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Basis of Presentation and Description of Company

Basis of Presentation and Description of Company
6 Months Ended
Jul. 01, 2017
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Basis of Presentation and Description of Company
Basis of Presentation and Description of Company
U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (including its subsidiaries) is a leading online provider of aftermarket auto parts and accessories and was established in 1995. The Company entered the e-commerce sector by launching its first website in 2000 and currently derives the majority of its revenues from online sales channels. The Company sells its products to individual consumers through a network of websites and online marketplaces. Through AutoMD.com, the Company also educates consumers on maintenance and service of their vehicles. Our flagship consumer websites are located at www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.carparts.com, www.jcwhitney.com and www.AutoMD.com and our corporate website is located at www.usautoparts.net. References to the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our” refer to U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.

The Company’s products consist of collision parts serving the body repair market, engine parts to serve the replacement parts market, and performance parts and accessories. The collision parts category is primarily comprised of body parts for the exterior of an automobile. Our parts in this category are typically replacement parts for original body parts that have been damaged as a result of a collision or through general wear and tear. The majority of these products are sold through our websites. In addition, we sell an extensive line of mirror products, including our own private-label brand called Kool-Vue™, which are marketed and sold as aftermarket replacement parts and as upgrades to existing parts. The engine parts category is comprised of engine components and other mechanical and electrical parts. These parts serve as replacement parts for existing engine parts and are generally used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for engine and mechanical maintenance and repair. We also offer performance versions of many parts sold in each of the above categories. Performance parts and accessories generally consist of parts that enhance the performance of the automobile, upgrade existing functionality of a specific part or improve the physical appearance or comfort of the automobile.

The Company is a Delaware C corporation and is headquartered in Carson, California. The Company has employees located in both the United States and the Philippines.
Basis of Presentation
The consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Form 10-Q and Article 10 of SEC Regulation S-X. In the opinion of management, the accompanying consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the consolidated financial position of the Company as of July 1, 2017 and the consolidated results of operations and cash flows for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 1, 2017 and July 2, 2016. The Company’s results for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for any other interim period, or for the full year. These unaudited consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, which was filed with the SEC on March 7, 2017 and all our other periodic filings, including Current Reports on Form 8-K, filed with the SEC after the end of our 2016 fiscal year, and throughout the date of this report.
During the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 1, 2017, the Company had net income of $26,918 and $27,175, respectively, compared to net income of $681 and $1,671 during the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended July 2, 2016, respectively. Based on our current operating plan, we believe that our existing cash, cash equivalents, investments, cash flows from operations and available debt financing will be sufficient to finance our operational cash needs through at least the next twelve months.

Discontinued Operations
The Company historically operated in two reportable operating segments. The criteria the Company used to identify operating segments were primarily the nature of the products we sell or services we provided and the consolidated operating results that were regularly reviewed by our chief operating decision maker to assess performance and make operating decisions. We previously identified two reportable operating segments, the core auto parts business ("Base USAP"), and an online automotive repair information source of which we were a majority stockholder ("AutoMD"). On March 6, 2017, AutoMD redeemed its stock from the minority stockholders and subsequently dissolved. The AutoMD operating segment has been classified as discontinued operations for all periods presented. See "Note 9 - Discontinued Operations" for further discussion. The Company continues to operate AutoMD.com as a media business and includes its results of operations under continued operations.
Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

In March 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update No.
2016-09, “Compensation - Stock Compensation” (“ASU 2016-09”). The objective of this update is to simplify accounting related to stock compensation. The new standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016, and interim periods within those annual periods. Early adoption is permitted. The Company adopted ASU 2016-09 for fiscal 2017. The Company will no longer utilize an estimated forfeiture rate, and will utilize the actual forfeiture date. The result was a $249 increase in accumulated stock compensation, with a corresponding decrease in our retained earnings.