Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Fair Value Measurements and Concentrations of Credit Risk

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Fair Value Measurements and Concentrations of Credit Risk
12 Months Ended
Jan. 28, 2017
Fair Value, Assets, Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Measured on Recurring Basis [Abstract]  
Fair Value Measurements and Concentrations of Credit Risk
Fair Value Measurements and Concentrations of Credit Risk
The following table shows the Company’s financial assets that are required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis, by level within the hierarchy as defined by applicable accounting standards:
 
 
January 28, 2017
 
January 30, 2016
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements
 
Total
 
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical 
Assets
(Level 1)
 
Significant
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
Total
 
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical 
Assets
(Level 1)
 
Significant
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
(millions)
Marketable
equity and
debt securities
$
112

 
$
20

 
$
92

 
$

 
$
132

 
$
13

 
$
119

 
$


Other financial instruments not measured at fair value on a recurring basis include cash and cash equivalents, receivables, short-term debt, merchandise accounts payable, accounts payable and accrued liabilities and long-term debt. With the exception of long-term debt, the carrying amount approximates fair value because of the short maturity of these instruments. The fair values of long-term debt, excluding capitalized leases, are generally estimated based on quoted market prices for identical or similar instruments, and are classified as Level 2 measurements within the hierarchy as defined by applicable accounting standards.
The following table shows the estimated fair value of the Company’s long-term debt:
 
 
January 28, 2017
 
January 30, 2016
 
Notional
Amount
 
Carrying
Amount
 
Fair
Value
 
Notional
Amount
 
Carrying
Amount
 
Fair
Value
 
(millions)
Long-term debt
$
6,459

 
$
6,535

 
$
6,438

 
$
6,871

 
$
6,966

 
$
6,756


The following table shows certain of the Company’s non-financial assets that were measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis during 2016 and 2015:
 
 
January 28, 2017
 
January 30, 2016
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements
 
Total
 
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical 
Assets
(Level 1)
 
Significant
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
Total
 
Quoted Prices
in Active
Markets for
Identical 
Assets
(Level 1)
 
Significant
Observable
Inputs
(Level 2)
 
Significant
Unobservable
Inputs
(Level 3)
 
(millions)
Long-lived assets held and used
$
147

 
$

 
$

 
$
147

 
$
53

 
$

 
$

 
$
53

During 2016, long-lived assets held and used with a carrying value of $405 million were written down to their fair value of $147 million, resulting in asset impairment charges of $258 million. During 2015, long-lived assets held and used with a carrying value of $201 million were written down to their fair value of $53 million, resulting in asset impairment charges of $148 million. The fair values of these locations were calculated based on the projected cash flows and an estimated risk-adjusted rate of return that would be used by market participants in valuing these assets or prices of similar assets.
In connection with the May 30, 2016 annual impairment test of goodwill and other intangible assets with indefinite lives, the Company recognized approximately $7 million of asset impairment charges in relation to indefinite lived tradenames. The fair values of these tradenames were calculated based on the projected cash flows and an estimated risk-adjusted rate of return that would be used by market participants in valuing these assets or prices of similar assets and are classified as Level 3 measurements within the hierarchy as defined by applicable accounting standards.
Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist principally of temporary cash investments. The Company places its temporary cash investments in what it believes to be high credit quality financial instruments.