. The impairment review was triggered by a decline in operating performance at certain locations within the Sears Canada segment. As a result of this impairment testing, the Company recorded impairment charges of $15 million during the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014 at Sears Canada.
Real Estate Transactions
During the first half of 2014, we recorded gains on the sales of assets of $80 million in connection with real estate transactions, which included a gain of $13 million recognized on the sale of a distribution facility in our Sears Domestic segment for which we received $16 million of cash proceeds and a gain of $10 million recognized on the sale of a Kmart store for which we received $10 million of cash proceeds.
Also, during the first half of 2014, we entered into agreements for the surrender and early termination of two Sears Full-line store leases for which we received $64 million of cash proceeds. The gains will be deferred until the lease termination agreements are effective and we have surrendered substantially all of our rights and obligations.
Additionally, during the second quarter of 2014, we recorded investment income of $23 million related to the sale of a 15% joint venture interest in one property Sears Canada owned with Ivanhoe Cambridge II Inc., for which Sears Canada received $30 million ($33 million Canadian) in cash proceeds.
During the first half of 2013, we recorded gains on the sales of assets of $255 million in connection with real estate transactions which included a gain of $180 million recognized in the second quarter on the amendment and early termination of the leases on two properties operated by Sears Canada for which Sears Canada received $184 million ($191 million Canadian) in cash proceeds. Gains on sales of assets recorded in the first half of 2013 also included gains of $55 million related to the sale of a store previously operated under The Great Indoors format, two Sears Full-line stores and one Kmart store for which the Company received $86 million of cash proceeds.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — (Continued)
(Unaudited)

NOTE 7 – EQUITY
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
The following table displays the components of accumulated other comprehensive loss:
millions
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
 
February 1,
2014
Pension and postretirement adjustments (net of tax of $(326), $(441) and $(328), respectively)
$
(975
)
 
$
(1,319
)
 
$
(1,036
)
Cumulative unrealized derivative gain (net of tax of $0 for all periods presented)

 

 
2

Currency translation adjustments (net of tax of $(37), $(40) and $(38), respectively)
(74
)
 
(66
)
 
(83
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
$
(1,049
)
 
$
(1,385
)
 
$
(1,117
)
Pension and postretirement adjustments relate to the net actuarial loss on our pension and postretirement plans recognized as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss.
Accumulated other comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests at August 2, 2014August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014 was $42 million, $71 million and $53 million, respectively.
Income Tax Expense Allocated to Each Component of Other Comprehensive Income
Income tax expense allocated to each component of other comprehensive income was as follows:
 
13 Weeks Ended August 2, 2014
 
13 Weeks Ended August 3, 2013
millions
Before
Tax
Amount
 
Tax
Expense
 
Net of
Tax
Amount
 
Before
Tax
Amount
 
Tax Expense
 
Net of
Tax
Amount
Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension and postretirement adjustments(1)
$
37

 
$
(2
)
 
$
35

 
$
49

 
$
(1
)
 
$
48

Deferred loss on derivatives
(1
)
 

 
(1
)
 

 

 

Currency translation adjustments
3

 

 
3

 
(20
)
 

 
(20
)
Total other comprehensive income
$
39

 
$
(2
)
 
$
37

 
$
29

 
$
(1
)
 
$
28

 
26 Weeks Ended August 2, 2014
 
26 Weeks Ended August 3, 2013
millions
Before
Tax
Amount
 
Tax
Expense
 
Net of
Tax
Amount
 
Before
Tax
Amount
 
Tax (Expense) Benefit
 
Net of
Tax
Amount
Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension and postretirement adjustments(1)
$
68

 
$
(3
)
 
$
65

 
$
97

 
$
(3
)
 
$
94

Deferred loss on derivatives
(2
)
 

 
(2
)
 

 

 

Currency translation adjustments
15

 
(1
)
 
14

 
(28
)
 
1

 
(27
)
Total other comprehensive income
$
81

 
$
(4
)
 
$
77

 
$
69

 
$
(2
)
 
$
67

(1) 
Included in the computation of net periodic benefit expense. See Note 8 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
Common Share Repurchase Program
During the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013, we did not repurchase any shares of our common stock under our common share repurchase program. At August 2, 2014, we had approximately $504 million of remaining authorization under our common share repurchase program.
The share repurchase program has no stated expiration date and share repurchases may be implemented using a variety of methods, which may include open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, block trades,

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — (Continued)
(Unaudited)

accelerated share repurchase transactions, the purchase of call options, the sale of put options or otherwise, or by any combination of such methods.
NOTE 8 – BENEFIT PLANS
Pension and Postretirement Benefit Plans
We provide benefits to certain associates who are eligible under various defined benefit pension plans, contributory defined benefit pension plans and other postretirement plans, primarily retiree medical benefits. For purposes of determining the periodic expense of our defined benefit plans, we use the fair value of plan assets as the market related value. The following table summarizes the components of total net periodic benefit expense, recorded within Selling and administrative on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, for our retirement plans:
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
26 Weeks Ended
millions
August 2, 2014
 
August 3, 2013
 
August 2, 2014
 
August 3, 2013
Components of net periodic expense:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest cost
$
82

 
$
75

 
$
151

 
$
150

Expected return on plan assets
(92
)
 
(77
)
 
(169
)
 
(154
)
Amortization of experience losses
31

 
49

 
62

 
97

Net periodic expense
$
21

 
$
47

 
$
44

 
$
93

Contributions
During the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014, we made total contributions of $103 million and $205 million, respectively, to our pension and postretirement plans. During the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 3, 2013, we made total contributions of $87 million and $176 million, respectively, to our pension and postretirement plans. We anticipate making aggregate contributions to our domestic and Canadian defined benefit and postretirement plans of approximately $255 million over the remainder of 2014, which is lower than previously anticipated due to new legislation which was recently enacted that amends existing funding requirements for our domestic pension plans.
NOTE 9 – INCOME TAXES
We had gross unrecognized tax benefits of $141 million at August 2, 2014, $142 million at August 3, 2013 and $150 million at February 1, 2014. Of the amount at August 2, 2014, $86 million, would, if recognized, impact our effective tax rate, with the remaining amount being comprised of unrecognized tax benefits related to gross temporary differences or any other indirect benefits. During the 13-week period ended August 2, 2014, we made no reductions to gross unrecognized tax benefits. During the 26-week period ended August 2, 2014, gross unrecognized tax benefits were decreased by $9 million due to the Lands' End spin-off and foreign activity. During the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 3, 2013, gross unrecognized tax benefits were decreased by $9 million and $19 million, respectively, due to foreign and state audit activity. We expect that our unrecognized tax benefits could decrease by as much as $6 million over the next 12 months for tax audit settlements and the expiration of the statute of limitations for certain jurisdictions.
We classify interest expense and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits and interest income on tax overpayments as components of income tax expense. At August 2, 2014, August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014, the total amount of interest and penalties included in our tax accounts in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet was $53 million ($36 million net of federal benefit), $51 million ($35 million net of federal benefit), and $53 million ($36 million net of federal benefit), respectively. The total amount of net interest expense recognized as part of income tax expense in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations was $1 million and $3 million (net of federal benefit) for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014, respectively.
On April 4, 2014, Holdings and Lands' End entered into a tax sharing agreement in connection with the spin-off. Pursuant to this agreement, Holdings is responsible for all pre-separation U.S. federal, state and local income taxes

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(Unaudited)

attributable to the Lands’ End business, and Lands’ End is responsible for all other income taxes attributable to its business, including all foreign taxes.
We file income tax returns in the United States, as well as various foreign jurisdictions. The IRS has completed its examination of all federal income tax returns of Holdings through the 2009 return, and all matters arising from such examinations have been resolved. In addition, Holdings and Sears are under examination by various state, local and foreign income tax jurisdictions for the years 2002 through 2012, and Kmart is under examination by such jurisdictions for the years 2003 through 2012.
At the end of 2013, we had a federal and state net operating loss ("NOL") deferred tax asset of $1.2 billion, which will expire predominately between 2019 and 2034. We have credit carryforwards of $721 million, which will expire between 2015 and 2034.
At February 1, 2014, we had a valuation allowance of $3.4 billion to record only the portion of the deferred tax asset that more likely than not will be realized. The amount of the deferred tax asset considered realizable, however, could be adjusted in the future if estimates of future taxable income during the carryforward period are reduced or increased, or if objective negative evidence in the form of cumulative losses is no longer present and additional weight may be given to subjective evidence such as our projections for growth. We will continue to evaluate our valuation allowance as the year progresses for any change in circumstances that causes a change in judgment about the realizability of the deferred tax asset. This evaluation includes our foreign deferred tax assets which the Company currently believes are more likely than not realizable, but it is reasonably possible that this belief could change in the near term requiring establishment of additional valuation allowances.
The application of the requirements for accounting for income taxes in interim periods, after consideration of our valuation allowance, causes a significant variation in the typical relationship between income tax expense and pretax accounting income. For the second quarter of 2014, our effective income tax rate was an expense of 5.8%. Our tax rate continues to reflect the effect of not recognizing the benefit of current period losses in certain domestic jurisdictions where it is not more likely than not that such benefits would be realized. In addition, the first half of 2014 was negatively impacted by increased foreign taxes in Puerto Rico resulting from a new tax law change which became effective during the second quarter of 2014, as well as a tax settlement, but was partially offset by current period losses attributable to Sears Canada.
NOTE 10 – SUMMARY OF SEGMENT DATA
These reportable segment classifications are based on our business formats, as described in Note 1. The Kmart and Sears Canada formats each represent both an operating and reportable segment. The Sears Domestic reportable segment consists of the aggregation of several business formats. These formats are evaluated by our Chief Operating Decision Maker ("CODM") to make decisions about resource allocation and to assess performance.
Each of these segments derives its revenues from the sale of merchandise and related services to customers, primarily in the United States and Canada. The merchandise and service categories are as follows:
(i)
Hardlines—consists of home appliances, consumer electronics, lawn & garden, tools & hardware, automotive parts, household goods, toys, housewares and sporting goods;
(ii)
Apparel and Soft Home—includes women's, men's, kids', footwear, jewelry, accessories and soft home;
(iii)
Food and Drug—consists of grocery & household, pharmacy and drugstore;
(iv)
Service—includes repair, installation and automotive service and extended contract revenue; and
(v)
Other—includes revenues earned in connection with our agreements with SHO and Lands' End, as well as credit revenues and licensed business revenues.

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(Unaudited)

 
13 Weeks Ended August 2, 2014
millions
Kmart
 
Sears
Domestic
 
Sears
Canada
 
Sears
Holdings
Merchandise sales and services
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardlines
$
892

 
$
2,362

 
$
418

 
$
3,672

Apparel and Soft Home
935

 
770

 
325

 
2,030

Food and Drug
1,075

 
2

 

 
1,077

Service
4

 
612

 
26

 
642

Other
17

 
564

 
11

 
592

Total merchandise sales and services
2,923

 
4,310

 
780

 
8,013

Costs and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales, buying and occupancy
2,341

 
3,334

 
596

 
6,271

Selling and administrative
729

 
1,184

 
205

 
2,118

Depreciation and amortization
24

 
110

 
18

 
152

Impairment charges
2

 
3

 
15

 
20

Gain on sales of assets
(31
)
 
(3
)
 

 
(34
)
Total costs and expenses
3,065

 
4,628

 
834

 
8,527

Operating loss
$
(142
)
 
$
(318
)
 
$
(54
)
 
$
(514
)
Total assets
$
3,730

 
$
10,778

 
$
1,930

 
$
16,438

Capital expenditures
$
7

 
$
38

 
$
9

 
$
54

 
13 Weeks Ended August 3, 2013
millions
Kmart
 
Sears
Domestic
 
Sears
Canada
 
Sears
Holdings
Merchandise sales and services
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardlines
$
977

 
$
2,458

 
$
484

 
$
3,919

Apparel and Soft Home
1,003

 
1,120

 
387

 
2,510

Food and Drug
1,169

 
3

 

 
1,172

Service
4

 
656

 
36

 
696

Other
15

 
546

 
13

 
574

Total merchandise sales and services
3,168

 
4,783

 
920

 
8,871

Costs and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales, buying and occupancy
2,459

 
3,544

 
682

 
6,685

Selling and administrative
747

 
1,301

 
243

 
2,291

Depreciation and amortization
33

 
129

 
25

 
187

Gain on sales of assets
(15
)
 
(45
)
 
(181
)
 
(241
)
Total costs and expenses
3,224

 
4,929

 
769

 
8,922

Operating income (loss)
$
(56
)
 
$
(146
)
 
$
151

 
$
(51
)
Total assets
$
4,291

 
$
12,602

 
$
2,385

 
$
19,278

Capital expenditures
$
4

 
$
47

 
$
5

 
$
56




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(Unaudited)

 
26 Weeks Ended August 2, 2014
millions
Kmart
 
Sears
Domestic
 
Sears
Canada
 
Sears
Holdings
Merchandise sales and services
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardlines
$
1,709

 
$
4,513

 
$
773

 
$
6,995

Apparel and Soft Home
1,886

 
1,792

 
625

 
4,303

Food and Drug
2,184

 
4

 

 
2,188

Service
8

 
1,196

 
57

 
1,261

Other
33

 
1,090

 
22

 
1,145

Total merchandise sales and services
5,820

 
8,595

 
1,477

 
15,892

Costs and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales, buying and occupancy
4,643

 
6,550

 
1,129

 
12,322

Selling and administrative
1,420

 
2,356

 
431

 
4,207

Depreciation and amortization
47

 
224

 
36

 
307

Impairment charges
2

 
8

 
15

 
25

(Gain) loss on sales of assets
(52
)
 
(29
)
 
1

 
(80
)
Total costs and expenses
6,060

 
9,109

 
1,612

 
16,781

Operating loss
$
(240
)
 
$
(514
)
 
$
(135
)
 
$
(889
)
Total assets
$
3,730

 
$
10,778

 
$
1,930

 
$
16,438

Capital expenditures
$
20

 
$
87

 
$
19

 
$
126

 
26 Weeks Ended August 3, 2013
millions
Kmart
 
Sears
Domestic
 
Sears
Canada
 
Sears
Holdings
Merchandise sales and services
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hardlines
$
1,875

 
$
4,641

 
$
925

 
$
7,441

Apparel and Soft Home
1,996

 
2,285

 
741

 
5,022

Food and Drug
2,359

 
6

 

 
2,365

Service
9

 
1,271

 
68

 
1,348

Other
32

 
1,087

 
28

 
1,147

Total merchandise sales and services
6,271

 
9,290

 
1,762

 
17,323

Costs and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales, buying and occupancy
4,857

 
6,837

 
1,287

 
12,981

Selling and administrative
1,460

 
2,556

 
493

 
4,509

Depreciation and amortization
66

 
262

 
50

 
378

Impairment charges

 
8

 

 
8

Gain on sales of assets
(28
)
 
(46
)
 
(181
)
 
(255
)
Total costs and expenses
6,355

 
9,617

 
1,649

 
17,621

Operating income (loss)
$
(84
)
 
$
(327
)
 
$
113

 
$
(298
)
Total assets
$
4,291

 
$
12,602

 
$
2,385

 
$
19,278

Capital expenditures
$
25

 
$
76

 
$
15

 
$
116

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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NOTE 11 – SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Other long-term liabilities at August 2, 2014August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014 consisted of the following:
millions
August 2,
2014
 
August 3,
2013
 
February 1,
2014
Unearned revenues
$
836

 
$
858

 
$
836

Self-insurance reserves
691

 
705

 
686

Other
480

 
518

 
486

Total
$
2,007

 
$
2,081

 
$
2,008

NOTE 12 – LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
We are a defendant in several lawsuits containing class or collective action allegations in which the plaintiffs are current and former hourly and salaried associates who allege violations of various wage and hour laws, rules and regulations pertaining to alleged misclassification of certain of our employees and the failure to pay overtime and/or the failure to pay for missed meal and rest periods. The complaints generally seek unspecified monetary damages, injunctive relief, or both. Further, certain of these proceedings are in jurisdictions with reputations for aggressive application of laws and procedures against corporate defendants. We also are a defendant in several putative or certified class action lawsuits in California relating to alleged failure to comply with California laws pertaining to certain operational, marketing and payroll practices. The California laws alleged to have been violated in each of these lawsuits provide the potential for significant statutory penalties. At this time, the Company is not able to either predict the outcome of these lawsuits or reasonably estimate a potential range of loss with respect to the lawsuits.
We are subject to various other legal and governmental proceedings and investigations, including some involving the practices and procedures in our more highly regulated businesses and many involving litigation incidental to those and other businesses. Some matters contain class action allegations, environmental and asbestos exposure allegations and other consumer-based, regulatory or qui tam claims, each of which may seek compensatory, punitive or treble damage claims (potentially in large amounts), as well as other types of relief. Additionally, some of these claims or actions, such as the qui-tam claims, have the potential for significant statutory penalties.
In accordance with accounting standards regarding loss contingencies, we accrue an undiscounted liability for those contingencies where the incurrence of a loss is probable and the amount can be reasonably estimated, and we disclose the amount accrued and the amount of a reasonably possible loss in excess of the amount accrued, if such disclosure is necessary for our financial statements to not be misleading. We do not record liabilities when the likelihood that the liability has been incurred is probable but the amount cannot be reasonably estimated, or when the liability is believed to be only reasonably possible or remote.
Because litigation outcomes are inherently unpredictable, our evaluation of legal proceedings often involves a series of complex assessments by management about future events and can rely heavily on estimates and assumptions. If the assessments indicate that loss contingencies that could be material to any one of our financial statements are not probable, but are reasonably possible, or are probable, but cannot be estimated, then we disclose the nature of the loss contingencies, together with an estimate of the range of possible loss or a statement that such loss is not reasonably estimable. While the consequences of certain unresolved proceedings are not presently determinable, and an estimate of the probable and reasonably possible loss or range of loss in excess of amounts accrued for such proceedings cannot be reasonably made, an adverse outcome from such proceedings could have a material effect on our earnings in any given reporting period. However, in the opinion of our management, after consulting with legal counsel, and taking into account insurance and reserves, the ultimate liability related to current outstanding matters is not expected to have a material effect on our financial position, liquidity or capital resources.
NOTE 13 – RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
Revenue from Contracts with Customers
In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued an accounting standards update which replaces the current revenue recognition standards. The new revenue recognition standard provides a five-step analysis of transactions to determine when and how revenue is recognized. The core principle is that a company

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(Unaudited)

should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. This update will be effective for the Company in the first quarter of 2017 and may be applied retrospectively for each period presented or as a cumulative-effect adjustment at the date of adoption. The Company is evaluating the effect of adopting this new standard.
Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity
In April 2014, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which modifies the requirements for disposals to qualify as discontinued operations and expands related disclosure requirements. The update will be effective for the Company in the first quarter of 2015, and early adoption of the update is permitted. The adoption of the update may impact whether future disposals qualify as discontinued operations and therefore could impact the Company's financial statement presentation and disclosures.
Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists
In July 2013, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which requires an unrecognized tax benefit to be presented as a reduction to a deferred tax asset for a net operating loss carryforward, a similar tax loss or a tax credit carryforward that the entity intends to use and is available for settlement at the reporting date. The update was effective and adopted by the Company in the first quarter of 2014 and impacted the Company's disclosures, but otherwise did not have a material impact on the Company's condensed consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.
NOTE 14 – RELATED PARTY DISCLOSURE
Investment of Surplus Cash
Our Board has delegated authority to direct investment of our surplus cash to Edward S. Lampert, subject to various limitations that have been or may be from time to time adopted by the Board of Directors and/or the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Lampert is Chairman of our Board of Directors and its Finance Committee and is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ESL. Additionally, on February 1, 2013, Mr. Lampert became our Chief Executive Officer, in addition to his role as Chairman of the Board. Neither Mr. Lampert nor ESL will receive compensation for any such investment activities undertaken on our behalf, other than Mr. Lampert's compensation as our Chief Executive Officer. ESL beneficially owned approximately 48% of our outstanding common stock at August 2, 2014.
Further, to clarify the expectations that the Board of Directors has with respect to the investment of our surplus cash, the Board has renounced, in accordance with Delaware law, any interest or expectancy of the Company associated with any investment opportunities in securities that may come to the attention of Mr. Lampert or any employee, officer, director or advisor to ESL and its affiliated investment entities (each, a “Covered Party”) who also serves as an officer or director of the Company other than (a) investment opportunities that come to such Covered Party’s attention directly and exclusively in such Covered Party’s capacity as a director, officer or employee of the Company, (b) control investments in companies in the mass merchandising, retailing, commercial appliance distribution, product protection agreements, residential and commercial product installation and repair services and automotive repair and maintenance industries and (c) investment opportunities in companies or assets with a significant role in our retailing business, including investment in real estate currently leased by the Company or in suppliers for which the Company is a substantial customer representing over 10% of such companies’ revenues, but excluding investments of ESL that were existing as of May 23, 2005.
Unsecured Commercial Paper
During the first half of 2014 and 2013, ESL and its affiliates held unsecured commercial paper issued by Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corp. (“SRAC”), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings. For the commercial paper outstanding to ESL, the weighted average of each of maturity, annual interest rate, and principal amount outstanding was 30.7 days, 2.78% and $25.3 million and 30.6 days, 2.78% and $273 million, respectively, in the first half of 2014 and 2013. The largest aggregate amount of principal outstanding to ESL at any time since the beginning of 2014 was $150 million and $0.4 million interest was paid by SRAC to ESL during the first half of 2014. ESL held

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(Unaudited)

$235 million in principal amount of commercial paper at August 3, 2013, which included $143 million held by Mr. Lampert. Neither ESL nor Mr. Lampert held any of our commercial paper at August 2, 2014 or February 1, 2014. The commercial paper purchases were made in the ordinary course of business on substantially the same terms, including interest rates, as terms prevailing for comparable transactions with other persons, and did not present features unfavorable to the Company.
Senior Secured Notes
At August 2, 2014, Mr. Lampert and ESL held an aggregate of $205 million of principal amount of the Company's 6 5/8% Senior Secured Notes due 2018 (the "6 5/8%" Notes") and $3 million of principal amount of unsecured notes issued by SRAC (the "Subsidiary Notes"). At August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014, Mr. Lampert and ESL held an aggregate of $95 million of principal amount of 6 5/8% Notes and $3 million of principal amount of Subsidiary Notes.
Trade Receivable Put Agreements
On January 26, 2012, ESL entered into an agreement with a financial institution to acquire from the financial institution an undivided participating interest in a certain percentage of its rights and obligations under trade receivable put agreements that were entered into with certain vendors of the Company. These agreements generally provide that, in the event of a bankruptcy filing by the Company, the financial institution will purchase such vendors’ accounts receivable arising from the sale of goods or services to the Company. ESL may from time to time choose to purchase an 80% undivided participating interest in the rights and obligations primarily arising under future trade receivable put agreements that the financial institution enters into with our vendors during the term of its agreement. The Company is neither a party nor will it become a party to any of these agreements. At February 1, 2014, and August 3, 2013 ESL held a participation interest totaling $80 million and $97 million, respectively, in the financial institution’s agreements relating to the Company. At August 2, 2014, ESL held no participating interest.
Sears Canada
ESL owns approximately 28% of the outstanding common shares of Sears Canada.
Lands' End
ESL owns approximately 49% of the outstanding common stock of Lands’ End (based on publicly available information as of April 8, 2014). Holdings, and certain of its subsidiaries, entered into a transition services agreement in connection with the spin-off pursuant to which Lands’ End and Holdings will provide to each other, on an interim, transitional basis, various services, which may include, but are not limited to, tax services, logistics services, auditing and compliance services, inventory management services, information technology services and continued participation in certain contracts shared with Holdings and its subsidiaries, as well as agreements related to Lands' End Shops at Sears and participation in the Shop Your Way program.
Amounts due to or from Lands’ End are non-interest bearing, and generally settled on a net basis. Holdings invoices Lands’ End on at least a monthly basis. At August 2, 2014, Holdings reported a net amount receivable from Lands' End of $3 million in the Accounts receivable line of the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. Amounts related to revenue from retail services and rent for Lands' End Shops at Sears, participation in the Shop Your Way program, and corporate shared services were $18 million and $24 million, respectively, for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014. The amounts Lands' End earned related to call center services and commissions were $3 million and $4 million, respectively, for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014.
SHO
Holdings, and certain of its subsidiaries, engage in transactions with SHO pursuant to various agreements with SHO which, among other things, (1) govern the principal transactions relating to the rights offering and certain aspects of our relationship with SHO following the separation, (2) establish terms under which Holdings and certain of its subsidiaries will provide SHO with services, and (3) establish terms pursuant to which Holdings and certain of its

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(Unaudited)

subsidiaries will obtain merchandise for SHO. ESL owns approximately 47% of the outstanding common stock of SHO (based on publicly available information as of July 31, 2014).
These agreements were made in the context of a parent-subsidiary relationship and were negotiated in the overall context of the separation. The Company believes that the methods by which costs are allocated are reasonable and are based on prorated estimates of costs expected to be incurred by the Company. A summary of the nature of related party transactions involving SHO is as follows:
SHO obtains a significant amount of its merchandise from the Company. We have also entered into certain agreements with SHO to provide logistics, handling, warehouse and transportation services. SHO also pays a royalty related to the sale of Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard products and fees for participation in the SHOP YOUR WAY program.
SHO receives commissions from the Company for the sale of merchandise made through www.sears.com, extended service agreements, delivery and handling services and credit revenues.
The Company provides SHO with shared corporate services. These services include accounting and finance, legal, human resources, information technology and real estate.
Amounts due to or from SHO are non-interest bearing, settled on a net basis, and have payment terms of 10 days after the invoice date. The Company invoices SHO on a weekly basis. At August 2, 2014, August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014, Holdings reported a net amount receivable from SHO of $84 million, $77 million and $68 million, respectively, in the Accounts receivable line of the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. Amounts related to the sale of inventory and related services, royalties, and corporate shared services were $441 million and $854 million, respectively, for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014, and $451 million and $885 million, respectively, for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 3, 2013. The net amounts SHO earned related to commissions were $27 million and $55 million, respectively, for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014, and $24 million and $63 million, respectively, for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 3, 2013. Additionally, the Company has guaranteed lease obligations for certain SHO store leases that were assigned as a result of the separation. See Note 4 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 1, 2014 for further information related to these guarantees.
Also in connection with the separation, the Company entered into an agreement with SHO and the agent under SHO's secured credit facility, whereby the Company committed to continue to provide services to SHO in connection with a realization on the lender's collateral after default under the secured credit facility, notwithstanding SHO's default under the underlying agreement with us, and to provide certain notices and services to the agent, for so long as any obligations remain outstanding under the secured credit facility.
NOTE 15 – GUARANTOR/NON-GUARANTOR SUBSIDIARY FINANCIAL INFORMATION
At August 2, 2014, the principal amount outstanding of the Company’s 6 5/8% senior secured notes due 2018 was $1.24 billion. These notes were issued in 2010 by Sears Holdings Corporation (“Parent”). The notes are guaranteed by certain of our 100% owned domestic subsidiaries that own the collateral for the notes, as well as by SRAC (the “guarantor subsidiaries”). The following condensed consolidated financial information presents the Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets at August 2, 2014, August 3, 2013 and February 1, 2014, the Condensed Consolidating Statements of Operations and the Condensed Consolidating Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013, and the Condensed Consolidating Statements of Cash flows for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 2, 2014 and August 3, 2013 of (i) Parent; (ii) the guarantor subsidiaries; (iii) the non-guarantor subsidiaries; (iv) eliminations and (v) the Company on a consolidated basis.
On April 4, 2014, we completed the separation of our Lands' End business through a spin-off transaction. The following condensed consolidated financial statements had total assets and liabilities of approximately $1.1 billion and $395 million, respectively, at August 3, 2013 and total assets and liabilities of approximately $1.1 billion and $385 million, respectively, at February 1, 2014, attributable to the Lands' End domestic business. Merchandise sales and services included revenues of approximately $185 million from the Lands' End domestic business for the 26- week period ended August 2, 2014, and approximately $280 million and $545 million, respectively, for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 3, 2013. Net loss attributable to Holdings' shareholders included net income of

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — (Continued)
(Unaudited)

approximately $5 million from the Lands' End domestic business for the 26- week period ended August 2, 2014, and approximately $10 million and $15 million, respectively, for the 13- and 26- week periods ended August 3, 2013. The financial information for the domestic portion of Lands' End business is reflected within the guarantor subsidiaries balances for these periods, while the international portion is reflected within the non-guarantor subsidiaries balances for these periods.
The principal elimination entries relate to investments in subsidiaries and intercompany balances and transactions including transactions with our wholly-owned non-guarantor insurance subsidiary. The Company has accounted for investments in subsidiaries under the equity method. The guarantor subsidiaries are 100% owned directly or indirectly by the Parent and all guarantees are joint, several and unconditional. Additionally, the notes are secured by a security interest in certain assets consisting primarily of domestic inventory and credit card receivables of the guarantor subsidiaries, and consequently may not be available to satisfy the claims of the Company’s general creditors. Certain investments primarily held by non-guarantor subsidiaries are recorded by the issuers at historical cost and are recorded at fair value by the holder.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements — (Continued)
(Unaudited)

Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet
August 2, 2014
millions
Parent
 
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
 
Non-
Guarantor
Subsidiaries
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Current assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$

 
$
565

 
$
264

 
$

 
$