Attached files

file filename
EX-32.2 - SECTION 906 CERTIFICATION OF CFO - SEARS HOLDINGS CORPshldex322q32016.htm
EX-32.1 - SECTION 906 CERTIFICATION OF CEO - SEARS HOLDINGS CORPshldex321q32016.htm
EX-31.2 - SECTION 302 CERTIFICATIONS OF CFO - SEARS HOLDINGS CORPshldex312q32016.htm
EX-31.1 - SECTION 302 CERTIFICATIONS OF CEO - SEARS HOLDINGS CORPshldex311q32016.htm
EX-10.4 - LETTER FROM REGISTRANT TO JASON M. HOLLAR - SEARS HOLDINGS CORPshldex104q32016.htm


 

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 OCTOBER 29, 2016
OR
o
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission file number 000-51217, 001-36693
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 (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)   ¨   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 December 5, 2016, the registrant had 107,033,252 common shares, $0.01 par value, outstanding.
 



SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
INDEX TO QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
13 and 39 Weeks Ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015
 
 
 
 
Page
PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 6.





SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Unaudited)
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
39 Weeks Ended
millions, except per share data
October 29,
2016
 
October 31,
2015
 
October 29,
2016
 
October 31,
2015
REVENUES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Merchandise sales and services(1)(2)
$
5,029

 
$
5,750

 
$
16,086

 
$
17,843

COSTS AND EXPENSES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales, buying and occupancy(1)(3)
4,067

 
4,488

 
12,687

 
13,628

Selling and administrative
1,543

 
1,630

 
4,530

 
5,005

Depreciation and amortization
91

 
94

 
278

 
330

Impairment charges
3

 
17

 
18

 
71

Gain on sales of assets
(51
)
 
(97
)
 
(166
)
 
(730
)
Total costs and expenses
5,653

 
6,132

 
17,347

 
18,304

Operating loss
(624
)
 
(382
)
 
(1,261
)
 
(461
)
Interest expense
(105
)
 
(74
)
 
(289
)
 
(249
)
Interest and investment income (loss)
(8
)
 
17

 
(25
)
 
(27
)
Loss before income taxes
(737
)
 
(439
)
 
(1,575
)
 
(737
)
Income tax (expense) benefit
(11
)
 
(14
)
 
(39
)
 
189

Net loss
(748
)
 
(453
)
 
(1,614
)
 
(548
)
Income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 
(1
)
 

 
(1
)
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO HOLDINGS' SHAREHOLDERS
$
(748
)
 
$
(454
)
 
$
(1,614
)
 
$
(549
)
NET LOSS PER COMMON SHARE ATTRIBUTABLE TO HOLDINGS' SHAREHOLDERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic loss per share
$
(6.99
)
 
$
(4.26
)
 
$
(15.10
)
 
$
(5.15
)
Diluted loss per share
$
(6.99
)
 
$
(4.26
)
 
$
(15.10
)
 
$
(5.15
)
Basic weighted average common shares outstanding
107.0

 
106.6

 
106.9

 
106.5

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding
107.0

 
106.6

 
106.9

 
106.5

(1) 
Includes merchandise sales to Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. ("SHO") of $271 million and $315 million for the 13 weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively, and $847 million and $1.0 billion for the 39 weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively. Pursuant to the terms of the separation, merchandise is sold to SHO at cost.
(2) Includes revenue from Lands' End, Inc. ("Lands' End") for retail services and rent for Lands' End Shops at owned Sears locations, participation in the Shop Your Way® program and corporate shared services of $15 million and $14 million for the 13 weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively, and $38 million and $45 million for the 39 weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively.
(3) Includes rent expense (consisting of straight-line rent expense offset by amortization of a deferred gain on sale-leaseback) of $22 million and $22 million for the 13 weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively, and $64 million and $27 million for the 39 weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively, pursuant to the master lease with Seritage Growth Properties ("Seritage"). Also includes installment expenses of $17 million and $17 million for the 13 weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively, and $51 million and $22 million for the 39 weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively.

See accompanying notes.

3


SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Loss
 (Unaudited)
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
39 Weeks Ended
millions
October 29,
2016
 
October 31,
2015
 
October 29,
2016
 
October 31,
2015
Net loss
$
(748
)
 
$
(453
)
 
$
(1,614
)
 
$
(548
)
Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension and postretirement adjustments, net of tax
64

 
65

 
192

 
196

Total other comprehensive income
64

 
65

 
192

 
196

Comprehensive loss
(684
)
 
(388
)
 
(1,422
)
 
(352
)
Comprehensive loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 
(1
)
 

 
(1
)
Comprehensive loss attributable to Holdings' shareholders
$
(684
)
 
$
(389
)
 
$
(1,422
)
 
$
(353
)





































See accompanying notes.

4


SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)


millions
October 29,
2016
 
October 31,
2015
 
January 30,
2016
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
258

 
$
294

 
$
238

Accounts receivable(1)
372

 
475

 
419

Merchandise inventories
5,032

 
6,208

 
5,172

Prepaid expenses and other current assets(2)
304

 
242

 
216

Total current assets
5,966

 
7,219

 
6,045

Property and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation and amortization of $2,886, $2,925 and $2,960)
2,392

 
2,668

 
2,631

Goodwill
269

 
269

 
269

Trade names and other intangible assets
1,904

 
2,090

 
1,909

Other assets
334

 
510

 
483

TOTAL ASSETS
$
10,865

 
$
12,756

 
$
11,337

LIABILITIES
 
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
Short-term borrowings(3)
$
618

 
$
686

 
$
797

Current portion of long-term debt and capitalized lease obligations(4)
594

 
71

 
71

Merchandise payables
1,556

 
2,295

 
1,574

Other current liabilities(5)
1,848

 
1,927

 
1,925

Unearned revenues
759

 
793

 
787

Other taxes
355

 
324

 
284

Total current liabilities
5,730

 
6,096

 
5,438

Long-term debt and capitalized lease obligations(6)
3,087

 
2,111

 
2,108

Pension and postretirement benefits
1,997

 
2,133

 
2,206

Deferred gain on sale-leaseback
656

 
775

 
753

Sale-leaseback financing obligation
164

 
164

 
164

Other long-term liabilities
1,716

 
1,811

 
1,731

Long-term deferred tax liabilities
890

 
959

 
893

Total Liabilities
14,240

 
14,049

 
13,293

Commitments and contingencies


 


 


DEFICIT
 
 
 
 
 
Total Deficit
(3,375
)
 
(1,293
)
 
(1,956
)
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT
$
10,865

 
$
12,756

 
$
11,337


(1) 
Includes $20 million, $85 million and $51 million at October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, respectively, of net amounts receivable from SHO, and $4 million of net amounts receivable from Lands' End at October 31, 2015. Also, includes $14 million, $8 million and $7 million of net amounts receivable from Seritage at October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, respectively.
(2) Includes $9 million prepaid rent to Seritage at October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016.
(3) Includes balances held by related parties of $249 million at October 29, 2016 related to our commercial paper.
(4) Includes balances held by related parties of $216 million at October 29, 2016 related to our Secured Loan Facility.
(5) Includes $1 million of net amounts payable to Lands' End at both October 29, 2016 and January 30, 2016.
(6) 
Includes balances held by related parties of $1.2 billion, $629 million and $603 million at October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, respectively, related to our Senior Secured Notes, Subsidiary Notes, Senior Unsecured Notes, Second Lien Term Loan and 2016 Term Loan. See Note 11 for further information.


See accompanying notes.

5


SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
 
39 Weeks Ended
millions
October 29,
2016
 
October 31,
2015
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Net loss
$
(1,614
)
 
$
(548
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
 
 
 
Deferred tax valuation allowance
(37
)
 
(500
)
Depreciation and amortization
278

 
330

Impairment charges
18

 
71

Gain on sales of assets
(166
)
 
(730
)
Pension and postretirement plan contributions
(261
)
 
(246
)
Mark-to-market adjustments of financial instruments
22

 
33

Amortization of deferred gain on sale-leaseback
(66
)
 
(30
)
Change in operating assets and liabilities (net of acquisitions and dispositions):
 
 
 
Deferred income taxes
34

 
213

Merchandise inventories
140

 
(1,265
)
Merchandise payables
(18
)
 
674

Income and other taxes
97

 
(40
)
Other operating assets
3

 
7

Other operating liabilities
162

 
(23
)
Net cash used in operating activities
(1,408
)
 
(2,054
)
 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Proceeds from sales of property and investments(1)
274

 
2,708

Purchases of property and equipment
(115
)
 
(152
)
Net cash provided by investing activities
159

 
2,556

 
 
 
 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Proceeds from debt issuances(2)
1,528

 

Repayments of debt(3)
(50
)
 
(1,387
)
Increase (decrease) in short-term borrowings, primarily 90 days or less
(179
)
 
471

Proceeds from sale-leaseback financing(1)

 
508

Debt issuance costs
(30
)
 
(50
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
1,269

 
(458
)
 
 
 
 
NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
20

 
44

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF YEAR
238

 
250

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD
$
258

 
$
294

 
 
 
 
Supplemental Cash Flow Data:
 
 
 
Income taxes paid, net of refunds
$
18

 
$
36

Cash interest paid(4)
186

 
191

Unpaid liability to acquire equipment and software
15

 
11

(1) Holdings received cash proceeds of $2.7 billion ($2.6 billion, net of closing costs) from the Seritage transaction (including $745 million and $297 million respectively, received from ESL Investments, Inc. and its affiliates ("ESL"), and Fairholme Capital Management, LLC and its affiliates ("Fairholme") and $429 million ($426 million, net of closing costs) from the JV transactions. Proceeds from the Seritage transaction are included in proceeds from sales of property and investments ($2.6 billion), and proceeds from sale-leaseback financing ($82 million) for the 39 weeks ended October 31, 2015. Proceeds from the JV transactions are included in proceeds from sale-leaseback financing ($426 million) for the 39 weeks ended October 31, 2015. See Note 3 for further information and defined terms.
(2) Proceeds in 2016 include $300 million, $246 million (net of original issue discount) and $250 million from related parties in connection with the Second Lien Term Loan, 2016 Term Loan and Secured Loan Facility, respectively. See Notes 2 and 11 for further information.
(3) Repayments in 2015 include $400 million of a secured short-term loan with related parties and $482 million of Senior Secured Notes tendered by related parties. See Note 11 for further information
(4) Cash interest paid includes $53 million and $50 million interest paid to related parties related to our unsecured commercial paper, Secured Loan Facility, Senior Secured Notes, Subsidiary Notes, Senior Unsecured Notes, Second Lien Term Loan and 2016 Term Loan during the 39 weeks ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively. See Note 11 for further information.



See accompanying notes.

6


SEARS HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Deficit
(Unaudited)
 
Deficit Attributable to Holdings' Shareholders
 
 
dollars and shares in 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 January 31, 2015
107

$
1

$
(5,949
)
$
9,189

$
(2,162
)
$
(2,030
)
$
6

$
(945
)
Comprehensive loss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss




(549
)

1

(548
)
Pension and postretirement adjustments, net of tax





196


196

Total Comprehensive Loss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(352
)
Stock awards


11

(11
)




Associate stock purchase


4





4

Balance at October 31, 2015
107

$
1

$
(5,934
)
$
9,178

$
(2,711
)
$
(1,834
)
$
7

$
(1,293
)
Balance at January 30, 2016
107

$
1

$
(5,928
)
$
9,173

$
(3,291
)
$
(1,918
)
$
7

$
(1,956
)
Comprehensive loss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss




(1,614
)


(1,614
)
Pension and postretirement adjustments, net of tax





192


192

Total Comprehensive Loss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1,422
)
Stock awards


19

(20
)



(1
)
Associate stock purchase


6






6

Distribution to noncontrolling interest






(2
)
(2
)
Balance at October 29, 2016
107

$
1

$
(5,903
)
$
9,153

$
(4,905
)
$
(1,726
)
$
5

$
(3,375
)


























See accompanying notes.

7


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 1,503 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States, operating through Kmart and Sears. We operate under two reportable segments: Kmart and Sears Domestic.
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 January 30, 2016.
Depreciation Expense
Depreciation expense included within depreciation and amortization reported on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations was $90 million and $93 million for the 13 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively, and $274 million and $325 million for the 39 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively.
Vendor Credits
During the 39 week period ended October 31, 2015, the Company received $126 million related to one-time credits from vendors associated with prior supply arrangements, which have been reflected as a credit within cost of sales, buying and occupancy on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.
Liquidity
Our primary need for liquidity is to fund working capital requirements of our businesses, capital expenditures and for general corporate purposes, including debt repayment and pension plan contributions. We have incurred losses and experienced negative operating cash flows for the past several years; accordingly, the Company has taken a number of actions to support its operations and meet its obligations.
During 2016, the Company closed the $750 million Senior Secured Term Loan (the "2016 Term Loan") maturing in July 2020, as discussed in Note 2, and received approximately $722 million in net proceeds. The Company entered into a $500 million committed secured loan facility (the "Secured Loan Facility") maturing in July 2017, as also discussed in Note 2, and received net proceeds of approximately $485 million. The Company also entered into a $300 million Second Lien Credit Agreement (the “Second Lien Term Loan”) maturing in 2020 which generated net proceeds of approximately $291 million, as discussed in Note 2. Additionally, the Company generated over $270 million in cash proceeds from the sale of real estate and other asset sales. The funds received from these actions were used to reduce outstanding borrowings under the Company's asset-based revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.
In addition to the previously described actions taken to date in 2016, we expect to pursue other near-term actions to support our operations, meet our obligations and improve liquidity. These additional actions may include further expense reductions, additional debt financing, generating liquidity through our previously announced intention to explore alternatives for our Kenmore®, Craftsman® and DieHard® brands and our Sears Home Services business by evaluating potential partnerships or other transactions that could expand distribution of our brands and service offerings to realize significant growth, or other asset sales. Our Amended Domestic Credit Agreement discussed in

8


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

Note 2 provides us up to $500 million of "FILO" ("first in last out") loan capacity under the credit agreement and up to $2.0 billion of second lien loan capacity (of which $604 million is currently utilized) outside the credit agreement, all depending on the applicable and available borrowing base as defined in our applicable debt agreements, as well as our ability to secure commitments from lenders. We also have the ability to obtain longer-term secured or unsecured financing maturing outside of the credit facility maturity date which would not be subject to borrowing base limitations (see Note 2).
We believe that our liquidity needs will be satisfied by the actions discussed above; however, we cannot predict the outcome of any actions to generate liquidity, whether such actions would generate the expected liquidity as currently planned, or the availability of additional debt financing. The specific actions taken or assets involved, the timing, and the overall amount will depend on a variety of factors, including market conditions, interest in specific assets, valuations of those assets and our underlying operating performance.
If we continue to experience operating losses and we are not able to generate additional liquidity through the mechanisms described above or through some combination of other actions, we may not be able to access additional funds under our Amended Domestic Credit Agreement and we might need to secure additional sources of funds, which may or may not be available to us. Additionally, a failure to generate additional liquidity could negatively impact our access to inventory or services that are important to the operation of our business. 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.
Sears Canada
At each of October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, the Company was the beneficial holder of approximately 12 million, or 12%, of the common shares of Sears Canada. Our equity method investment in Sears Canada was $23 million, $86 million and $52 million at October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, respectively, and is included within other assets on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The fair value of our equity method investment in Sears Canada was determined based on quoted market prices for its common stock. Our equity method investment in Sears Canada is valued using Level 1 measurements as defined in Note 5 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016.
NOTE 2—BORROWINGS
Total borrowings were as follows:
millions
October 29,
2016
 
October 31,
2015
 
January 30,
2016
Short-term borrowings:
 
 
 
 
 
Unsecured commercial paper
$
248

 
$
9

 
$

Secured borrowings
370

 
677

 
797

Long-term debt, including current portion:
 
 
 
 
 
Notes and debentures outstanding
3,517

 
1,976

 
1,984

Capitalized lease obligations
164

 
206

 
195

Total borrowings
$
4,299

 
$
2,868

 
$
2,976

The fair value of long-term debt, excluding capitalized lease obligations, was $3.6 billion at October 29, 2016, $2.2 billion at October 31, 2015 and $1.9 billion at January 30, 2016. 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 5 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016.

9


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

Unsecured Commercial Paper
We borrow through the commercial paper markets. At October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, we had outstanding commercial paper borrowings of $249 million and $9 million, respectively, while at January 30, 2016, we had no commercial paper borrowings outstanding. The carrying value of commercial paper, net of remaining discount, was $248 million and $9 million at October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively.
Secured Short-Term Loan
On September 15, 2014, the Company, through Sears, Sears Development Co. and Kmart Corporation ("Short-Term Borrowers"), entities wholly-owned and controlled, directly or indirectly by the Company, entered into a $400 million secured short-term loan (the "Short-Term Loan") with JPP II, LLC and JPP, LLC (together, the "Short-Term Lender"), entities affiliated with ESL. The first $200 million of the Short-Term Loan was funded at the closing on September 15, 2014 and the remaining $200 million was funded on September 30, 2014. Proceeds of the Short-Term Loan were used for general corporate purposes.
The Short-Term Loan was originally scheduled to mature on December 31, 2014. As permitted by the Short-Term Loan agreement, the Company paid an extension fee equal to 0.5% of the principal amount to extend the maturity date to February 28, 2015. The Short-Term Loan had an annual base interest rate of 5%. The Short-Term Borrowers paid an upfront fee of 1.75% of the full principal amount. The Short-Term Loan was guaranteed by the Company and was secured by a first priority lien on certain real properties owned by the Short-Term Borrowers.
On February 25, 2015, we entered into an agreement effective February 28, 2015, to amend and extend the $400 million secured short-term loan. Under the terms of the amendment, we repaid $200 million of the $400 million on March 2, 2015 and the remaining $200 million on June 1, 2015, resulting in no balance outstanding at October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 or January 30, 2016. During the 39 week period ended October 31, 2015, the Short-Term Borrowers paid interest of $6 million to the Short-Term Lender.
Secured Loan Facility
On April 8, 2016, the Company, through Sears, Roebuck and Co., Sears Development Co., Innovel Solutions, Inc., Big Beaver of Florida Development, LLC and Kmart Corporation (collectively, "Secured Loan Borrowers"), entities wholly-owned and controlled, directly or indirectly by the Company, obtained a $500 million secured loan facility (the "Secured Loan Facility") from JPP, LLC, JPP II, LLC, and Cascade Investment, LLC (collectively, the "Secured Loan Lenders"). JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC are entities affiliated with ESL. The first $250 million of the Secured Loan Facility was funded on April 8, 2016 and the remaining $250 million was funded on April 22, 2016. The Secured Loan Facility has a maturity date of July 7, 2017, and is included within current portion of long-term debt on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at October 29, 2016. The Company used the proceeds of the Secured Loan Facility to reduce outstanding borrowings under the Company's asset-based revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes. The carrying value of the secured loan facility, net of the remaining debt issuance costs, was $492 million at October 29, 2016.
The Secured Loan Facility has an annual base interest rate of 8%, with accrued interest payable monthly during the term of the Secured Loan Facility. The Secured Loan Borrowers paid an upfront commitment fee equal to 1.0% of the full principal amount of the Secured Loan Facility and also are required to pay a funding fee equal to 1.0% of the amounts drawn under the Secured Loan Facility at the time such amounts are drawn. If amounts remain outstanding or committed under the Secured Loan Facility after nine months, a delayed origination fee equal to 0.5% of such amounts becomes payable, and if amounts remain outstanding or committed under the Secured Loan Facility after 12 months, an additional delayed origination fee equal to 0.5% of such amounts becomes payable.
The Secured Loan Facility is guaranteed by the Company and is secured by a first priority lien on 21 real properties owned by the Secured Loan Borrowers. The Secured Loan Facility includes customary representations and warranties, indemnities and covenants, including with respect to the condition and maintenance of the real property collateral.
The Secured Loan Facility has customary events of default, including (subject to certain materiality thresholds and grace periods) payment default, failure to comply with covenants, material inaccuracy of representation or warranty, and bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings. If there is an event of default, the Secured Loan Lenders may declare all

10


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

or any portion of the outstanding indebtedness to be immediately due and payable, exercise any rights they might have under any of the Secured Loan Facility documents (including against the collateral), and require the Secured Loan Borrowers to pay a default interest rate equal to the greater of (i) 2.5% in excess of the base interest rate and (ii) the prime rate plus 1%. The Loan Facility may be prepaid at any time in whole or in part, without penalty or premium.
Domestic Credit Agreement
During the first quarter of 2011, Sears Roebuck Acceptance Corporation ("SRAC"), Kmart Corporation (together with SRAC, the "Borrowers") and Holdings entered into an amended credit agreement (the "Domestic Credit Agreement"). 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 new senior secured term loan facility (the "Term Loan"). On July 21, 2015, the Borrowers and Holdings entered into an amended and restated credit agreement (the "Amended Domestic Credit Agreement") with a syndicate of lenders that amended and restated the then-existing Domestic Credit Agreement, and on April 8, 2016, the Amended Domestic Credit Agreement was further amended in connection with the 2016 Term Loan as described below. The Amended Domestic Credit Agreement provides a $3.275 billion asset-based revolving credit facility (the "Revolving Facility") with a $1.0 billion letter of credit sub-facility. The maturity date for $1.971 billion of the Revolving Facility has been extended to July 20, 2020, while $1.304 billion expired on April 8, 2016. The Amended Domestic Credit Agreement also governs the Term Loan, which retains its maturity date of June 30, 2018. The Amended Domestic Credit Agreement includes an accordion feature that allows the Borrowers to use, subject to borrowing base requirements, existing collateral for the facility to obtain up to $1.0 billion of additional borrowing capacity, of which $750 million was utilized for the 2016 Term Loan (described below). The Amended Domestic Credit Agreement also includes a "FILO" ("first in last out") tranche feature that allows an additional $500 million of borrowing capacity and increased Holdings' ability to undertake short-term borrowings from $500 million to $750 million.
Revolving advances under the Amended 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 dependent on Holdings' consolidated leverage ratio (as measured under the Amended Domestic Credit Agreement). The margin with respect to borrowings under the extended commitments ranges from 3.25% to 3.75% for LIBOR loans and from 2.25% to 2.75% for base rate loans. The margin with respect to borrowings under the non-extended commitments remains 2.00% to 2.50% for LIBOR loans and 1.00% to 1.50% for base rate loans. The Amended Domestic Credit Agreement also provides for the payment of fees with respect to issued and undrawn letters of credit at a rate equal to the margin applicable to LIBOR loans and a commitment fee with respect to unused amounts of the Revolving Facility at a rate, depending on facility usage, between 0.375% to 0.625%, per annum, with a minimum of 0.50% applicable to commitments under the extended tranche. From and after April 8, 2016, such commitment fees with respect to the extended tranche are a flat 0.50%.
The Revolving Facility is in place as a funding source for general corporate purposes and is secured by a first lien on substantially all of our domestic inventory and credit card and pharmacy receivables, and is subject to a borrowing base formula to determine availability. The Revolving Facility is guaranteed by all domestic subsidiaries of Holdings that own inventory or credit card or pharmacy receivables. The Revolving Facility also permits aggregate second lien indebtedness of up to $2.0 billion, of which $604 million in second lien notes were outstanding at October 29, 2016, resulting in $1.4 billion 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 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%. Currently, 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. Additionally, the Borrowers are required to make certain mandatory repayments of the Term Loan from excess cash flow (as defined in the Amended Domestic Credit Agreement). The Term Loan may be prepaid in whole or part without penalty. 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

11


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

the Company that guarantee the Revolving Facility. At October 29, 2016October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, respectively, we had borrowings of $973 million, $983 million and $980 million under the Term Loan, and carrying value, net of the remaining discount and debt issuance costs, of $964 million, $969 million and $968 million.
The Amended 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%, exceptions that may be subject to certain maximum amounts and an exception that requires that the restricted payment is funded from cash on hand and not from borrowings under the credit facility. Further, the Amended Domestic Credit Agreement includes customary covenants that restrict our ability to make dispositions, prepay debt and make investments, subject, in each case, to various exceptions. The Amended 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.
At October 29, 2016October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, we had $370 million, $677 million and $797 million, respectively, of Revolving Facility borrowings and $660 million, $654 million and $652 million, respectively, of letters of credit outstanding under the Revolving Facility. At October 29, 2016October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, the amount available to borrow under the Revolving Facility was $174 million, $963 million and $316 million, respectively, which reflects the effect of the springing fixed charge coverage ratio covenant and the borrowing base limitation. The majority of the letters of credit outstanding are used to provide collateral for our insurance programs.
Second Lien Term Loan
On September 1, 2016, the Company, SRAC and Kmart Corporation (together with SRAC, the "Second Lien Borrowers") entered into a Second Lien Credit Agreement (the "Second Lien Credit Agreement") with JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC (together, the "Second Lien Lenders"), entities affiliated with ESL, pursuant to which the Second Lien Borrowers borrowed $300 million under a term loan (the "Second Lien Term Loan"). The Company received net proceeds of $291 million, which were used for general corporate purposes.
The maturity date for the Second Lien Term Loan is July 20, 2020 and the Second Lien Term Loan will not amortize. The Second Lien Credit Agreement includes an accordion feature that allows the Second Lien Borrowers to seek to obtain from third parties up to $200 million of additional loans under the Second Lien Credit Agreement on the same terms as the Second Lien Term Loan. The Second Lien Term Loan bears interest at a rate equal to, at the election of the Second Lien Borrowers, either LIBOR (subject to a 1.00% floor) or a specified prime rate ("Base Rate"), in either case plus an applicable margin. The margin with respect to the Second Lien Term Loan is 7.50% for LIBOR loans and 6.50% for Base Rate loans.
The Company’s obligations under the Second Lien Credit Agreement are secured on a pari passu basis with the Company’s obligations under that certain Indenture, dated as of October 12, 2010, pursuant to which the Company issued its Senior Secured Notes (defined below). The collateral includes inventory, receivables and other related assets of the Company and its subsidiaries which are obligated on the Second Lien Term Loan and the Senior Secured Notes. The Second Lien Credit Agreement is guaranteed by all domestic subsidiaries of the Company that guarantee the Company’s obligations under its existing Revolving Facility.
The Second Lien Credit Agreement includes representations and warranties, covenants and other undertakings, which representations and warranties, covenants and other undertakings and events of default that are substantially similar to those contained in the Amended Domestic Credit Agreement. The carrying value of the Second Lien Term Loan, net of the remaining discount and debt issuance costs, was $291 million at October 29, 2016.
2016 Term Loan
On April 8, 2016, the Company, SRAC, and Kmart Corporation (together with SRAC, the "ABL Borrowers") entered into an amendment to the Amended Domestic Credit Agreement, with a syndicate of lenders, including Bank of America, N.A., as agent. The amendment to the Amended Domestic Credit Agreement was executed in connection with the closing of the Company’s previously announced $750 million Senior Secured Term Loan under the Amended Domestic Credit Agreement (the "2016 Term Loan").

12


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

Amounts borrowed pursuant to the 2016 Term Loan will bear interest at a rate equal to the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") plus 750 basis points, subject to a 1.00% LIBOR floor. The Company received approximately $722 million in net proceeds from the 2016 Term Loan, which proceeds were used to reduce outstanding borrowings under its asset-based revolving credit facility. The 2016 Term Loan has a maturity date of July 20, 2020, which is the same maturity date as the Company’s $1.971 billion revolving credit facility commitments, and does not amortize. The amendment provides for a premium of 2% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2016 Term Loan prepaid on or prior to April 8, 2017 and 1% of the aggregate principal amount of the 2016 Term Loan prepaid after April 8, 2017 and on or prior to April 8, 2018. The obligations under the Amended Domestic Credit Agreement, including the 2016 Term Loan, are secured by a first lien on substantially all of the domestic inventory and credit card and pharmacy receivables of the Company and its subsidiaries and aggregate advances under the Amended Domestic Credit Agreement are subject to a borrowing base formula. The Amended Domestic Credit Agreement is guaranteed by all domestic subsidiaries of the Company that own inventory or credit card or pharmacy receivables. The other material terms of the Amended Domestic Credit Agreement were not modified by the amendment. The carrying value of the 2016 Term Loan, net of the remaining discount and debt issuance costs, was $725 million at October 29, 2016.
Senior Secured Notes
In October 2010, we sold $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes (the "Senior Secured 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 Senior Secured Notes, the Company sold $250 million aggregate principal amount of Senior Secured Notes to the Company's domestic pension plan in a private placement, none of which remain in the domestic pension plan as a result of the Tender Offer discussed below. The Senior Secured 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 Senior Secured Notes is junior in priority to the lien on such assets that secures obligations under the Amended 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 Senior Secured 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 Senior Secured Notes to be due and payable immediately. Generally, the Company is required to offer to repurchase all outstanding Senior Secured Notes at a purchase price equal to 101% of the principal amount if the borrowing base (as calculated pursuant to the indenture) falls below the principal value of the Senior Secured Notes plus any other indebtedness for borrowed money that is secured by liens on the Collateral for two consecutive quarters or upon the occurrence of certain change of control triggering events. The Company may call the Senior Secured 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 Senior Secured Notes held by nonaffiliates for a new issue of substantially identical notes registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
On August 3, 2015, the Company commenced a tender offer (the "Tender Offer") to purchase for cash up to $1.0 billion principal amount of its Senior Secured Notes, which expired on August 28, 2015. Approximately $936 million principal amount of the Senior Secured Notes were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn in the Tender Offer. Holders who validly tendered and did not validly withdraw Senior Secured Notes at or prior to the early tender date of August 14, 2015 received total consideration of $990 per $1,000 principal amount of Senior Secured Notes that were accepted for purchase, which included an early tender payment of $30 per $1,000 principal amount of Senior Secured Notes accepted for purchase, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the settlement date. Holders who validly tendered and did not validly withdraw Senior Secured Notes after the early tender date but at or prior to the expiration date of August 28, 2015 received total consideration of $960 per $1,000 principal amount of Senior Secured Notes accepted for purchase, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to, but excluding, the settlement date.

13


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

We accounted for the Tender Offer in accordance with accounting standards applicable to extinguishment of liabilities and debt modifications and extinguishments. Accordingly, we de-recognized the net carrying amount of Senior Secured Notes of $929 million (comprised of the principal amount of $936 million, offset by unamortized debt issuance costs and discount of $7 million), and the reacquisition cost was $929 million.
The carrying value of Senior Secured Notes, net of the remaining discount and debt issuance costs, was $302 million at each of October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, respectively.
Senior Unsecured Notes
On October 20, 2014, the Company announced its board of directors had approved a rights offering allowing its stockholders to purchase up to $625 million in aggregate principal amount of 8% senior unsecured notes due 2019 and warrants to purchase shares of its common stock. The subscription rights were distributed to all stockholders of the Company as of October 30, 2014, the record date for this rights offering, and every stockholder had the right to participate on the same terms in accordance with its pro rata ownership of the Company's common stock, except that holders of the Company's restricted stock that was unvested as of the record date received cash awards in lieu of subscription rights. This rights offering closed on November 18, 2014 and was oversubscribed.
Accordingly, on November 21, 2014, the Company issued $625 million aggregate original principal amount of 8% senior unsecured notes due 2019 (the "Senior Unsecured Notes") and received proceeds of $625 million which were used for general corporate purposes. The Senior Unsecured Notes are the unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of the Company and rank equal in right of payment with the existing and future unsecured and unsubordinated indebtedness of the Company. The Senior Unsecured Notes bear interest at a rate of 8% per annum and the Company will pay interest semi-annually on June 15 and December 15 of each year. The Senior Unsecured Notes are not guaranteed.
We accounted for the Senior Unsecured Notes in accordance with accounting standards applicable to distinguishing liabilities from equity and debt with conversion and other options. Accordingly, we allocated the proceeds received for the Senior Unsecured Notes based on the relative fair values of the Senior Unsecured Notes and warrants, which resulted in a discount to the notes of approximately $278 million. The fair value of the Senior Unsecured Notes and warrants was estimated based on quoted market prices for the same issues using Level 1 measurements as defined in Note 5 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 30, 2016. The discount is being amortized over the life of the Senior Unsecured Notes using the effective interest method with an effective interest rate of 11.55%. Approximately $32 million and $25 million of the discount was amortized during the 39 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively. The remaining discount was approximately $207 million, $248 million and $238 million at October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, respectively. The carrying value of the Senior Unsecured Notes, net of the remaining discount and debt issuance costs, was approximately $416 million, $373 million and $383 million at October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, respectively.
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 ("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

14


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

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 each of October 29, 2016October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, 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 $0.6 billion at each of October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016.
On March 18, 2016, the Company announced it and certain of its subsidiaries have entered into a five-year pension plan protection and forbearance agreement (the "Definitive Agreement") with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC") implementing the terms of the previously announced term sheet, dated as of September 4, 2015, entered into by the Company and PBGC. Under the terms of the Definitive Agreement, the Company will continue to protect, or "ring-fence," pursuant to customary covenants, the assets of certain special purpose subsidiaries (the "Relevant Subsidiaries") holding real estate and/or intellectual property assets. Also under the Definitive Agreement, the Relevant Subsidiaries have granted PBGC a springing lien on the ring-fenced assets, which lien will be triggered only by (a) failure to make required contributions to the Company’s pension plan (the "Plan"), (b) prohibited transfers of ownership interests in the Relevant Subsidiaries, (c) termination events with respect to the Plan, and (d) bankruptcy events with respect to the Company or certain of its material subsidiaries.
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—STORE CLOSING CHARGES, SEVERANCE COSTS, IMPAIRMENTS AND REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
Store Closings and Severance
We closed 82 stores in our Kmart segment and seven stores in our Sears Domestic segment we previously announced would close during the 13 week period ended October 29, 2016, and 140 stores in our Kmart segment and 30 stores in our Sears Domestic segment during the 39 week period ended October 29, 2016. We made the decision to close 65 stores in our Kmart segment and five stores in our Sears Domestic segment during the 13 week period ended October 29, 2016, and 160 stores in our Kmart segment and 31 stores in our Sears Domestic segment during the 39 week period ended October 29, 2016.
We closed 11 stores in our Kmart segment and three stores in our Sears Domestic segment we previously announced would close during the 13 week period ended October 31, 2015, and 27 stores in our Kmart segment and nine stores in our Sears Domestic segment during the 39 week period ended October 31, 2015. We made the decision to close nine stores in our Kmart segment and two stores in our Sears Domestic segment during the 13 week period ended October 31, 2015, and 31 stores in our Kmart segment and nine stores in our Sears Domestic segment during the 39 week period ended October 31, 2015.
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

15


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

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.
We expect to record additional charges of approximately $20 million during 2016 related to stores that we had previously made the decision to close, but have not yet closed.
Store closing costs and severance recorded for the 13- and 39- week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015 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
$
36

 
$
5

 
$
58

 
$
8

 
$
2

 
$
109

Sears Domestic
2

 
2

 
1

 
1

 

 
6

Total for the 13 week period ended October 29, 2016
$
38

 
$
7

 
$
59

 
$
9

 
$
2

 
$
115

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kmart
$
5

 
$

 
$
(5
)
 
$
1

 
$

 
$
1

Sears Domestic
1

 

 
(3
)
 

 

 
(2
)
Total for the 13 week period ended October 31, 2015
$
6

 
$

 
$
(8
)
 
$
1

 
$

 
$
(1
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kmart
$
90

 
$
11

 
$
39

 
$
19

 
$
6

 
$
165

Sears Domestic
12

 
4

 
3

 
4

 
1

 
24

Total for the 39 week period ended October 29, 2016
$
102

 
$
15

 
$
42

 
$
23

 
$
7

 
$
189

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kmart
$
14

 
$
2

 
$
22

 
$
4

 
$

 
$
42

Sears Domestic
3

 
2

 
(12
)
 
1

 
2

 
(4
)
Total for the 39 week period ended October 31, 2015
$
17

 
$
4

 
$
10

 
$
5

 
$
2

 
$
38

_____________
(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- and 39- week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015 are recorded within depreciation and amortization on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.

16


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

Store closing cost and severance accruals of $178 million, $158 million and $180 million at October 29, 2016October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, respectively, were as follows:
millions
Severance Costs
 
Lease Termination Costs
 
Other Charges
 
Total
Balance at October 31, 2015
$
28

 
$
126

 
$
4

 
$
158

Store closing costs
33

 
(4
)
 
6

 
35

Payments/utilizations
(3
)
 
(8
)
 
(2
)
 
(13
)
Balance at January 30, 2016
58

 
114

 
8

 
180

Store closing costs
15

 
42

 
23

 
80

Payments/utilizations
(36
)
 
(23
)
 
(23
)
 
(82
)
Balance at October 29, 2016
$
37

 
$
133

 
$
8

 
$
178

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 due to events and changes in circumstances during the 13- and 39- week periods ended October 29, 2016 that indicated an impairment might have occurred. As a result of impairment testing, the Company recorded impairment charges of $3 million, which was recorded in our Kmart segment, during the 13 week period ended October 29, 2016, and $18 million, of which $11 million and $7 million were recorded within the Sears Domestic and Kmart segments, respectively, during the 39 week period ended October 29, 2016.
As a result of impairment testing, the Company recorded impairment charges of $17 million, of which $7 million and $10 million were recorded within the Sears Domestic and Kmart segments, respectively, during the 13 week period ended October 31, 2015, and $71 million, of which $59 million and $12 million were recorded within the Sears Domestic and Kmart segments, respectively, during the 39 week period ended October 31, 2015.
Real Estate Transactions
On April 1, 2015, April 13, 2015 and April 30, 2015, Holdings and General Growth Properties, Inc. ("GGP"), Simon Property Group, Inc. ("Simon") and The Macerich Company ("Macerich"), respectively, announced that they entered into three distinct real estate joint ventures (collectively, the "JVs"). Holdings contributed 31 properties to the JVs where Holdings currently operates stores (the "JV properties"), in exchange for a 50% interest in the JVs and $429 million in cash ($426 million, net of closing costs) (the "JV transactions"). The JV transactions valued the JV properties at $858 million in the aggregate.
On July 7, 2015, Holdings completed its rights offering and sale-leaseback transaction (the "Seritage transaction") with Seritage Growth Properties ("Seritage"), a recently formed, independent publicly traded real estate investment trust ("REIT"). As part of the Seritage transaction, Holdings sold 235 properties to Seritage (the "REIT properties") along with Holdings' 50% interest in the JVs. Holdings received aggregate gross proceeds from the Seritage transaction of $2.7 billion ($2.6 billion, net of closing costs). The Seritage transaction valued the REIT properties at $2.3 billion in the aggregate.
In connection with the Seritage transaction and JV transactions, Holdings has entered into agreements with Seritage and the JVs under which Holdings leases 255 of the properties (the "Master Leases"), with the remaining properties being leased by Seritage to third parties. During the 39 week period ended October 29, 2016, Holdings closed three stores pursuant to recapture notices from Seritage. Holdings recorded rent expense of $22 million and $27 million in cost of sales, buying and occupancy for the 13 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively, and $72 million and $43 million in cost of sales, buying and occupancy for the 39 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, respectively. Rent expense consisted of straight-line rent expense offset by amortization of deferred gain on sale-leaseback, as shown in the tables below.

17


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

 
13 Weeks Ended October 29, 2016
 
13 Weeks Ended October 31, 2015
millions
Kmart
 
Sears Domestic
 
Sears Holdings
 
Kmart
 
Sears Domestic
 
Sears Holdings
Straight-line rent expense
$
7

 
$
37

 
$
44

 
$
9

 
$
41

 
$
50

Amortization of deferred gain on sale-leaseback
(4
)
 
(18
)
 
(22
)
 
(5
)
 
(18
)
 
(23
)
Rent expense
$
3

 
$
19

 
$
22

 
$
4

 
$
23

 
$
27

 
39 Weeks Ended October 29, 2016
 
39 Weeks Ended October 31, 2015
millions
Kmart
 
Sears Domestic
 
Sears Holdings
 
Kmart
 
Sears Domestic
 
Sears Holdings
Straight-line rent expense
$
24

 
$
114

 
$
138

 
$
11

 
$
62

 
$
73

Amortization of deferred gain on sale-leaseback
(13
)
 
(53
)
 
(66
)
 
(6
)
 
(24
)
 
(30
)
Rent expense
$
11

 
$
61

 
$
72

 
$
5

 
$
38

 
$
43

We accounted for the Seritage transaction and JV transactions in accordance with accounting standards applicable to real estate sales and sale-leaseback transactions. We determined that the Seritage transaction qualifies for sales recognition and sale-leaseback accounting. Because of our initial ownership interest in the JVs and continuing involvement in the properties, we determined that the JV transactions, which occurred in the first quarter of 2015, did not initially qualify for sale-leaseback accounting and, therefore, accounted for the JV transactions as financing transactions and, accordingly, recorded a sale-leaseback financing obligation of $426 million and continued to report the real property assets on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at May 2, 2015. Upon the sale of our 50% interest in the JVs to Seritage, the continuing involvement through an ownership interest in the buyer-lessor no longer existed, and Holdings determined that the JV transactions then qualified for sales recognition and sale-leaseback accounting, with the exception of four properties for which we still have continuing involvement as a result of an obligation to redevelop the stores for a third-party tenant and pay rent on behalf of the third-party tenant until it commences rent payments to the JVs.
With the exception of the four properties that have continuing involvement, in accordance with accounting standards related to sale-leaseback transactions, Holdings recognized any loss on sale immediately, any gain on sale in excess of the present value of minimum lease payments immediately, and any remaining gain was deferred and will be recognized in proportion to the related rent expense, which is a component of cost of sales, buying and occupancy, on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations, over the lease term. Holdings received aggregate net proceeds of $3.1 billion for the Seritage transaction and JV transactions. The carrying amount of property and equipment, net and lease balances related to third-party leases that were assigned to Seritage and the JVs was $1.5 billion at July 7, 2015, of which $1.3 billion was recorded in our Sears Domestic segment and $175 million in our Kmart segment. Accordingly, during the 13- and 39- week periods ended October 31, 2015, Holdings recognized an immediate net gain of $508 million within gain on sales of assets on the Consolidated Statement of Operations for 2015, comprised of a gain for the amount of gain on sale in excess of the present value of minimum lease payments, offset by a loss for properties where the fair value was less than the carrying value and the write-off of lease balances related to third-party leases that were assigned to Seritage and the JVs, as shown in the table below.
 
2015
millions
Kmart
 
Sears Domestic
 
Sears Holdings
Gain
$
154

 
$
471

 
$
625

Loss
(17
)
 
(100
)
 
(117
)
Immediate Net Gain
$
137

 
$
371

 
$
508

The remaining gain of $894 million was deferred and will be recognized in proportion to the related rent expense over the lease term. At October 29, 2016, $97 million of the deferred gain on sale-leaseback is classified as current within other current liabilities. At both October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, $89 million of the deferred gain on

18


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

sale-leaseback is classified as current within other current liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. At October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, $656 million, $775 million and $753 million is classified as long-term deferred gain on sale-leaseback on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
During the 39 week period ended October 29, 2016, Holdings recorded gains of $26 million related to the 100% recapture of three stores that closed pursuant to recapture notices from Seritage, of which $13 million related to the gain that had previously been deferred as we no longer have continuing involvement in those properties, and $13 million related to lease termination proceeds. In addition, the Master Leases provide Seritage and the JVs a recapture right with respect to approximately 50% of the space within the stores at the REIT properties and JV properties (subject to certain exceptions), in addition to all of the automotive care centers, and all outparcels or outlots, as well as certain portions of parking areas and common areas, except as set forth in the Master Leases, for no additional consideration. As space is recaptured pursuant to the recapture right, Holdings' obligation to pay rent is reduced proportionately. Accordingly, Holdings recognizes gains equal to the unamortized portion of the gain that had previously been deferred which exceeds the present value of minimum lease payments, as reduced due to recapture activity. During the 13- and 39- week periods ended October 29, 2016, respectively, Holdings recorded gains as a result of recapture activity of $1 million and $10 million that had previously been deferred.
Holdings accounted for the four properties that have continuing involvement as a financing transaction in accordance with accounting standards related to sale-leaseback transactions. Accordingly, Holdings recorded a sale-leaseback financing obligation of $164 million, which is classified as a long-term as sale-leaseback financing obligation on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016. We continued to report the real property assets of $61 million, $51 million and $56 million at October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016 respectively, on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, which are included in our Sears Domestic segment.
During the 13 week period ended October 29, 2016, we recorded gains of $15 million on the sale of two Sears Full-line stores for which we received $27 million cash proceeds. In connection with the sales of the Sears Full-line stores, we entered into leaseback agreements for up to nine months. During the 39 week period ended October 29, 2016, we also recorded gains on the sales of assets of $12 million recognized on the sale of one distribution center for which we received $23 million of cash proceeds.
During the 13 week period ended October 31, 2015, we recorded gains on the sales of assets of $83 million recognized on the sale of one Sears Full-line store for which we received $102 million of cash proceeds, $90 million of which was received during the third quarter of 2014. As the leaseback ended and the remaining cash proceeds of $12 million were received during the 13 week period ended October 31, 2015, we recognized the gain that had previously been deferred. During the 39 week period ended October 31, 2015, we also recorded gains on the sales of assets of $86 million recognized on the sale of two Sears Full-line stores for which we received $96 million of cash proceeds, and $10 million recognized on the surrender and early termination of one Kmart store lease. In connection with one of the Sears Full-line stores, we entered into a leaseback agreement for up to six months.
We determined that we have surrendered substantially all of our rights and obligations, and, therefore, immediate gain recognition is appropriate on all of these transactions.

19


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

NOTE 4—EQUITY
Earnings per Share
The following table sets forth the components used to calculate basic and diluted loss per share attributable to Holdings' shareholders. During the 13- and 39- week periods ended October 31, 2015, warrants, restricted stock awards and restricted stock units, totaling 1.4 million and 6.7 million shares, respectively, were not included in the computation of diluted loss per share attributable to Holdings' shareholders because the effect of their inclusion would have been antidilutive.
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
39 Weeks Ended
millions, except earnings per share
October 29,
2016
 
October 31,
2015
 
October 29,
2016
 
October 31,
2015
Basic weighted average shares
107.0

 
106.6

 
106.9

 
106.5

Diluted weighted average shares
107.0

 
106.6

 
106.9

 
106.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss attributable to Holdings' shareholders
$
(748
)
 
$
(454
)
 
$
(1,614
)
 
$
(549
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss per share attributable to Holdings' shareholders:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic
$
(6.99
)
 
$
(4.26
)
 
$
(15.10
)
 
$
(5.15
)
Diluted
$
(6.99
)
 
$
(4.26
)
 
$
(15.10
)
 
$
(5.15
)

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
The following table displays the components of accumulated other comprehensive loss:
millions
October 29,
2016
 
October 31,
2015
 
January 30,
2016
Pension and postretirement adjustments (net of tax of $(296) for all periods presented)
$
(1,723
)
 
$
(1,832
)
 
$
(1,915
)
Currency translation adjustments (net of tax of $0 for all periods presented)
(3
)
 
(2
)
 
(3
)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
$
(1,726
)
 
$
(1,834
)
 
$
(1,918
)
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.

20


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

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 October 29, 2016
 
13 Weeks Ended October 31, 2015
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)
$
64

 
$

 
$
64

 
$
65

 
$

 
$
65

Total other comprehensive income
$
64

 
$

 
$
64

 
$
65

 
$

 
$
65

 
39 Weeks Ended October 29, 2016
 
39 Weeks Ended October 31, 2015
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)
$
192

 
$

 
$
192

 
$
196

 
$

 
$
196

Total other comprehensive income
$
192

 
$

 
$
192

 
$
196

 
$

 
$
196

(1) 
Included in the computation of net periodic benefit expense. See Note 5 to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
NOTE 5—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
 
39 Weeks Ended
millions
October 29,
2016
 
October 31,
2015
 
October 29,
2016
 
October 31,
2015
Components of net periodic expense:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest cost
$
58

 
$
54

 
$
174

 
$
162

Expected return on plan assets
(51
)
 
(62
)
 
(152
)
 
(187
)
Amortization of experience losses
64

 
65

 
192

 
196

Net periodic expense
$
71

 
$
57

 
$
214

 
$
171

Contributions
During the 13- and 39- week periods ended October 29, 2016, we made total contributions of $113 million and $261 million, respectively, to our pension and postretirement plans. During the 13- and 39- week periods ended October 31, 2015, we made total contributions of $117 million and $246 million, respectively, to our pension and postretirement plans. We anticipate making aggregate contributions to our defined benefit and postretirement plans of approximately $72 million over the remainder of 2016.
Pension Plan Amendment
Effective December 1, 2016, the Sears Holdings Pension Plan ("SHC Pension Plan") was amended and split into two separate plans, the SHC Pension Plan No. 1 ("Plan No. 1") and the SHC Pension Plan No. 2 ("Plan No. 2"). In conjunction with the SHC Pension Plan split, the Company has changed the plan year for both Plan No. 1 and Plan No. 2 from a calendar year end to a November 30th year end.   

21


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

NOTE 6—INCOME TAXES
We had gross unrecognized tax benefits of $148 million at October 29, 2016, $142 million at October 31, 2015 and $137 million at January 30, 2016. Of the amount at October 29, 2016, $96 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- and 39- week periods ended October 29, 2016, gross unrecognized tax benefits increased by $4 million and $11 million, respectively, due to state activity. During the 13- and 39- week periods ended October 31, 2015, gross unrecognized tax benefits increased by $4 million and $11 million, respectively, due to state 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 October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, the total amount of interest and penalties included in our tax accounts in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet was $62 million ($41 million net of federal benefit), $56 million ($37 million net of federal benefit) and $56 million ($36 million net of federal benefit), respectively. The total amount of net interest expense (net of federal benefit) recognized as part of income tax expense in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations was $1 million and $2 million, respectively, for the 13 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, and $4 million and $5 million, respectively, for the 39 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015.
We file income tax returns in both the United States and various foreign jurisdictions. The U.S. Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") has completed its examination of all federal 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 2003 through 2014, and Kmart is under examination by such jurisdictions for the years 2006 through 2014.
At the end of 2015, we had a federal and state net operating loss ("NOL") deferred tax asset of $1.6 billion, which will expire predominately between 2019 and 2036. We have credit carryforwards of $832 million, which will expire between 2016 and 2036.
In July, 2016, the Company sold shares of an investment for $106 million. The sale resulted in a U.S. taxable gain of $105 million, but no current income tax is payable due to the utilization of NOL attributes of $37 million with a valuation allowance release of the same amount.
In connection with the sale-leaseback transaction with Seritage in the second quarter of 2015, along with the JV transactions in the first quarter of 2015, the Company realized a tax benefit of $229 million on the deferred taxes related to the indefinite-life assets associated with the properties sold in the transaction with Seritage and the JV transactions. In addition, the Company incurred a taxable gain of approximately $2.2 billion, taking into account any related party loss disallowance, on these transactions. There was no federal income tax payable resulting from the taxable gain due to the utilization of NOL tax attributes of approximately $863 million with a valuation allowance release of the same amount. However, there was a minor amount of state and city income tax payable of $5 million after the utilization of state and city tax attributes. As a result of all the effects from these transactions, the net valuation allowance release was approximately $500 million.
At January 30, 2016, we had a valuation allowance of $4.8 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 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.
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. As such, for the 13- and 39- week periods ended October 29, 2016, our effective income tax rates were an expense of 1.5% and 2.5%, respectively. 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

22


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

benefits would be realized. In addition, the 13- and 39- week periods ended October 29, 2016 were negatively impacted by foreign branch taxes and state income taxes.
NOTE 7—SUMMARY OF SEGMENT DATA
These reportable segment classifications are based on our business formats, as described in Note 1. The Kmart format represents 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. 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.
 
13 Weeks Ended October 29, 2016
millions
Kmart
 
Sears Domestic
 
Sears Holdings
Merchandise sales and services
 
 
 
 
 
Hardlines
496

 
1,651

 
$
2,147

Apparel and Soft Home
639

 
539

 
1,178

Food and Drug
735

 
1

 
736

Service
2

 
533

 
535

Other
16

 
417

 
433

Total merchandise sales and services
1,888

 
3,141

 
5,029

Costs and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales, buying and occupancy
1,605

 
2,462

 
4,067

Selling and administrative
555

 
988

 
1,543

Depreciation and amortization
17

 
74

 
91

Impairment charges
3

 

 
3

Gain on sales of assets
(30
)
 
(21
)
 
(51
)
Total costs and expenses
2,150

 
3,503

 
5,653

Operating loss
$
(262
)
 
$
(362
)
 
$
(624
)
Total assets
$
2,857

 
$
8,008

 
$
10,865

Capital expenditures
$
11

 
$
29

 
$
40


23


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

 
13 Weeks Ended October 31, 2015
millions
Kmart
 
Sears Domestic
 
Sears Holdings
Merchandise sales and services
 
 
 
 
 
Hardlines
$
620

 
$
1,832

 
$
2,452

Apparel and Soft Home
701

 
639

 
1,340

Food and Drug
915

 
1

 
916

Service
3

 
538

 
541

Other
8

 
493

 
501

Total merchandise sales and services
2,247

 
3,503

 
5,750

Costs and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales, buying and occupancy
1,774

 
2,714

 
4,488

Selling and administrative
585

 
1,045

 
1,630

Depreciation and amortization
17

 
77

 
94

Impairment charges
10

 
7

 
17

Gain on sales of assets
(12
)
 
(85
)
 
(97
)
Total costs and expenses
2,374

 
3,758

 
6,132

Operating income
$
(127
)
 
$
(255
)
 
$
(382
)
Total assets
$
3,650

 
$
9,106

 
$
12,756

Capital expenditures
$
10

 
$
56

 
$
66

 
39 Weeks Ended October 29, 2016
millions
Kmart
 
Sears Domestic
 
Sears Holdings
Merchandise sales and services
 
 
 
 
 
Hardlines
$
1,722

 
$
5,228

 
$
6,950

Apparel and Soft Home
2,127

 
1,681

 
3,808

Food and Drug
2,349

 
4

 
2,353

Service
7

 
1,610

 
1,617

Other
43

 
1,315

 
1,358

Total merchandise sales and services
6,248

 
9,838

 
16,086

Costs and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales, buying and occupancy
5,100

 
7,587

 
12,687

Selling and administrative
1,597

 
2,933

 
4,530

Depreciation and amortization
51

 
227

 
278

Impairment charges
7

 
11

 
18

Gain on sales of assets
(120
)
 
(46
)
 
(166
)
Total costs and expenses
6,635

 
10,712

 
17,347

Operating loss
$
(387
)
 
$
(874
)
 
$
(1,261
)
Total assets
$
2,857

 
$
8,008

 
$
10,865

Capital expenditures
$
34

 
$
81

 
$
115


24


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

 
39 Weeks Ended October 31, 2015
millions
Kmart
 
Sears Domestic
 
Sears Holdings
Merchandise sales and services
 
 
 
 
 
Hardlines
$
1,986

 
$
5,704

 
$
7,690

Apparel and Soft Home
2,274

 
1,917

 
4,191

Food and Drug
2,749

 
5

 
2,754

Service
10

 
1,619

 
1,629

Other
43

 
1,536

 
1,579

Total merchandise sales and services
7,062

 
10,781

 
17,843

Costs and expenses
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of sales, buying and occupancy
5,562

 
8,066

 
13,628

Selling and administrative
1,802

 
3,203

 
5,005

Depreciation and amortization
56

 
274

 
330

Impairment charges
12

 
59

 
71

Gain on sales of assets
(173
)
 
(557
)
 
(730
)
Total costs and expenses
7,259

 
11,045

 
18,304

Operating loss
$
(197
)
 
$
(264
)
 
$
(461
)
Total assets
$
3,650

 
$
9,106

 
$
12,756

Capital expenditures
$
21

 
$
131

 
$
152

NOTE 8—SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Other long-term liabilities at October 29, 2016October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016 consisted of the following:
millions
October 29,
2016
 
October 31,
2015
 
January 30,
2016
Unearned revenues
$
669

 
$
703

 
$
694

Self-insurance reserves
574

 
604

 
567

Other
473

 
504

 
470

Total
$
1,716

 
$
1,811

 
$
1,731

NOTE 9—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, the failure to pay overtime and/or the failure to pay for missed meal and rest periods and other payroll violations. 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 pricing 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. 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

25


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

types of relief. Additionally, some of these claims or actions, such as the qui tam claims, have 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 these lawsuits.
In May and June of 2015, four shareholder lawsuits were filed in the Delaware Chancery Court, which have since been consolidated into a single action. A consolidated complaint then was filed, naming Holdings, the members of our Board of Directors, ESL Investments, Inc., Seritage, our CEO, and Fairholme, alleging, among other things, breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with the Seritage transaction. Among other forms of relief, the plaintiffs are seeking damages in unspecified amounts. As the plaintiffs are suing derivatively, Holdings is only a nominal defendant in the complaint. The Company believes that the Seritage transaction has provided substantial benefits to Holdings and its shareholders and believes further that the plaintiffs' claims are legally without merit. In October 2016, a settlement in principle was reached with plaintiffs, subject to the negotiation and execution of settlement documentation and court approval. Given Holdings was only a nominal defendant in the complaint, Holdings will not be obligated to fund any portion of the settlement.
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 10—RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
Consolidation - Interests held through related parties that are under common control
In October 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued an accounting standards update to amend the accounting standards on how a reporting entity that is the single decision maker of a variable interest entity ("VIE") should treat indirect interests in the entity held through related parties that are under common control with the reporting entity when determining whether it is the primary beneficiary of that VIE. The primary beneficiary of a VIE is the reporting entity that has a controlling financial interest in a VIE and, therefore, consolidates the VIE. A reporting entity has an indirect interest in a VIE if it has a direct interest in a related party that, in turn, has a direct interest in the VIE. Under the amendments, a single decision maker is not required to consider indirect interests held through related parties that are under common control with the single decision maker to be the equivalent of direct interests in their entirety. Instead, a single decision maker is required to include those interests on a proportionate basis consistent with indirect interests held through other related parties. The update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. We are currently evaluating the effect the update will have on our consolidated financial statements.
Income Taxes - Intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory
In October 2016, the FASB issued an accounting standards update to improve the accounting for the income tax consequences of intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory. Current accounting standards prohibit the recognition of current and deferred income taxes for an intra-entity asset transfer until the asset has been sold to an

26


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

outside party. In addition, interpretations of this guidance have developed in practice for transfers of certain intangible and tangible assets. This prohibition on recognition is an exception to the principle of comprehensive recognition of current and deferred income taxes in accounting standards. To more faithfully represent the economics of intra-entity asset transfers, the amendments in this update require that entities recognize the income tax consequences of an intra-entity transfer of an asset other than inventory when the transfer occurs. The amendments in this update do not change accounting standards for the pre-tax effects of an intra-entity asset transfer under accounting standards applicable to consolidation, or for an intra-entity transfer of inventory. The update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted as of the beginning of an annual reporting period. The amendments in this update should be applied on a modified retrospective basis through a cumulative-effect adjustment directly to retained earnings as of the beginning of the period of adoption. We are currently evaluating the effect the update will have on our consolidated financial statements.
Statement of Cash Flows
In August 2016, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which addresses diversity in practice in how certain cash receipts and cash payments are presented and classified in the statement of cash flows. The update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. The amendments in the update must be applied using a retrospective transition method to each period presented. If an entity early adopts the amendments in an interim period, any adjustments should be reflected as of the beginning of the fiscal year that includes that interim period. We are currently evaluating the effect the update will have on our consolidated financial statements.
Recognition of Breakage for Certain Prepaid Store-Value Products
In March 2016, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which amends the guidance on extinguishing financial liabilities for certain prepaid store-value products. If an entity selling prepaid store-value products expects to be entitled to an amount that will not be redeemed, the entity will recognize the expected breakage in proportion to the pattern of rights expected to be exercised by the product holder to the extent that it is probable that a significant reversal of the breakage amount will not subsequently occur. The update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted, including adoption before the effective date of Revenue from Contracts with Customers. We are currently evaluating the effect the update will have on our consolidated financial statements.
Leases
In February 2016, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which replaces the current lease accounting standard. The update will require, among other items, lessees to recognize a right-of-use asset and a lease liability for most leases. Extensive quantitative and qualitative disclosures, including significant judgments made by management, will be required to provide greater insight into the extent of revenue and expense recognized and expected to be recognized from existing contracts. The update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, and interim periods within those fiscal years, with early adoption permitted. The new standard must be adopted using a modified retrospective transition, and provides for certain practical expedients. Transition will require application of the new guidance at the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented. We are currently evaluating the effect the update will have on our consolidated financial statements.
Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes
In November 2015, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which simplifies the presentation of deferred income taxes by requiring that deferred income tax liabilities and assets be classified as noncurrent in a classified statement of financial position. As permitted, the Company early adopted the update beginning in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 utilizing retrospective application. The impact of this update was a reclassification of deferred income tax liabilities from short-term deferred tax liabilities to long-term deferred tax liabilities of $422 million at October 31, 2015.

27


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

Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs
In April 2015, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which simplifies the presentation of debt issuance costs by requiring that debt issuance costs be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of the debt liability, consistent with discounts or premiums. In August 2015, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which adds paragraphs about the presentation and subsequent measurement of debt issuance costs associated with line-of-credit arrangements, and allows for the presentation of debt issuance costs as an asset regardless of whether or not there is an outstanding balance on the line-of-credit arrangement. As permitted, the Company early adopted the update beginning in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015. The impact of this update was a reclassification of unamortized debt issuance costs from other assets to long-term debt and capitalized lease obligations of $13 million at October 31, 2015. The Company continued to report unamortized debt issuance costs related to the Revolving Facility of $40 million, $53 million and $49 million at October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, respectively, within other assets.

Presentation of Financial Statements - Going Concern
In August 2014, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which requires management to assess whether there are conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, that raise substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the financial statements are issued. If substantial doubt exists, additional disclosures are required. This update will be effective for the Company's annual period ending January 28, 2017. The adoption of the new standard is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations, cash flows or disclosures.
Revenue from Contracts with Customers
In May 2014, the FASB issued an accounting standards update which replaces the current revenue recognition standards. Subsequently, the FASB has also issued accounting standards updates which clarify the guidance. 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 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 standard was initially released as effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016, however, the FASB has decided to defer the effective date of this accounting standard update for one year. Early adoption of the update is permitted, but not before the original date for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016. The update 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.
NOTE 11—RELATED PARTY DISCLOSURE
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. ESL owned approximately 50% of our outstanding common stock at October 29, 2016 (excluding shares of common stock that ESL may acquire within 60 days upon the exercise of warrants to purchase shares of our common stock).
On February 25, 2016, Holdings announced the election of Bruce R. Berkowitz to membership on our Board of Directors. Mr. Berkowitz serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Fairholme Capital Management, LLC, an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and is the President and a Director of Fairholme Funds, Inc., a SEC-registered investment company providing investment management services to three mutual funds (together with Fairholme Capital Management, LLC and other affiliates, "Fairholme"). Fairholme owned approximately 26% of our outstanding common stock at October 29, 2016 (excluding shares of common stock that Fairholme may acquire within 60 days upon the exercise of warrants to purchase shares of our common stock).

28


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

Unsecured Commercial Paper
During the 39 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, ESL and its affiliates held unsecured commercial paper issued by SRAC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Holdings. For the commercial paper outstanding to ESL, the weighted average of each of maturity, annual interest rate and principal amount outstanding was 25.7 days, 7.9% and $87.2 million and 32.0 days, 4.55% and $12 million, respectively, during the 39 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015. The largest aggregate amount of principal outstanding to ESL at any time since the beginning of 2016 was $244 million and $4 million of interest was paid by SRAC to ESL during the 39 week period ended October 29, 2016. ESL held $244 million of our commercial paper at October 29, 2016, which included $154 million held by Mr. Lampert.
During the 39 week period ended October 29, 2016, Fairholme and its affiliates held unsecured commercial paper issued by SRAC. For the commercial paper outstanding to Fairholme, the weighted average of each maturity, annual interest rate and principal amount outstanding was 62.5 days, 7.42% and $1 million during the 39 week period ended October 29, 2016. The largest aggregate amount of principal outstanding to Fairholme at any time since the beginning of 2016 was $5 million and the aggregate amount of interest paid by SRAC to Fairholme was $76 thousand during the 39 week period ended October 29, 2016. Fairholme held $5 million of our commercial paper at October 29, 2016.
The commercial paper sales were made in accordance with guidelines reviewed and approved by the Company’s audit committee.
Secured Short-Term Loan
In September 2014, the Company, through the Short-Term Borrowers, entities wholly-owned and controlled, directly or indirectly by the Company, entered into the $400 million Short-Term Loan with the Short-Term Lender, entities affiliated with ESL. The Company repaid the Short-Term Loan during 2015. See Note 2 for additional information regarding the Short-Term Loan.
Secured Loan Facility
In April 2016, the Company, through the Secured Loan Borrowers, entities wholly-owned and controlled, directly or indirectly by the Company, obtained a $500 million secured short-term loan facility with the Secured Loan Lenders, some of which are entities affiliated with ESL. At October 29, 2016, entities affiliated with ESL held $216 million of principal amount of the Secured Loan Facility. See Note 2 for additional information regarding the Secured Loan Facility.
2016 Term Loan
In April 2016, the Company, through the ABL Borrowers, obtained a $750 million Senior Secured Term Loan under the Amended Domestic Credit Agreement with a syndicate of lenders, including $146 million (net of original issue discount) from JPP, LLC and JPP II, LLC, entities affiliated with ESL, and $100 million from the Company's domestic pension plan. See Note 2 for additional information regarding the 2016 Term Loan. At October 29, 2016, JPP LLC and JPP II, LLC, and the Company's domestic pension plan held $150 million and $100 million, respectively, of principal of the 2016 Term Loan.
Second Lien Term Loan
In September 2016, the Company, through the Second Lien Borrowers, obtained the $300 million Second Lien Term Loan from the Second Lien Lenders, entities affiliated with ESL. See Note 2 for additional information regarding the Second Lien Term Loan. At October 29, 2016, JPP LLC and JPP II, LLC held $300 million of principal of the Second Lien Term Loan.
Senior Secured Notes
At October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, Mr. Lampert and ESL held an aggregate of approximately $11 million of principal of the Company's Senior Secured Notes.

29


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

At October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, respectively, Fairholme held an aggregate of approximately $46 million, $43 million and $22 million of principal of the Company's Senior Secured Notes.
Mr. Lampert and ESL, Fairholme and the Company's domestic pension plan, respectively, tendered approximately $165 million, $207 million and $110 million in the Tender Offer, which is further discussed in Note 2.
Subsidiary Notes
At each of October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, Mr. Lampert and ESL held an aggregate of $3 million of principal amount of unsecured notes issued by SRAC (the "Subsidiary Notes").
At each of October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, Fairholme held an aggregate of $14 million of principal amount of Subsidiary Notes.
Senior Unsecured Notes and Warrants
At both October 29, 2016 and January 30, 2016, Mr. Lampert and ESL held an aggregate of approximately $193 million of principal amount of the Company's Senior Unsecured Notes, and 10,033,472 warrants to purchase shares of Holdings common stock. At October 31, 2015, Mr. Lampert and ESL held an aggregate of approximately $201 million of principal amount of the Company's Senior Unsecured Notes, and 10,529,740 warrants to purchase shares of Holdings common stock.
At October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, respectively, Fairholme held an aggregate of approximately $357 million, $358 million and $360 million of principal amount of the Company's Senior Unsecured Notes, and 6,722,805, 6,857,130 and 6,839,379 warrants to purchase shares of Holdings common stock.
Sears Canada
ESL owns approximately 45% of the outstanding common shares of Sears Canada (based on publicly available information as of January 5, 2016). Fairholme owns approximately 20% of the outstanding common shares of Sears Canada (based on publicly available information as of November 30, 2016).
Lands' End
ESL owns approximately 60% of the outstanding common stock of Lands' End (based on publicly available information as of October 12, 2016). Fairholme owns approximately 11% of the outstanding common shares of Lands' End (based on publicly available information as of October 11, 2016). 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 agreed to provide, on an interim, transitional basis, various services, including but 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. The majority of the services under the transition services agreement with Lands' End have expired or been terminated. In July 2016, the Company and Lands' End executed an agreement pursuant to which the Company will provide foreign buying office support and sourcing services to Lands' End. The agreement expires on March 31, 2017 and has three one-year renewal options.
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 October 29, 2016, Holdings reported a net amount payable to Lands' End of $1 million in other current liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. At January 30, 2016, Holdings reported a net amount payable to Lands' End of $1 million in other current liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. At October 31, 2015, Holdings reported a net amount receivable from Lands' End of $4 million in accounts receivable on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. 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 $18 million, respectively, for the 13 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, and $48 million and $52 million, respectively, for the 39 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015. The amounts Lands' End earned related to call center services and commissions were $2

30


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

million and $2 million, respectively, for the 13 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, and $7 million and $6 million, respectively, for the 39 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015.
SHO
ESL owns approximately 57% of the outstanding common stock of SHO (based on publicly available information as of November 7, 2016). 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 subsidiaries will obtain merchandise for SHO.
These agreements were originally made in the context of a parent-subsidiary relationship and were negotiated in the overall context of the separation. In May 2016, the Company and SHO agreed to changes to a number of their related agreements, including extending the merchandise and services agreement until February 1, 2020.
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, human resources and information technology.
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 October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, Holdings reported a net amount receivable from SHO of $20 million, $85 million and $51 million, respectively, in accounts receivable on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. Amounts related to the sale of inventory and related services, royalties, and corporate shared services were $302 million and $359 million, respectively, for the 13 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, and $958 million and $1.1 billion, respectively, for the 39 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015. The net amounts SHO earned related to commissions were $21 million and $22 million, respectively, for the 13 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, and $65 million and $71 million, respectively, for the 39 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015. 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 January 30, 2016 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.

31


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

Seritage
ESL owns approximately 9.8% of the total voting power of Seritage, and approximately 43.5% of the limited partnership units of Seritage Growth Properties, L.P. (the "Operating Partnership"), the entity that now owns the properties sold by the Company in the Seritage transaction and through which Seritage conducts its operations (based on publicly available information as of August 14, 2015). Mr. Lampert is also currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Seritage. Fairholme owns approximately 14% of the outstanding Class A common shares of Seritage and 100% of the outstanding Class C non-voting common shares of Seritage (based on publicly available information as of February 16, 2016).
In connection with the Seritage transaction as described in Note 3, Holdings entered into a master lease agreement with Seritage. The initial amount of aggregate annual base rent under the master lease is $134 million for the REIT properties, with increases of 2% per year beginning in the second lease year. At October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016, Holdings reported prepaid rent of $9 million in prepaid expenses and other current assets on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. Holdings recorded rent expense of $22 million and $22 million, respectively, in cost of sales, buying and occupancy for the 13 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015. Rent expense consists of straight-line rent expense of $36 million and $37 million, respectively, offset by amortization of a deferred gain recognized pursuant to the sale and leaseback of properties from Seritage of $14 million and $15 million, respectively, for the 13 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015.
Holdings recorded rent expense of $64 million and $27 million, respectively, in cost of sales, buying and occupancy for the 39 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015. Rent expense consists of straight-line rent expense of $108 million and $47 million, respectively, offset by amortization of a deferred gain recognized pursuant to the sale and leaseback of properties from Seritage of $44 million and $20 million, respectively, for the 39 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015.
In addition to base rent under the Master Lease, Holdings pays monthly installment expenses for property taxes and insurance at all REIT properties where Holdings is a tenant and installment expenses for common area maintenance, utilities and other operating expenses at REIT properties that are multi-tenant locations where Holdings and other third parties are tenants. The initial amount of aggregate installment expenses under the Master Lease is $70 million, based on estimated installment expenses, and will be reconciled annually based on actual installment expenses. The Company is in the process of reconciling installment expenses with Seritage. Holdings paid $17 million and $17 million, respectively, for the 13 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, and $51 million and $22 million, respectively, for the 39 week periods ended October 29, 2016 and October 31, 2015, recorded in cost of sales, buying and occupancy. At October 29, 2016, October 31, 2015 and January 30, 2016