Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Nov. 03, 2018
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes
The Company’s effective tax rate was 17.1% for the 13 weeks ended November 3, 2018 compared with 32.4% for the 13 weeks ended October 28, 2017 and 19.1% for the 39 weeks ended November 3, 2018 compared with 33.4% for the 39 weeks ended October 28, 2017. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) reduced the federal corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017. As a result, the 2018 federal statutory tax rate is 21%. In addition, in the third quarter of 2018, the Company recorded a tax benefit of $15.7 million based on the substantial completion of its analysis on the net deferred tax liability valuation and the acceleration of depreciation. This benefit resulted in a 4.6% decrease in the quarterly tax rate for the 13 weeks ended November 3, 2018.
In the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company recorded a tax benefit based on currently available information and interpretations related to the TCJA, which are continuing to evolve, and as a result, the benefit is considered provisional. The Company will continue its analysis related to the TCJA as supplemental legislation, regulatory guidance, or evolving technical interpretations become available and will continue to refine such provisional amounts within the measurement period as provided by Staff Accounting Bulletin 118, Income Tax Accounting Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Company expects to complete its analysis regarding the impact of executive compensation, the effect of state taxes and provisions of the TCJA associated with Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (“GILTI”) no later than December 2018.