Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Aug. 04, 2018
Income Tax Disclosure [Abstract]  
Income Taxes
The Company’s effective tax rate was 18.9% for the 13 weeks ended August 4, 2018 compared with 32.0% for the 13 weeks ended July 29, 2017 and 20.3% for the 26 weeks ended August 4, 2018 compared with 33.9% for the 26 weeks ended July 29, 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 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 no later than December 2018.