Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Income Taxes (Details)

v2.4.1.9
Income Taxes (Details) (USD $)
In Millions, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Jan. 31, 2015
Feb. 01, 2014
Feb. 02, 2013
Gross deferred tax assets:      
Accrued liabilities $ 13us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsAccruedLiabilities $ 14us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsAccruedLiabilities  
State income taxes 4us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsStateTaxes 3us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsStateTaxes  
Vacation accrual 8us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseCompensationAndBenefitsCompensatedAbsences 8us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseCompensationAndBenefitsCompensatedAbsences  
Share-based compensation 16us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseCompensationAndBenefitsShareBasedCompensationCost 22us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseCompensationAndBenefitsShareBasedCompensationCost  
Deferred rent 15us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsDeferredRent 17us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsDeferredRent  
Gift cards 5us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsDeferredIncome 5us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsDeferredIncome  
Self-insurance 19us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsSelfInsurance 19us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsSelfInsurance  
Original issue discount write-off 33mik_DeferredTaxAssetsOriginalIssueDiscountRelatedToCancellationOfDebtIncome 41mik_DeferredTaxAssetsOriginalIssueDiscountRelatedToCancellationOfDebtIncome  
Federal, State, and foreign net operating losses 8us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOperatingLossCarryforwards 9us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOperatingLossCarryforwards  
Other 9us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOther 10us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOther  
Total gross deferred tax assets 130us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsGross 148us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsGross  
Valuation allowance (5)us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsValuationAllowance (9)us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsValuationAllowance  
Total deferred tax assets, net of valuation allowance 125us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNet 139us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNet  
Deferred tax liabilities:      
Merchandise inventories (8)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesDeferredExpenseCapitalizedInventoryCosts (10)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesDeferredExpenseCapitalizedInventoryCosts  
Property and equipment (34)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesPropertyPlantAndEquipment (25)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesPropertyPlantAndEquipment  
Unremitted earnings (2)mik_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesUnremittedEarnings    
Cancellation of debt income (32)mik_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesCancellationOfDebtIncome (40)mik_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesCancellationOfDebtIncome  
Total deferred tax liabilities (76)us-gaap_DeferredIncomeTaxLiabilities (75)us-gaap_DeferredIncomeTaxLiabilities  
Net deferred tax assets 49us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsLiabilitiesNet 64us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsLiabilitiesNet  
Current portion 38us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsLiabilitiesNetCurrent 38us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsLiabilitiesNetCurrent  
Non-current portion 11us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsLiabilitiesNetNoncurrent 26us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsLiabilitiesNetNoncurrent  
Reconciliation of income tax provision      
Federal statutory tax rate (as a percent) 35.00%us-gaap_EffectiveIncomeTaxRateReconciliationAtFederalStatutoryIncomeTaxRate    
Income tax provision at statutory rate 123us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationIncomeTaxExpenseBenefitAtFederalStatutoryIncomeTaxRate 133us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationIncomeTaxExpenseBenefitAtFederalStatutoryIncomeTaxRate 111us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationIncomeTaxExpenseBenefitAtFederalStatutoryIncomeTaxRate
State income taxes, net of federal income tax effect 11us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationStateAndLocalIncomeTaxes 8us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationStateAndLocalIncomeTaxes 6us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationStateAndLocalIncomeTaxes
Federal tax credits (2)mik_IncomeTaxReconciliationTaxCreditsFederal (1)mik_IncomeTaxReconciliationTaxCreditsFederal  
Unrecognized tax benefits 4us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationTaxContingencies   (1)us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationTaxContingencies
State valuation allowance (4)us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationChangeInDeferredTaxAssetsValuationAllowance (1)us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationChangeInDeferredTaxAssetsValuationAllowance  
Other 2us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationOtherAdjustments (3)us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationOtherAdjustments (1)us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationOtherAdjustments
Current      
Federal 90us-gaap_CurrentFederalTaxExpenseBenefit 114us-gaap_CurrentFederalTaxExpenseBenefit 92us-gaap_CurrentFederalTaxExpenseBenefit
State 19us-gaap_CurrentStateAndLocalTaxExpenseBenefit 15us-gaap_CurrentStateAndLocalTaxExpenseBenefit 10us-gaap_CurrentStateAndLocalTaxExpenseBenefit
International 10us-gaap_CurrentForeignTaxExpenseBenefit 11us-gaap_CurrentForeignTaxExpenseBenefit 20us-gaap_CurrentForeignTaxExpenseBenefit
Total current 119us-gaap_CurrentIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit 140us-gaap_CurrentIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit 122us-gaap_CurrentIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
Deferred      
Federal 20us-gaap_DeferredFederalIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit (1)us-gaap_DeferredFederalIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit (7)us-gaap_DeferredFederalIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
State (2)us-gaap_DeferredStateAndLocalIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit (4)us-gaap_DeferredStateAndLocalIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit 1us-gaap_DeferredStateAndLocalIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
International (3)us-gaap_DeferredForeignIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit 1us-gaap_DeferredForeignIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit (1)us-gaap_DeferredForeignIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
Total deferred 15us-gaap_DeferredIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit (4)us-gaap_DeferredIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit (7)us-gaap_DeferredIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
Total income tax provision 134us-gaap_IncomeTaxExpenseBenefit 136us-gaap_IncomeTaxExpenseBenefit 115us-gaap_IncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
Michaels Stores      
Gross deferred tax assets:      
Accrued liabilities 13us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsAccruedLiabilities
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
14us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsAccruedLiabilities
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
State income taxes 4us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsStateTaxes
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
3us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsStateTaxes
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Vacation accrual 8us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseCompensationAndBenefitsCompensatedAbsences
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
8us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseCompensationAndBenefitsCompensatedAbsences
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Share-based compensation 16us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseCompensationAndBenefitsShareBasedCompensationCost
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
22us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseCompensationAndBenefitsShareBasedCompensationCost
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Deferred rent 15us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsDeferredRent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
17us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsDeferredRent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Gift cards 5us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsDeferredIncome
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
5us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsDeferredIncome
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Self-insurance 19us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsSelfInsurance
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
19us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsTaxDeferredExpenseReservesAndAccrualsSelfInsurance
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Original issue discount write-off 33mik_DeferredTaxAssetsOriginalIssueDiscountRelatedToCancellationOfDebtIncome
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
41mik_DeferredTaxAssetsOriginalIssueDiscountRelatedToCancellationOfDebtIncome
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Federal, State, and foreign net operating losses 8us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOperatingLossCarryforwards
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
9us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOperatingLossCarryforwards
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Other 9us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOther
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
10us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsOther
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Total gross deferred tax assets 130us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsGross
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
148us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsGross
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Valuation allowance (5)us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsValuationAllowance
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(9)us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsValuationAllowance
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Total deferred tax assets, net of valuation allowance 125us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNet
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
139us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsNet
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Deferred tax liabilities:      
Merchandise inventories (8)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesDeferredExpenseCapitalizedInventoryCosts
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(10)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesDeferredExpenseCapitalizedInventoryCosts
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Property and equipment (34)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesPropertyPlantAndEquipment
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(25)us-gaap_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesPropertyPlantAndEquipment
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Unremitted earnings (2)mik_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesUnremittedEarnings
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
   
Cancellation of debt income (32)mik_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesCancellationOfDebtIncome
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(40)mik_DeferredTaxLiabilitiesCancellationOfDebtIncome
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Total deferred tax liabilities (76)us-gaap_DeferredIncomeTaxLiabilities
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(75)us-gaap_DeferredIncomeTaxLiabilities
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Net deferred tax assets 49us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsLiabilitiesNet
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
64us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsLiabilitiesNet
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Current portion 38us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsLiabilitiesNetCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
38us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsLiabilitiesNetCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Non-current portion 11us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsLiabilitiesNetNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
26us-gaap_DeferredTaxAssetsLiabilitiesNetNoncurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Reconciliation of income tax provision      
Income tax provision at statutory rate 146us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationIncomeTaxExpenseBenefitAtFederalStatutoryIncomeTaxRate
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
144us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationIncomeTaxExpenseBenefitAtFederalStatutoryIncomeTaxRate
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
111us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationIncomeTaxExpenseBenefitAtFederalStatutoryIncomeTaxRate
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
State income taxes, net of federal income tax effect 13us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationStateAndLocalIncomeTaxes
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
9us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationStateAndLocalIncomeTaxes
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
6us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationStateAndLocalIncomeTaxes
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Federal tax credits (2)mik_IncomeTaxReconciliationTaxCreditsFederal
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(1)mik_IncomeTaxReconciliationTaxCreditsFederal
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Unrecognized tax benefits 4us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationTaxContingencies
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
  (1)us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationTaxContingencies
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
State valuation allowance (4)us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationChangeInDeferredTaxAssetsValuationAllowance
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(1)us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationChangeInDeferredTaxAssetsValuationAllowance
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
 
Other   (3)us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationOtherAdjustments
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(1)us-gaap_IncomeTaxReconciliationOtherAdjustments
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Current      
Federal 111us-gaap_CurrentFederalTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
125us-gaap_CurrentFederalTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
92us-gaap_CurrentFederalTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
State 21us-gaap_CurrentStateAndLocalTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
15us-gaap_CurrentStateAndLocalTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
10us-gaap_CurrentStateAndLocalTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
International 10us-gaap_CurrentForeignTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
11us-gaap_CurrentForeignTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
20us-gaap_CurrentForeignTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Total current 142us-gaap_CurrentIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
151us-gaap_CurrentIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
122us-gaap_CurrentIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Deferred      
Federal 20us-gaap_DeferredFederalIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
  (7)us-gaap_DeferredFederalIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
State (2)us-gaap_DeferredStateAndLocalIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(4)us-gaap_DeferredStateAndLocalIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
1us-gaap_DeferredStateAndLocalIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
International (3)us-gaap_DeferredForeignIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
1us-gaap_DeferredForeignIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(1)us-gaap_DeferredForeignIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Total deferred 15us-gaap_DeferredIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(3)us-gaap_DeferredIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
(7)us-gaap_DeferredIncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
Total income tax provision $ 157us-gaap_IncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
$ 148us-gaap_IncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember
$ 115us-gaap_IncomeTaxExpenseBenefit
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= mik_MichaelsStoresIncMember