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Organization And Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation

Organization And Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Organization And Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation [Abstract]  
Organization And Basis Of Financial Statement Presentation 1. Organization and Basis of Financial Statement Presentation

Bluegreen Vacations Corporation is referred to in this report together with its consolidated subsidiaries as “Bluegreen Vacations”, “Bluegreen”, “the Company”, “we”, “us” and “our”. Bluegreen has prepared the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by GAAP for complete financial statements.

In our opinion, the financial information furnished herein reflects all adjustments consisting of normal recurring items necessary for a fair presentation of our financial position, results of operations, and cash flows for the interim periods reported in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported and, accordingly, actual results could differ from those estimates. Due to, among other things, the impact and potential future impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) pandemic (which is highly uncertain) and other factors, including, without limitation, seasonality, the results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the year ending December 31, 2020 or any other future interim or annual periods. The accompanying financial statements should be read in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto as of and for the year ended December 31, 2019, included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 12, 2020 (the “2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K”).

Our Business

We are a leading vacation ownership company that markets and sells vacation ownership interests (“VOIs”) and manages resorts in popular leisure and urban destinations. Our resort network includes 45 Club Resorts (resorts in which owners in the Bluegreen Vacation Club (“Vacation Club”) have the right to use most of the units in connection with their VOI ownership) and 23 Club Associate Resorts (resorts in which owners in our Vacation Club have the right to use a limited number of units in connection with their VOI ownership). Our Club Resorts and Club Associate Resorts are primarily located in high-volume, “drive-to” vacation locations, including Orlando, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach and Charleston, among others. Through our points-based system, the approximately 221,000 owners in our Vacation Club have the flexibility to stay at units available at any of our resorts and have access to over 11,350 other hotels and resorts through partnerships and exchange networks. The resorts in which we market, sell or manage VOIs were either developed or acquired by us, or were developed and are owned by third parties. We earn fees for providing sales and marketing services to third party developers. We also earn fees for providing management services to the Vacation Club and homeowners’ associations (“HOAs”), mortgage servicing, VOI title services, reservation services, and construction design and development services. In addition, we provide financing to qualified VOI purchasers, which generates significant interest income.

We derive a significant portion of our revenue from our capital-light business model, which utilizes our expertise and infrastructure to generate both VOI sales and recurring revenue from third parties without the significant capital investment generally associated with the development and acquisition of resorts. Our capital-light business activities include sales of VOIs owned by third-party developers pursuant to which we are paid a commission (“fee-based sales”) and sales of VOIs that we purchase under just-in-time (“JIT”) arrangements with third-party developers or from secondary market sources. In addition, as described above, we provide other fee-based services, including resort management, mortgage servicing, title services and construction management, and generate income through financing provided to qualified VOI purchasers in connection with VOI sales.

All of our operations and activities have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as discussed further herein.

Principles of Consolidation and Basis of Presentation

Our unaudited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of all of our wholly owned subsidiaries, entities in which we hold a controlling financial interest, including Bluegreen/Big Cedar Vacations, LLC (a joint venture in

which we are deemed to hold a controlling financial interest based on our 51% equity interest, our active role as the day-to-day manager of its activities, and our majority voting control of its management committee (“Bluegreen/Big Cedar Vacations”), and variable interest entities (sometimes referred to herein as “VIEs”) of which we are the primary beneficiary, as defined by Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Consolidations (Topic 810). We do not consolidate the statutory business trusts formed by us to issue trust preferred securities as these entities represent VIEs in which we are not the primary beneficiary. The statutory business trusts are accounted for under the equity method of accounting. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. 

Use of Estimates

Our financial statements are prepared in conformity with GAAP, which requires us to make estimates based on assumptions about current and, for some estimates, future economic and market conditions which affect reported amounts and related disclosures in our financial statements. Although our current estimates contemplate current and expected future conditions, as applicable, it is reasonably possible that actual conditions could differ from our expectations, which could materially affect our results of operations and financial position. In particular, a number of estimates have been and will continue to be affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The severity, magnitude and duration, as well as the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, are uncertain, rapidly changing and difficult to predict. As a result, our accounting estimates and assumptions may change over time in response to COVID-19. Such changes could result in, among other adjustments, future impairments of intangibles and long-lived assets, incremental credit losses on VOI notes receivable, a decrease in the carrying amount of our tax assets, or an increase in other obligations as of the time of a relevant measurement event.

Reclassification of Prior Period Presentation

Certain prior period balances were reclassified to conform to current period presentation. The reclassification had no impact on our statements of operations and comprehensive income or statements of cash flows.