Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Aug. 31, 2021
Inventory Disclosure [Abstract]  
Inventories are stated at the lower of cost (primarily computed in accordance with the first-in, first-out method) or net realizable value. Elements of cost include materials, labor, and overhead and consist of the following:
August 31,
February 28,
(in millions)
Raw materials and supplies $ 166.0  $ 151.1 
In-process inventories 703.5  735.9 
Finished case goods 469.5  404.1 
$ 1,339.0  $ 1,291.1 

We assess the valuation of our inventories and reduce the carrying value of those inventories that are obsolete or in excess of our forecasted usage to their estimated net realizable value based on analyses and assumptions including, but not limited to, historical usage, future demand, and market requirements. We reduced the carrying value of certain inventories and recognized losses of $82.6 million and $8.6 million for the six months ended August 31, 2021, and August 31, 2020, respectively, and $66.6 million and $3.9 million for the three months ended August 31, 2021, and August 31, 2020, respectively. The increase in obsolescence was predominantly from excess inventory of hard seltzers within the Beer segment, resulting from a slowdown in the overall category. These losses were included in cost of product sold within our consolidated results of operations.